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2012-04-11 04:11:59

Fang Lizhi, a major voice for human rights and democracy and a pioneering scientist in his native China, continued to advance the field of astrophysics at the UA for more than 20 years before he died last week. Human rights activist Fang Lizhi, who died last week at age 76, had been a professor in the University of Arizona department of physics and an adjunct professor with the UA's Steward Observatory for more than 20 years, where he made highly regarded contributions to astrophysics....

2012-04-10 10:10:42

The coupled normal mode method is a powerful approach for solving range-dependent propagation problems in underwater acoustics. An important area of study is to improve stability and efficiency so as to be able to deal with complex scenarios in a realistic environment. Professor LUO Wenyu and his group from the State Key Laboratory of Acoustics, Institute of Acoustics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, set out to tackle this problem. After several years of innovative research, they have developed...

New Dinosaur Species Is Largest Known Feathered Animal
2012-04-05 06:52:09

A new species of giant, feathered dinosaur discovered in northeastern China is the largest known feathered animal —- living or extinct -- ever to have existed, scientists reported on Wednesday. Xing Xu and from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing and colleagues discovered three nearly-complete skeletons of the dinosaur, named Yutyrannus huali, meaning "beautiful feathered tyrant", in beds of sediment in Liaoning province.  The meat-eating creatures, known as...

Image 1 - Insect Host Species Of Famous Tibetan Medicinal Fungus Identified
2011-09-09 06:57:30

  A team of researchers from the Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Xiao-Liang Wang and Yi-Jian Yao), summarized all the available information on the insect species associated with the Tibetan medicinal fungus Ophiocordyceps sinensis through an extensive literature survey and analyzed their relationships with the fungus. The study was published in the open access journal ZooKeys. The fungus has traditionally been used as a tonic to strengthen the human body and...

Scientists Unearth Oldest Woolly Rhino In Tibet
2011-09-02 08:33:57

  A 3.6-million-year-old woolly rhinoceros fossil discovered in Tibet in 2007 indicates that some giant mammals may have evolved in the Tibetan highlands before the beginning of the Ice Age, according to experts. In a paper published on September 2 in the magazine Science, paleontologists from the Natural History Museum (NHM) of Los Angeles County and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, who discovered the rhino´s complete skull and lower jaw, argue that the beast adapted to...

A New Atlas Of The Milky Way
2011-08-31 07:49:27

  Sino-German research group draws a new map at the Urumqi radio telescope and discovers two supernova remnants It may not be much use to hitchhikers through the galaxy, but it is extremely valuable to astronomers: the new radio atlas of the Milky Way. After almost ten years of work, researchers at the Max Planck Society and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have completed their investigation into the polarized radio emission in the galactic plane. The atlas is based on observations...

2011-05-26 19:00:00

BEIJING, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a ceremony today, the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) announced a collaboration agreement with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) to develop a joint Center of Excellence in Brain Mapping for the purpose of collaborative research and education in neuroimaging. In addition, Penn President Amy Gutmann and Chinese Academy of Sciences Vice President Li Jiayang signed an MOU to establish a cooperative research relationship and to...

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2011-04-14 09:12:02

Fossil from China suggests mammalian ear of monotremes evolved separately from that of marsupials and placentals Paleontologists from the American Museum of Natural History and the Chinese Academy of Sciences announce the discovery of Liaoconodon hui, a complete fossil mammal from the Mesozoic found in China that includes the long-sought transitional middle ear. The specimen shows the bones associated with hearing in mammals"” the malleus, incus, and ectotympanic"” decoupled from...

2011-03-29 07:00:00

BIOVISION, LYON, France, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Institut Pasteur of Shanghai announces today the creation of its global biotech accelerator company Advance BioChina. Advance BioChina is an R&D-focused for-profit organization that positions itself as the gateway to China for global biotech companies. Advance BioChina co-invests with global biotech companies into Shanghai-based Joint Ventures. Advance BioChina will incubate and develop up to 25 companies over the next 5...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.