Commercialization of Technology Accelerated[Feb 23, 2017]
Through major science projects, China will continue to commercialize the fruits of its technological development with more policies and economic incentives, the Ministry of Science and Technology said. China is conducting 16 major science projects, ranging from high-end computer chips to large passenger aircraft.
China has built a field laboratory in the northeastern South China Sea, the focus of which will primarily be deep-sea sediments from 8 million years ago. An integrated observation system of the dynamic deep-sea sedimentary process has been built to collect important marine data and collect sediment samples from the deep sea. The South China Sea is an ideal place to study deep-sea deposits, given its unique geographical position and complicated pattern of currents.
China to Jump Supercomputer Barrier[Feb 20, 2017]
China has started to build a new-generation supercomputer that is expected to be 10 times faster than the current world champion. This year, China is aiming for breakthroughs in high- performance processors and other key technologies to build the world's first prototype exascale supercomputer, the Tianhe-3, said Meng Xiangfei, the director of application at the National Super Computer Tianjin Center. The prototype is expected to be completed in early 2018.
Powerful New Satellite to Be Launched in April[Feb 17, 2017]
China will launch its most advanced communications satellite in April as it builds a large capacity network that will enable passengers on jetliners and high-speed trains to use the internet. Shijian 13, developed by the China Academy of Space Technology, will be lifted on a Long March 3B carrier rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province.
China Open, Active in Technology Cooperation[Feb 17, 2017]
China will continue to be open and active in its technological cooperation on the world stage, the Ministry of Science and Technology said on Thursday. In June, Beijing will host the Eighth Clean Energy Ministerial, followed by the Fifth BRICS Science and Innovation Ministerial in July. In addition, dialogue on innovation and technology will be held with Russia, Germany, France, Italy, Israel and other countries this year to facilitate practical cooperation.
Dozens of scientists from different countries are set to start an expedition to the South China Sea, to explore the formation of the sea as part of the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). The scientists will explore the lithosphere extension during the continental breakup, by drilling four sites to a depth of 3,000 to 4,000 meters in the northern area of the South China Sea. The study will contribute to understanding how marginal basins grow.
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