In a virtual signing ceremony held on November 29, 2023, Prof. WU Yirong, Director-General of the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), inked a Memorandum of Understanding with Salvatore Aricò, Chief Executive Officer of the International Science Council (ISC), marking the commencement of International Program Office (IPO) for the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Program which has stepped into the second phase.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina have, in advance of the UN Climate Conference (COP 28) that begins on Nov. 30 in Dubai, announced the second joint Science for Future conference in Berlin/Germany in autumn 2024. The conference will focus on basic research aimed at achieving climate neutrality.
The electron beam of the High Energy Photon Source (HEPS) achieved more than 5 nC of bunch charge at 6 GeV via the booster on Nov. 17, marking a key milestone for the HEPS project. As one of China’s key scientific and technological infrastructure projects during the 13th Five-year Plan, construction on HEPS began in Huairou Science City on June 29, 2019. The project is expected to be ready for operation at the end of 2025.
A prototype of spaceborne optical switching system, independently developed by research team from the Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics was recently launched into space with the 'Xiguang-1' satellite, and conducted in-orbit validation. Ground test results indicated that the satellite-based optical switching system functions properly, with complete high-spectral image information and reached "zero errors" and "zero packet loss" after ground decoding, all achieved the established goals, proving the in-orbit experiment of high-speed optical switching technology a success.
The Airborne Remote Sensing Data Resource Node, a node of the National Earth Observation Data Center, was recently launched to provide flight data services for government departments and research institutions, according to the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
SynCell Asia Initiative, an initiative established with the collective aim of addressing global technological challenges was initiated by research institutions in China and various other Asian countries in the Asian Synthetic Biology Association (ASBA) Workshop held from October 22nd to 23rd.
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