China science, technology news summary -- Oct. 7

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BEIJING, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- The following is a summary of published science and technology news of China.


The feeding behavior of birds is closely related to a single gene that simultaneously regulates bad-tasting molecules and attractive volatiles, according to a new study paper published in the journal Molecular Plant.

A research team from the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology under the Chinese Academy of Sciences has studied the relationship between the feeding behavior of birds and sorghum. They found the bird feeding behavior was controlled by a single gene in sorghum, called Tannin1.


The second China International Digital Economy Expo will be held from Oct. 11 to 13 in Shijiazhuang, north China's Hebei Province.

The expo, co-sponsored by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the Hebei provincial government, is China's only national-level exposition dedicated to the digital economy.

Over 500 enterprises will be attracted to five exhibition areas highlighting the digital economy's role in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei coordinated development, new-generation information technology, intelligent manufacturing and smart society.


Chinese scientists are paying close attention to a repeating fast radio burst by making follow-up observations during the country's National Day holiday.

The repetitive burst, code-named FRB121102, was first discovered in September when researchers processed daily cosmic radio signal data received by the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), also dubbed as the "China Sky Eye." Enditem

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