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Top Sci-Tech News of 2015 Unveiled in Beijing

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The top science and technology news of 2015 was announced in Beijing on Tuesday.

Sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), academics at the two institutes voted on what news would be on the list.

The top ten domestic pieces were topped by the country's breakthrough in quantum communication research, which was also praised as one of the greatest breakthroughs in physics in 2015 by the European Physical Society.

The list also featured China's accomplishments in space technology, including launch of the first satellite for the global service of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System, as well as launch of the carrier rocket Long March-6, which carried 20 micro-satellites for space tests.

In terms of transportation, China's first domestically-produced large passenger aircraft, C919, was joined by the permanent magnetic motor technology being used in high-speed train systems.

In addition, news on the Weyl fermion, spliceosome, relativistic jets, cellular signalling and China's first liquid metal machines made the rest of the list.

As for the top ten pieces of international sci-tech news of 2015, the success of The Cancer Genome Atlas project and the Ebola vaccine led the chart.

This was the 22nd annual voting on the top sci-tech news. (Xinhua)

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