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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.

Editor: 王晓夏

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  • White tea is one of the healthiest types of tea in China. It is sourced from the tender buds of tea leaves, which are covered with a layer of white fluff after drying, thus giving the tea its name.

First China-Indonesia Scientific Mission Opens New Chapter

The first China-Indonesia joint scientific expedition in the Java Trench, the deepest point in the Indian Ocean, winded up successfully on March 28 with the research vessel, Tansuo-1 (Discovery One), returning to Sanya city in Hainan province, south China.

Universal Commitment Needed to Tackle Water Crisis

The United Nations World Water Development Report 2024 calls for global water cooperation to preserve peace.