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2024/01 Self-driving police patrol cars tested in Beijing demonstration zone

https://news.cgtn.com/news/2024-01-17/Self-driving-police-patrol-cars-tested-on-Beijing-roads-1qqLdb7A8lq/p.html Fifteen self-driving patrol cars, complete with flashing lights, hit the public roads in the autonomous driving demonstration area Daxing in Beijing. The unmanned vehicles will patrol an area of 60 square km in the Beijing driving demonstration area. Since Beijing initiated the autonomous driving demonstration area in September 2020, it has built 160 square km […]

2023/12 The YAO genome: a more accurate genome sequence for the Han population

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1672022923001006 http://en.people.cn/n3/2023/1212/c90000-20109305.html A team of geneticists has assembled a complete human genome reference for Han Chinese, the first of its kind and which could potentially promote precision medicine in China. The telomere-to-telomere (T2T) gapless diploid genome sequence of a healthy male individual, named T2T-YAO, contained two complete sets of chromosomes, one from each parent, and […]

2023/11 Oxygen on Mars: “Machine chemist”develops suitable catalyst without human intervention

https://www.cas.cn/cm/202311/t20231114_4985649.shtml https://www.nature.com/articles/s44160-023-00424-1 While preparing for a future Mars mission, researchers from CAS University of Science  of China (USTC) and Technology have developed the following rationale: The oxygen content in the Martian atmosphere is extremely low. However, recently it was found that there is a large amount of water on Mars. Thus, the use of solar […]

2023/10 First Belt and Road Science and Technology Conference BRST with attendants from 80 countries in Chongqing

http://en.people.cn/n3/2023/1107/c90000-20093902.html http://j.people.com.cn/n3/2023/1031/c95952-20091311.html The Press Office of the State Council held a press conference on the afternoon of October 30 to explain the situation related to the first “One Belt and Road” Science and Technology Exchange Conference. According to the conference, China has so far signed intergovernmental science and technology cooperation agreements with more than 80 […]

2023/09 Big Data Center publishes satellite data on BRI urban nighttime light emissions

https://english.news.cn/20230906/80d41d7d0ced4bdea2f6a0bdd2fed8fe/c.html The International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals (CBAS) has released the world’s first atlas of urban nighttime light remote-sensing data, providing support for the research on urban sustainable development. The atlas contains 10-meter resolution nighttime light data on 147 cities in 105 countries around the world. The data were captured […]

2023/07: ‘Gene bank’ of ancient ceramics in China’s porcelain capital Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province

http://en.people.cn/n3/2023/0802/c90000-20053180.html 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/jxxw.com.cn) 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

http://j.people.com.cn/n3/2023/0628/c95952-20036937-3.html 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)

http://en.people.cn/n3/2023/0531/c90000-20026195.html https://www.stcn.com/article/detail/868884.html https://redian.news/wxnews/409499 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

https://english.news.cn/20230424/748f978ce4d94214bd941ba024eb493c/c.html 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.

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