Chinese President XI Jinping on Tuesday announced that China will set up an International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals to facilitate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Capable of flying at an altitude of 6,000 meters and conducting environmental monitoring, a Chinese self-developed flying robot is helping researchers learn more about the "roof of the world." The robot named Yunque is capable of conducting high-altitude environmental research and was used to monitor glaciers and lakes during China's second comprehensive scientific expedition to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
Chinese paleontologists along with their counterparts from Germany and Britain have discovered the oldest known animal sperm in the world in a piece of amber dating 100 million years ago, according to the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Researchers from the Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have found that summer monsoon moisture can invade the dry and cold regions in northwest China's Gansu Province, and oth the frequency and intensity of heavy precipitation in northwestern China have visibly increased in recent years.
I am honored to have the CAS President's International Fellowship for Special Experts, which offers unique possibilities for foreign scientists to establish and foster collaboration with their colleagues in Chinese research institutions, and in my particular case it was of central importance for establishing first contacts during short visits to finally realize long-term research collaboration.
The old saying "a rolling stone gathers no moss" has evolved over the years, coming to mean that one must keep moving in order to stay fresh and keen, particularly when it comes to a career. But, what about those who are always moving around, doing so to literally only gather moss?
Dr. Bharat Kumar Yerra is from the southern part of India, an astronomer solving stellar puzzles from starlight through telescopes. He is now working at NAOC and is very productive in his research work. He has been in China for six years altogether, with two years as PIFI fellow at NAOC and now a LAMOST fellow at NAOC itself. He tells about his life and work at NAOC and Beijing.
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