China to Build World's First Salt Lake Data Center[Nov 30, 2015]
Northwest China's Qinghai Province plans to build the world's first salt lake data center to serve domestic resource planning and provide technical support to other countries. The center in Xining, the provincial capital, will take eight years to complete with a total investment of 90 million yuan (14 million U.S. dollars), said Wang Jianping, head of the project under the Salt Lakes Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
A Chinese research vessel set sail for the tropical West Pacific from the eastern port city of Qingdao on Thursday, departing on a mission to explore the geology and ecology of the region. The tropical West Pacific contains the world's most sophisticated waters, with the strongest interchange of energy and materials between earth and the ocean. It has a close connection with the occurrence of El Nino and its duration, which has a significant influence on floods and droughts in China, according to Zhang Wuchang, a scientist from the Institute of Oceanology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
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