On April 19th, according to the Chinese Consulate-General in Chiang Mai, Lin Hui, a giant panda on loan to Thailand, passed away at 1:10 am local time.
On March 15th, Haihu Wen's team submitted a 16-page research paper authored by nine different experts on the preprinted website arXiv, which denied Dias's research conclusion. The paper concludes: "Our experiments clearly show that there is no superconductivity in lutetium nitrogen hydrogen material LuH2 xNy from ambient pressure to 6.3 GPa and temperature as low as 10K (about-263 degrees Celsius)."
On November 30, a Chinese research team published a paper entitled "A membrane-based seawater electron for hydrogen generation" in Nature, which has solved an important problem of hydrogen production by direct electrolysis of seawater.
Meituan, a top Chinese e-commerce platform specializing in home delivery and life services, established the Meituan Academy of Robotics Shenzhen (MARS) in the southern province of Guangdong on November 29.
Yi Ma, a Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, announced that "Starting in Jan. 1, I will serve as the director of a new Institute of Data Science of Hong Kong University."
According to market survey results recently released by analysis and consultancy firm Omdia, the e-sports market with the highest income in the world has changed from the U.S. to China in the past five years.
Wang Jingdong, Senior Principal Research Manager with the Visual Computing Group, Microsoft Research Asia, has left his position. People predict that Wang may now be preparing to join Baidu.
On the morning of April 4th, OPPO announced the official establishment of the OPPO Research Institute, with its headquarter in Shenzhen and other six other branches in different cities.