Stephen Chen
Stephen Chen
Beijing
News Editor, Science
Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.

Space power station could point beam to almost any location, making it an ideal to power military equipment or remote outposts, says project team.

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China’s version of GPS, the Beidou satellite navigation system, is now more powerful than ever, thanks to two ground stations in North America.

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Researchers say their technology can boost China’s soft power by beautifying the crew of the Tiangong space station while protecting national security secrets.

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Scientists aim to encourage monkeys to mate in space to improve our understanding of an organism’s adaptation to microgravity and other environmental changes.

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The US has long accused China of stealing space technology, but Artemis programme’s VIPER appears to borrow from Chinese rover Zhu Rong, which features caterpillar-inspired suspension system.

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Computer experiment suggests a warhead detonated in near space could disable threats such as SpaceX’s Starlink satellites while sparing ‘friendly’ spacecraft.

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Marine data expert Li Zhijin, who has also worked for the US Navy and other government agencies, is now employed at top university in Shanghai.

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The Gaofen-5 02 satellite provided the first accurate estimate of the leak from the suspected act of sabotage, scientists involved in the project say.

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Low-cost, lightweight polymer allows national banner to ‘fly with the wind’ on red planet and could be used in interplanetary travel and space infrastructure projects.

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New device uses robotic arms to test an aircraft’s ability to unload cargo, such as a weapon or spacecraft, at extremely fast speeds.

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Researchers say innovation would allow submarines and drones to maintain contact over more than 30,000 sq km and aid communication with smart weapons.

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Peng Xianjue unveils plans for combined fusion-fission reactor that could make China world’s first to achieve the elusive viable energy source.

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