City's innovation hub maps out future for children

Li Qian
Zhangjiang has become the first area of the city to map a journey into science for children.
Li Qian
City's innovation hub maps out future for children
Ti Gong

The science route.

Zhangjiang has become the first area of the city to map a journey into science for children.

Zhangjiang, known as the city’s innovation highland with 15 museums, science facilities and research centers, has designed a scientific tourist route for children.

It hopes to provide a small window into science for young children, and foster budding scientists.

The first stop is ZhangJiang AI Pavilion, also known as Future Park.

It has a 5,000-square-meter indoor space, displaying more than 200 exhibits from more than 70 companies in Shanghai covering smart manufacturing, smart healthcare and smart city. The outdoor space, comprising 20,000 square meters, provides an innovation application pilot area for advanced technologies including self-driving.

The route also includes COMAC Shanghai Aircraft Design & Research Institute, where China’s first domestically developed narrow-body passenger plane the C919, domestically developed regional jet the ARJ21 and Sino-Russian project the CR929 were designed and made.

In the Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute, children will be impressed by the country’s shipbuilding industries through holographic projection display and simulation experience.

The Shanghai Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine leads children to explore the culture and history of TCM, and understand the role of TCM in today’s medicine, including treatment of COVID-19.

Shanghai Supercomputer Center has opened a science and technology museum, where children can get to know the 80-year-development of computers.

Last year, the Shanghai Supercomputer Center introduced “Magic Cube III,” a petaflop supercomputer with a peak speed of 3.3 petaflops. A petaflop is a quadrillion floating-point operations per second.

“Magic Cube III” has helped scientists and engineers across the country to deal with puzzles in life science, universe evolution, climate change, gene testing and aircraft design.

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