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WEEKLY REVIEW (September 9 - September 15)

Source: Science and Technology Daily| 2021-09-16 11:20:48| Author: LU Zijian


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China Successfully Launches Zhongxing-9B Satellite

A new satellite, Zhongxing-9B, was successfully launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province on September 9. The satellite is equipped with specially designed transponders that can support the transmission of 4K and 8K high-definition video programs.

High-level Radioactive Liquid Waste Solidification Equipment Launched

Able to melt glass raw materials and waste into glass, China's first high-level radioactive liquid waste disposal equipment was officially put into use in Sichuan Province on September 11, making China one of the few countries in the world to have acquired such a technique.

HTR-PM Reactor Achieves First Criticality

According to China Huaneng Group, the first of the two reactors at the demonstration high-temperature gas-cooled reactor plant (HTR-PM) at Shidaowan, in China's Shandong province, attained a sustained chain reaction for the first time on September 12.

Efficient High-dimensional Quantum Communication in High Noise Achieved

Using photons entangled in their spatial degree of freedom, scientists from China and Austria show that the increased noise resistance of high-dimensional entanglement can indeed be harnessed for practical key distribution schemes.

Editor:TANG Zhexiao

Top News

  • New Record for Third-Generation Hybrid Rice Annual Yield Developed by the late Yuan Longping and his team, the hybrid rice planted in Central China's Hunan province yielded over 1,600 kg per mu (about 0.067 hectares) in two growing seasons in one year, breaking the record made in 2020.

Elevating Standardization Levels High on Agenda

China's carbon peaking and carbon neutrality standards are to be established and improved, according to a new outline jointly issued by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council on October 10.

China was in the front line of the epidemic and made key contributions to the scientific community

China held a ceremony in Beijing for honoring people fighting COVID-19 with national medals on September 8. To know more about the international reactions, Science and Technology Daily Reporter Zhang Jiaxing interviewed Dr. Lawrence Banks and Dr. Alessandro Marcello from International Centre Engineering and Biotechnology.

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