China’s BeiDou in race with Nasa over laser communications in space
Researchers conduct experiment using Chinese satellites to create laser network in space for high-speed links
Technology could potentially transmit data a million times faster than by radio signal to almost any location
China has conducted a pioneering high-speed communication experiment using lasers, rather than the usual radio signals, between satellites in its BeiDou navigation system and ground stations on Earth.
China-Europe trade remains robust as cargo trains breach 10,000-trip mark two months early
As of the end of August, China-Europe trains had made 10,030 journeys, up 32 percent year-on-year, according to a statement shared by the China State Railway Group Co (China Railway) on Thursday.
Hypersonic missiles travel at more than five times the speed of sound.
They are not as fast as intercontinental ballistic missiles, but they are so difficult to detect in flight that they may render some air defences useless.
China has denied testing hypersonic missiles, but Western experts believe that two rocket launches last summer indicate that its military is well on the way to acquiring them.
China’s new energy is leading again. The world’s first thorium reactor will generate electricity. Why did the United States give up?
Nuclear energy, as a clean energy source, has encountered a “life-and-death” problem. Although countries are looking for new technological routes, China’s third-generation nuclear power is also leading the world, but it has always faced a problem: power generation due to nuclear reactions Uranium-235 is not enough!
The basic principle is to use “thorium 232” to reproduce “uranium 233” and “plutonium 239”, which has obvious advantages, not only can significantly alleviate the shortage of uranium 235, but is also very effective in reducing nuclear waste.
China is one of the few countries in the world with an active nuclear reactor programme, but it has struggled to meet its construction targets after a moratorium on new projects and a long safety probe following Japan’s Fukushima disaster in 2011.
China has launched a new high-temperature gas-cooled nuclear plant in the eastern coastal province of Shandong, the first to make use of ‘pebble bed reactor’ (PBR) technology developed by state-run China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC).
USTC researchers claim quantum breakthrough
This marks the first time any nation has achieved a supercomputer advantage using two different routes
it seems that the Asian nation has leap-frogged its American rival, thanks to the former’s supercomputer breakthrough.
Chinese scientists are claiming to have built the world’s fastest programmable quantum computers, which appear to crack problems that are currently not possible for ”classical” non-quantum computers.
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