18 Apr 2023
Tsinghua University and the HTR-PM Reactor
China's HTR-PM reactor, developed primarily by Tsinghua University, is the first land-based, commercial-scale SMR (small modular reactor) to enter operation globally, with full power operation achieved in late 2022.
9 Jan 2023
Bluepha is a materials manufacturer based in China, producing PHA, a bio-based plastic.
24 Aug 2022
Graphene Recovers Gold From Waste Electronics
This new, seemingly magical application of graphene works quite straightforwardly: add graphene into a solution containing traces of gold and, after a few minutes, pure gold appears on graphene sheets, with no other chemicals or energy input involved. After this you can extract pure gold by simply burning the graphene off.
14 Jun 2022
Engineers Build LEGO-Like Artificial Intelligence Chip
Imagine a more sustainable future, where cellphones, smartwatches, and other wearable devices don't have to be shelved or discarded for a newer model. Instead, they could be upgraded with the latest sensors and processors that would snap onto a device's internal chip — like LEGO bricks incorporated into an existing build. Such reconfigurable chipware could keep devices up to date while reducing our electronic waste.
31 May 2022
China's First Salt Cavern Compressed Air Energy Storage in Operation
China's first salt cavern compressed air energy storage started operations in Changzhou city, East China's Jiangsu province, marking significant progress in the research and application of China's new energy storage technology.
27 May 2022
Self-Powered Fabric Corrects Posture in Real Time via Machine Learning
The self-powered fabric was developed using triboelectric nanogenerators, which use movement to collect the energy needed to power the posture monitoring sensors. The data collected by the sensors is processed by an integrated machine learning algorithm that can provide immediate feedback, alerting the wearer when they need to adjust their posture.
25 Sep 2020
Lithium Metal Battery with a Protective Layer
Researchers have taken an important step towards a new type of Li-ion battery, which can be found in our smartphones, laptops and electric cars, among other things. For the first time, they succeeded in making an electrolyte that goes well with an anode made of lithium metal. Lithium metal is the holy grail for anodes. In theory, a two to three times higher energy density can be achieved with this material compared to current batteries.
25 Aug 2020
Eternal Material Technology Company (EMT)
Eternal Material Technology Company produces OLED materials, focusing primarily on host and electron transport layer materials. In 2019 they partnered with Universal Display Corporation (UDC) as a contract manufacturer, and in 2020 they announced the construction of large facility to manufacture OLED materials.
24 Aug 2020
New Microbot With in Situ, in Vivo Bioprinting for Gastric Wounds
Researchers have taken the first step towards a new way of treating gastric wounds by using a microrobot combined with the new concept of "in situ in vivo bioprinting" to carry out tissue repair inside the body.
1 Apr 2020
BYD's New Blade Battery Set to Redefine EV Safety Standards
BYD has announced the launch of the Blade Battery, a development set to mitigate concerns about battery safety in electric vehicles.
21 Jan 2020
Robotic Gripping Mechanism Mimics How Sea Anemones Catch Prey
Most robotic gripping mechanisms to date have relied on humanlike fingers or appendages, which sometimes struggle to provide the fine touch, flexibility or cost-effectiveness needed in some circumstances to hold onto objects. Recent work looks to provide a path forward for gripping robots from an unlikely source -- the doughnut-shaped sea anemone.
15 Nov 2019
Tanway offer lidar modules. The company were established as a spin-out from Tsinghua University (Beijing, China).