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Peking University is a comprehensive and national key university. The campus, known as "Yan Yuan"(the garden of Yan), is situated at Haidian District in the western suburb of Beijing, with a total area of 2,743,532 square metres (or 274 hectares). It stands near to the Yuanmingyuan Garden and the Summer Palace.
Peking University is proud of its outstanding faculty, including 53 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), 7 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), and 14 members of the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). Peking University holds about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
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29 Aug 2022

A New Concept for Low Cost Batteries

Made from inexpensive, abundant materials, an aluminum-sulfur battery could provide low-cost backup storage for renewable energy sources.
21 Aug 2020

NoPo Nanotechnologies

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Electrics and Electronics Becomes User-Dedicated Smart Material

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Alibaba unveils its own AI chip

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