Chinese scientists are studying how the diversity of tree species in artificial forests could affect their carbon storage capacity. China is home to the world's largest expanse of artificial forests, comprising over a third of the global total. Scientists have found that more such forests don't necessarily translate into more carbon storage capacity. The location, the selection of tree species, the timing and maintenance all could make a difference.
A team of Chinese scientists has mapped out how hippocampus neurons connect with other areas in the brain of a mouse. The hippocampus is a part of the brain that plays a major role in learning, memory and feelings. The team's results revealed some previously unknown principles of organization concerning hippocampal axon projections, generating more clues to how our brain works and suggesting potential targets for brain diseases.
Chinese archaeologists have discovered a batch of fossils of multicellular eukaryotes that date back to 1.63 billion years ago, setting the world's oldest record of such fossils. These well-preserved microfossils, Qingshania magnifica, were found in the Yanshan Mountains of north China, according to the findings published in the journal Science Advances this week.
Chinese researchers have discovered a new species of gecko, which they have named Gekko kaiyai, in the Dabie Mountains in east China's Anhui Province. The discovery was jointly made by researchers from Anhui University, Nanjing Normal University and Chengdu Institute of Biology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and was published in the journal Animals.
Wind-blown sand hazards have always been a key challenge for economic and social development and ecological conservation in arid areas. In response to the need for desertification prevention and ecological conservation in Xinjiang, LEI Jiaqiang strives to promote the technologies of desertification control. He and his team have undertaken a series of desertification control projects related to railways, highways, oil fields, water conservancy, and others in China.
After working abroad in Singapore and Germany for six years, Dr. HU Benlin chose to settle down in Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering (NIMTE)of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), where he gained his PhD. Owing to the dense and lively research atmosphere here, he collaborates with his research group to drive the evolution of elastic electronic materials.
After studying and working in Aachen for eight years, Dr. CHANG Keke chose to settle down in its sister-city, Ningbo, and joined Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering (NIMTE). With the support of a well-developed research group, he is committed to unlocking the potential of new materials in deep-sea exploration and aerospace technology.
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