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Markarian 231;accretion;accretion disks;black hole;galaxies;active galaxies;galaxies nuclei;quasars;supermassive black holes

Scientists Discover First Binary Black Hole[Sep 06, 2015]

Scientists have discovered clear proof of two supermassive black holes orbiting each other within the same galaxy at the nearest quasar Markarian 231 (Mrk 231). This is the first proven case of supermassive binary black holes (BBHs), according to research published in the Astrophysical Journal, Volume 809, Number 2.


X-ray Laser Sheds Light on Structure of Important Biomolecular Complex[Jul 22, 2015]

Using one of the brightest X-ray lasers in the world, a joint research group involving 28 laboratories and led by Dr. H. Eric XU, a professor from the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, has determined the structure of a molecular complex that is responsible for regulating vital physiological functions. The new findings provide scientists with a new model for major pharmacological drug targets.

induced pluripotent stem cells; stem cell; adult cell; PEI Duanqing mTORC1

Chinese Biologists Find Key Process to Obtain Adult Stem Cells[May 20, 2015]

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) announced scientists have discovered a new method for reprogramming and obtaining induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells), or stem cells derived from adult cells. The latest research by stem-cell biologist Pei Duanqing and his team revealed autophagy, a process in generating iPS, does not play a vital role in reprogramming. Previously, it was believed it did.

Kexue; science marine; submersible; science expedition

China's "most advanced" Research Ship Ready to Serve[Apr 27, 2015]

China's most advanced, independently-made marine science expedition vessel is ready for service after passing official certification Friday, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Development of "Kexue" (science), a 4,700-tonne vessel capable of conducting deep and open sea exploration and research, began in 2007. said a CAS statement.

liquid metal; robot; aluminum; biomimetic mollusk; intelligent machine

Terminator-style Transformable Machine Developed in China[Mar 30, 2015]

Researchers from the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the medical school of Tsinghua University found a liquid metal can "eat" substances and then propel itself like a self-fueled motor.

quantum; quantum physics; quantum communication; quantum teleportation

Innovation Encouragement Brightens Economic Prospect[Mar 11, 2015]

Prof. Pan Jianwei, a principal investigator at USTC, led his fellow researchers to successfully double the bandwidth for quantum teleportation, which was published late February in the British journal of Nature and commented by a world-leading quantum physicist Wolfgang Tittel as "impressive."


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