Month: October 2023

Serbia procures Chinese rolling stock for the 342 km Hungary-Serbia railway

https://japanese.cri.cn/2023/10/20/ARTIgfPrzcELeZYBW4R0Hy4b231020.shtml Changchun Railway Coach (CRC), a subsidiary of CRC, signed a contract with Serbia’s Ministry of Construction, Transport, and Infrastructure for the procurement of high-speed railroad cars.  The contract was for 20 power-distributed high-speed railcars (five trains). The trains will consist of four cars (two power cars and two auxiliary cars) with a maximum operating […]

Environmentally friendly preparation of wood-like aerogels for insulation

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/anie.202211099 Wood has been used for thousands of years as a versatile material and abundant resource with properties such as low density, low thermal conductivity, good mechanical properties and sustainability. In recent years, based on the understanding of wood structure, various wood-like materials with unique physical properties and wide applications have been developed, among which […]

The pi-HuB program on human proteome was established in Guangzhou

https://www.cas.cn/cm/202310/t20231010_4973716.shtml On October 8, the international headquarters of Guangdong Intelligent Medicine International Research Institute (GIMI), hereinafter referred to as the π-HuB program, was established in Guangzhou. Driven by the organization of the Chinese team headed by He Fuchu, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the π-HuB Program has united the global scientific and […]

A brief history of the coal-to-olefin process development to scale in China

https://www.cas.cn/cm/202310/t20231009_4973562.shtml Olefins such as ethylene and propylene are important organic chemical raw materials and are widely used in industry, agriculture, medicine, environmental protection and other fields. In the chemical industry, the mainstream method has been to produce olefin raw materials such as ethylene and propylene through petroleum processing. Since the 1980s, researchers at the Dalian Institute […]

Huawei Digital Power installs super-quick charging stations for electric vehicles

http://j.people.com.cn/n3/2023/1010/c95952-20081657.html Huawei Digital Power announced that several super-quick charging stations are now operational. According to Huawei, the all-liquid-cooled super-quick charging stations have the following three major features (1) Charging is even faster, achieving “one kilometer of driving per second of charging”. The maximum output power of the all-liquid-cooled super-quick charging terminal is 600 kilowatts (kW) […]

Engineered Vibrio generate CdS nanoparticles and produce 2,3-butane diol from wastewater

https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-023-01233-2 https://english.cas.cn/newsroom/research_news/chem/202310/t20231012_378918.shtml Researchers led by Prof. GAO Xiang from the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Prof. LU Lu from the Harbin Institute of Technology have proposed a novel method to transform wastewater contaminants into valuable chemicals using sunlight. The researchers selected a fast-growing marine bacterium, Vibrio natriegens, which […]

2023/09 Big Data Center publishes satellite data on BRI urban nighttime light emissions

https://english.news.cn/20230906/80d41d7d0ced4bdea2f6a0bdd2fed8fe/c.html 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 […]

CAS Institute of Chemical Technology develops low-carbon biomimetic building material

http://j.people.com.cn/n3/2023/0927/c95952-20077609.html Inspired by the nesting behavior of sandcastle worms in nature, a research team from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, has created a new type of biomimetics building material with excellent mechanical performance under low temperature and normal pressure conditions, providing a new approach to energy conservation and emission reduction in […]

CAS QIBEBT identifies algicidal metabolites in marine bacteria

https://www.cas.cn/syky/202309/t20230915_4970627.shtml Algae contribute nearly half of the carbon sequestration to the Earth every year, and are important drivers of the ocean carbon sink and climate regulators. In the natural environment, algae and bacteria are inextricably linked and have a complex relationship, and at the same time, bacteria play an important role in regulating the growth, […]

Stamps for nine ancient Chinese scientific and technological inventions

https://www.cas.cn/cm/202309/t20230918_4970846.shtml On September 17, the first launch of the second series of commemorative covers of “Important Scientific and Technological Inventions and Creations in Ancient China” was held in Beijing. A total of nine commemorative covers were issued, including the Mawangdui map, the Grand Canal, celestial records, materia medica, rice cultivation, hook and loop tolerance circle, […]

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