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.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences on Tuesday released details of the most recent scientific achievements from its space science programs, including space-based gravitational wave detection, space microgravity experiments, and the observation of black-hole explosions.
China will ramp up efforts to help stimulate the innovation vitality of female scientific and technological (sci-tech) talents, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology. The ministry and the All-China Women's Federation, as well as other 11 departments, have launched a series of measures to support female researchers in playing a greater role in sci-tech innovation.
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