Latest Chinese Academy of Sciences Stories

2008-11-06 12:44:13

The VHF radio interferometer system was designed by ZHANG GuangShu, et al of Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences. By using this system, a cloud-to-ground lightning flash containing 19 strokes was observed and several new characteristics of lightning have been revealed. The study is reported in volume51, number 5 (May, 2008) of the Science in China (Series D, Earth Sciences). The system in this study has five antennas that form an...

2008-09-27 09:00:23

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Chinese President Congratulates Founding Anniversary of National Science University"] HEFEI, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) - Chinese President Hu Jintao sent a congratulatory letter to China's University of Science and Technology (USTC) Saturday for the 50th anniversary of its founding. USTC has made important contributions to the development of China's scientific and educational causes and China's...

2008-09-25 03:00:18

By Zhao, Jingzhu Zhu, Yong-Guan; Shao, Guofan; Ness, David In response to the great challenges of rapid urbanisation and increases in the need to build 'harmonious' cities, i.e. cities with a high quality of life, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, in collaboration with the International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, has taken the lead by organising the 1st Xiamen International Forum on Urban Environment, held in Xiamen, China, between November 28 and 29, 2007. The...

2008-08-04 09:00:31

China sets up highest wildlife research site in NW Qinghai XINING, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- Chinese zoologists have set up a wildlife research site in the altitude-4600 meters plateau of Qinghai, the highest in the country, an official with the Hol Xil Natural Reserve Administration said on Saturday. The site, jointly set up by the Institute of Zoology under the Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS) and the Administration, was located in Wudaoliang wildlife protection station, where Tibetan...

2008-03-06 09:00:00

BGI-Shenzhen is pleased to announce the launch of the International Giant Panda Genome Project. This announcement follows on the heels of the Panda Genome workshop held on January 21"“22, 2008, in Shenzhen, China. Dr. Hongmei Zhu, a scientist from BGI-Shenzhen, stated that, "The goal of this project is to finish the sequencing and assembling of the draft sequence within six months." The giant panda is a much loved animal all over the world and is considered a symbol of China, as...

2008-02-26 11:55:00

The rise of oxygen and the oxidation of deep oceans between 635 and 551 million years ago may have had an impact on the increase and spread of the earliest complex life, including animals, according to a study reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences online Early Edition during the week of February 25 - 29.Today, we take oxygen for granted. But the atmosphere had almost no oxygen until 2.5 billion years ago, and it was not until about 600 million years ago when the...

2006-06-02 03:41:01

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese scientists who falsify their work should be severely punished, Xinhua news agency on Friday quoted a top scientist as saying, weeks after a Shanghai academic was fired for faking research. There has been a rise in scientific misconduct since China began adopting a market-oriented economy, Xinhua quoted Lu Yongxiang, president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, as saying, though it did not provide an explanation. "Ethics education, checks and balances and...

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