25 November 2019
China is developing robotic arms to help further its advances in space and operate smoothly alongside humans. The technology uses artificial intelligence (AI) with cutting-edge sensors to help the “robot”, essentially a giant arm, grip and lift heavy objects, according to scientists with China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, the state-owned main contractor for the country’s space programme.
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27 November 2019
China is catching up with the United States in research contributions and activity in frontier sciences, and it currently leads the world in 33 out of 137 research topics in cutting-edge and new natural and social science fields, according to the 'Research Front 2019' report. The report suggests that the gap between China and the US in research contributions and activity in frontier sciences is narrowing. The 137 research topics are divided into 10 broad research areas, of those the US leads in seven, while China leads in three. China also has a substantial gap with the US in physics, biology, earth sciences and social sciences such as economics and psychology.
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26 November 2019
The antennas of the low-frequency radio spectrometer on the Chang'e 4 relay satellite Queqiao, have been unfolded, and scientific detection has been started. The NCLE detector is able to observe the radio bursts of Earth, Jupiter and other planets, conduct collaborative observation with the low-frequency radio spectrometer on the lander of the Chang'e 4 probe and similar instruments on Earth, and help explore the exoplanets.
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NCLE project website of the Radboud University
NCLE website of Innovative Solutions In Space company
photos of the unfolding process of the antennas

26 November 2019
China's Chang'e 4 mission team on 25 November received the only Team Gold Medal of the year awarded by Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) of the United Kingdom at its annual award ceremony held in London.
The Team Gold Medal, presented to the Chinese delegation led by Academician Wu Weiren, the Chief Designer of the lunar exploration project of China, is the first award ever that was presented to a team from China by the RAeS since its inception more than 150 years ago.
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26 November 2019
China's rocket-carrying ships Yuanwang-21 and Yuanwang-22 wrapped up their mission of transporting the Long March-5 Y3 rocket and arrived at a port in eastern China's Jiangsu Province on 25 November. The two rocket-carrying ships departed from northern China's Tianjin Port on 22 October and arrived at Qinglan Port in Wenchang in southern China's Hainan Province after a five-day journey.
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26 November 2019
China has played a critical role in bringing expertise to the construction of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project to create the world's largest and most advanced radio telescope, Philip Diamond, director general of SKA Organization, said at the opening ceremony of the four-day SKA Shanghai Meeting on 25 November.
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