Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) recently used remote-sensing equipment in their efforts to restore a vanished section of the Great Wall in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. By analyzing the local conditions of the landscape with remote-sensing technology, the researchers were able to recreate a digital model of the Great Wall.
Chinese Mountain Observatory to Probe Cosmic-ray Origins[Mar 15, 2017]
Set high on a mountain plain in China, Large High Altitude Air Shower Observatory (LHAASO) will offer a unique perspective on the origins of cosmic rays, high-energy particles that rain down on Earth. Construction has started on the project, which will probe, for the first time, ultra-high-energy γ-rays — bursts of radiation thought to be produced alongside cosmic rays in our Galaxy, but whose origins are easier to track.
China has successfully created the world's first production line to turn coal into ethanol, or drinking alcohol, the Chinese Academy of Sciences said on Friday. Created by Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum and the academy's Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics in Liaoning province, the production line went into operation in January and has the capacity to make more than 100,000 metric tons of pure ethanol every year.
Scientists Find Earliest Intact Mushroom Fossils[Mar 20, 2017]
Paleontologists from China, New Zealand and the United States have found four intact mushroom fossils, sources with the Chinese Academy of Sciences said Friday. The four, well preserved in Burmese amber for at least 99 million years, are the earliest complete mushroom fossils ever found.
Weng'an biota could be as old as 609 million years, with a margin of error of 5 million years either side, a study by a group of Chinese scientists suggests. The study was carried out by scientists including some from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
China's National Space Science Centre (NSSC) has selected 80 proposals for future innovative space science missions after assessing a broad array of submissions from across the country. The proposals cover a range of areas, including space-based astronomy, astrophysics, solar physics, planetary science, microgravity science, life sciences and others.
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