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World's top 10 scientific breakthroughs of 2011

By Zhao Yongxin (People's Daily)

16:28, January 19, 2012

Edited and Translated by People's Daily Online

The World Top 10 World Scientific Achievements 2011 elected by academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering were announced on Jan .17 in Beijing.

The World Top 10 Scientific Achievements 2011 are:

The United Kingdom developed the new method of producing the ultra-thin nanosheet.

The world’s first largest solar-powered airplane took off.

Scientists successfully “held” antimatter atoms for as long as 1,000 seconds.

The United States successfully developed the first biological laser of the world.

The United States successfully developed anti-laser.

U.S. Mars detector “Curiosity” was launched

It is demonstrated for the first time that a crystal can store information encoded into entangled quantum states of photons;

Chinese and foreign scientists completed the potato genomic sequencing.

Japan developed the fastest computer of the world.

The Netherlands produced the smallest molecule “electrically driven vehicle.”


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CK Wong at 2012-01-19124.13.180.*
Yes wonderful inventions and latest dicoveries of science. Most of the item are due to scaercity of world resources and alternative cheaper and cleaner energy, and very likely most this items are to be used in space programme. The nanotech means lighter space craft and laser to used for space exploration. Human will beusing less energy and less material to do more works, but the safty of the earth still boils down to are we willing to share among us and the politicians' will power to keep the world a better place by being more sincere to each others for the sake of mankind.

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