BEIJING, May 25 (Xinhua) -- The following are the highlights of China's science news from the past week:
SEAWATER POWER GENERATON
Chinese researchers have developed a low-cost underwater system to generate electricity from seawater, offering a new approach to handle short spikes in power demand and maintain longer-term steady power.
PRECISE NONINVASIVE SURGERY
Researchers from China and Canada have developed a new highly targeted laser device to close blood vessels within human tissue.
Reporting on the U.S. journal Science Advances, they said the device has the potential to diagnose diseases including skin cancer and perform precise surgery without cutting the skin.
RICE BLAST CONTROL
An international study has found how rice blast fungus spreads, providing insights on the control of rice blast, the most devastating rice disease in the world.
The study is expected to help develop new approaches for the control of rice blast fungus infection and also shed light on the study on the virulence mechanism of plant fungi.
SATELLITE NAVIGATION JOURNAL
China will launch an international English journal called "Satellite Navigation," according to the China Science Daily Thursday.
The journal is coordinated by the Aerospace Information Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Springer Nature. The journal is open to submission and is expected to be published officially in October.
Researchers have disclosed that phytoplankton diversity can promote nutrient resource use efficiency in aquatic ecosystems.
The research is helpful for developing nature-based solutions for aquatic ecosystem restoration. And its findings can improve peoples' understanding on trophic transfer and nutrient cycling in aquatic ecosystems.