China supercomputer world’s fastest

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China has the world’s most powerful supercomputer for the third time in a row as the country once again ups its presence in the global top 500 of powerful computers. The computer with the name Tianhe-2 was top of the twice-yearly list that keeps tabs on supercomputer development and growth. The top performing computer, Tianhe-2, had its power measured at …

AkzoNobel invests in Coatings R&D lab in Shanghai.

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AkzoNobel is expanding its Songjiang research site near Shanghai with a facility devoted to the company’s Performance Coatings businesses. The focus of the center will be on finding innovative solutions aimed at packaging, coil, specialty finishes, and powder coatings markets. The company invested more than €6.5 million in the center and plans to have it finished by June 2015. With …

HAMR Platform launched successfully.

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Yesterday afternoon the first edition of HAMR took place at the Holland High Tech Center in Suzhou. The Holland Advanced Machinery and Production Rotation (HAMR) is an initiative by NOST Shanghai to connect Dutch companies within this industry. The platform fulfills the need for these firms to connect and share industry know-how. The Advanced Machinery sector is facing various challenges …

Open access for Chinese publications within 12 months

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The National Natural Science Foundation (NSFC) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have announced a new open access policy for academic researchers (see CAS statement). All articles that are based on governmental Science and Technology programs, as well as all publicly funded projects should become accessible to everyone within 12 months after publication. This is either achieved via the …

Sinovac’s organized battle against HFMD

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Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) has become a serious childhood disease in Asia. The disease has a viral origin. The virus that is associated to the most severe form of HFMD is the enterovirus 71 (EV71). In most cases, infection does not cause symptoms or only leads to rash and speckles around the mouth, hands and feet, but the …

ESA-MOST Dragon workshop in Chengdu

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Sentinal 1A. One of the new European satellites whose date will be shared within the Dragon program. Last week 300 earth observation experts from Europe and China gathered in the city of Chengdu, Sichuan for the 2014 Dragon 3 International Symposium. The Dragon program is a joint undertaking of ESA and the National Remote Sensing Center of China (NRSCC), under …