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China Upgrades Satellite Navigation System[Nov 06, 2017]

China launched the first satellites in the third generation of its Beidou Navigation Satellite System on Friday night in the first step of establishing a vast positioning and navigation network with global coverage. Two third-generation Beidou satellites, the first of their type, were lifted atop a Long March 3B carrier rocket at 7:45 pm from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province on Sunday night and have been placed in medium Earth orbits thousands of kilometers above the Earth.

coconut;genome sequencing

Chinese Scientists Complete Genome Sequencing for Coconut[Nov 03, 2017]

Chinese scientists announced Thursday that they had completed sequencing the genome of the coconut. Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences sequenced and assembled the genome of the coconut, laying solid foundations for further research of functional genes of the coconut and Palmae family.

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