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minuscule robot;robot

Scientists Develop Minuscule Robot Able to Drill Through Eyeballs[Nov 05, 2018]

German, Chinese and Danish scientists developed a nanometer-sized robot that can, for the first time, drill through eyeballs without damaging them, with a potential to be used as a minimally-invasive tool for precisely delivering drugs. The study, published in the journal Science Advances, described the propeller-shaped vehicle, 200 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair and even smaller than a bacterium's width.

science city;high-quality research

Beijing First in Rankings of Global Science Cities[Nov 05, 2018]

Beijing ranks in first place in a list of cities that produced the most high-quality research in 2017, and nine other Chinese cities made the top 50, according to the Nature Index 2018 Science Cities, a supplement of the British scientific journal Nature, published on Thursday. The list sorted out and ranked 200 cities worldwide by their 2017 fractional count, a metric for the share of contributions to the authorship of articles in 82 high-quality research journals.

carbon dioxide;clean fuel

Chemists Make Clean Fuel Breakthrough[Nov 02, 2018]

Scientists are now one step closer to finding an efficient way to convert waste carbon dioxide into clean fuel following a breakthrough from researchers in the United Kingdom and China. Chemists from Liverpool University and the Beijing Computational Science Research Center have developed a laser-powered technique that sheds light on the chemical reactions necessary to make fuel from carbon dioxide, or CO2.

BeiDou-3;high-orbit satellite

High-orbit BeiDou-3 Satellite Boosts China's Global Navigation System[Nov 02, 2018]

China's home-grown global satellite navigation system came a step closer to completion with the launch of another BeiDou-3 satellite. Launched on a Long March-3B carrier rocket, it is the 41st of the BeiDou navigation system, and will work with 16 other Beidou-3 satellites already in orbit. A basic system with BeiDou-3 satellites orbiting will be in place by the year-end to serve countries in the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative.

autonomous underwater vehicle;UV;domestically-made

China's Self-developed AUV Probes into Waters on Plateau[Nov 02, 2018]

China's self-developed autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) was used for the first time to probe into waters on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The scientific investigation, conducted by Harbin Engineering University, Qinghai University and Tsinghua University, aims to detect water quality and collect data in Sanjiangyuan, home of the headwaters of the Yangtze River, the Yellow River and Lancang (Mekong) River.

nanochip;hazardous substance;chip

New Nanochips Can Detect Hazardous Substances in Food in 30 Seconds[Nov 01, 2018]

The Chinese University of Hong Kong has developed a nanochip that can detect hazardous substances in food in 30 seconds with Raman spectroscopy, chinanews.com reported citing Chinese-language newspaper Ta Kung Pao. The new nanochip is half as expensive as the old chip. Moreover, the nanochip can be installed in an equipment as small as a cell phone, which makes it possible for people to carry it around. The nanochip is expected to come into market within one year.

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