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2023/07: ‘Gene bank’ of ancient ceramics in China’s porcelain capital Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province Cross-section specimens of ceramic fragments produced in Jingdezhen, east China’s Jiangxi Province during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and unearthed from an ancient shipwreck are put in storage by a staff member in the world’s first “gene bank” of ancient ceramics in the city, July 12, 2023. (Photo/ The world’s first “gene bank” of ancient […]

2023/06: China in Africa: “Egypt-2” satellite prototype inaugurated, and paintings by African teenagers exhibited in China’s space station On June 25 at the Space City Satellite Assembly, Integration, and Test (AIT) Center in Egypt, a prototype of the “Egypt-2” satellite was inaugurated. With this handover, Egypt became the first African country with satellite assembly, integration, and testing capabilities. Chinese Ambassador to Egypt Liao Liqiang said, “This year marks the 10th anniversary of […]

2023/05 China reports progress on brain-computer-interface technology (BCI) China has become a major innovation hub and target market for brain-computer interface (BCI) technology, according to a report released at the recently held Zhongguancun Forum in Beijing. The report showed that advances in fields such as imaging, microelectronics, AI and neuroscience have contributed to the notable progress in the understanding of brain […]

2023/04: China releases global color images of Mars This photo released on April 24, 2023 shows the Robinson projection of Mars. The China National Space Administration (CNSA) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on Monday jointly released a series of global images of Mars obtained during China’s first Mars exploration mission.

2023/03 BGI introduces GenBase sequencing database GenBase, the latest gene sequence database developed by the National Genome Sciences Data Center (NGDC) of the Beijing Genome Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (National Center for Biological Information), is officially online, providing research users with gene sequence data remittance sharing and query download services. Gene sequence and annotation information (including […]

2023/02 Three-photon microscope captures deep-brain images BEIJING, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) — A research team at Peking University has made a new breakthrough in multiphoton microscopy by developing a miniature three-photon microscope that has successfully captured deep-brain images of freely moving mice. The microscope, weighing only 2.17 grams, achieved stable imaging of the brain cortex and hippocampal neurons of freely moving […]

2023/01 Efficient biosynthesis of starch and protein from corn stalks by yeast displaying cellulolytic enzymes Researchers at the CAS Institute of Industrial Biotechnology have developed a highly efficient biosynthesis of artificial starch and microbial proteins from available and abundant agricultural residues. A one-pot biotransformation using an in vitro coenzyme-free synthetic enzymatic pathway and baker’s yeast can simultaneously convert dilute sulfuric acid-pretreated corn stover to artificial starch and microbial protein […]

2022/12 Flood Control Center in Yunnan uses AI-based digital twin for eco protection An “AI-based Model R&D Zone for Smart Sensing Technology for Critical Populations in Plateau Lakes and Marshes” was launched in Kunming, Yunnan Province. The project will collect information on fish, birds, and other species in the lake basin using high-definition cameras and underwater high-definition equipment, and match it with the big data in the […]

2022/11 A 1:1 model of China’s space station showcased at Airshow China Visitors view the 1:1 model of China’s space station combination showcased at the 14th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, south China’s Guangdong Province, Nov. 9, 2022. The exhibition, also known as Airshow China, was held from Nov. 8 to 13 in the port city of Zhuhai, south China’s Guangdong Province. (Xinhua/Liu Dawei)

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