Researchers from the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC) went to an observation station in Barkol Kazakh autonomous county of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on Sunday, preparing for China's first attempt to detect the cosmic dawn global spectrum signal, the observatory said.
The Chinese Ministry of Public Security has passed an appraisal of a hand-held drug detector developed by researchers from Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics. The device can give quick test results to identify morphine, methamphetamine and ketamine and assess the quantity.
A Chinese research team in Panzhou City, China’s Guizhou has discovered the Colobodontidae, a stem group of large-sized neopterygians with a durophagous feeding adaption from the Middle to Late Triassic marine ecosystems, which dates back to 244 million years ago. The new finding provides an important addition for the understanding of the morphological and ecological diversity of neopterygian fishes from the Triassic marine ecosystems in South China.
Chinese researchers have recently revealed the characteristics and source of the long-range transport of microplastics (MPs) on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, known as the Roof of the World. MPs normally refer to plastic particles with a size of less than 5 mm, such as fibers, fragments, films, foams and pellets.
Global urban expansion has been continuously accelerating since 2000, according to a recent research article published in the journal Science Bulletin. The research was conducted by teams from the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Northeast Agricultural University and Fujian Normal University.
FAST is in southwest China's Guizhou Province. As world's largest filled-aperture and most sensitive radio telescope, it officially opened to the world starting March 31. The opening of China's FAST to international scientists could enhance collaboration of scientists from different countries, said Australian astrophysicist Naomi McClure-Griffiths.
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