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manned submersible;Mariana Trench

China Announces Effort to Probe Mariana Trench[Feb 02, 2018]

China has made an all-out effort to explore every frontier in science and technology, from stars in outer space to elements in an atom. Now, Chinese scientists are determined to probe the secrets of the deepest parts of oceans as they are developing a manned submersible capable of reaching the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific Ocean, the deepest trench known to man.

centrifuge;hyper gravity;gravity

China to Build World's Most Powerful Hyper-gravity Centrifuges[Feb 01, 2018]

China plans to build two centrifuges for hyper-gravity experiments that, when completed, will become the world's largest by capacity, scientists said Wednesday.The centrifuges are designed to each have a capacity of at least 1,500 gravity tons (gt), compared with the 1,200-gt centrifuge developed by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the world's most powerful to date.

leader in science;basic science;state laboratory;science research;science and technology

China Aims for Global Leader in Science by Mid-century[Feb 01, 2018]

The Chinese government Wednesday announced a plan to increase support for basic science, aiming for China to lead the world in science and innovation in about 30 years. The government will improve planning for basic research, build more high-quality state laboratories, train young talent, boost international exchanges, and increase funding from more sources, according to a guideline issued by the State Council.

deep sea exploration;scientific exploration

Chinese Research Vessel Completes 2017 Deep Sea Exploration[Jan 31, 2018]

Chinese research vessel, Ocean No. 6, on Tuesday finished a 219-day deep sea scientific exploration in the western Pacific Ocean and returned to the city of Dongguan in Guangdong Province. The researchers sailed nearly 53,000 km and used a comprehensive geological and geophysical survey method to collect geological sampling from 269 survey stations and environmental sampling from 111 survey stations.

Ross Sea;terrain and topography;Xuelong

China's Icebreaker Xuelong Acquires Data of Terrain and Topography near Ross Sea[Jan 31, 2018]

China's research icebreaker Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, wraps up its 34th investigation in Terra Nova Bay of the Ross Sea in Antarctica on Tuesday, acquiring information of seabed topography, and ocean gravity and magnetic data. It was the icebreaker's first-time full-scale investigation to obtain the data of terrain and topography of the Southern Ocean.

Antarctic expedition;scientific observation

Chinese Expedition Carries out Scientific Observations in Antarctic[Jan 29, 2018]

Chinese researchers on an Antarctic expedition are conducting observations on issues of international concern near Ross Sea. The observations have been under way since Thursday and are focusing on ocean microplastics, artificial radionuclide and marine protected areas. Researchers will conduct a preliminary analysis on the samples obtained from the surveys on the research vessel Xuelong (Snow Dragon) as the platform.

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