Tag Archives: Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • Phase-Change Memory Could Replace Flash Memory Soon

    UNIVERSITY OF THE CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, BEIJING, CHINA. A new type of data-storage technology has been developed by a group of researchers. The new technology consists of 50 aluminum atoms bound to 50 atoms of antimony and is considered as a very promising discovery which could dramatically change the way memory devices will be made in the near future. They call this new discovery the next generation "phase-change" memory. As compared to the common flash memory bein .. ... READ MORE

    By: Shinji Tutoru
  • Using Duckweed For Biofuel Production

    PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, NEW JERSEY, USA; CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, BEIJING, CHINA & NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA. The use of duckweed as a raw material for biofuel production is a good solution for new sources of biofuel materials. This is great solution for the need of a less-expensive and sustainable source of biomass that will significantly reduce the production of diesel, jet fuel and gasoline. Xin Xiao, Christodoulos A. Floudas and colleagues loo .. ... READ MORE

    By: Shinji Tutoru
  • Is Thorium the Biggest Energy Breakthrough Since Fire?

    CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, CHINA. Nuclear power that is safer, cleaner, and ultimately cheaper. Thorium is a metal that can be used to generate nuclear energy without the threats of a "meltdown" scenario, because such chain reactions cannot happen in thorium reactors. There is also no useful byproduct like plutonium to make nuclear weapons. In contrast to nuclear fuels such as Uranium, Thorium is also abundantly available. China is close to demonstrat .. ... READ MORE

    By: Susan Smith
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