Researchers confirmed recently that a previously unknown species of giant rhino lived in the region of today's Qinghai-Tibet Plateau some 26.5 million years ago, providing insight into the evolution of both the large land mammal and the plateau.
China's new aeronautic system for conducting detailed observations and monitoring of Earth's surface passed its final acceptance stage on Thursday and is now formally in operation. The Chinese Aeronautic Remote Sensing System (CARSS), which consists of two medium-sized manned aircraft together with a range of remote-sensing technologies, was developed by the Aerospace Information Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
A side event of the 44th Session of UNESCO World Heritage Committee was held on Monday focusing on the adoption of space technology on the monitoring and conservation of World Heritage Sites. The theme of the side event was Space Technologies Towards Sustainable Development of World Heritage.
Scientists successfully installed an undersea laboratory on a recent mission designed to make it easier to carry out deep ocean scientific research. Research vessel Kexue - "Science" in English - returned to its home port of Qingdao in Shandong province at the end of last month after conducting successful sea trials for the domestically produced machinery used in the lab's construction, according to the Institute of Oceanology, which owns the vessel.
On the campus of the Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry (GIG) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, an elderly man is often seen: he is of average build, with black-rimmed glasses on his round face, a checked shirt neatly tucked into his jeans, and a black backpack over his shoulders, his stride firm and steady – all this reveals a refined and precise scholar.
Anhui provincial government presented Alain Jacques Becoulet from Hefei Institute of Physical Science (HFIPS) with Mount. Yellow Award for his outstanding contribution in the nuclear fusion energy field between China and France. Becoulet, former president of The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, has witnessed the deepening friendship in fusion energy field between French and China over the years.
Dr. Dambaru Ballab Kattel is an associate professor at the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research (ITPCAS) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. His work focuses on mountain climate system as well as climate change adaptation for local communities in the Third Pole region. Just recently, Dr. Dambaru Ballab Kattel was invited to participate in the symposium held by Premier Li Keqiang for representatives of foreign experts working in China, before the Spring Festival, or the Chinese New Year.
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