First Satellite with Chemical Engineering Experiment Named After CAS Member CHEN Jiayong[Jan 17, 2017]
A micro experimental satellite was named after CAS member Dr. CHEN Jiayong, professor of Institute of Process Engineering (IPE) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), to honor him for his personality, innovation, achievement, and dedication in the career of research and development in the field of hydrometallurgy and chemical engineering. This is the first time that a satellite was named after a Chinese scientist.
Three scientists were presented the 2016 Award for International Scientific Cooperation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences this Monday in Beijing for their outstanding contribution to the international cooperation in science and technology between the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the world.
Chinese researchers said Monday they have uncovered the genetic basis of why giant pandas and red pandas have evolved independently to have shared features such as a bamboo-based diet and false thumb. To uncover the genetic basis of such convergence, Fuwen Wei and colleagues from the Institute of Zoology, part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, sequenced the genome of a wild male red panda and compared it with the reassembled genome of the giant panda.
Senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official Liu Yunshan Monday visited Chinese mathematician Wu Wenjun and missile and rocket expert Wang Yongzhi ahead of China's Lunar New Year. He called on the country's scientific and technological workers to carry on independent innovation with greater commitment.
During an inspection tour at Beijing’s new technology base under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Vice-Premier Liu Yandong urged more efforts to speed up innovation-driven development. Liu stressed that China should further expand systematic reform and enhance innovative capabilities, in an effort to inject new dynamics into the economy and improve people’s lives.
Deforestation rates in Southeast Asia are some of the highest anywhere on Earth, and the rate of mining is the highest in the tropics. The region also has a number of hydropower dams under construction, and consumption of species for traditional medicines is particularly pronounced. A new study published in the journal Ecosphere analyzing all of the threats to Southeast Asia’s biodiversity concludes that the region “may be under some of the greatest levels of biotic threat.”
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