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China's top 10 scientific breakthroughs of 2011

By Zhao Yongxin (People's Daily)

08:53, January 20, 2012

Edited and Translated by People's Daily Online

China’s Top 10 Scientific Achievements 2011 elected by academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering was announced on Jan .17 in Beijing.

The 10 achievements are:

The successful rendezvous of Tiangong-1 and Shenzhou-8

China’s first manned deep-sea submersible Jiaolong successfully reached a depth of 5,188 meters.

The yield of China's hybrid rice breed, known as super rice, has exceeded 900 kg per mu (0.067 hectare).

China completed the construction of its first superconducting transformer substation.

A new mechanism of brain neural network was discovered.

China invented world’s largest high-speed laser equipment.

A new target for liver cancer prognosis judgment and treatment was discovered.

China’s first fast breeding reactor was combined to the grid and started generating power.

The first deep-water drilling platform was delivered in Shanghai.

Deep geological exploration started a new era for geology.


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PD User at 2012-01-2160.53.52.*
Share the super rice technology with other countries and the West will steal it and slightly modify it and claim they"ve invented it. Keep the technology in China for the time being.
ASEAN at 2012-01-20220.255.1.*
Great !Congratulation for the Great Achievement !I have great confident that China"s progress can benefit many countries in the world. Share your super rice technology with the poor countries in Latin America and Africa.

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