Thursday May 06, 2021

China unveils top 10 scientific advances of 2020

Published : 27 Feb 2021, 19:12

  DF News Desk

The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe lands in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. File Photo: Xinhua.

China's Ministry of Science and Technology unveiled the selected top 10 domestic scientific advances of 2020 Saturday, reported Xinhua.

Chinese scientists' remarkable progress in tackling COVID-19, the Chang'e-5 probe's retrieval of lunar samples, and the deep-sea manned submersible Fendouzhe's diving record topped the list.

Other advances include research on the transmission of human genetic materials, transparent ferroelectric single crystals with ultrahigh piezoelectricity, quantum interference in chemical reactions, as well as biomarkers and potential intervention targets for organ aging in mammals.

Chinese scientists' efforts in measuring the new height of Mount Qomolangma, revealing the evolution and migration history of Chinese populations with ancient DNA, and recreating the history of over 300 million years of biodiversity changes on Earth, are also listed.