Chinese scientist YAO Tandong received 2017 Vega Medal in Stockholm on Wednesday, recognizing his contributions to research on glaciers and the environment on the Tibetan Plateau. His research focuses on glaciers and environment on the Tibetan Plateau, especially within the cryospheric research field. YAO is internationally acknowledged as one of the most accomplished scientists in the field of cryospheric study.
A Battery Prototype Powered by Atmospheric Nitrogen[Apr 17, 2017]
As the most abundant gas in Earth's atmosphere, nitrogen has been an attractive option as a source of renewable energy. But nitrogen gas doesn't break apart under normal conditions. Researchers in China present one approach to capturing atmospheric nitrogen that can be used in a battery.
A cooperation agreement signed in Xinjiang on Apr. 6 will further advance the joint efforts between China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on protecting the Asian Houbara, a bird species that breeds in desert areas and is under grave threats. The two sides will continue collaborating on the protection and ecological monitoring of the Asian Houbara population.
A research team led by NIGPAS reported the oldest, morphologically specialized, and obligate termitophiles from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber, which represent the oldest known termitophiles, and reveal that ancient termite societies were quickly invaded by beetles about 99 million years ago.
Nature Reserves Save Finless Porpoises[Apr 12, 2017]
Four finless porpoises from Poyang Lake in east China have been relocated to waters in a nature reserve in Hubei Province. The porpoises, two males and two females, were transferred to the Hewangmiao nature reserve along traffic-free sections of the Yangtze River in Hubei, according to sources with the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Hydrobiology.
Chinese scientists are developing the world's first quantum computer, which will be much faster than current supercomputers and is expected to come into fruition in a few years, according to a top scientist. Chinese scientists are able to control the change between single particles and the quantum state, a big step in quantum communication and computing, said Bai Chunli, president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
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