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China science, technology news summary -- Sept. 24

Xinhua
24 Sep 2020, 17:30 GMT+10

BEIJING, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- The following is a summary of published science and technology news of China.

GRID FINS OF ROCKET

Launch of China's Long March-4B rocket from the northwest of the country earlier this week included the use of grid fins to guide and locate fallen debris from the space vehicle more accurately than before.

The grid-fin system started working after the first and second stages separated. It guided the first stage back to landing areas and transmitted flight information to ground stations, narrowing the range of the landing areas by more than 85 percent.

FLOWER IN AMBER

An international team of researchers reported that a flower could be a condensed shoot, shedding light on the research of floral evolution.

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, University of Vigo in Spain and Fushun Amber Institute analyzed a flower called Dinganthus pentamera embedded in an ancient amber.

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