Month: July 2019

CAS Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics develops rechargeable aqueous planar Zn//MnO2 micro-batteries fabricated by screen printing technology

The group of WU Zhongshuai from DICP has used a thixotropic ink based on manganese dioxide, zinc powder and graphene as active materials, to produce the positive, negative electrodes and the current collector of Zn//MnO2 batteries, respectively. In a multi-step screen printing process, a simple and low-cost preparation of planar Zn//MnO2 micro-batteries was achieved. The Zn//MnO2 batteries showed exceptional […]

Alipay starts payment based on face recognition, beauty filters for ladies

An improved facial recognition point-of-sales system of Alipay, named Dragonfly, has been upgraded by “beauty filters”, upon complaint by female consumers that facial recognition machines captured unflattering images. According to the company, this new feature has attracted more female consumers to pay with this system. Alipays new system is now installed in over 40 Xinhua Bookstores […]

Alipay offers software to help sort garbage

The Chinese government has set a goal of 35 percent for household garbage recycling by 2020, and Shanghai has put into effect compulsory regulations from July 1, 2019. 45 other cities are about to follow soon. In response to this move, Alipay offers the beta phase of a “Garbage classification guide” that has indexed over […]

Ministry of Science and Technology defines “synthetic biology” as a key special project

In a recent announcement, 13 projects with a total funding of 267 million yuan were noted. Some major projects are:  “Redesign and construction of microorganisms for synthesis of chemicals” PI ZHENG Yuguo of Zhejiang University of Technology, 33.77 million yuan “Design and reconstruction of unicellular eukaryotic microalgae for engineering of medicinal products” PI HU Zhangli […]

Guangdong plans for Comprehensive National Science Center in the Greater Bay Area

The Greater Bay Area consists of Hong Kong, Macao and nine cities in Guangdong province — Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Huizhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing. Since Oct. 2018, the region is connected via the 29 km Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao bridge. The government has now unveiled plans to build a comprehensive national science center in this […]

China’s first hydrogen gas station built in Guangdong

Sinopec announced that the company completed China’s first gas station in Foshan City. It supplies gasoline, hydrogen and electric energy in addition to convenience services. A “Blue Book of China’s Hydrogen Energy Infrastructure” issued by the National Hydrogen Energy Standardization Committee states that by 2030, 1,000 hydrogen refueling stations will be built, and hydrogen fuel […]

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