The EAST team and its international partners held an online ceremony on Sept. 22 to celebrate delivery of the completed coils and units, namely six bottom correction coils (or BCCs) for International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (or ITER) and lower divertor's 456 tungsten plasma facing units (or W-PFUs) for WEST facility operated by French Atomic and Alternative Energy Commission (or CEA), to mark this milestone in their collaboration history.
China and Russia kicked off on Wednesday their Year of Scientific and Technological Innovation which involves one thousand plus scientific activities to be scheduled. President Xi Jinping made his remarks in his congratulatory letter and Russian President Putin send his congratulations to the Year's opening. A bilateral scientific collaborative agreement to deepen their joint work on NICA mega science facility was signed by HUANG Wei, Vice minister of Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology and G. V. Trubnikov, first vice-director of Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (or JINR).
The coronavirus pandemic has thrust virologist Shi Zhengli into a fierce spotlight. Shi, who's been nicknamed "Bat Woman," heads a group that studies bat coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), in the city in China where the pandemic began, and many have speculated that the virus that causes COVID-19 accidentally escaped from her lab—a theory promoted by U.S. President Donald Trump. Some have even suggested it could have been engineered there.
ITER, the most ambitious international project that involves thirty five nations, thirty thousand people work together to share one simple goal, illuminating the way to new energy, now symbolically started its assembly as the kick-off ceremony held on Tuesday 28, July at ITER site in Cadarache of southern France.
A team of Chinese researchers published a population-monitoring-based report, illustrating the profile of asymptomatic patients and asymptomatic phrases of COVID-19, from exposure to outcome. The report, for the first time, proposed that "asymptomatic" COVID-19 should be categorized into three different types: asymptomatic carrier, presymptomatic patients who develop symptoms after being detected, and patients with their symptom relieved during convalescent period.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) achieved consensus on promoting the institutional partnership and exploring potential cooperation in priority areas for the next stage, after five joint thematic workshops held online from June 16 to June 24. Both sides will further collaboration on Climate Change Impacts, Sustainable Agriculture, Health Science and Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and New Materials for Energy, and Marine Science and Blue Economy.
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