Scientists at the Institute of Tropical Biology under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) have described and announced a new species of plant belonging to the Taccaceae family from Hon Ba Nature Reserve, Khanh Hoa province. The new species was named Tacca khanhhoaensis V.S. Dang & Vuong, the name of the species was named after Khanh Hoa province where the sample of the plant had been collected. This result is partly funded by the Component Project Code BSTMV.20 / 16-21 under the project on building a national specimen collection of nature of Vietnam.
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In the framework of the research cooperation program between the Institute of Tropical Biology of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) and the Center for Tropical Biosphere Research of the University of Ryukyus, Japan, scientists have discovered and announced two new plant species belonging to the Rubiaceae family and the Clusiaceae family in Bidoup - Nui Ba National Park of Lam Dong province and Hon Ba Nature Reserve of Khanh Hoa province. The 2 new species include Lasianthus bidoupensis VSDang & Naiki and Calophyllum honbaense VS Dang, H. Toyama & Tagane.
On April 5, 2019, at the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, No.18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Hanoi, the Vietnam Museum of Nature organized the opening ceremony to display a copy of the Sword Lake turtle. This was the following activity of the Vietnam Museum of Nature, after handing over the original Sword Lake turtle specimen to the Hanoi People's Committee in March 2019.
From April 3-4, 2019 in Miami, Florida, USA, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Anh Tuan, General Director of the Vietnam Space Center (VNSC) under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, attended the 34th meeting of Strategic Implementation Team (SIT) of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) ( CEOS SIT-34).
Seaweed is rich in vitamins, minerals, especially proteins, water-soluble polysaccharides, lipids, polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), pigments, carotenoids, etc. So, for a long time, they have been used as functional food, medicine and raw material for the production of cosmetics and food for humans and animals.
On May 9, 2019, President of Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Professor and Academic Chau Van Minh approved the Decision to present the 2019 Tran Dai Nghia Awards to 10 authors of 4 outstanding projects.
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- Signing ceremony on handing over Sword Lake Turtle specimen
- Four new cicada species discovered in Vietnam
- Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc praises young engineers of Microdragon Satellite
- Dong Van Stone Plateau Global Geo-park Museum of Nature