China science, technology news summary -- April 2

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BEIJING, April 2 (Xinhua) -- The following is a summary of published science and technology news of China.


China's lunar rover Yutu-2, or Jade Rabbit-2, has driven about 424 meters on the far side of the moon to conduct scientific exploration of the virgin territory.

Both the lander and the rover of the Chang'e-4 probe have ended their work for the 16th lunar day, and switched to dormant mode for the lunar night due to the lack of solar power, according to the Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center of the China National Space Administration.

The rover has helped scientists unveil the secrets buried deep under the surface on the far side of the moon, enriching human's understanding about the history of celestial collision and volcanic activities and shedding new light on the geological evolution on the moon.


Chinese researchers are working on a scientific survey to measure the depths of major lakes in Hoh Xil in the northwestern part of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said Wednesday.

They have for the first time obtained data of large and medium-sized lakes and drilled many lake cores, filling the gap of basic geographic information of lakes in the region.


China's first self-developed carbon ion therapy facility has been put into clinical use for cancer patients, according to its developers.

The first five patients have received the treatment in the Wuwei Tumor Hospital in northwest China's Gansu Province since March 26.

Carbon ions are heavier than protons and can deposit more energy in tumor tissues. An alternative to surgery, carbon ion therapy is recognized as the next promising cancer treatment. It can kill tumors that are resistant to traditional radiation therapy. Enditem

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