Eyebrow color is one of the most recognizable visual traits of the human body. An international research team has for the first time identified nine genes responsible for eyebrow colors, according to a new report published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.
Chinese researchers have found that perovskite solar cells can retain most of their power conversion efficiency in near space, providing perspectives on the new solar cells' future application in space.
Chinese and American scientists in joint research found that the past 30 years are the warmest time in the past 2,000-year period, due to the effect of anthropogenic greenhouse gas. The scientists were able to read the well-dated and quantitative air temperature record through the research on a sediment core collected at a small alpine lake in subtropical southwest China's Yunnan Province.
An international study found that freshwater aquaculture in ponds converted from rice paddy fields may cause a significant rise in methane emissions, a major greenhouse gas responsible for global warming. Aquaculture is one of the fast-growing segments of the food economy and exceeded capture fisheries due to the growing global demand for fish products.
After using satellites and cameras, Chinese researchers have managed to use tree ages to accurately record glacier changes that happened centuries ago in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the world's Third Pole. The plateau, with tens of thousands of glaciers, is at the headwaters of multiple rivers in Asia. Knowing the past as well as recent glacier changes under a warming climate is a necessity.
A Chinese research team has developed a new calcium-ion based energy storage device, which is proved to have high capacity and long cycling life at room temperature. This is the best electrochemical performance ever achieved by calcium-ion based energy storage devices.
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