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FAST radiotelescope in Guiyang officially in operation

The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST), a single-dish telescope with a diameter of half a kilometer and a receiving area equivalent to about 30 football fields, was officially taken in operation. It is located in a naturally deep and round karst depression in Southwest China’s Guizhou province.

Xinhua news release, January 13, 2020

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FAST radiotelescope in Guiyang officially in operation

The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST), a single-dish telescope with a diameter of half a kilometer and a receiving area equivalent to about 30 football fields, was officially taken in operation. It is located in a naturally deep and round...

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Structure of African swine fever virus elucidated

RAO Zihe and WANG Xiangxi from the CAS Institute of Biophysics and BU Zhigao from the CAS Harbin Veterinary Research Institute have determined the structure of the African swine fever virus (ASFV) at a resolution of 4.1-angstroms, using an optimized image...

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Graphene nanostructures provide path to quantum materials

GAO Hongjun and colleagues from CAS Institute of Physics have achieved atomically precise folding of graphene nanostructures through STM tip-induced manipulation technology. They were able to fold graphene nanoislands in an arbitrarily chosen direction,...

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Solar energy to methanol pilot plant opened in Lanzhou

The project initiated by LI Can of CAS Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics combines hydrogen production by electrocatalytic water splitting with highly selective, carbon dioxide hydrogenation to methanol. Energy consumption is reduced to 4.0-4.2 kWh / m3 hydrogen....

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Chinese consortium launches 10,000 protists genome program

The joint program of CAS Institute of Hydrobiology, Tibet University, Henan Agricultural University, CAAS Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, CAS Beijing Institute of Genomics and Huazhong University of Science and Technology starts out with over 3,000 species of...

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Chinese hospital masters 3D printed tantalum knee implants

The incidence of osteoarthritis among Chinese is about 2.2 to 3.5 percent, with an upward trend. The First Hospital affiliated to Army Medical University (AMU)  so far has conducted 27 clinical trials on knee implants based on customized 3D-printed porous...

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China’s surface water quality improves

MA Ting and ZHOU Chenghu from the CAS Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research have analyzed COD and nitrogen pollution across surface waters in China during a 15 year period. They conclude that concentrations of these two pollution parameters...

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