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.
Science and Technology News
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.
On April 13, 2019, at the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), the Council of Tran Dai Nghia Award 2019 held its final meeting to assess the scientific and applied characteristics of especially excellent works submitted by specialized science councils before putting forth important conclusions about the number and value of awards.
On the morning of March 16, 2019, at Ngoc Son Temple (Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi City), the Hanoi Department of Science and Technology organized a ceremony to hand over the specimen of Ho Guom (Sword Lake) Turtle, together with preservation and display cabinets to the Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports and Hoan Kiem District People's Committee.
Scientists from Australia, the US and Vietnam have described four new cicadas belonging to the Semia genus, the Cicadidae family, the Auchenorrhyncha sub-family, the Hemiptera set (Semia genus has 13 species, including 6 species reported only in Vietnam), named as follows: Semia magna Emery, Lee & Pham, 2017; Emery Semia spiritus, Lee & Pham, 2017; Semia pallida Emery, Lee & Pham, 2017; and Semia albusequi Emery, Lee & Pham, 2017.
On January 21, 2019, at the Office of the Government, the Standing Board of the Government, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, met with and praised young engineers from the Vietnam Space Center who developed the MicroDragon Satellite.
- Dong Van Stone Plateau Global Geo-park Museum of Nature
- Investigation and study of species in genus Curcuma L. in Central Highlands
- Discovery and description of a new Aristolochia species for science from Vietnam
- Discovering new species of squirrel for Vietnamese science
- Machine produces snow ice from sea water for offshore fishing