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Chang'e-4 lunar probe;data sharing

China to Open Chang'e-4 Lunar Probe Data to World[Mar 04, 2019]

China will gradually open data collected by the Chang'e-4 lunar probe to the world, the country's lunar program chief designer said. WU Weiren, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, made the statement in his capacity as a member of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the country's top political advisory body, on the sidelines of its annual session, which opened on Sunday.

R&D spending;patent application

China's Spending on R&D Rises to 2.18 pct of GDP[Mar 04, 2019]

China's spending on research and development (R&D) increased to 2.18 percent of its GDP last year, up by 0.06 percentage points, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). The number of patent applications saw a year-on-year increase of 16.9 percent last year, amounting to 4.32 million home and abroad.

cardiac pacemaker;heartbeat;heart dysfunction;heart disease

Chinese Scientists Design Heartbeat-powered Cardiac Pacemaker[Mar 04, 2019]

Chinese scientists from Shanghai Jiaotong University have designed an integrated strategy for directly powering a cardiac pacemaker with the natural energy of the heartbeat. The research makes an important step toward fabricating a self-powered cardiac pacemaker and resolving the power issue of implantable medical devices by piezoelectric harvesting technology.

Chang'e-4 probe;lander and rover

China's Chang'e-4 Probe Resumes to Work After Lunar Night[Mar 04, 2019]

The rover and the lander of the Chang'e-4 probe have resumed work after "sleeping" during their second lunar night on the far side of the moon. The far side of the moon has unique features, and scientists expect Chang'e-4 could bring breakthrough findings.

cGAS;immune defense;immune response

Study Reveals How Cell "Gatekeeper" Activates Immune Defense[Mar 04, 2019]

Recent Chinese research has found how cGAS (cyclic GMP-AMP synthase), an enzyme and DNA sensor dubbed as a cell's gatekeeper, activates immune responses when the body has a viral infection, providing new perspectives for treatments of some autoimmune diseases.

Haiyang-10;scientific research ship;Indian Ocean

Research Ship Haiyang-10 Returns After Joint Mission with Pakistan[Mar 01, 2019]

Chinese scientific research ship Haiyang-10 returned home on Tuesday after completing its joint scientific exploration in the waters around the Indian Ocean. Scientists from Pakistan visited the ship and conducted scientific exchanges with their Chinese counterparts during its mission.


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