Category: South China Morning Post

China’s booming electric-car industry could transform its military’s submarine fleet

A Chinese diesel-electric submarine. Mark Schiefelbein/AFP/Getty Images Chinese researchers say lithium ion batteries could enhance submarines’ survival and fight skills. Solutions for issues with the batteries have been discovered via work within the booming electrical automotive market, their research says. China’s giant fleet of standard submarines could quickly be powered by lithium-ion batteries on account of advances within the nation’s world-leading electric car industry, in…

Chinese military scientists simulated a nuclear blast in space to knock out satellite networks like Starlink

An illustration of SpaceX’s Starlink community of satellites. Getty Images Chinese scientists performed a pc experiment of a nuclear blast in space. The check suggests a detonation in near-space might disable satellite networks like Elon Musk’s Starlink. A nuclear blast in close to space might create a radioactive cloud over an space as large as New York state, crippling or destroying satellites in near-Earth orbit,…