Residents of Guangdong province are taking the lead in a pilot project to link their identity cards to a mobile social media app through facial recognition. The program will be rolled out nationwide early next year.
Beidou is the world's fourth navigation satellite system, following the United States-developed GPS, Russia's GLONASS and the European Union's Galileo. In the five years since its launch, China's domestically developed Beidou Navigation Satellite System has become a vital resource for public and commercial services nationwide. The network is used to guide more than 4.8 million taxis, buses and trucks, as well as 40,000 fishing vessels.
China will make more efforts in space remote sensing development in 2018 and prepare for the launch of Gaofen-7 high-resolution remote sensing satellite. The goal of the Gaofen series is to provide all-weather, 24-hour services covering the entire globe. China will also promote the research and development of Ziyuan III 03 and 04 satellites in the new year.
China launched remote sensing satellites at 3:44 a.m. (Beijing Time) Tuesday on a Long March-2C carrier rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center. As the third batch of the Yaogan-30 project, the satellites will conduct electromagnetic environmental probes and other experiments.
China launches a land exploration satellite into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert, Northwest China's Gansu Province, Dec 23, 2017. The satellite is mainly used for remote sensing exploration of land resources. A Long March-2D rocket carried the satellite into space.
A team of researchers from Zhejiang University have developed a new type of aluminum-graphene battery that can be charged in seconds, instead of hours. The team, led by professor Gao Chao, from Department of Polymer Science and Engineering of Zhejiang University, designed a battery using graphene films as anode and metallic aluminum as cathode.
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