World Expo to popularize technology

2010-01-03 08:51 BJT

Special Report: Shanghai World Expo 2010 |


The 2010 Shanghai World Expo will be notable for its extensive use of science and technology. The event not only offers a stage for groundbreaking achievements, but will also highlight practical examples in both daily life and industry.

Among Shanghai's four exhibition halls, the "Theme Pavilion" is the first to be completed. It employs LED lighting systems and domestically created chips. The advanced design takes up more than 60% of the expo area's lighting. Low carbon and energy saving technologies are also widely used here. Over 1,000 new energy vehicles will be used in and around the venue. Of that number, nearly 200 are powered by fuel cells.

Shou Ziqi, Director of Shanghai Science Committee, said, "The World Expo is a place for practice. It provides opportunities for the application of new technologies, and after that we can further improve the technologies to put them into use sooner, and better."

Some companies have already spread the usage of the LED lighting system from critical sight-viewing to civilian use.

Tourists can see 232 critical projects at this year's World Expo and around 1,100 scientific achievements boasting self-owned intellectual property rights. Organizers say that technologies like solar power systems and electronic labels will become more widely known, and applied, in the wake of the expo.

The 2010 Shanghai World Expo will be notable for its extensive use of science and technology.
The 2010 Shanghai World Expo will be notable for its extensive use of science
and technology.