China science, technology news summary -- July 5

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BEIJING, July 5 (Xinhua) -- The following is a summary of published science and technology news of China.


Using China's largest optical telescope, astronomers have discovered a record number of unevolved stars rich in lithium, a key chemical element linking cosmology to the structure and evolution of stars.

With the help of the Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope, a team led by researchers from the National Astronomical Observatories under the Chinese Academy of Sciences has discovered nine new lithium-rich unevolved stars, more than twice as many as previously known.


Chinese researchers have used artificial intelligence (AI) models to predict the risk of glaucoma incidence and progression, according to a recent research article published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Through the research, the researchers from the Sun Yat-sen University in south China's Guangdong Province hoped to develop a clinically feasible deep-learning system for predicting and stratifying the risk of glaucoma onset and progression based on color fundus photographs.


Chinese people's average life expectancy has increased to 77.93 years, a senior health official said on Tuesday. In 2016 when China rolled out the Healthy China 2030 blueprint, the figure was 76.5.

China leads middle and high-income countries in major health indicators, and targets for 2020 set in the blueprint have been achieved in general. Enditem

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