Scientists from the University of Science and Technology of China developed a material, which can absorb heat in the day and emit heat in darkness. It's promising in the application of renewable energy supply and temperature control.
Chinese glaciologist Kang Shichang - who led a glacier and pollutant research group as part of the expedition - said that they will form a 3D digital map of the glaciers on Mount Qomolangma based on their field measurements, and the related research and data will be shared with international scientists.
China has released an updated national species database, known as the Catalogue of Life China 2022 Annual Checklist, it was jointly compiled by researchers from the Institute of Zoology, the Institute of Botany, the Institute of Microbiology, the Chengdu Institute of Biology and the Institute of Oceanology of CAS.
The discovery of microplastics on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau has not only resulted in some unexpected revelations but also shed light on the global transmission of pollutants.
Plant scientist LIANG Lin develops cryopreservation technology to store seeds and plant tissues at liquid-nitrogen temperature to conserve biodiversity. Here at the Germplasm Bank of Wild Species of China at the Kunming Institute of Botany, we want to preserve the seeds of as many wild plants as possible from across China’s vast land area. I work on developing the best techniques to freeze plant seeds and tissues at ultracold temperatures, to maintain their viability for years.
"As a final note, I have some words of advice to my fellow international students: develop your language skills, learn about the Chinese culture, build support networks (research and social), get your supervisor on your side, and remember that your studies should be more than just a learning experience but also an enjoyable one, If things don't go as planned, don't give up just yet; try to fix it and remember that time always brings change," said Lukman.
The Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences was established in the late 1950s by the late Cai Xitao, a respected botanist, in southwest China's Yunnan Province. Now, a group of young scientists are carrying forward Cai's scientific spirit.
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