China's strides in space technology are now enriching the preservation of cultural relics, as spacecraft engineers have repurposed a robot originally designed for orbital missions to protect tomb artifacts. The China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) recently announced the development of such a robot. Combined with electron beam irradiation technology, it can be used as an intelligent mobile system to eradicate bacteria that thrive on ancient murals in small tombs.
China's cosmic ray observatory has discovered a giant ultra-high-energy gamma-ray bubble structure, about ten million times larger than our solar system, in the Cygnus star-forming region, around 5,000 light years from Earth. Based on the observations made by China's Large High Altitude Air Shower Observatory (LHAASO), scientists identified that star-forming region as one source of the cosmic rays in the Milky Way with an energy level higher than 10 peta-electron volts (quadrillion electron volts or PeV), about 1,000 times more than the record high achieved by any manmade accelerator on Earth.
A new millisecond pulsar has been found through the collaboration of the National Supercomputing Center in Jinan, and the "Chinese sky-eye," the 500-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST), which marks a new trial success for Chinese supercomputing in this field and will help expand research in modern physics theory.
A new study provides evidence suggesting that the evolution of modern birds commenced much earlier than previously believed, predating the extinction of dinosaurs. Published earlier this month in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the study was led by scientists from China and the United States who analyzed the genomes of 124 living bird species and created an evolutionary tree for Neoaves, which include 95 percent of all modern birds.
Wind-blown sand hazards have always been a key challenge for economic and social development and ecological conservation in arid areas. In response to the need for desertification prevention and ecological conservation in Xinjiang, LEI Jiaqiang strives to promote the technologies of desertification control. He and his team have undertaken a series of desertification control projects related to railways, highways, oil fields, water conservancy, and others in China.
After working abroad in Singapore and Germany for six years, Dr. HU Benlin chose to settle down in Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering (NIMTE)of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), where he gained his PhD. Owing to the dense and lively research atmosphere here, he collaborates with his research group to drive the evolution of elastic electronic materials.
After studying and working in Aachen for eight years, Dr. CHANG Keke chose to settle down in its sister-city, Ningbo, and joined Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering (NIMTE). With the support of a well-developed research group, he is committed to unlocking the potential of new materials in deep-sea exploration and aerospace technology.
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