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China's Unmanned Submersible "Hailong III" Dives to 4,266 Meters Under Sea[Apr 08, 2018]

China's unmanned submersible "Hailong III" dived 4,266 meters below the sea surface in the western Pacific Ocean late Wednesday while conducting a 4,500-meter level deep water test. The submersible entered the water from its mothership Dayang Yihao (Ocean No. 1), a Chinese scientific research ship, at 6:30 p.m. Beijing time (1030 GMT). It reached the depth of 4,266 meters some 174 minutes later, and returned to the deck of the mothership early on Thursday.

polar icebreaker;Xuelong 2;Chinese-built

First Chinese-built Polar Icebreaker to Come into Use in 2019[Apr 08, 2018]

China's first domestically-built polar research vessel and icebreaker "Xuelong 2" will be put in use next year. "Xuelong 2" will be able to turn quickly, have high safety standards, and strong icebreaking abilities. The vessel is jointly designed by the China State Shipbuilding Corporation Ltd and Finland-based Aker Arctic Technology.

mega science project;international science cooperation;science project

Mega Science Projects to Get Startup Support[Apr 04, 2018]

China will incubate several international mega science and engineering projects in the future, some of which will be upgraded into China-led global projects aimed at tackling the world's most difficult scientific challenges. By 2020, China plans to create three to five of these mega science projects, and then add six to 10 more by 2035.

scientific drilling ship;drilling ship;Earth's mantle;geoscience

Ship Being Built to Dig Far into Earth's Mantle[Apr 04, 2018]

China is developing an advanced scientific drilling ship capable of reaching about 10 kilometers below the seabed that will allow scientists to explore what truly happens in the Earth's mantle. If all goes well, the vessel will be launched around 2021. Its service will allow people to fulfill the long-held dream of seeing the mantle and extensively boost the nation's research on geosciences.

international science project;international cooperation

China Aims to Lead Large Int'l Science Projects[Apr 04, 2018]

China aims to organize and launch a series of large international science projects in the coming years to solve important problems in science. China will organize and launch one or two large international science projects, and foster three to five projects by 2020. Another six to 10 large projects will be cultivated by 2035 to increase China's influence in the science and technology field.

Tianqin;gravitational wave

Gravitational Wave Project Makes Public Debut[Apr 03, 2018]

Progress on the Tianqin project, a Chinese research project to detect gravitational waves, was revealed to the public on Monday. The Guangzhou-based Sun Yat-sen University started the Tianqin project in July 2015. Research began in a bomb shelter under the Yujia mountain in Central China's Hubei Province. And the research on gravitation commenced in 1983 when Luo first joined the lab in the shelter.

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