Category «SCI-TECH»

China-made detecting aircraft for remote sensing delivered

Photo taken on Nov. 27, 2019 shows a Xinzhou-60 aircraft for remote sensing in Xi’an, northwest China’s Shaanxi Province. China’s aircraft maker Xi’an Aircraft Industry Co. (XAC) has delivered two high-performance Xinzhou-60 aircraft for remote sensing to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) for aerial observation missions. Ding Yaxiu, chief designer of the aircraft, said …

China launches new Earth observation satellite

An earth observation satellite, Gaofen-12, is launched aboard a Long March-4C rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Taiyuan, capital of north China’s Shanxi Province, Nov. 28, 2019. (Photo by Zheng Taotao/Xinhua)   An earth observation satellite, Gaofen-12, is launched aboard a Long March-4C rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Taiyuan, capital …

Hibernating animals lend clues to obesity treatment: study

A squirrel is seen at Emirgan Park in Istanbul, Turkey, Nov. 25, 2019. (Xinhua/Xu Suhui) Scientists in the United States have detected new genetic clues about hibernation, which may lead to better understanding and treatment of obesity and metabolic disorders. The study published on Tuesday in the journal Cell Reports showed that hibernators may have …

Chinese astronomers discover dark matter-deficient dwarf galaxies

Photo:Xinhua    Chinese astronomers have discovered a special population of dwarf galaxies that mainly consist of baryons with radii of up to tens of thousands of light-years, where they are expected to be dominated by dark matter. The discovery, made by researchers from the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Science (NAOC), Peking …

Upholding spirit of multilateralism in Int’l space cooperation

Photo shows a full-size model of the core module of China’s space station Tianhe exhibited at the 12th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition (Airshow China) in Zhuhai, south China’s Guangdong Province. (Xinhua/Liang Xu) Fifty years ago, astronaut and moonwalker Neil Armstrong described the outer space from another perspective: “It suddenly struck me that that …

China sends two BeiDou satellites

China sends two satellites of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) into space at 8:55 a.m from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, Nov. 23, 2019. (Photo by Guo Wenbin/Xinhua)  China sent two satellites of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) into space from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan …

China extends lead in quantity of Top500 supercomputers

Photo:Xinhua China extended its dominance in a list of the world’s fastest supercomputers by the number of systems, according to a semi-annual ranking of the Top500 published Monday. The share of installations in China continues to rise strongly with 228 (45.6 percent) of all systems now listed as being installed in China. The share of …