A survey, conducted by CAS, reviewed the status of the species in the Yangtze River, its major tributaries and two lakes called Dongting and Poyang.The results may provide good news about the endangered species.The rate of decline in the number of finless porpoises in the Yangtze River may have slowed in the past six years, according to experts in the field.
Guizhou Province plans to build a data processing laboratory for China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), the world's largest single-dish radio telescope, local authorities said Tuesday.
China started building its first national engineering laboratory for atmospheric environmental monitoring on Sunday in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province. Jointly launched by the Hefei government and Hefei Institute of Physical Science under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the lab aims to develop advanced monitoring technology and equipment for the country's environmental monitoring agencies and companies.
Chinese scientists have discovered a new strain of microalgae — microscopic, single-cell photosynthetic organisms that produce oxygen — capable of absorbing 90 percent of the greenhouse gas and industrial fumes that are components of smog, while producing high-quality algae oil for a wide range of products.
A study by Chinese scientists in East Antarctica has shown that penguins existed in the region 14,600 years ago, 6,000 years earlier than previously thought. The study was conducted by a research team from a laboratory co-founded by the State Oceanic Administration and the University of Science and Technology of China.
For his role in pushing forward the development of quantum communications, Chinese physicist Pan Jianwei has been included in Nature's 10, the annual list of ten people who mattered in science in 2017, which was released online Monday by the prestigious journal Nature.
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