hina, said

ingyun made its maiden flight in 2015, making it the second low-cost, multipurpose hypersonic vehicle known to the public - the other is the HIFiRE vehicle jointly developed ▓by the United States and Australia.A scramjet engine can be used to make s

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uperfast cruise missiles that can penetrate anti-missile defenses. Technologies from the engine can a▓lso be applied to space

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shuttles able to make multiple trips and rendering space exploration and tourism cheaper and more viable.F▓itted on a passen

hnology Wang Z

ger jet, the engine could propel the aircraft from Beij▓ing to New York in about two hours. While civilian use of this technolo

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gy is still in its infancy, Chinese scientists from the CAS have successfull

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AS. An exascale supercomputer can ma

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ke a quintillion - the number one fo

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llowed by 18 zeros - calculations per s▓econd. That is 10 times faster than the current world champion, the Chinese Sunway TaihuLight super computer.A major challenge for the design of such a computer is the cooling sys▓tem. Sugon engineers have cr

ecent Chinese scientif

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ang said.Bai Chunli, p

resident of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said this year's science week features much new scientific hardwa

re tha▓t is unfamilia

r to the public yet crucial for groundbreaking scientific research."Letting the public see it firsthand will f

oster greater u▓nders

tand and appreciation for this cutting-edge hardware and China's overall scientific development in recent year

s," he said.Lingyun 1,

a hypersonic aircraft that can travel at more than five times the speed of sound, or 6,10▓0 kilometer per ho

ur, made its public de

but at the mus▓eum on Saturday. It was developed by the College of Aerospace Science and Technology at the Na