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Experts Unveil Breakthrough in Polystyrene Breakdown by Mealworms[Jan 08, 2018]

Chinese experts recently published new discoveries showing that when mealworms are given supplemental nutrition they can break down polystyrene (PS) more quickly. A mealworm strain from a U.S. source can biodegrade PS, and providing supplemental nutrition for the worms can help increase the PS biodegradation rates.

space launch;space-related activity;aerospace capability;launch

China Eyes Unprecedented 40 Space Launches in 2018[Jan 05, 2018]

China will conduct more than 40 space-related activities in 2018, with analysts saying this shows that China's aerospace capabilities are strengthening in scientific research, commercial use and national defense. The number of expected space-related activities in 2018 is unprecedented in Chinese history and will make China the country with the most space launches in 2018.

Made in China;BeiDou Satellite;navigation satellite

All Key Parts of BeiDou Satellites Made in China: Chief Designer[Jan 03, 2018]

All the key components of China's BeiDou navigation satellites are made in China, ending reliance on imports, XIE Jun, chief designer of the Beidou system, said on Tuesday. Key components such as traveling-wave tube amplifiers, microwave switches, and high-power current source controllers are now all made in China instead of being imported.

launch;CASC

CASC to Carry out 35 Aerospace Launches in 2018[Jan 04, 2018]

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) said Wednesday that the corporation would conduct 35 launches in 2018, the most missions in its history. The missions include the launches of the Chang'e-4 lunar probe, Long March-5 carrier rocket and BeiDou navigation satellites. 2018 would be its busiest and most important year, as many of its projects would enter key phases, and the numbers of experiments and launches would be the highest in its history.

deep sea sample;deep sea data;deep sea

China Regulates on Deep Sea Samples and Data[Jan 05, 2018]

China will manage deep sea samples and data to promote communication, cooperation and sharing of deep sea science, according to a regulation issued by the State Oceanic Administration (SOA). The regulation is also intended to protect the rights and interests of the explorers, said the SOA.

human genome;genome research;genetic data;genome

China Launches World's Largest Human Genome Research Project[Jan 02, 2018]

The world's largest human genome research project of 100,000 people was launched by China on Thursday to document their genetic makeup for a study that aims to help generate the precision medicines of the future. It is the country's first large project detecting the genetic links between health and sickness and will involve 100,000 people from different ethnic backgrounds and regions, China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Thursday.

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