Science and Technology News

Discovering new species of squirrel for Vietnamese science

Scientists from the Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, Vietnam National Museum of Nature, and the Graduate University of Science and Technology under Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), coordinated with scientists from Kyoto and Obihiro Universities (Japan) to document several new species of squirrel for science, publishing their findings in Journal of Mammalogy (Volume 99, Issue 4, 13 August 2018, Pages 813–825). The new species is called Hon Khoai squirrel, with the scientific name Callosciurus honkhoaiensis.

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.

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