Latest news on research and breakthroughs by Chinese scientists, as the country ramps up investment in science and innovation as part of its ambitions to become a world-leading power by 2035, and other developments worldwide.
AstraZeneca decision follows Hong Kong labs move by UN vaccine body and Cambridge University.
Earthshot Prize for start-up GRST and its eco-friendly lithium battery technology shows Hong Kong has what it takes to confront environmental challenges.
The 10th anniversary of the massive global infrastructure programme recalls how it is working closely with developing countries to acquire much-needed technical know-how for growth and development.
‘Oppenheimer’ the movie got on my nerves, so I reread a book by Werner Heisenberg to calm down.
Scientists’ work on mRNA technology paved the way for vaccines in the global fight against Covid-19 and raises Hong Kong hopes of becoming a biotech hub.
Progress in science and other human endeavours depends on global collaboration, which has been put in peril by US-China tensions.
Chip war between US and China fails to stop scientists building one of the top supercomputers in the world.
Readers discuss the dangers of ignoring safety requirements for children in cars, the narrow focus of Hong Kong education, a new grant in support of mental health, and more resources for STEM teaching.
Genetic evidence suggests a second wild plant from Mexico may have helped the crop to become adopted as a staple food source across the Americas.
China was found to have the highest death toll related to air pollution, followed by India. Scientists have urged countries to phase out fossil fuels ‘to improve health and save lives’.
From countries joining China’s agricultural monitoring system to Hong Kong’s children suffering from mental disorders, here are a few highlights from SCMP’s recent reporting.
In exception to congressional Wolf Amendment, the space agency is encouraging applications to its Chinese counterpart.
The Chinese network is expected to serve industries ranging from aviation and navigation to emergency services and energy and requires far fewer satellites compared to Elon Musk’s low-orbit constellation.
SpinQ’s QPU chip is a sign of successful venture into standardised mass production of the tech.
Photographs – taken by a Shenzhou 16 astronaut from a few hundred metres above the structure – show its three modules, giant solar panels and robotic arm.
Following the approval of Toripalimab by the Food and Drug Administration, two more Chinese-made cancer drugs have received approval for distribution in the US.
The race for the moon gains momentum as China adds another partner to its lunar base project.
Developing countries sign up to Chinese agricultural monitoring system to help predict market fluctuations.
Simulated war game shows new US stealth bomber may fall foul of missiles using the ‘Qian Xuesen trajectory’.
A new screening model for the type of cancer that killed Apple co-founder Steve Jobs could help save thousands of lives.
An experimental model with the cutting-edge ceramic applied saved over 20 per cent of air-conditioning energy, say scientists who see it as an additional tool to combat global warming.
The 4 million panels in the desert outside Abu Dhabi will reduce carbon emissions by 2.4 million tonnes per year and power 200,000 households.
Beijing and Shanghai once again rank in top five for high-quality research according to annual Nature Index, while nearly 30 other Chinese cities jump up the list, with up-and-comer Hefei beating London and Los Angeles and Guangzhou surpassing Paris.
Chinese-American biochemist Wang Xiaodong says Chinese research is moving into developing innovative new medicines.
Researchers conclude ‘space junk’ that crashed into lunar surface last year was from Long March rocket used in China’s 2014 Chang’e-5 test mission, and depressions caused by impact suggest it was carrying ‘undisclosed’ devices or instruments.
Sensor which mimics a human fingertip could help people with prostheses feel sensation again
Believed to be the first in the world, the new branch reports to high levels of the PLA, paper shows.
Cutting the amount of municipal waste going into landfill could help achieve global targets, but it needs to be done ‘rapidly’.
Biodegradable energy storage device could one day be powering drug delivery implants.
Epicentre for deadly H5N1 virus has shifted, carried across the world by wild birds in ‘environmental disaster’, International research team led by University of Hong Kong finds.
Science journal Nature has retracted a paper by a team of US scientists which claimed to have created a room-temperature superconducting material.
The agreement signed in 1979 has survived 44 years of diplomatic ups and downs but could lapse within months if not renegotiated.
Results of a study have shown GraphCast performed better than Pangu-Weather in most tests.