26 Jan 2018

HIGH TECH INNOVATIONS IN CHINA

China’s innovations are leading the world efforts to make breakthroughs in fields of science and technology. The vitality of China’s innovation comes from the revolutionary reforms over the past five years in China’s science and technology system.

These innovations have completely changed people’s lifestyle in China and now they are also reshaping the way of living worldwide and they include:

The Transit Elevated Bus

This is considered as the future of public transport in China. The transit elevated bus glides over other cars in order to avoid traffic and can carry up to 1200 passengers at a time. With this, there is no fear of running late for work anymore in China.

 

 

 

Dockless Shared Bicycles

This is a popular transportation option for a short-distance journey in China. Just like “bicycle” Uber.  Google maps and GPS are used to locate the nearest bike. A fleet of bike shares commonly seen in the streets of China are orange Mobike, yellow ofo, and Xiaoming in light blue. This medium of transportation have also been adopted in countries like U.S., U.K., Singapore, and Japan and tagged Made in China.

 

 

Massive Waste-to-Energy Plant

This is designed to recycle 5,000 tonnes of waste every day into power, with the aim of rapidly offsetting the expanding dumps in China. Though the plant is due to open in 2020 and 2020 is only meters away.

 

 

 

Floating Solar Power

This project is estimated to be completed in May 2018, and will officially break the record for the largest floating solar power in the world. Though, floating solar technology is not new, and has been used before in Japan, Israel, and the U.K. but, China again wins on this scale.

Floating solar panels have a lot of benefits: Lower temperatures simply by being on the water. the lack of surrounding dust and dirt means panels will stay clean longer. when installed in irrigation or drinking water reservoirs, it will also reduce water loss through evaporation.

 

Five-Hundred-Meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST)

This will become the biggest single-aperture radio telescope on the planet, with 4,600 triangular panels. Its construction began in 2011 and after more than five years of construction, the last of the telescope’s reflecting panels was installed on 3rd of July 2016 marking the completion of major construction work.

 

 

Tianhe-2

The Tianhe-2 is a 33.86-petaflop supercomputer which has topped the world’s most powerful high-powered computing lists for years and can do more than 33,862 million operations every second. Though it’s by far the most powerful in terms of calculation capacity, however, critics said it’s not as functionally useful as other supercomputers in U.S and Japan.

 

 

 

Article by: Busayo Tomoh

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