Month: September 2020

Tsinghua University explores memristors for neural signal analysis

The group around WU Huaqiang has demonstrated that memory resistor- or memristor-based systems are capable to analyze signals in the analog domain with high efficiency. As a proof-of-concept demonstration, memristor arrays were used to implement the filtering and identification of epilepsy-related neural signals, achieving a high accuracy of 93.46%. Remarkably, the memristor-based system showed a nearly […]

Chinese Academy of Sciences sets up philosophy institute

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) will set up a philosophy institute to promote the coordination between science and philosophy. The institute will focus on philosophical issues related to scientific and technological developments and will consist of five research centers: philosophy in  logic and mathematics,  physical science,  life science,  intelligence and  cognitive science Xinhua news […]

2020/09 CAS Northwest Research Institute models navigability of Northeast Passage for merchant ships

The team around KANG Shichang has modelled decreasing thickness and density of sea ice and multi-year ice along a future Northeast passage from China to Europe, indicating that Arctic sea ice loss trend will continue, with periodic ice-free periods likely to occur in some areas. As a result, ordinary merchant ships will be able to […]

Zhejiang University presents “Darwin Mouse”, a brain-like computer

According to JIN Xiaofei, a key researcher behind this development, the “Darwin II chip” used in the machine came out only last year. It can emulate the structural and functional mechanism of the brain’s neural network, with every chip simulating around 150,000 neurons. In comparison with traditional chips, it is more adept at processing large […]

A 5G Gastrocamera capsule system was shown at 2020 online China Smart Industry Expo

The system was jointly developed by the Chongqing branch of China Unicom and Jinshan Technology. The 5G+VR (virtual reality) capsule gastrocamera medical system allows patients to receive remote medical diagnosis for gastrointestinal diseases such as gastric diseases without pain and without anesthesia, just by drinking one small capsule, with a diameter of 11 millimeters and […]

QIBEBT prepares anode for lithium ion batteries from biomass-derived char

In a procedure developed by a team from CAS Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Environmental Technology, biomass was gasified to syngas using oxygen and steam.A side-product was biomass-rich oxygenated residual biochar. It showed good physicochemical properties, with a specific surface area of 1715 m2 g-1 and a graphene-like sheet structure. The application in lithium carbon ion […]

Chinese and Russian team jointly develop new materials for hydrogen fuel cells

Researchers from Beijing University of Chemical Technology and researchers around Angela Buranova from Samara State University from Russia have started a joint project on new, inexpensive materials for fuel cells The Chinese researchers will be responsible for theoretical calculations and new anion exchange membranes. The Russian researchers will focus on developing high-performance non-platinum catalysts and […]

Two Chinese companies display COVID-19 vaccines at International Fair

During the China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing this weekend, China National Biotec Group (CNBG) and Sinovac Biotech presented their candidate COVID-19 inactivated virus vaccines at the opening ceremony. Sinavac has reportedly kicked off phase III clinical trials in Brazil and Indonesia and obtained approvals from two more countries for the […]

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