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With soap additive, flexible electronics get boost from Stanford research

A research team at Stanford University has taken a type of brittle plastic and modified it chemically to make it as bendable as a rubber band, while slightly enhancing its electrical conductivity.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/11 11:06:30

New high tech facility to be world’s brightest

China will invest 4.8 billion yuan ($700 million) to build a High Energy Photon Source (HEPS) in Beijing next year, which is designed to be the brightest in the world.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/23 17:38:39

British scientists make major atomic discovery

Scientists at the University of Manchester, where the atom was first split a century ago, announced another atomic discovery on Monday, which they claimed would have a global impact.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/27 8:37:14

Discovery of gravitational waves named Science's breakthrough of 2016

The top scientific breakthrough of 2016 was the discovery of tiny ripples in spacetime called gravitational waves, the highly-respected US journal Science announced Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/23 9:15:33

China’s dark matter probe satellite detects 1.6 billion particles

China's first dark matter probe satellite had explored 1.6 billion particles by Nov. 10, 328 days after the detector started to search the signals of invisible material.
Source: | 2016/11/12 8:14:29

When materials have zero thermal expansion -- gateway to a safer future

Almost all materials expand as temperature increases. A new lightweight metamaterial may provide a new way to construct sustained infrastructures and improve our lives, a materials scientist told Xinhua on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/11/3 8:02:22

"Star Wars" laser weapons expected to be tested within two years

Britain's Ministry of Defense (MOD) confirmed Sunday it is finalizing a contract worth almost 40 million US dollars to develop the country's first laser weapons for military use.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/9/19 8:18:38

Aussie scientists create "revolutionary" new waterproofing material

Australian scientists have developed a revolutionary "spray-on" waterproofing material, which they say could change how consumers protect everything from phones and shoes to ships and airplanes.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/9/8 13:48:07

Nobel winner opposes collider plan

Nobel laureate in physics Yang Zhenning on Tuesday fired the latest salvo in the debate over China’s current plans to build a better electron-positron collider to hunt for the Higgs boson, or “God particle,” a topic that has divided the opinions of China’s top physicists.
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/6 23:48:39

Scientists closer to creating shape-shifting liquid metal

A statement on the website of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) says Chinese physicists have recently made breakthrough findings in liquid metal that allow hard metal to become flexible as liquid metal, a step closer to building a shape-shifting liquid metal similar to the T-1000 Terminator in the science fiction film.
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/2 0:08:40