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China's Scientists Return from Oceanic Research in NW Indian Ocean[Apr 07, 2017]

The crew of China's 38th ocean scientific expedition returned to Sanya, Hainan Province, south China, Wednesday. The researchers planned to conduct surveys in the northwest Indian Ocean, the South China Sea, Yap Trench and the Mariana Trench in the west Pacific Ocean.

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China Develops Hot Water Drill to Facilitate Antarctic Expedition[Apr 07, 2017]

China on Wednesday announced it had completed controlled tests on its first hot-water drill, which is capable of drilling through 1,500 meters of ice and will be used for Antarctic research. This is the fourth test on the drill, it was conducted at Jilin University in northeast China's Jilin Province. The drill, which uses pressurized hot water to melt and bore into the ice, is capable of drilling 1,500 meters into the Amery Ice Shelf in Antarctica, the assessment panel announced after an on-site review.

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China to Upgrade Robot Industry in Next Few Years[Apr 07, 2017]

China is poised to elevate the domestic robotics industry. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will further integrate new technology, support the recruitment of talent, increase the quality and credibility of key machine components, and support the use of robots in emerging industries.

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China Lab Plans Deep-sea Research with Manned Submersible in the South China Sea[Apr 06, 2017]

A Chinese lab has announced that it will conduct research with a manned deep-sea submersible in the South China Sea, a national first. The Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology (QNLM) said at a conference Saturday that Jiaolong, China's first manned deep-sea submersible, will be used for research in the region from April 1, news portal chinanews.com reported Tuesday.

type 1 diabetes;omega-3;diabetes;gene therapeutic approach

Omega-3 Therapy May Help Reverse Type 1 Diabetes[Apr 06, 2017]

Chinese researchers said they have developed a gene therapeutic approach that may allow the body to produce enough omega-3 fatty acids to reverse the onset of type 1 diabetes. The work, led by Professor Allan Zhao of the Guangdong University of Technology and published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, may offer the hope of curing this autoimmune condition that affects millions of children and young adults worldwide.

solar cell;photovaltaic;long persistent phosphor;LPP

Chinese Scientists Explore All-weather Solar Cells[Apr 05, 2017]

A photovoltaic revolution is taking place with the emergence of all-weather solar cells, according to a Chinese scientist. TANG's team and one led by YANG Peizhi, a professor with Yunnan Normal University, developed a solar cell using a crucial material called long persistent phosphor (LPP), which can store sunlight energy in the day and harvest it in darkness.


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