Month: January 2017

CAS QIBEBT group develops in-depth metagenomic analysis software

The group around Xiaquan SU at QIBEBT has developed a software Parallel-Meta-3, which allows to extract rRNA segment, copy number, functional gene prediction, diversity analysis, biomarker screening, and symbiotic network analysis. It provides significant advantages in accuracy and comprehensiveness by a fully automated analysis. China Bioindustry news, January 25, 2017

CAS QIBEBT group creates tough photoresponsive nanomaterials by coupling alginate to WS2

The Biomimetic Smart Material Group at QIBEBT (Chaoxu LI) found that ultrasonically exfoliated WS2 strongly bound in thin layers to alginate. The nanofilm exhibited excellent mechanical properties with a high tensile strength and toughness superior to natural bio-composites such as nacre, bone and dentin. It can be self-heated up to 300 oC within several seconds […]

China’s R&D spending has reached 2.1 % of GDP in 2016

China’s investment in R&D is expected to have reached 1.54 trillion yuan (around 223 billion U.S. dollars) in 2016, accounting for 2.1 percent of GDP, according to Science and Technology Minister Wan Gang. R&D expenditure increased by 9 percent from 2015, with over 78 percent of the spending coming from enterprises, mainly for technology transfer. […]

Xi Xiping honours Bielefeld chemist with 2016 International Science and Technology Cooperation Award of the People’s Republic of China

The honour was awarded to Prof. Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus, a physicochemist at Bielefeld University, for establishing basic research on the effective use of energy and clean combustion. In October 2016, Kohse-Höinghaus had already received the Friendship Award for International Experts and in January 2016 the prize of the CAS for International Cooperation. CAS news release, January […]

China develops its own ballpoint pen tips

China, the world’s biggest manufacturer of ballpoint pens, has finally developed its own pen tips, ending a long-term reliance on imported ones from Japan. Taiyuan Iron & Steel (Group), or TISCO, said it has mastered the production of steel components for pen tips after trying for five years. Stationery manufacturers in China produce 38 billion […]

China to invest 2.5 trillion Yuan in renewable energy during 135″”

According to a spokesman of China’s National Energy Bureau, China’s investments in renewable energy during the 13th Five-Year Plan” will include hydropower, wind power, solar energy, biomass and geothermal energy and add up to 2.5 trillion Yuan. By 2020, China’s hydropower capacity should reach 380 million kilowatts, wind power more than 210 million kilowatts, solar […]

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