Science and Technology News

Tran Dai Nghia Award - Award of innovation

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.

Council of Tran Dai Nghia Award 2019 holds decisive meeting

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.

Signing ceremony on handing over Sword Lake Turtle specimen

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.

Four new cicada species discovered in Vietnam

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.

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