According to an article published in the journal Current Biology, an insect called haidomyrmecine, or hell ant, is considered to be the earliest ant species that lived during the Cretaceous period when dinosaurs took over the world. One of these ants was captured in tree resin and found preserved in amber dating back 100 million years.
A remote sensing study shows that the water environment of the Jiuzhaigou scenic spot in southwest China's Sichuan Province has started to rehabilitate after being hit by an earthquake, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
Chinese researchers have developed an antimicrobial coating with effective protection lasting up to six months. The new coating was developed based on microcapsule technology. A microcapsule, a tiny capsule, contains materials such as drugs and flavors that are released when the capsule is broken, melted or dissolved.
A research team led by LI Xinheng of the Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has prepared high-performance graphene composites through the new preparation method. The study has been published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A.
The 500-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, China's mega science project and the world's largest single-dish radio observatory, has detected hundreds of pulsar candidates, of which 132 have been certified, People's Daily reported on August 5.
China is soliciting ideas for payloads aboard its proposed missions to the moon, an asteroid and a comet, according to the China National Space Administration. It is asking for primary, middle school and university students across the country to provide ideas for payloads that would fly aboard the Chang'e-7 probe to the moon, and on another spacecraft to the asteroid 2016HO3 and the comet 133P.
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