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World's first quantum satellite finishes in-orbit test
The world's first Quantum communications satellite, Quantum Experiments at Space Scale(QUESS), independently designed and launched by China in August last year, has finished its four-month in-orbit test and was put into service on January 18th, reports ce.cn.
Blue Monday, or is it?
Mondays. Many of us loathe them and many of us get the Monday blues. Today those blues are recognised with Blue Monday - the most depressing day of the year, apparently.
China develops world's brightest EUV free electron laser
Chinese scientists announced they have built a facility that can generate the world's brightest extreme ultraviolet (EUV) free electron laser.
Private Chinese firm inks int'l contract for commercial rocket launch
Landspace Technology Corporation, a private aerospace company based in Beijing, said it has secured a contract with Gomspace, a Danish company, to launch a series of satellites.
SpaceX launches first flight 4 months after explosion
U.S. space firm SpaceX got back to launching rockets on Saturday, four months after an explosion on the launchpad that caused the company to suspend flights.
China's commercial rocket Kuaizhou-1A launches three satellites in first mission
Kuaizhou-1A, a Chinese commercial space launch vehicle, has carried out its first mission and sent three satellites into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.
China starts building its first self-made expedition icebreaker
China's first independently-developed icebreaker for polar scientific expeditions is now under construction at the Jiangnan Shipyard Co. Ltd. Once finished, the new icebreaker will be able to continuously break ice as thick as 1.5 meters, while sailing at a speed of two to three knots.
Tech breakthrough on nib to help China's ballpoint industry
Chinese ballpoint pen companies could finally end its total dependence on imports of high standard steel for pen nib as breakthrough technology on the part has been proven a success.
Nobel Laureate among China's top science award winners
China's Top Science and Technology Award for 2016 goes to physicist Zhao Zhongxian and pharmaceutical chemist Tu Youyou. Zhao Zhongxian, with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, has spent four decades in the research of superconductor. Tu Youyou is best known for discovering artemisinin, or known as qinghaosu, used to treat malaria.
Chinese circular screen device a CES highlight
The 50th International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was successfully held in Las Vegas on January 5, 2017. As China's leading high-tech supplier of entertainment products for children, YoungZone introduced the MAGNEO, the world's first AR hand-gripped circular-screen computer, whose innovative circular screen AR design became the event's highlight.
A Little Fish home help going swimmingly
Baidu, China's leading search engine, and Ainemo Inc., China's top technology driven consumer electronic company, jointly unveiled "Little Fish" (Chinese name: Xiaoyu Zaijia), a voice-controlled family robot powered by Baidu's AI at Digital Experience! at CES 2017.
Former Oculus principal scientist appointed as chief scientist for Huawei
Steve LaValle, former Principal Scientist for Oculus VR, announced on December 28th on his Facebook account that he will serve as the Chief Scientist of VR/AR/MR at Huawei, a Chinese tech company with over 170,000 staff, and offices in over 100 countries.
Chinese unmanned submersibles descend 10,890 meters in Mariana Trench
Three unmanned deep sea landing facilities descended over 10,000 meters underwater and completed sea tests in the world deepest Mariana Trench in the Pacific.
China's highest resolution commercial remote sensing satellites launched
Two remote sensing satellites have been launched from Taiyuan in north China's Shanxi province, with the resolution capabilities of 0.5 meters.
China plans probes to far side, poles of Moon
China is planning missions to explore the far side of the Moon and to send robots to explore both lunar poles.
China to launch largest-ever rocket Long March-9 around 2030
China plans to launch its new generation of heavy-lift carrier rocket Long March-9 intended for future manned lunar landing and deep space exploration missions around 2030. China plans probes to far side, poles of Moon
TCL to present new BlackBerry smartphone with QWERTY keyboard
Chinese electronics giant TCL is expected to release a new line of BlackBerry smartphones equipped with full QWERTY keyboards.
Artificial vs human intelligence: the match is on
Baidu Brain, the AI of China's Baidu online search engine will go head to head with a human, competing against each other in voice and image recognition, rather than the traditional methods of algorithm, memory and logic.
Scientists reveal how world's biggest diamonds form
In a study published this week in the U.S. journal Science, they said large gem-quality diamonds, like the world-famous Cullinan or Lesotho Promise, may be born in metallic liquid deep inside Earth's mantle.
BeiDou navigation improves city management
The BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) has helped 317 cities improve services in multiple industries, according to the GNSS and LBS Association of China (GLAC).
'Nature' journal appreciates China's achievements in science
British scientific journal 'Nature' has noted China's achievements in aerospace, genetic engineering, and climate change in a report released on Friday regarding science events that shaped the year 2016.
China joins search for Einstein's Space Time waves
The China Institute of High-Energy Physics under the Chinese Academy of Sciences announced the official launch of Project Ngari on Dec. 13. The project team plans to build the Ngari 1 telescope and begin scientific observation within five years. Once constructed, it will be the first observatory for primordial gravitational wave detection in the northern hemisphere.
China's ground satellite receiving station in Sweden starts trials
The China Remote Sensing Satellite North Pole Ground Station has begun trial operations in Kiruna in Sweden, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said Thursday. The station is China's first ground satellite receiving station overseas.
Four Chinese volunteers end 180-day human space survival experiment
Four Chinese volunteers have completed a 180-day human space survival experiment. They had been living inside a sealed capsule in south China's Shenzhen since June 17 and emerged on Wednesday morning.
China, Israel eye cooperation on medical robots
Chinese and Israeli research institutes and companies attending an exposition on Tuesday in Guangzhou are keen to cooperate on developing medical robots. Nine Israeli companies at the event brought with them robotics currently used in spinal surgery, 3D imaging, and medicinal dosage handling devices.
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