Nankai University team develops synthetic spider silk

A team around LU Zunfeng at Nankai University in Tianjin has prepared an artificial spider silk made from polyacrylic acid and silica nanoparticles. It consists of hierarchical core-sheath structured hydrogel fibers, which are reinforced by ion doping and twist...

China’s top 10 advances in agriculture 2018

At the Forum 2019 on Science and Technology for Agricultural and Rural Development in in Nanjing, a poll by experts on the 10 most significant advances in agricultural science were announced. These were: 1. Metabolomics in search of the “lost tomato...

CAS announces “Earth Big Data Prototype”

At the China Digital Earth Convention in Beijing, an “Earth Big Data Prototype” system was announced which integrates “balls” of big data scattered around the earth into a “necklace” of big data through standardized display. This project is part of the 2030 Agenda of...