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Special Awards for National Science and Technology Progress in 2012
China's second moon orbiter, the Chang'e-2, has made China the fourth country to be able to examine an asteroid using a spacecraft. On Dec 13, the Chang'e-2 successfully conducted a maneuver by flying as close as 3 kilometers to asteroid Toutatis, about 7 million km from Earth.
"Key ultra-high-voltage AC power transmission technology research, device development and project application"
China has faced a supply shortage of electricity, and the energy resources are far away from the load areas. To reduce the transmission losses to a manageable level, State Grid Corp of China has developed the technology.
"Safe and efficient exploitation technology for huge, ultra-deep sour gas fields and industry application"
This technology develops huge potential gas reserves in a gas field in Sichuan province while preventing corrosion and leakage.
(China Daily 01/19/2013 page4)