BEIJING, April 22 (Xinhua) -- The following is a summary of recent science and technology news of China.
AID FOR B&R SCIENCE PROJECTS
The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has provided over 1.8 billion yuan (about 268 million U.S. dollars) for Belt and Road (B&R) science and technology projects since the B&R Initiative was proposed in 2013.
Meanwhile, the CAS has trained nearly 5,000 high-level sci-tech talents for B&R countries and regions, including more than 1,500 with Ph.D. or master degrees in science and engineering. Many of them have returned home and become a new force in building the B&R.
A mass application of drones for artificial pollination is helping fruit farmers in Korla, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, to take advantage of a full-blossom period of fruit plants in the next two weeks to grow premium fruits.
NEW CATALYST TO MAKE HYDROGEN FUEL
Chinese scientists used an alloy to produce hydrogen energy by developing a new catalyst.
The new catalyst can greatly cut the cost of hydrogen production through electrolysis of water compared with Iridium dioxide, a catalyst that is widely used in production.