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Chinese Scientists Find New Trove of Marine Fossils 500 mln Years Ago[Mar 22, 2019]

Chinese paleontologists have discovered a trove of well-preserved fossils in China 518 million years ago, representing more than 50 previously undescribed animal species, including jellyfish, arthropods and algae. This new fossil assemblage with a high abundance and diversity of species might rival previously described Cambrian sites like the Burgess Shale in Canada and Chengjiang localities in southwest China.

observation satellite;Gaofen

Two Chinese Earth Observation Satellites Put into Service[Mar 22, 2019]

Two Chinese Earth observation satellites, the Gaofen-5 and Gaofen-6, were officially put into service on Thursday after completing in-orbit tests. During the tests, the two satellites provided precise data on environmental monitoring, natural resources and natural disasters.

photonic chip;photon encoding;photonics

Photon Encoding Leads to Next-generation Photonic Chips: China Research[Mar 22, 2019]

A Chinese research team led by the Professor of Nanjing University of Science and Technology has successfully realized the regulation and encoding of photons, a step toward producing photonic chips, next-generation technology believed to be faster and more power-efficient than today's semiconductor electronic chips.

ant-like;robotic swarm;robotic system;microrobot;nanorobot

Chinese Scientists Develop Ant-like Robotic Swarm for Medical Uses[Mar 21, 2019]

Chinese scientists developed robotic system inspired by a colony of ants that can collectively achieve complex tasks like gathering large prey. The study published in the journal Science Robotics described the nanorobots fleet that have demonstrated potential for in-body diagnosis and treatment at the cellular or even molecular level.

rocket engine;Chang'e 5

New Rocket Engines in Making for Moon, Mars[Mar 20, 2019]

Chinese engineers are pushing forward with the research and development of engines to be used on the country's next lunar probe and its first Mars probe. There will be more than 70 engines categorized within six series on the Chang'e 5. Work on the liquid-propellant engines has been proceeding well, though some of the engines are new to Chinese engineers.

brain disease;City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong Researchers Find Shortcut to Predict Brain Diseases' Drug Effectiveness[Mar 19, 2019]

A research team led by the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has developed a new platform to enhance the prediction of effectiveness of medicines treating brain diseases. The result came after five years of collaboration between CityU's Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) and Department of Biomedical Sciences (BMS), and Harvard Medical School, the United States, aiming to provide a platform to predict compounds that have the potential to be developed into new drugs to treat brain diseases.

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