Science and Technology News

Machine produces snow ice from sea water for offshore fishing

Offshore fishing is one of the important directions in the development of the fisheries sector in Vietnam. Although the fisheries productivity is high, the loss after exploitation is high. According to the Directorate of Fisheries, losses after fishing in Vietnam account for 20-30% of the productivity, mainly due to the fact that a majority of fishing vessels are of small capacity, with lack of preservation devices and fisheries mainly preserved by ground ice. Therefore, reducing post-harvest losses, despite difficulty, has been identified as a top priority for the fisheries sector.

A new bat species discovered in Truong Son forest

Scientists of the Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, Graduate University of Science and Technology (the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology), National Museum of Natural History (Paris, France), the Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and the Museum of Natural History of Hungary have published a study on taxonomy and the process of generating bat populations, which were earlier classified to belong to Hardwickei (Kerivoula hardwickii), the bat family Vespertilionidae in Asia on Hystrix, the Italian Journal of Mammalogy.

Institute of Mechanics successfully develops 6 degrees of freedom robot system suitable for production in Vietnam

A group of researchers of the Department of Mechanics and Electronics under the Institute of Mechanics of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) has successfully developed a sample of the 6-degree freedom robot arm machine named SM6, which is oriented to be applied in industrial production. and many other areas. SM6 Robot System is the main product of the project: “Complete and master technology in designing and manufacturing industrial 6 degrees of freedom robot; apply products into industrial production line” conducted by the Institute of Mechanics under the program “Development of a number of hi-tech industries”, which was approved by the Prime Minister in Decision 347/QD-TTg dated February 22, 2013 and managed by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Study to define Karst Disturbance Index in Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park

Karst is a special kind of environmental landscape, which can bring many benefits in terms of economics, science, education, entertainment and aesthetics. The karst environment plays an especially important role in the history of the Earth's development. With outstanding values, many karst areas in the world have been recognized by UNESCO as World Natural Heritage. However, this natural resource is vulnerable; especially vulnerable to human activities.

Truong Sa (Spratly) Park at Oceanographic Museum attracts visitors

Being an attractive destination for domestic and foreign visitors, disseminating information to raise public awareness on protecting marine environmental resources and the nation’s territorial sovereignty is the focus of the Oceanographic Museum. Of which, dissemination on Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands’ sovereignty is included in exhibiting and interpreting activities at the museum.

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