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weather satellite;Fengyun-4

New-generation Weather Satellite Delivers First Batch of Images, Data[Feb 28, 2017]

Fengyun-4, the first of China's second-generation geostationary orbiting weather satellites, has sent its first collection of images and data. The published images were obtained by the multi-channel scanning imagery radiometer and the atmospheric sounding interferometer, and information included data on the distribution and intensity of lightening, obtained by the lightening imaging sensor, according to Tian Yulong, chief engineer of the SASTIND.

silkworm;cocoon;space silk

Silkworm 'Astronauts' Make High-quality Cocoons[Feb 24, 2017]

The six silkworms that were sent into space on the Shenzhou-11 manned aircraft last October have produced cocoons, turned into moths and successfully spawned since returning to earth. After undertaking research and comparisons between silk made from normal silkworms and the specimens that were in space, researchers from China Agricultural University and Tsinghua University found that the uniformity of silk made by the silkworm "astronauts" was slightly superior.

technology commercialization;science and technology

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.

South China Sea;deep-sea sediment;marine data;marine lab

China Establishes South China Sea Lab to Explore 8-million-year-old Sediments[Feb 22, 2017]

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.

supercomputer;Tianhe

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.

Shijian 13;communication satellite

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.

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