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fat;diet;obesity;body fat

Mice Study Implicates Fat as Obesity Cause[Jul 13, 2018]

Scientists at the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology found that only eating high levels of dietary fat makes you fat. They have performed the largest study of its kind to resolve what components of the diet cause mice to put on body fat.

nano-kirigami;nanofabrication;focused ion beam;optical chirality;optical rotation;3D

Nano-Kirigami: "Paper-cut" Provides Model for 3D Intelligent Nanofabrication[Jul 13, 2018]

Dr. LI Jiafang from the Institute of Physics has recently formed an international team to apply kirigami techniques to advanced 3D nanofabrication. Inspired by a traditional Chinese kirigami design called "pulling flower," the team developed a direct nano-kirigami method to work with flat films at the nanoscale. They utilized a focused ion beam (FIB) instead of knives/scissors to cut a precise pattern in a free-standing gold nanofilm, then used the same FIB, instead of hands, to gradually "pull" the nanopattern into a complex 3D shape.

soil water recharge;vegetation rehabilitation;ecosystem

Mechanisms and Thresholds of Soil Water Recharge after Long-term Vegetation Rehabilitation Revealed[Jul 13, 2018]

Dr. JIN Zhao from the Institute of Earth Environment, in collaboration with domestic and overseas scientists, chose a pair of catchments on the CLP (forested and natural regrowth) to explore the mechanisms and thresholds of soil water recharge under the human and natural well-revegetated ecosystems.

ozone and aerosols;PM2.5;lidar net work;in-site monitoring

AIOFM Plays A Part in Ensuring SCO BLUE[Jul 13, 2018]

Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics was invited to take a part in air quality assurance action during the 2018 Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit which was held June 9 to June 10 in Qingdao, China.

rechargeable battery;green energy;energy store

Salt Is Key Ingredient for Cheaper and More Efficient Batteries[Jul 13, 2018]

A new design of rechargeable battery, created using salt, could lead the way for greener energy. Researchers from University of Nottingham Ningbo China and Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics of Chinese Academy of Sciences designed the novel energy store which allows for greater power while also lasting longer than conventional batteries.

chili pepper;tree shrew;primate;capsaicinoids

Tree Shrew Tolerance for Spicy Foods Unlocked by Researchers[Jul 13, 2018]

Researchers accidentally observed tree shrews directly and actively consuming chili peppers, despite the deep geographic isolation between the animal and the food. To understand this tolerance for spicy food, they performed genomic and functional analyses on the tree shrew and its TRPV1.

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