BEIJING, May 7 (Xinhua) -- The following is a summary of published science and technology news of China.
RESEARCH ON WINGED DINOSAURS
A Chinese study found that running may have caused early winged dinosaurs to flap their wings before they evolved the ability to fly, providing new insights into the origin of avian flight.
Researchers reported that they first used a mathematical approach to analyze the mechanical effects of running on various parts of a Caudipteryx.
CAE NEW MEMBERS
The Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), one of the country's top academic institutions, has recently unveiled a list of 531 candidates for its new member selection, the China Science Daily reported Monday.
SATELLITE DATA FOR URBAN PLANNING
Chinese researchers used satellite remote sensing data to record 40 years of human settlement changes in China, providing data support for urban planning and management.
According to the results of this study, impervious surface areas in China have grown rapidly in the past 40 years. In 2017, China's urban settlement area was about 146,000 square kilometers. The top five provinces in terms of urban expansion area were Shandong, Jiangsu, Guangdong, Hebei and Henan.
PEANUT GENOME SEQUENCING
An international research team has completed the genome sequencing of the cultivated peanut plant, providing an insight into oil crop domestication.
It was the first genome sequencing of the entire peanut plant in the world, based on which the plant's gene functional groups implicated in seed oil content and disease resistance were found.
5G-ASSISTED MEDICAL TREATMENT
Doctors in a hospital in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou conducted on Monday an ultrasound scan for a patient 60 km away using 5G wireless technology.
During the 20-minute scan, three doctors in Guangzhou First People's Hospital operated via a 5G network a robotic arm that performed the ultrasound scan for a patient in a hospital in Guangzhou's Nansha district, and monitored the whole process through large screens in front of them. Enditem