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Scientist focuses on smog and micro-world

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2014-04-12 11:09

Scientist focuses on smog and micro-world

A picture of smog particles under the microscope taken by Zhang Chao [Photo provided to China Daily]

It has been two years since China Daily last interviewed 31-year-old Zhang Chao. The Beijing-based micrograph enthusiast still wears the same hair style, even the same coat.

But one thing is very different: He's become a celebrity in cyberspace almost overnight, after his pictures, which depict what the rampant smog in Beijing looks like under his microscope, spread like a virus on China's major micro-blogging site Sina Weibo, since he posted them last Friday. Now the media is hounding him for interviews. more

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