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New Lunar Mission to Test Chang'e-5 Technology[Oct 23, 2014]

China will launch a new lunar mission this week to test technology likely to be used in Chang'e-5, a future lunar probe with the ability to return to Earth. The experimental spacecraft launched this week is expected to reach a location near the moon and return to Earth, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense on Wednesday.

earth observation;satellite;global change;remote observation

Chinese Scientist Proposes New Scientific Satellites[Oct 16, 2014]

A Chinese scientist has proposed a series of satellites to monitor "global change," or planetary-scale changes concerning the Earth. Speaking at the ongoing Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing Symposium in Beijing, Guo Huadong, dean of the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, suggested six satellites to monitor global change as well as observation technology based on the moon.

China Spallation Neutron Source;CSNS

China's First Spallation Neutron Device Makes Headway[Oct 16, 2014]

The construction of the China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS) makes continued progress as a crucial component finishes installation on Wednesday. When completed in 2018, the CSNS, used to probe the microscopic structure of the microscopic world producing similar results as an x-ray, will be China's largest scientific device. The installation of the negative hydrogen ion source, the first accelerator which provides a high quality and stable particle beam, marks a new phase for the whole project, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said in a statement.


China Announces Breakthrough in Zebrafish Gene Study[Oct 11, 2014]

Zebrafish research worldwide has a history of more than 30 years. All 1,333 genes on Chromosome 1 of the zebrafish, which has 85 percent genetic similarity to human beings, have been knocked out by a team of Chinese scientists.The progress lays a scientific foundation for the study of human diseases and treatment.

dolphin;biomimetic sonar;acoustic;

Dolphin-inspired Sonar Overcomes Size-wavelength Limitation[Oct 09, 2014]

Most sonar sources consist of large arrays, and the total size of the arrays is much larger than the wavelength. This problem is known as the size-wavelength limitation. Now a team of researchers from Xiamen University and the Institute of Hydrobiology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in China, as well as The Pennsylvania State University in the USA, has designed and constructed a biomimetic sonar projector based on dolphin biosonar that achieves high directivity with a subwavelength sound source, overcoming the size-wavelength limitation.

TMT;Thirty Meter Telescope;Observatory

On-site Construction Begins on the Thirty Meter Telescope in Hawaii[Oct 08, 2014]

On October 7, 2014, a groundbreaking and blessing ceremony for the next-generation Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) will launch a multi-national $1.4 billion project near the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The TMT International Observatory (TIO) is an international partnership with members comprised of the California Institute of Technology, the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the National Institutes of Natural Sciences in Japan, and the University of California.


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