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Single-celled architects inspire new nanotechnology

Single-celled architects inspire new nanotechnology

Diatoms are tiny, unicellular creatures, inhabiting oceans, lakes, rivers and soils. Through their respiration, they produce close to a quarter of the oxygen on...

China looks to science and technology to fuel its economy

Maintaining stability in the face of rapid change and growth, and proactively partaking in cooperative global ties in science and technology fields will be...

A new twist makes for better steel, researchers find

Researchers from Brown University and universities in China have found a simple technique that can strengthen steel without sacrificing ductility. The new technique, described...

Lurking in the darkness of Chinese caves 5 new species of...

Armored spiders are medium to small species that derive their name from the complex pattern of the plates covering their abdomen strongly resembling body...

Researchers Find Simple, Cheap Way to Increase Solar Cell Efficiency

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have found an easy way to modify the molecular structure of a...

Cat domestication traced to Chinese farmers 5,300 years ago

Five-thousand years before it was immortalized in a British nursery rhyme, the cat that caught the rat that ate the malt was doing just...

Footsteps into electricty: Triboelectric generators capture world’s wasted power

With one stomp of his foot, Zhong Lin Wang illuminates a thousand LED bulbs – with no batteries or power cord. The current comes...

New way to sustain high-performance fusion plasmas

A multinational team led by Chinese researchers in collaboration with U.S. and European partners has successfully demonstrated a novel technique for suppressing instabilities that...

Bats confirmed as SARS origin

A team of international scientists has isolated a very close relative of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) from horseshoe bats in China,...

Seeing in the Dark: How porpoises hear in one of the...

The Yangtze finless porpoise, which inhabits the high-traffic waters near the Three Gorges Dam in China, is highly endangered, with only about 1,000 animals...

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