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China science, technology news summary — Oct. 25 – Big News Network


BEIJING, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) — The following is a summary of published science and technology news of China.

PLATINUM ALLOY CATALYST

Chinese scientists have recently developed a new approach to produce a series of high-performance platinum alloy catalysts, which is expected to lower the cost of hydrogen fuel cells significantly and promote their industrialization.

With platinum-based catalysts, hydrogen fuel cells can convert chemical energy into electricity through a chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen.

TESTING LAB FOR COVID-19

After more than 20 hours of construction and debugging, the “Falcon” air-inflated laboratory for COVID-19 nucleic acid testing entered operation Sunday in Lanzhou, capital of northwest China’s Gansu Province.

The newly-built lab, with a daily maximum testing capacity of 80,000 tubes, or 800,000 people if using pool testing methods, will aid Lanzhou’s second round of citywide testing.

IOT EXPOSITION

The 2021 World Internet of Things (IoT) Exposition, China’s top IoT event, kicked off Saturday in the city of Wuxi, east China’s Jiangsu Province.

The IoT industry has become one of the key industries for the development of the digital economy in China, with its scale exceeding 2.4 trillion yuan (about 375.8 billion U.S. dollars) by the end of 2020.



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