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WEEKLY REVIEW (Mar. 16-22)

Source: 科技日报 | 2023-03-23 09:50:43 | Author: 王晓夏


MOST Releases Top 10 Scientific Advances

The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) released the top 10 domestic scientific advances of 2022 on March 17. At the top of the list is the Martian subsurface structure revealed by Mars rover Zhurong.

New Plant Species Discovered

Chinese researchers have discovered two new plant species, namely an orchid species and a primrose species, in the Wolong National Nature Reserve in southwest China's Sichuan, said the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on March 17.

A Kind of Eco-friendly Glass Developed

The researchers from the Institute of Process Engineering under the CAS created a family of eco-friendly glasses of biological origin, which can be biodegraded and recycled with a minimal environmental footprint, according to the study published on March 18 in the journal Science Advances.

Unmanned Self-driving Service Approved in Special Area

Beijing greenlighted the commercial operation of autonomous driving service without in-car safety supervisors for the first time on March 17, allowing Baidu and Pony.ai to provide fully driverless rides in a 60-square-kilometer area of the Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area.

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Top News

  • The use of bow and arrow for hunting and warfare dates back to the Paleolithic period in many parts of the world. Thousands of years ago, the crossbow was then invented by Chinese on the basic bow design, expanding the use of mechanical and hand-held weapons, and revolutionizing the battlefield.

China, France to Deepen Sci-tech Cooperation

Wang Zhigang, minister of science and technology, said, "We hope this program will encourage more Chinese and French research teams to participate in sci-tech exchanges and cooperation, and encourage institutions to establish joint laboratories and other long-term cooperation platforms."

U. S. Sanctions Will Not Halt Rise of China's Chip Industry

U.S. chip export controls will not affect China's 30-year head start in nurturing its stockpile of rare earth metals, skilled chip designers and engineers, and thousands of indigenous suppliers.