7 Must-Read Stories In April 2017

April was a technology-heavy month, with popular articles on blockchain, artificial intelligence and the latest in battery technology.

AsianScientist (May. 3, 2017) – Just in case you missed any of them, here are seven must-read stories published on Asian Scientist Magazine in April 2017.

  1. Asia’s Rising Scientists: Loi Luu

    Loi Luu dreams of deploying cryptocurrency and blockchain technology worldwide to renovate existing financial systems.

  2. ChemChina’s Syngenta Acquisition Approved

    China’s state-owned agrochemical company ChemChina has been cleared to acquire Syngenta, a Swiss agriculture research company.

  3. Plastic-Eating Fungi Found In Rubbish Heap

    A strain of fungi researchers found in a rubbish heap can break down plastic as it grows.

  4. China Invests US$1.4 Million To Develop Cambricon Deep Learning Chips

    Funds from the Chinese Academy of Science will be used for research into both architecture and algorithms for the processors specialized in deep learning.

  5. Crowdsourcing A Practical Indoor GPS

    Scientists in South Korea have developed an indoor locating technology using crowdsourced fingerprints from smartphones.

  6. Drought-Resistant Rice Strain Created

    A genetically modified strain of rice has proven itself to be remarkably drought resistant in various real-world scenarios.

  7. Nitrogen-Powered Battery Turns Air Into Energy

    Researchers have developed a prototype battery powered by atmospheric nitrogen that kills two birds with one stone, simultaneously fixing nitrogen and storing energy.

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