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Mars simulation camp opens in NW China

The purpose of the “Mars Base 1 Camp” in Jinchang City, Gansu Province, is to popularize science and promote interest in space exploration.

Xinhua, April 19, 2019

© Xinhua/Fan Peishen


Mars simulation camp opens in NW China

The purpose of the “Mars Base 1 Camp” in Jinchang City, Gansu Province, is to popularize science and promote interest in space exploration. Xinhua, April 19, 2019 © Xinhua/Fan Peishen

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A systematic study of aromatic hydrocarbon superconductivity

ZHONG Guohua at the CAS Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT) identified a unique superconducting phase with Tc in the range of 5K-7K for all aromatic hydrocarbons. The origin of a low-Tc phase was ascribed to low density of states at Fermi level induced...

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China and France collaborate in space programs

During Xi Jinping's visit in France in March 2019, space authorities from both sides signed an agreement to step up cooperation in space exploration. China will fly French experiments on its Chang'e-6 mission to return samples from the Moon in 2023-24, earth...

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CAS team reports progress in calcium-ion batteries

The group of Yongbing TANG at CAS Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technologies has reported on a new type of calcium ion batteries (CIB) which uses activated carbon as anode and tin as a cathode. Reportedly this CIB has a good rate and cycling performance as well as...

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Gut microbiota may help to maintain body temperature

It is known that during cold exposure animals sustain their body temperature by activating heat production from Brown Adipose Tissue (BAT), promoting "browning" of white adipose tissue. As shown in mice experiments by John R Speakman, CAS Institute of Genetics...

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