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.
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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.
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.
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.
On January 31st and February 1st, 2018, the state council for professor title of Vietnam approved and voted on the candidates for the title Professor and Associate Professor 2017.
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
- Genk STF, GHV KSOL and GHV BONE – Products transferred from research results and received title “High-quality product and branch 2017”
- Preparation for technical transfer and pilot operation of Observatory in Hanoi
- Scientist from Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology wins 2018 Ta Quang Buu Award
- Scientific research on the conservation and effective use of two species of Berberis wallichiana DC and Mahonia bealei (Fortune) Pynaert which belong to the Berberidaceae Juss family in Vietnam