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2022/11 A 1:1 model of China’s space station showcased at Airshow China

http://en.people.cn/n3/2022/1110/c90000-10169473.html 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)

2022/10 Beidou Satellite Positioning System is now applied in over 120 countries and regions

http://j.people.com.cn/n3/2022/1024/c95952-10162830.html According to a presentation at the UN, Beidou has already been applied in more than 120 countries and regions around the world. The global positioning accuracy of the Beidou-3 system has reached 4-5 meters, in the Asia-Pacific region even higher. It has been widely applied in fields such as land surveying, digitalized construction, precision […]

2022/09 Chinese consortium releases “Carbon planet beta” digital earth

http://m.stdaily.com/index/kejixinwen/202209/90adabf19bee493abf8d77cc74cf9fab.shtml At the 2022 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFT), StellarView and a team from Tsinghua University have presented a digital earth model with near real-time carbon emission data. “Carbon Planet” claims daily resolution and near real-time update. The product makes full use of carbon data models, incorporates satellite remote sensing monitoring data, integrates big […]

2022/08 Yanchang Petroleum will start up 500,000 t coal to fuel ethanol plant in September 2022

https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202207/26/WS62df3ea0a310fd2b29e6e57b.html The technology used at the plant, which is located in Yulin, Shaanxi province, has been developed by the CAS Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics. It uses a highly stable bifunctional catalyst made up from copper-based metal oxides and  SAPO-34 type zeolites to convert syngas, a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide, into dimethyl ether, […]

2022/07 Genome sequence of a 14000 year-old woman (“Mengzi Ren”) shows deep genetic ties to the first Native Americans

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2022.06.016 https://www.cas.cn/syky/202207/t20220718_4841915.shtml Genome sequencing of the 14,000-year-old human remains of the “Mengzi Ren (MZR)” by Zhang Xiaoming and colleagues from the CAS Kunming Institute of Zoology established deep genetic ties to the first Native Americans. According to research on an unearthed human skull, the genome sequenced was from a young woman who stood at a height […]

2022/05 China’s Jimu Airship reaches 9000 m altitude in Himalaya region

China’s self-developed floating airship, designed for atmosphere observation, reached a record altitude of 9,032 meters in Tibet Autonomous Region. Developed by the Aerospace Information Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the floating airship “Jimu No.1” type III has a volume of 9,060 cubic meters.  The floating airship can collect data at high […]

2022/04 China’s “Earth 2.0” satellite, to be launched in 2026, is hoped to find a dozen of earth-like planets

China is planning an “Earth 2.0” mission to detect exoplanets similar to Kepler-186f.  Scientists have discovered more than 5,000 exoplanets in our galaxy, most of them by NASA’s Kepler space telescope. Some of them are Earth-like rocky objects orbiting small red dwarfs, but none meet the definition of “Earth 2.0. Launched in 2009, the Kepler […]

2022/03 Chinese antarctic teams are envied by their neighbours for fresh vegetables and fruits grown in antarctic plant factories

Until 2014, the supply of fresh vegetables was a major problem plaguing China’s Antarctic scientific expeditions. As Antarctica entered its long winter, scientific observers had to overwinter with only a few vegetables, such as Chinese cabbage. Then Dr. Wang Cheng, a doctor who participated in the 31st National Scientific Observation Mission to Zhongshan Station, Antarctica, […]

2022/02 China reports progress in the South-to-North Water Diversion Project

China has established a water control infrastructure system that is currently the largest in scale, widest in scope, and has the largest population of beneficiaries in the world. The Ministry of Water Affairs has announced that it will implement the National Water Network Key Project by the end of this year to enhance China’s capacity […]

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