Chinese Academy of Sciences

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WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We are increasingly learning how to manipulate the code of life – DNA – and…

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WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF China is taking the hypersonic bull by the horns and innovating new energy and weapons…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to genetically re-engineer chromosomes is the genetic equivalent of being able to re-write…

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WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Cholesterol can be a killer but detecting and measuring it is normally invasive and tricky,…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of everything is fast – and this is the world’s fastest and most…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF China wants to have technological superiority and self-reliance by 2035, this is another step on…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today’s electronics are static, but tomorrow’s electronics will be able to re-configure themselves automatically as…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As computers are embedded into everything, from wearables and clothing, to even human cells, they’ve…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Corruption is endemic, and now China’s AI powered anti-corruption program is getting shut down in…