A huge plume of ash, steam and gas rising up high from the underwater near Tonga has captured attention around the world on January 14 just two weeks later from the beginning of 2022. The communication to the outer world has been cut off immediately after the volcano eruption, the devastating explosion was still captured by the satellite orbiting the earth. The explosion may not be the one impacting the planet the most, “but to witness it with the modern array of instruments we have is truly unprecedented”, just as Lori Dengler said, an emeritus professor of geophysics at Humboldt State University in California.
"I have had the privilege and joy of working side by side with many excellent scientists from both US and China on harnessing fusion energy that powers the sun and the stars, in a shared vision to provide a clean and abundant energy for all humankind. This experience has taught me that science for the progress of humanity has no boundaries. Continued worldwide cooperation on science's biggest challenges will ensure a bright future for our children and grandchildren."
The Environmental Trace Gases Monitoring Instrument (EMI), developed by Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (AIOFM), Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HFIPS), passed test on January 18, 2022. It will be loaded on GaoFen-5(01A), a hyperspectral comprehensive observation satellite.
Recently, Wu Zhengyan and Zhang Jia's team, from Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HFIPS) Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), in collaboration with Professor CAI Dongqing in Donghua University, developed a promising remedy for the rapid and efficient removal of Cd(II) in water, which is a step forward in heavy metal pollution remediation.