China science, technology news summary -- March 20

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BEIJING, March 20 (Xinhua) -- The following is a summary of published science and technology news of China.


The lander and rover of the Chang'e-4 probe have resumed work for the 16th lunar day on the far side of the moon after "sleeping" during the extremely cold night.

Both the lander and rover are in normal working order, the Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center of the China National Space Administration said on Thursday.


China will establish a new lab to improve its utilization of saline-alkali land resources, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

The lab is initiated by the Center for Agricultural Resources Research, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology under the CAS, which has more than 30 years of experience in the utilization and amelioration of saline-alkali soil.

The lab will promote technological innovation on saline-alkali soil utilization, as well as facilitating transformation of scientific and technical achievements. It will focus on the efficient utilization of saline-alkali soil, salt water resources and salt-tolerant biological resources.


China's Ministry of Science and Technology has launched an online public service platform to release the latest technologies and innovative products for novel coronavirus epidemic control.

The first batch of 283 products was unveiled on the platform earlier this month, including rapid test kits for the virus infection, artificial intelligence-assisted diagnostic systems, efficient temperature check machines and self-cleaning materials used on walls and in elevators.

These products cover nine aspects, such as diagnosis and treatment, epidemic prevention and control, work resumption, distribution of medical and living materials and community management, according to a ministry statement. Enditem

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