Month: September 2023

CAS TIB proposes synthesis of vitamin B6 using engineered E. coli cells Vitamin B6 is one of the essential nutritional elements for living organisms, including six forms, taking pyridoxal phosphate PLP as a coenzyme form to participate in amino acid and sugar metabolism, heme and neurotransmitter synthesis and other processes. Pyridoxine PN is the main commercial form. Some microorganisms and plants can synthesize vitamin B6 […]

China Atomic Energy Authority and IAEA hold joint workshop on small modular reactors in Hainan An interregional workshop on the technology development and application of small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) was jointly hosted by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the China Atomic Energy Authority (CAEA), attended by over 200 government officials, experts, and scholars from over 50 countries and regions. SMRs could serve in multiple areas, like […]

CAS Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health grows humanised kidneys in pig embryos A Chinese team has grown early kidneys from human stem cells inside pig embryos, according to a study published in Cell Stem Cell. The scientists from CAS Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health used a gene-editing tool to engineer certain genes in human induced pluripotent stem cells (IPSCs) to strengthen their capability to gain […]

Big Data Center publishes satellite data on BRI urban nighttime light emissions The International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals (CBAS) has released the world’s first atlas of urban nighttime light remote-sensing data, providing support for the research on urban sustainable development. The atlas contains 10-meter resolution nighttime light data on 147 cities in 105 countries around the world. The data were captured […]

Coastal ecosystems are important contributors to China’s CO2 storage Coastal blue carbon ecosystems, including mangroves, salt marshes, and seagrass beds, have efficient carbon dioxide sequestration capabilities, so protecting and restoring these ecosystems has become an important “nature-based solution.” China’s coastal blue carbon ecosystem has a total area of 1.44 million hectares and a carbon storage of up to 118 Tg. Among them, the […]

Model suggests that urban areas account for <4% of global land but >70% of global CO2 emissions In a study published in Science of the Total Environment, researchers from the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Hohai University proposed a new method to calculate urban socioeconomic development indexes using a variety of data sources.  Based on the lighting index, business point of interest (POI) data and output […]

China’s T1000 carbon fibres achieve mass production A technical appraisal meeting presided over by the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation was held on August 20, and China-made ultra-high-strength ZA60XC (T1000) PAN carbon fiber 1000 ton-class industrial production technology passed the technical appraisal of the expert committee. The expert committee stated, “This achievement has reached the world’s top level. Among them, […]

Major TCM hub pushes for standardized herb cultivation LANZHOU, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) — Under the scorching sun in Dongjiabao Village in the heartland of Gansu Province, northwest China, Yan Baiping, 38, is busy weeding his traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) crops. Yan’s TCM herbs are thriving thanks to the region’s growing emphasis on standardized cultivation methods, which promotes eco-friendly cultivation and innovative pest […]

UNICEF partners with China to pilot climate-resilient WASH technologies in Cambodia PHNOM PENH, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) — Delegates from China and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday started a three-day field visit to Cambodia to conduct a feasibility study for piloting climate-resilient water and sanitation (WASH) technologies and solutions in the kingdom, said a UNICEF’s press statement. The Cambodia-China Climate-Resilient WASH Cooperation Project […]

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