Category Archives: Chinese Academy of Sciences

China, World’s Largest Radio Telescope to Enter Debugging Phase

CAS.  The finishing touches are being put to the 500-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, in southwest China’s Guizhou province.   Only seven panels out of over 4-thousand remain to be installed on the world’s largest single-dish radio telescope. The project will then move on to the debugging phase before the telescope goes into official operation. The phase will also include

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High-tech Program on Microbiome-based Research Launched in Qingdao

CAS. Jun 22, 2016. A high-tech program focusing on microbiome-based research, one of the cutting-edge research areas in microbiological and genome science, was launched on June 17 in Qingdao, East China’s Shandong province. The program, named “Initiative in skin and oral microbiome”, or “iMicroCare”, was jointly launched by Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences,

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China’s Pioneering Quantum Satellite Launch Slips to August

CAS.Launch of the world’s first quantum communications satellite will take place in August, the leader of China’s space science program has said. Dr Wu Ji of the National Space Science Centre (NSSC) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), told reporters in Beijing while updating on space science missions (link in Chinese). The pioneering QUantum Experiments at Space Scale (QUESS) mission,

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China Starts Half-year Human Survival Experiment for Space Exploration

CAS.  Four Chinese volunteers on Friday started a 180-day living experiment in a sealed space capsule, which will test technologies that will support China’s deep-space exploration projects. The volunteers — three men and one woman — will live in a sealed capsule in south China’s Shenzhen City. Scientists hope the experiment will cast light on how oxygen, water and food can

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China Goes Deep in Ocean Expoloration with First National Marine Science Lab

CAS, Jun 20, 2016. The Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology is China’s first national-level marine science lab. Integrating almost all of China’s top marine research power, it is located in the coastal city of Qingdao, in the eastern province of Shandong. Approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology in late 2013, the laboratory draws scientists from 11 marine-related

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Chinese Scientists Treat Spinal Cord Injury with Biomaterial Scaffold

CAS. Jun 17, 2016.  Chinese scientists have used a biomaterial “scaffolds” to treat spinal cord injuries, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) announced on Thursday. Acute, complete spinal cord injury patients have been implanted with collagen-based scaffold developed by Chinese scientists for neuroregeration and are recovering well. In spinal cord injury cases, neurons are damaged, resulting in a loss of sensation

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40 Livable Cities in China: Beijing Ranks Last

CAS. Jun 16, 2016.  Of the 40 most livable cities in China, the coastal city Qingdao took the top spot, while Beijing falls to the bottom, according to the China Livable Cities Research Report conducted by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). The report showed that 40 cities, mainly provincial capitals with more advanced economic and social development, achieved 59.92 points

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Frequent Questions and Open Discussions Key to Innovation: German Chancellor Merkel

CAS. “To obtain new methods and ideas, you’ll have to keep asking questions, to investigate and see what else you will learn. The precondition of asking questions is a discussion culture, free, innovative and open. This is exactly the character of a scientific research institution.” German Chancellor Angela Merkel answering questions on her address at the University of Chinese Academy

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