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Europe and China watching Earth together

Nearly 200 scientists from Europe and China have gathered in Barcelona this week to report on the progress of ongoing Dragon 2 research projects using data from ESA and Chinese Earth observation satellites. Dragon 2 a joint undertaking between ESA and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MO...

Wetlands expert: China should think outside the flooding box with Three Gorges Dam

COLUMBUS, Ohio China's farmers and merchants should take advantage of new agricultural and business opportunities that could help mitigate some effects of the annual flooding behind the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River, according to an Ohio State University wetland expert. The level of wa...

URI researcher: China can't fully fix air quality problem for Olympics

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. July 14, 2008 The outlook for air quality in Beijing during the Olympics is borderline, and there's little that the Chinese government can do to improve it. That's the conclusion drawn by a University of Rhode Island atmospheric chemist who analyzed pollution data collected...

UK scientists lead China closer to carbon capture and storage

Chinas CO 2 emissions from using coal are set to double by 2030, the scale of which is significant in the context of mitigating global climate change. In view of the essential role of coal in Chinas energy system, it is vital to minimise emissions where coal is used. The British Geological ...

Argonne helps China create cleaner Beijing for 2008 Olympics

The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory is working closely with Chinese scientists and policy makers toward the goal of creating a cleaner Beijing and developing sustainable technologies for the 2008 Olympic Games and beyond. Recently, DOE and China's Ministry of Science an...

Reintroduced Chinese alligators now multiplying in the wild in China

The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today that critically endangered alligators in China have a new chance for survival. The WCS's Bronx Zoo, in partnership with two other North American parks and the Department of Wildlife Conservation and Management of the State Forestry Administration ...

First direct evidence of substantial fish consumption by early modern humans in China

Freshwater fish are an important part of the diet of many peoples around the world, but it has been unclear when fish became an important part of the year-round diet for early humans. A new study by an international team of researchers, including Erik Trinkaus, Ph.D., professor of anthropolog...

Field Museum paleontologist leads study on two new dinosaurs from China

During the summers of 2006 and 2007, an international team of researchers from China and the United States excavated a treasure trove of dinosaur skeletons from Early Cretaceous rocks in the southern part of the Gobi Desert near the ancient Silk Road city of Jiayuguan, Gansu Province, China. Two o...

Human genomics in China

Ten years ago, the Chinese National Human Genome Center at Shanghai (South Center, hereafter) was established in the Zhangjiang HiTech Park of Pudong District in Shanghai. To commemorate this important event, which marks the beginning of the Genomics Era in China, we specially organize a series ...

Phycology in China

Algae are distributed widely on the earth, from land to ocean, from freshwater to saline water, and from the polar to the tropical regions. Algae have been part of Chinese food for thousands of years. They were used as Chinese traditional medicine and cited in Chinese literatures as early as 2500 ...

NWO and Academy launch research program with China

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the Netherlands Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) have joined forces with colleagues in China to launch a new research programme: the Joint Scientific Thematic Research Programme (JSTP). It is the first time that NWO and the Ac...

Dry spells spelled trouble in ancient China

Chinese history is replete with the rise and fall of dynasties, but researchers now have identified a natural phenomenon that may have been the last straw for some of them: a weakening of the summer Asian Monsoons. Such weakening accompanied the fall of three dynasties and now could be lessenin...

Air quality forecasts for China

With less than a month remaining before the Beijing Olympics, Chinese officials have introduced a series of measures to improve air quality for the Games. A new tool has been installed in the capital city to allow the Chinese to monitor the effectiveness of these efforts. Poor air quality could...

Woody and aquatic plants pose greatest invasive threat to China

Although China currently has fewer invasive woody plants than the United States, Chinas potential for invasion by nonnative trees and shrubs is high, according to an article in the May 2008 issue of BioScience. Authors Ewald Weber, of the University of Zurich in Switzerland, and Bo Li, of Fudan Un...

Truck-safe bamboo bridge opens in China

In China bamboo is used for furniture, artwork, building scaffolding, panels for concrete casting and now, truck bridges. Yan Xiao, a professor at the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering is the designer of a new span in the village of Leiyang, Hunan Province, which f...

Bt cotton in China fails to reap profit after seven years

Although Chinese cotton growers were among the first farmers worldwide to plant genetically modified (GM) cotton to resist bollworms, the substantial profits they have reaped for several years by saving on pesticides have now been eroded. The reason, as reported by Cornell University researchers ...

Past illegal blood donation in China linked to hepatitis C virus infection

Research in a rural province of central China has documented that illegal blood donation practices led to high hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection rates in blood and plasma donors during the 1980s and early 1990s, and that failure to screen for HCV in transfusion recipients increased their risk of in...

Fluoride poisoning in China due to clay, not coal

Millions of people in southwest China suffer from potentially-crippling fluoride poisoning because they burn a mixture of clay and coal, say researchers. The findings, from a study carried out in Guizhou province, contradict the previous belief that the disease was caused by people burning fluor...

Genetically modified rice in China benefits farmers' health, study finds

Farmers growing genetically modified rice in field trials in China report higher crop yields, reduced pesticide use and fewer pesticide-related health problems, according to a study by researchers in China and at Rutgers University and the University of California, Davis. Results of the study wi...

Wastewater produces electricity and desalinates water

...r and generates electricity can also remove 90 percent of salt from brackish water or seawater, according to an international team of researchers from china and the U.S. Clean water for drinking, washing and industrial uses is a scarce resource in some parts of the world. Its availability in the future ...

August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

...the samples and found that the natural background of East Asia dust is dominated by binary sources from the arid lands around the northern boundary of china and the deserts on the northern margin of the Tibetan Plateau. However, the modern spring dust in Beijing is characterized by totally different isotop...

Family planning a major environmental impact

...overall impact on the global equation is often reduced by shorter life spans and less consumption. The long-term impact of a child born to a family in china is less than one fifth the impact of a child born in the U.S., the study found. As the developing world increases both its population and consumpti...

Stem cell research: From molecular physiology to therapeutic applications

... of different tissues. In this issue, we have invited several scientists in china to summarize their pioneering works in the stem cell research field. Sinc...to pancreatic beta cells to treat diabetes. He is one of the two winners in china of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's "Grand Challenges in Global Heal...

Earliest animals lived in a lake environment, research shows

...UC Riverside-led team of researchers studying ancient rock samples in South china has found that the first animal fossils in the paleontological record are p...normally transformed into other types of clay. The smectite in these South china rocks, however, underwent no such transformation and have a special chemist...

Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology increases impact, international reach

...Of the international manuscripts submitted over the past two years, the greatest numbers are from the following areas/countries: Europe, Japan, Korea, china and Canada. The number of JVIR international reviewers has grown as well in the past two years, with a number of reviewers coming from Europe, Canada,...

New Report Just Published: World Solid-State, Fiber, Gas and Dye Lasers Market Report

...rs 2001, 2009 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31 3. Asia-Pacific III-32 A.Market Analysis III-32 Outlook III-32 china III-32 Strategic Corporate Developments III-32 Select Players III-34 B.Market Analytics III-35 Table 48: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Cur...

'Uphold the ban'

... Endangered Species Standing Committee. Tiger trade is prohibited internationally and banned domestically in all tiger range countries, including china - historically the largest market for tiger products. However, a handful of wealthy businessmen who own large-scale tiger farms are asking the Ch...

Protein can help cells or cause cancer, Purdue researcher finds

...fected. Liu said it is unknown why the Plk1 molecule chooses to initiate ubiquitination over sumoylation. Researchers from Sichuan University in china and faculty in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences at Purdue collaborated with Liu on the research. The work was funded through a Howard Temin Aw...

Fish on the menu of our ancestors

...he 40,000 year old skeleton from Tianyuan Cave in the Zhoukoudian region of china (near Beijing), by an international team of researchers from the Max Planck...evidence for the consumption of aquatic resources by early modern humans in china and has implications for early modern human subsistence and demography", sa...

American Chemical Society's Weekly Presspac -- June 17, 2009

...ns of households Environmental Science & Technology Scientists in china are recommending that the Chinese government consider phasing out the direc...t few scientific studies have tested this claim. Millions of homes in rural china and other parts of the world burn raw coal chunks in small, low-efficiency ...

Athletes, spectators faced unprecedented air pollution at 2008 Olympic Games

...rk funded by the National Science Foundation in the United States and the National Science Foundation of China. "Considering the massive efforts by china to reduce air pollution in and around Beijing during the Olympics, this was the largest scale atmospheric pollution experiment ever conducted," said S...

Phthalic symbol

...cause genetic mutations and cancer have led to their listing as priority pollutants by the US Environmental Protection Agency, the European Union, the china National Environmental Monitoring Centre, and other regulatory authorities. Weizhong Wu of the College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, a...

Study highlights massive imbalances in global fertilizer use

...uts are inadequate to maintain soil fertility." china and Kenya In the Science report, Vitous...he authors wrote. Co-author F.S. Zhang of china Agriculture University and colleagues recently con...udy in two intensive agricultural regions of north china in which fertilizer use is excessive. Their result...

Humans related to orangutans, not chimps, says new Pitt, Buffalo Museum of Science study

...ded at least 12 million to 13 million years ago. Plant fossils suggest that forests once extended from southern Europe, through Central Asia, and into china prior to the formation of the Himalayas, Schwartz and Grehan write, proposing that the ancestral dental hominoid lived and roamed throughout this vast...

Beaked, bird-like dinosaur tells story of finger evolution

...se group of theropods that often bear crests or horns on their heads, and many have unusual, knobby fingers lacking sharp claws. The fossil beds in china that produced Limusaurus have previously yielded skeletons of a variety of dinosaurs and contemporary animals described by Clark and Xu. These in...

Sands of Gobi Desert yield new species of nut-cracking dinosaur

..., a paleontologist at the University of Chicago and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence. Sereno and two colleagues from the People's Republic of china announce their discovery June 17 in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B . The paleontologists discovered the new dinosaur, which they've named ...

Next-generation software system for flood warning and risk analysis to be developed

...next few years (Association of British Insurers). Floods that took place in china over the past decade were ranked the worst among recorded floods worldwide ...lerance for error. NEWS comes at the right time for the good of citizens in china and the UK." Potential end-users include insurance companies (using floo...

Validus and HierStar Form Strategic Alliance to Offer the First Complete Range of Authentication Products

...s needed by the end-user. HierStar, headquartered in Beijing, China, manufactures both OTP powered card products in its Dongguan, china manufacturing facilities. HierStar provides turnkey manufacturing from electronic assembly, card molding, printing personalization and fulfillment. ...

Protective footwear for diabetics at a high-street price

...cal insurers." Manufactured in Europe MEDI footwear is manufactured by Bata's own factory in the Czech Republic. "Most footwear is produced in china these days, but manufacturing it ourselves ensures the shoes are of superior quality," says Vaskova. "We can also produce in smaller quantities, and c...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 20, 2009

...ody ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Scientists in Canada and china are reporting development of a new dental filling material that substitutes...d preventing car windshields and eyeglasses from fogging up, researchers in china are reporting development of a new way to make raspberry-shaped nanoparticl...
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