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China's Chang'e-4 Probe Decelerates Near Moon[Dec 13, 2018]

China's Chang'e-4 lunar probe decelerated near the moon Wednesday, completing a vital step on its way to make the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon. The probe, including a lander and a rover, was launched by a Long March-3B carrier rocket last Saturday from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, opening a new chapter in lunar exploration.

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China's Chang'e-4 Probe Enters Lunar Orbit[Dec 13, 2018]

China's Chang'e-4 probe decelerated and entered the lunar orbit Wednesday, completing a vital step on its way to make the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon. After flying about 110 hours from earth, an engine on the probe was ignited when it was 129 km above the surface of the moon, in line with instructions sent from a control center in Beijing at 4:39 p.m.

National Science and Technology Awards;

Winners Decided for China's 2018 National Science and Technology Awards[Dec 13, 2018]

China has decided the winners for the 2018 national science and technology awards at an executive meeting of the State Council presided by Premier LI Keqiang on Wednesday. The list of winners and awards are yet to be released. A grand ceremony was held in Beijing in January, where 271 projects and nine scientists won the national prizes last year. There were also seven foreign scientists who won international science and technology cooperation awards.

Dayang Yihao;Ocean No.1;

Chinese Research Vessel Departs for New Ocean Expedition[Dec 11, 2018]

Chinese research vessel Dayang Yihao (Ocean No.1) left the eastern city of Qingdao on Monday, taking researchers on a 230-day scientific ocean expedition. Within the first 150 days of the voyage, researchers will conduct surveys on resources, environment and biodiversity in the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic.

tea plant;pest attack;

Scientists Discover Tea Plants Can Send Chemical "Mayday" During Pest Attacks[Dec 11, 2018]

Chinese researchers have found that tea plants can send a chemical "Mayday" signal during pest attacks and the signal can be received by neighboring plants so they can fortify their defenses. The research provides a theoretical basis for pest control in tea plantations. Leaf alcohol may be sprayed on tea plants to help them defend themselves against pests.

scientific power-house;innovation hub

Nation Set to Become New Global Hub for Innovation[Dec 10, 2018]

The country is working to regain its lost status as a scientific power-house. Now Chinese are working in almost every field of science and technology, from internet development to brain studies, from probing space to exploring the deep ocean, from observing the universe to researching micro particles.


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