The Deepwater Offshore Basin in Shanghai Jiaotong University is a laboratory like no other. Measuring 40 meters wide, 50 meters long and 40 meters down to the deepest point, it is one of the world's largest maneuvering and sea-keeping basins or, in other words, an indoor ocean,” and the most advanced test facility of its kind.

2017-12-10 17:31 GMT+8

Shape alteration is everywhere in nature. In plants, it can be triggered by touch, light, and even food, and it's this power that's inspiring material scientists.

2017-12-09 11:22 GMT+8

We use positioning services in our everyday lives. For instance, the GPS module built into smartphones can receive signals from satellites that are 25,000 kilometers or higher above the earth. But the accuracy of indoor positioning is still unreliable because it is hard for satellite signals to pass through concrete walls.

2017-12-08 20:50 GMT+8

The journey to find the display of the future goes on. Most efforts so far have focused on making flexible displays, with interesting advances from Professor Peng Huisheng at Fudan University, who wants to turn your T-shirt into a screen.

2017-12-08 13:38 GMT+8

Display technology has been revolutionized in the past few decades. Images are sharper, and colors look clearer. Despite these improvements, displays are essentially the same as they were decades ago: They’re flat, rigid pieces of glass.

2017-12-06 15:18 GMT+8

A soft-bodied robot that can swim like a manta ray has been created at China’s Zhejiang University. 

2017-12-05 15:28 GMT+8

Economic achievements come with a price. Pollution is one. There have been numerous cases of the world’s rivers being polluted by heavy metal waste over the past 10 years.

2017-12-04 14:49 GMT+8