A key component for the ongoing nuclear fusion reactor project, known as the "artificial sun", a superconducting coil built by Chinese scientists and engineers, arrived in southern France on Friday, according to its builder, the Institute of Plasma Physics under the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Tansuo-2, the mother ship for China's manned submersible that is capable of diving to depths of 10,000 meters, has returned to Sanya in south China's Hainan Province after an 18-month renovation project. The ship, mainly painted white and green, left from Fuzhou Port in the eastern province of Fujian Thursday before arriving in Sanya Sunday afternoon.
A Chinese large solar telescope has recently captured images of the sun's surface with details, indicating that this optical instrument can detect solar storm warnings. The Chinese Large Solar Telescope (CLST), with a 1.8-meter aperture, was developed by the Institute of Optics and Electronics under the auspices of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It captured the first batch of high-resolution images of the solar atmosphere on Dec. 10, 2019.
Chinese researchers have constructed a high-quality genome map of diverse soybean varieties, which could help improve soybean breeding and cultivation. Researchers from the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology under the Chinese Academy of Sciences carried out in-depth resequencing and structural analysis on 2,898 soybean accessions from major soybean-producing countries in the world, and carefully selected 26 representative soybeans, including three wild soybeans, nine farm species and 14 modern cultivated varieties.
Being awarded as a CAS-PIFI was a great honor and I was very excited for having the chance and opportunity to work in China in an excellent, high-qualified scientific atmosphere. This award provided a great opportunity for me to extend my scientific work in a broader topic and exchange my experience and expertise with colleagues of the Institute of Subtropical Agriculture of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
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.
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