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Top 10 news stories on scientific development in 2008

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The Top 10 News Stories on Scientific Development in 2008 at home and abroad were announced on January 18. They were selected by 522 academicians from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE).

The Top 10 News Stories on Scientific Development in 2008 in China were:

--the successful launch of Shenzhou VII and China's first spacewalk

--a major breakthrough in research and industrialization of China's Next Generation Internet (CNGI)

--the opening of China's first world-class high speed railway between Beijing and Tianjin

--the publishing of research results for the first Chinese human genome sequence

--the successful completion of construction of the second phase of the Beijing Electron Positron Collider (BEPC II) project

--Dawn 5000A's ranking among the world's top 10 supercomputers

--the completion of the Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST) with the highest spectrum acquiring rate in the world

--the successful first test flight of China's first independently-developed regional jet

--the successful test completion of the quantum repeater

--and the insect-resistant transgenic cotton which allows crops in northern China to be free from insect damage

The Top 10 News Stories on Scientific Development in 2008 in the world were:

--new developments in embryonic stem cell research

--the Phoenix Lander's successful landing on Mars and the discovery of water there

--the development of a supercomputer with the fastest operation speed in the world

--the formal launching of Europe's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project

--the development of a nanomachine that kills cancer cells

--the engineering of the first human nerve-cell tissue system

--a major breakthrough in iron-based superconducting material research

--the first complete mapping of the structural core of the human cerebral cortex

--the discovery that hydrocarbons found on Titan exceed oil and gas reserves on Earth

--and the completion of the largest-ever survey on human genetic diversity.

The selection is an annual event which has been held 15 times, co-sponsored by the General Office of the Academic Divisions of the CAS, the General Office of the Academic Divisions of the CAE and the Science Times

Throughout the years, the Top 10 played a positive role in helping the general public have a deeper understanding of new trends in scientific development at home and abroad while publicizing and popularizing science and technology.

By People's Daily Online
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