Tech News Summary:
- Dongguan in Guangdong province has surpassed its manufacturing stereotype and earned the title of “world factory” due to its innovative advances in high technology and new energy sources, driving China’s economic growth.
- A joint archaeological team made significant discoveries of over 200 cultural relics, including an iron anchor and various ceramics, dating back to 500 years at the site of two ancient shipwrecks lying 1,500 meters below southern waters in China’s sea, opening new insights into ancient trade routes.
- Preservation of cultural heritage sites like Dunhuang’s Mogao Grottoes is being achieved using digitization methods. Experts captured over 4,000 photos to present replicas of the murals that span thousands of years and measure 13.5 meters long by five meters high, allowing visitors to appreciate ancient Buddhist artworks fully.
China’s tech scene is booming with new advancements and innovations coming out every day. Here’s a rundown of the latest science and technology news from June 13:
1. China successfully launches new Earth observation satellite.
China has successfully launched a new Earth observation satellite named Gaofen-9 06. This satellite will be used for land surveying, mapping, and monitoring crops. It has a high-resolution camera that can capture images with a resolution of up to 0.8 meters.
2. Tencent and Geely to work together on electric cars.
Chinese internet giant Tencent and automaker Geely have announced plans to work together on developing new electric cars. The two companies will collaborate on research and development, as well as manufacturing and marketing. The partnership is aimed at tapping into the growing demand for electric vehicles in China and around the world.
3. Chinese researchers develop new nanomaterial for water purification.
Chinese researchers have developed a new nanomaterial that can effectively remove heavy metal ions from water. The material is made from porous carbon and has a high surface area, which allows it to absorb large amounts of pollutants. The new material could be used to purify drinking water and industrial wastewater.
4. JD.com announces plans for new unmanned delivery stations.
Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com has announced plans to build new unmanned delivery stations in rural areas. The stations will use automated robots to deliver packages and other goods to customers. The move is aimed at boosting the company’s presence in rural areas and improving the efficiency of its logistics operations.
5. Huawei unveils new foldable smartphone.
Chinese tech company Huawei has unveiled a new foldable smartphone named the Mate X2. The device features an 8-inch OLED display when unfolded and a 6.45-inch OLED display when folded. It also has a new hinge mechanism that allows for a smoother folding experience. The Mate X2 is expected to go on sale in China later this month.