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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)

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

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