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Tiangong II;Tiangong;space lab

Tiangong II Pushes New Research Boundaries[Oct 30, 2018]

Tiangong II has fulfilled all its planned missions within its designed two-year life span. It will now focus on conducting additional experiments and testing new space applications that can benefit society. Tiangong II carries a payload of 600 kilograms in total. It is conducting research ranging from particle physics to materials science and remote-sensing technologies, according to the engineering office.

earthquake monitoring;high-speed rail

China to Provide Earthquake Monitoring Services to High-speed Rails[Oct 29, 2018]

China will officially provide services for the quick reporting of earthquake seismic intensity and provide early warning information to high-speed rail networks nationwide by 2021. It will benefit information integration and sharing between China's high-speed rails and earthquake information system, increasing the country's early earthquake warning information service capabilities.

polyethylene;MOF

US, Chinese Researchers Develop Energy-efficient Plastic-manufacturing Material[Oct 29, 2018]

American and Chinese researchers have developed an innovative filtering material that can separate purified ethylene out of a mixture with ethane, potentially reducing the environmental cost of manufacturing plastic. The study described the metal-organic framework (MOF), a class of substances that can separate individual hydrocarbons from the soup of organic molecules produced by oil refining processes.

tiger;tiger subspecies

Six Tiger Subspecies Confirmed by Genetic Study[Oct 29, 2018]

An international team led by Chinese researchers analyzed the complete genomes of 32 representative tiger specimens and confirmed that tigers indeed fall into six genetically distinct groups. These six subspecies include the Bengal tiger, Amur tiger, South China tiger, Sumatran tiger, Indochinese tiger, and Malayan tiger.

manned spacecraft;Tiangong-2

Manned Spacecraft Under Development[Oct 26, 2018]

Chinese engineers are developing the nation's second generation of manned spacecraft which will be tasked with servicing the country's space station and participating in manned lunar missions. The new-generation spacecraft will consist of two sections-a re-entry module that will house astronauts and control the entire craft during flight, and a service module that will contain power and propulsion systems.

HY-2B;marine satellite

China Launches HY-2B Marine Satellite[Oct 26, 2018]

China sent a new marine satellite into orbit Thursday morning to form a network with the subsequent HY-2C and HY-2D for maritime environmental monitoring. The HY-2 satellites will play a key role in China's ocean resource survey, disaster relief and environment management. The follow-up satellite network will better serve the world and China's maritime power strategy.

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