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combustible ice;frozen crystal;energy revolution

China Leads the Pack[Jun 19, 2017]

Though still 15 years from commercial use, so-called combustible ice and its successful mining in China is seen as a breakthrough toward a global energy revolution. Chinese researchers have explored some 210,000 cubic meters of combustible ice trapped in frozen crystals in the South China Sea in the 30 days since a test drilling and production operation in early May. Daily production reached 6,800 cu m.

deep ocean;deep sea

In the Deep Ocean, China Stands out[Jun 19, 2017]

From extracting methane from the bottom of the sea to exploring trenches with submersibles, China is pushing forward technology and research on all fronts to unravel the mysteries of the deep. The deep sea is often regarded as Earth's final frontier. Its exploration can yield a better understanding of how organisms adapt and live in extreme environments.

in-orbit fueling;cargo spacecraft;space station;Tianzhou-1;Tiangong-2

China's Cargo Spacecraft Completes Second In-orbit Refueling[Jun 16, 2017]

China's Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft and Tiangong-2 space lab completed their second in-orbit refueling at 6:28 p.m. Thursday. The second refueling, lasting about two days, further tested the country's refueling technology and cemented technical results from the first refueling. As the International Space Station is set to retire in 2024, the Chinese space station will offer a promising alternative, and China will be the only country with a permanent space station.

science polularization;polularization capacity;popularization

China Releases First Report on Science Popularization Capacity[Jun 16, 2017]

A report on China's science popularization capacity from 2006 to 2016 was released Thursday. According to XU Yanhao, vice president of the China Association for Science and Technology, a country's science popularization capacity refers to its general capability to provide the public with products and services that popularize science.

potato;moon

Chinese Scientists Have a Plan to Grow Potatoes on the Moon[Jun 15, 2017]

Chinese scientists want to grow potatoes on the moon. The plan is to carry two kinds of plants and one animal species in an aluminum vessel that will land on the surface of the moon with China's Chang'e 4 lunar probe in 2018.

germ cell;human embryonic stem cell;follicle-like cell;infertility

Germ Cell Breakthrough Paves Way to Infertility Treatment[Jun 14, 2017]

Scientists at Tsinghua University have led the world in inducing in-vitro differentiation of human embryonic stem cells into follicle-like cells. The breakthrough is expected to help the study of premature ovarian failure and improve assisted reproductive technology.

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