The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) on Friday unveiled their selection of top 10 domestic and international science news stories from 2013.
The top 10 domestic science news stories include: the soft-landing of Chang'e-3 on the moon; the successful launch of the Shenzhou-10 spacecraft; the quantum anomalous Hall effect being found in an experiment for the first time; and tracing the source of H7N9 avian flu and making important breakthroughs in studying inter-species transmission of H5N1 avian flu.
Filling out the domestic list are: Tianhe-2 remaining the world's top supercomputer; successful development of the world's lightest material; development of the world's only practical deep-ultraviolet diode-pumped solid-state laser; ultra-high resolution Raman imaging of a single molecule; the development of a nuclear power generator with the world's largest unit capacity; and the world's first mimicry computer.
The top 10 international stories include: a man-made space probe flying outside of the solar system; the first viable living tissue from a 3D printer; development of the world's first carbon nanotube computer; finding the four-stranded structures of human DNA; the capture of high-energy neutrinos from outside the lunar system for the first time; successful cultivation of human embryonic stem cells; the world's biggest astronomical telescope entering use; the first ultra-high definition 3D atlas of the human brain; the first long-range control between two human brains; and the launch of 32 satellites with one rocket.
This was the 20th time that the CAS and CAE have unveiled the list.
(Xinhua News Agency January 24, 2014)