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glacier;Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

Glaciers on Qinghai-Tibet plateau shrink 15 percent in past 50 years[Sep 07, 2018]

Glaciers on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and neighboring regions have shrunk by 15 percent in the past half a century, a researcher said. Meanwhile, the permafrost has shrunk by 16 percent, said Yao Tandong, chief scientist of China's second comprehensive scientific expedition to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, when releasing the initial expedition discoveries Wednesday.

single-chromosome yeast;single-chromosome;yeast strain;CRISPR-Cas9;genome-editing

Chinese Scientists Perform Genetic Surgery to Create First Single-chromosome Yeast[Aug 03, 2018]

Scientists at the Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology used CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing to create a single-chromosome yeast strain. This study shows that all the genetic information can be concentrated in just one chromosome. It may also pave the way for new man-made species in the future.

quantum computing;quantum entanglement;quantum physics;PAN Jianwei

Chinese Scientists Set New Quantum Entanglement Record[Jul 04, 2018]

Chinese scientists have set a world record for entanglement of 18 quantum bits, keeping their lead in the field of quantum computing. The research by scientists at the University of Science and Technology of China was recently published in the academic journal, Physical Review Letters.

mitochondrial genome;Giant Panda;Southern China

DNA Analysis Reveals Distinct Lineage of Ancient Panda in South China[Jun 19, 2018]

Chinese scientists have found an ancient panda, belonging to a distinct group not found today, separated from present-day pandas 144,000 to 227,000 years ago. In a study published on Monday in the journal Current Biology, they analyzed ancient mitochondrial (mt) DNA isolated from a 22,000-year-old panda found in Cizhutuo Cave in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in south China, a place where no pandas live today and revealed a new lineage of giant panda.

underwater metamaterial;3D underwater acoustic carpet cloak;anisotropic mass density;underwater carpet cloak;invisible cloak

Chinese Researchers Achieve 3D Underwater Acoustic Carpet Cloak First with “Black Panther”-like Feat[Jun 04, 2018]

A research team led by Prof. YANG Jun from the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) designed and fabricated a 3D underwater acoustic carpet cloak (UACC) using transformation acoustics. Like a shield, the carpet cloak is a material shell that can reflect waves as if the waves were reflecting off a planar surface. Hence, the cloaked target becomes undetectable to underwater detection instruments like sonar.

stem cell;mature somatic

Chinese Scientists Find New Method to Induce Stem Cells[Apr 09, 2018]

Chinese scientists have made a breakthrough in creating stem cells with a cocktail of two chemicals that can induce mature somatic cells to turn back into pluripotent stem cells. The study by scientists from the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health will help understanding of the fate of cells and could be applied to regenerative medicine, said lead researcher Pei Duanqing.

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