Month: April 2024

2024 UNESCO International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences goes to three scientists from China, Egypt and Greece Qiao Jie of China, Mohamed Ali Farag of Egypt, and Triantafyllos Stylianopoulos of Greece received the awards for outstanding contributions to improving the quality of human life through scientific research at a ceremony held in Addis Ababa on the sidelines of the 10th Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development. The prize is funded […]

Networked polymer gel electrolytes provide wearable batteries with high energy density Huishing Peng and colleagues from Fudan University in Shanghai have developed a strategy for designing channel structures in electrodes to incorporate polymer gel electrolytes and to form intimate and stable interfaces for high-performance wearable batteries. As a demonstration, multiple electrode fibres were rotated together to form aligned channels, while the surface of each […]

Advanced brain-machine interface (BMI) shown at 2024 Zhongguancun Forum in Beijing The NeuCyber Array BMI System, a brain-machine interface (BMI) system, was unveiled at the opening ceremony of the 2024 Zhongguancun Forum (ZGC Forum)  in Beijing. A video demonstration showed how  a monkey with its hands restrained and soft electrode filaments implanted in its brain, controlled an isolated robotic arm and grasped a strawberry by simply […]

CAS Shanxi Institute of Coal Chemistry develops multiphase rhodium catalyst for propylene hydroformylaion with ultra-high regioselectivity Hydroformylation reaction catalyze the conversion of olefins to aldehydes under carbon monoxide and hydrogen atmosphere, an important way to utilize olefins in high value-added conversion. Globally, more than 10 million tons of olefins are converted at high value through this reaction pathway each year, and rhodium-catalyzed propylene hydroformylation accounts for more than 70% […]

CAS DICP develops high energy-density aqueous battery based on halogen multielectron transfer Traditional non-aqueous lithium-ion batteries have a high energy density, but their safety is compromised due to the flammable organic electrolytes they utilize. Aqueous batteries use water as the solvent for electrolytes, significantly enhancing battery safety. However, due to the limited solubility of the electrolyte and low battery voltage, aqueous batteries typically have lower […]

A windfarm at 5000 m altitude in Tibet The first wind turbine was installed at the Core Satsakha 300MW Wind Power Plant in Tibet Autonomous Region, China. The wind farm has a maximum elevation of 5,193 meters, making it the largest wind farm under construction in the world in terms of elevation and stand-alone capacity. Located in the northern foothills of the […]

Dengue protection by changing the mosquito’s microbiome? Chinese scientists have developed a new strategy to prevent mosquito-borne diseases by changing insects’ gut microbes, as an alternative to experiments that see genetically-modified mosquitoes released in Florida. Mosquito-borne viruses, such as dengue and Zika, cause several potentially fatal human viral infections. Dengue viruses infect approximately 390 million each year globally. In China, an […]

New projects for submarine oil and gas production from the Bohai Sea field off Tianjin According to China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) Tianjin Branch, construction of the Kengli 10-2 Oil Field Phase 1 and Kengli 10-1 Oil Field A54 Well Block Development Project began on April 10 at three construction sites in Tianjin and Qingdao City. As a result, the 100-million-ton large oil field “Kendri 10-2” has entered […]

China steps up independent production of carbon-14 and other isotopes According to the China National Nuclear Corporation, mass production of carbon-14 isotopes was achieved using a commercial nuclear reactor. Domestic production will break an import dependency on carbon-14 isotopes, and has significance for agriculture, chemistry, medicine and biography in the country, sectors that widely use the element in detecting helicobacter pylori and pharmacokinetics research. […]

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