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China science, technology news summary -- July 2

Xinhua
02 Jul 2020, 13:05 GMT+10

BEIJING, July 2 (Xinhua) -- The following is a summary of published science and technology news of China.

BDS SATELLITE

The newly-launched last satellite of China's BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) successfully entered the long-term operation mode on July 1.

It marked that all 30 satellites of the BDS-3 system have been operating in the long-term mode, a major step forward for BDS to provide full services to the world.

SUPERCOMPUTER TIANHE-3

A 3D model of China's supercomputer Tianhe-3 made its debut at the fourth World Intelligence Congress, which was held online in north China's Tianjin Municipality.

The National Supercomputer Center in Tianjin exhibited the 3D model of the exascale supercomputer and its wide application in people's life.

OFFSHORE WIND TURBINE

China's new seven-megawatt offshore wind turbine has rolled off the production line. The semi-direct-drive wind turbine was developed by the CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Co. Ltd. in Zhuzhou, central China's Hunan Province. After installation, the wind turbine is expected to generate 30 million kWh of electricity annually.

ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION

A Chinese research team announced it has transplanted organs from a gene-edited pig to three monkeys, setting a new record as one of them has been surviving for 18 days now. The experiment indicates that transplants between different species can help solve the problem of human organ shortage.

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