China is going to carry out an integrated scientific investigation on spatial distribution of major geographic resources including vegetation, soil, climate and hydrology in the country’s North-South Transitional Zone, according to a program announced on April 22 in Beijing.
Rare Earth Colorants to Start Production[Apr 28, 2017]
Nontoxic colorant from rare earths is expected to be put into full production in the current year in Baotou, the biggest city in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, following a decision by the local government to upgrade the rare earths industry to value-added processes against previously mining the raw materials.
After five years of hard work, China has completed the world’s largest kinase-based whole-cell screening library for high-throughput drug assay. The cell library is located in Hefei, capital of Anhui Province, and includes over 150 cell lines. The library covers more than 70 different kinases and mutations that are involved in human tumorigenesis and have been targeted through clinical treatment.
Top Researchers Promote Science in Tibet[Apr 27, 2017]
Chinese scientists will deliver about 30 lectures to teenagers in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region to raise enthusiasm for the study of science. The Chinese Academy of Sciences lecture tour includes talks on biology, botany, electromagnetism, geophysics and medicine, and targets students of all ages.
China's human-like robot, named Jia Jia, did a live "interview" with Kevin Kelly, a famous U.S. journalist and technology observer, on Monday. The interview was hailed by scientific experts as "having symbolic significance" as it is the world's first interactive conversation between an "artificial intelligence (AI) reporter" and a human being.
National Space Day Aims to Inspire the Next Generation[Apr 24, 2017]
On April 24, 2016, the country celebrated its first National Space Day. Last year also marked the 60th anniversary of the creation of China's aerospace industry with the inauguration of the Fifth Academy of the Ministry of National Defence on October 8, 1956. The Academy was tasked with developing rocket propulsion and missiles for military purposes.
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