WEEKLY REVIEW (September 9 - September 15)
China Successfully Launches Zhongxing-9B Satellite
A new satellite, Zhongxing-9B, was successfully launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province on September 9. The satellite is equipped with specially designed transponders that can support the transmission of 4K and 8K high-definition video programs.
High-level Radioactive Liquid Waste Solidification Equipment Launched
Able to melt glass raw materials and waste into glass, China's first high-level radioactive liquid waste disposal equipment was officially put into use in Sichuan Province on September 11, making China one of the few countries in the world to have acquired such a technique.
HTR-PM Reactor Achieves First Criticality
According to China Huaneng Group, the first of the two reactors at the demonstration high-temperature gas-cooled reactor plant (HTR-PM) at Shidaowan, in China's Shandong province, attained a sustained chain reaction for the first time on September 12.
Efficient High-dimensional Quantum Communication in High Noise Achieved
Using photons entangled in their spatial degree of freedom, scientists from China and Austria show that the increased noise resistance of high-dimensional entanglement can indeed be harnessed for practical key distribution schemes.