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Micro lunar orbiter;seaborne rocket launch; robot writer; diagnostic tech

(Xinhua)    10:06, August 05, 2019

BEIJING, Aug. 4 -- The following are the highlights of China's key technology news from the past week:

MICRO LUNAR ORBITER

China's micro lunar orbiter Longjiang-2 has crashed into the Moon under ground control after it completed its mission, according to the Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center of the China National Space Administration.

The micro satellite crashed into a predetermined area on the far side of the Moon at 10:20 p.m. on July 31 (Beijing Time).

SEABORNE ROCKET LAUNCH

China plans to start the construction of a homeport for seaborne rocket launches in Yantai, east China's Shandong Province, this year, according to the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC).

The project aims to make seaborne rocket launches a frequent occurrence, said CASTC.

ROBOT WRITER

China Science Daily announced Thursday that it had used software to automatically generate news stories about the latest discoveries from the world's leading science journals.

The robot science reporter, called "Xiaoke," was co-created by the newspaper and researchers from Peking University in about half a year.

DIAGNOSTIC TECH

A new diagnostic technology developed by Chinese scientists for improving coronary heart disease treatment has received market approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to China's .

The technology, called Quantitative Flow Ratio measurement system, was jointly developed by Pulse Medical Imaging Technology (Shanghai) Co and a group of researchers with Shanghai Jiaotong University.

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