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Plan to Develop Family of Space Robots[Jun 21, 2016]

China plans to develop a large family of robots for both its unmanned and manned space programs, according to a senior official with the nation's space agency. Tian Yulong, secretary-general of the China National Space Administration, said the government is drawing up a long-term plan for the development of space robots.

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Sunway-TaihuLight Outperforms Tianhe-2 as World's Fastest Supercomputer[Jun 21, 2016]

China's new supercomputing system, Sunway-TaihuLight, was named the world's fastest computer at the International Supercomputing Conference in Germany on Monday. The computing power of the supercomputer is provided by a China-developed many-core CPU chip, which is just 25 square cm.

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China Adds State-of-the-art Marine Science Ship[Jun 20, 2016]

China's most advanced marine science ship Xiang Yang Hong 01 went into service in the eastern port city of Qingdao on Saturday. The 100 meter ship with displacement of 4,980 tonnes and a range of 15,000 nautical miles has plentiful remote sensing equipment to explore as deep as 10,000 meters.

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China's New Launch Center Plans Viewing Areas for Observation of Maiden Mission[Jun 20, 2016]

China's fourth space launch center at Wenchang in Hainan Province, plans eight launch viewing areas for space fans to observe its maiden launch mission. Components of China's new generation of carrier rocket Long March-7 arrived in Wenchang in May for the planned launch before the end of June.

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China Eyes Silk Road Countries for Its Beidou Satellite System[Jun 17, 2016]

China on Thursday vowed national efforts to complete its Beidou satellite navigation system to serve global users by 2020, with priority going to countries involved in the new Silk Road initiative. In 2020, the BDS might offer different positioning accuracy choices and could provide centimeter-level accuracy under certain requirements, said Lu Weijun, a BDS expert at Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications.

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Makers of Robots Form Alliance to Push R&D[Jun 17, 2016]

China's top 10 robot manufacturers formed an alliance on Thursday, pledging to promote the research and development of high-end industrial and service robots. The alliance will also seek help regularly from leading universities on technologies including big data and artificial intelligence, which have become an indispensable part of service robots.

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