Construction is currently underway on what will be the world’s largest radio telescope, being built in Southwest China’s Guizhou Province. As it’s name implies, the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, will be 500 meters (1,640 feet) across, surpassing the 305-meter (1,000 foot) Arecibo array in Puerto Rico in size. Unfortunately, 9,110 nearby residents will need to be relocated  by Guizhou’s provincial government before the array goes online next year.
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Chinese researchers have announced that they have made a breakthrough that brings the development of a supersonic submarine one step closer to reality, using a special liquid membrane to reduce the friction that the surrounding water would create on the craft.
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