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microplastics pollution;microplastics;plastic fiber content;plastic fiber

China Conducts Tests for Microplastics Pollution in Southwest Indian Ocean[May 11, 2018]

Chinese scientists are testing for plastic fiber content in the Indian Ocean in a bid to track its sources and distribution as the scale of worldwide microplastics pollution has only begun to surface. China's 49th Ocean Expedition Team on Tuesday took numerous samples to analyze for levels of plastic fibers from the southwest Indian Ocean.

chip;core technology

China Speeds up Chip R&D[May 11, 2018]

China in recent years has been ramping up efforts to develop core technologies in the domestic chip industry, in an aim to cut its strong reliance on other countries and regions, and that pace was further accelerated in April following the U.S.' ban on component sales to Chinese telecom company ZTE Corp. The most recent move taken by the Chinese government to bulk up the country's chip-making muscles includes the establishment of a new fund worth more than $47 billion, run by the National Integrated Circuitry Industry Investment Fund Co, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

super-thin glass;ultra-strong sheet glass;sheet glass;ultra-thin;glass

Ultra-strong 0.12 mm Sheet Glass Mass Produced in China[May 11, 2018]

A Chinese research institute has created super-thin, ultra-strong sheet glass that can resist the impact force of a car running at 150 kilometers an hour. The glass is only 0.12 millimeter thick — roughly as thick as a standard A4-sized piece of paper. The ultra-thin glass can be used widely in the electronic information sector, such as for screens for cellphones, computers and TVs.

AI company;artificial intelligence;AI

China's AI Patents Account for 22 pct of World's Total: Official[May 11, 2018]

China's patents in the artificial intelligence (AI) industry accounted for about 22 percent of the total globally, according to an official with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. China's AI companies are mainly located in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, the Yangtze River Delta and the Pearl River Delta. Beijing and Shanghai, as well as Guangdong, Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces have more than 100 AI companies each.

science museum;free entrance;museum

China Continue Funding Science Museums for Free Entrance[May 11, 2018]

China will allocate 545 million yuan (about 85.5 million U.S. dollars) in 2018 to support the scrapping of entrance fees for selected science museums. The money will ensure entry into selected science museums across the country free-of-charge. China started to support science museums opening their doors for free in 2015.

supercomputer;Shenzhen

Planned Supercomputer Would Be 10 Times Faster Than Today's No 1[May 10, 2018]

The National Supercomputing Center in Shenzhen plans to build a next-generation supercomputer that will be 10 times faster than the world's current speed champion. The supercomputer will be "exascale", meaning that it will be capable of making a quintillion (1 followed by 18 zeros) calculations per second, much faster than the current No 1 supercomputer, Sunway TaihuLight, Wang said. The new supercomputer is expected to be developed by 2020.

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