China science, technology news summary — May 18 – Big News Network

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BEIJING, May 18 (Xinhua) — The following is a summary of published science and technology news of China.

COSMIC RAYS ORIGIN

Chinese scientists have detected a dozen ultra-high-energy cosmic accelerators within the Milky Way, which could overturn humanity’s understanding of the galaxy and help reveal the origin of cosmic rays that have puzzled scientists for a century.

The findings were based on the observations of China’s Large High Altitude Air Shower Observatory, one of the country’s key national science and technology infrastructure facilities, which is under construction in Daocheng, southwest China’s Sichuan Province.

MOBILE VACCINATION VEHICLE

A new and improved mobile vaccination vehicle will go into service on the streets of Beijing this month, facilitating the large-scale delivery of COVID-19 vaccinations.

Developed by the Chinese automaker Foton Motor Group, the new bus-like vehicle is an improvement on one put into service in March, making use of an entirely new electric-vehicle body.

It is equipped with new facilities designed to assist the elderly and handicapped people, such as a low floor near the front and a wheelchair ramp in the back.

COVID-19

China’s top epidemiologist Zhong Nanshan has called for global solidarity and cooperation to fight against COVID-19 and prevent the next pandemic.

Zhong, a member of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response, made the comments during a recent exclusive interview with Xinhua.

Zhong highlighted the proposal of setting up a Global Health Threats Council to get the attention of the highest-level political leaders.

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