The Top Science and Technology News of 2015 was announced in Beijing on January 19, 2016.

Sponsored by Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Chinese Academy of Engineering, academicians at the two institutions voted on what news should be on the list.

The top 10 domestic achievements were led by the country's breakthrough in quantum communication research, which was praised as one of the greatest physics breakthroughs of 2015 by the European Physical Society.

The list also featured China's accomplishments in space technology, including launch of the first satellite for the global service of the Beidou Navigation Satellite System, and launch of the carrier rocket Long March-6, which carried 20 micro-satellites for space tests.

In terms of transportation, China's first domestically-produced large passenger aircraft, C919, was joined by permanent magnetic motor technology used in high-speed trains.

News on the Weyl fermion, spliceosome, relativistic jets, cellular signaling and China's first liquid metal machines were also on the list.

As for the top 10 pieces of international sci-tech news of 2015, the success of the Cancer Genome Atlas project and the Ebola vaccine led the chart.

This was the 22nd annual voting on the top sci-tech news.

Source: Xinhua 

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