Category Archives: Chinese Academy of Sciences

China Successfully Develops Semiconductor Quantum Chip

CAS. China has made a breakthrough in the research of quantum computing. The quantum laboratory of the University of Science and Technology of China recently announced its success in developing a semiconductor quantum chip. According to a CNTV report on Aug. 11, the quantum chip is equivalent to the “brain” of future quantum computers; it enables quantum operations and information processing.

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Construction starts on huge Chinese cosmic-ray observatory

CAS. Construction has begun on one of the world’s largest and most sensitive cosmic-ray facilities. Located about 4410 m above sea level in the Haizi Mountain in Sichuan Province in southwest China, the 1.2 billion yuan ($180m) Large High Altitude Air Shower Observatory (LHAASO) will attempt to understand the origins of high-energy cosmic rays. LHAASO is set to open in 2020. Cosmic rays are

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Chinese Researchers Plan Space Travel at Lower Cost for Common People

CAS.  Chinese scientists are researching a new type of aerospace vehicle that will take even those who have never had training to space in about 10 years’ time at a much lower cost compared to the current price. China Central Television (CCTV) reported Monday that scientists from China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation have started work on a new vehicle

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Nature: Chinese Satellite Is One Giant Step for the Quantum Internet

CAS. Jul 28, 2016.  China is poised to launch the world’s first satellite designed to do quantum experiments. A fleet of quantum-enabled craft is likely to follow. First up could be more Chinese satellites, which will together create a super-secure communications network, potentially linking people anywhere in the world. But groups from Canada, Japan, Italy and Singapore also have plans for

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China DNA Technique Heralds Future Advances in Disease Detection

Jul 25, 2016 . Scientists in Shanghai have come up with a way to obtain accurate test results from microscopic DNA samples, paving the way for breakthroughs in the detection of cancer and venereal disease. Their technique called LcnPCR developed during more than 10 years of research at the Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, a branch of the Shanghai Institutes for

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Discoveries of Human Fossils in China Challenge African Origin

CAS. Jul 22, 2016.  Asia’s role in human evolution may be under-appreciated: scientist  The story of human evolution may have to be revised after a series of finds across China have led experts to believe that human life may have independently evolved in Asia, as well as in Africa, challenging conventional scientific thought. Zhao Lingxia, a research fellow at the Institute of

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Jiaolong Submersible Returns with Findings from W Pacific

CAS. Jul 14, 2016. Chinese deep-sea manned submersible Jiaolong came back to its home port in Qingdao on Wednesday after a scientific expedition lasting nearly 100 days to the Yap Trench and Mariana Trench in the west Pacific Ocean. During the 94-day-expedition, the submersible dived to depths of up to6,796 meters where it acquired substantial geological, biological and deep water samples and

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China Readies Next-gen Radio Heliograph for Solar Activities Monitoring

CAS.  China has completed its work on its next-generation solar radio heliograph, which will be used to study solar activities such as flares and coronal mass ejections, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) announced Thursday. The Chinese Spectral Radioheliograph (CSRH), built at Ming’antu, a radio quiet region in China’s Inner Mongolia, consists of 100 antennas with different frequency spectra covering

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Chinese Botanists Identify Rare Azalea Species

CAS. Jul 01, 2016. Chinese botanists have identified a species of azalea that is unique in the world, giving it a conservation value as high as the giant panda, Chengdu Economic Daily reported. Five experts, including Geng Yuying from the Institute of Botany at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, found only 200 individual plants of the azalea native to Huidong County in Southwest

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Research Centers to Boost New Zealand-China Science Collaboration

July 01, 2016.  New Zealand and China are to step up their joint scientific studies with the establishment of three New Zealand-China Research Collaboration Centers, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce said Thursday. The New Zealand government-funded centers would enable better scientific engagement with China, bringing together researchers from across New Zealand in the fields of water research, food safety

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