Designers have begun to develop an upgraded version of the Long March 11 carrier rocket called the Long March 11A, which they said will be wider and taller than the current model and have greater thrust. A Long March 11 was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province for the first time on Saturday, sending two technology demonstration satellites into orbit.
Chinese researchers have said that the layer of water between depths of 200 and 1,000 meters in the South China Sea stored more heat during the last glacial period, a finding that could throw more light on the warming of the atmosphere.
A flower not seen for decades in the wild and thought to be extinct has been found by scientists in a mountainous region of southwest China. An expedition led by the Kunming Institute of Botany found a strain of Rhododendron adenosum, also known as the Flora of China, in Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan.
Researchers from the Institute of Acoustics have proposed the acoustic method for locating buried pipes based on ground surface vibration measurements in their earlier work. They further collaborated with researchers from Tsinghua University and proposed an image fusion method for spotting pipe leaks under the ground.
When I look back, I sum up my experience during the lockdown as ‘roller coaster of emotions’ as homesickness, an increasing number of cases, then a decreasing number of deaths and suspected cases, a possible cure for COVID-19, caring gestures from the community, and finally motivational words from teachers, family and friends caused multiple mood swings within a day.
This fall marks 11 years that I have been living in China and working at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). I have always loved China, being half Chinese and growing up fascinated with the culture of my mother and grandparents.
China's top science award winner Zeng Qingcun is a pioneer of numerical weather forecasting. Recognized by many as the world's top meteorologist, Zeng, for more than six decades, has been studying the Earth's atmosphere and its changes. He is a pioneer of numerical weather forecasting; has developed infrared remote-sensing theory for meteorological satellites; and made scientific contributions to disaster risk reduction.
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