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Quantum material exhibits 'non-local' behavior that mimics brain function

New research shows a possible way to improve energy-efficient computing

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August 8, 2023

New research shows that electrical stimuli passed between neighboring electrodes can also affect non-neighboring electrodes. Known as non-locality, this discovery is a crucial milestone toward creating brain-like computers with minimal energy requirements.

"This is a very important step forward in our attempts to understand and simulate brain functions," said Dynes, who is also a co-author. "Showing a system that has non-local interactions leads us further in the direction toward how our brains think. Our brains are, of course, much more complicated than this but a physical system that is capable of learning must be highly interactive and this is a necessary first step. We can now think of longer range coherence in space and time"

"It's widely understood that in order for this technology to really explode, we need to find ways to improve the hardware -- a physical machine that can perform the task in conjunction with the software," Frañó stated. "The next phase will be one in which we create efficient machines whose physical properties are the ones that are doing the learning. That will give us a new paradigm in the world of artificial intelligence."

This work is primarily supported by Quantum Materials for Energy Efficient Neuromorphic Computing, an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DE-SC0019273). A full list of funders can be found in the paper acknowledgements.

Nature's kitchen: how a chemical reaction used by cooks helped create life on Earth


August 2, 2023

A chemical process used in the browning of food to give it its distinct smell and taste is probably happening deep in the oceans, where it helped create the conditions necessary for life. Known as the Maillard reaction after the French scientist who discovered it, the process converts small molecules of organic carbon into bigger molecules known as polymers. In the kitchen, it is used to create flavors and aromas out of sugars. But a research team argues that on the sea floor, the process has had a more fundamental effect, where it has helped to raise oxygen and reduce carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, to create the conditions for complex life forms to emerge and thrive on Earth.Source of organic carbon


Organic carbon in the oceans mostly comes from microscopic living organisms. When those organisms die, they sink to the sea floor and are consumed by bacteria. That decay process uses oxygen and releases carbon dioxide into the ocean which eventually ends up in the atmosphere.

As a result of the Maillard reaction, the smaller molecules are converted into larger molecules. Those larger molecules are harder for microorganisms to breakdown and remain stored in the sediment for tens of thousands -- if not millions -- of years.

The scientists describe this as the "preservation of organic carbon."

That long-term storage or preservation of organic carbon on the seabed had major consequences for conditions that developed on the surface of the Earth. It limited the release of carbon dioxide, allowing more oxygen to reach the Earth's atmosphere and limited variation in the warming of the Earth's land surface over the last 400 million years to an average of about five degrees Celsius.

'Too slow to have any impact'

Dr Oliver Moore, first author in the study and a Research Fellow in Biogeochemistry in the School of Earth and Environment at Leeds, said: "It had been suggested back in the 1970's that the Maillard reaction might occur in marine sediments, but the process was thought to be too slow to impact the conditions that exist on Earth.

"Our experiments have shown that in the presence of key elements, namely iron and manganese which are found in sea water, the rate of reaction is increased by tens of times.

"Over Earth's long history, this may have helped create the conditions necessary for complex life to inhabit the Earth."

As part of the study, the scientists modelled how much organic carbon has been locked into the seabed because of the Maillard reaction. They estimate it has resulted in around 4 million tonnes of organic carbon each year being locked into the seabed. That is the equivalent weight of around 50 London Tower Bridges.

To test their theory, the researchers looked at what happened to simple organic compounds when mixed with different forms of iron and manganese in the laboratory at 10 degrees Celsius, the temperature of the seabed.

nalysis revealed that the "chemical fingerprint" of the laboratory samples -- which had undergone the Maillard reaction -- matched those from sediment samples taken from seabed locations around the world.

That "fingerprint" analysis was conducted at the Diamond Light Source in Oxfordshire, the UK's synchrotron which generates intense beams of light energy to reveal the atomic structure of samples. The lessons learned from a better understanding of the Earth's geochemical processes could be used to harness new approaches to tackling modern-day climate change.

Dr James Bradley, an environmental scientist at Queen Mary University of London and one of the authors of the paper, said: "Understanding the complex processes affecting the fate of organic carbon that is deposited on the seafloor is crucial to pinpointing how Earth's climate changes in response to both natural processes and human activity, and helping humanity better manage climate change, since the application and long-term success of carbon capture technologies relies on carbon being locked away in stable forms rather than being transformed into carbon dioxide."

The 90th anniversary commemorative meeting of Wenzhou University was grandly held

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Nine ranks of Fanghua, wind and rain; A hundred years of tree people, continue the past and forge ahead. On the morning of May 2023, 5, the 13th anniversary commemorative conference of Wenzhou University was grandly held. Zhang Jian, Secretary of the Party Committee of the University and Director of the Organization Department of the Municipal Party Committee, presided over the meeting.

Liu Xiaotao, member of the Standing Committee of the Zhejiang Provincial Party Committee and Secretary of the Wenzhou Municipal Party Committee, Li Zhixiong, former deputy director of the Standing Committee of the Zhejiang Provincial People's Congress, Jin Zhenmin, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yu Shuhong, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hou Li'an, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Jin Ningyi, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Elchin Khalilov, foreign academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Li Jie, foreign academician of the Japanese Academy of Engineering, Luan Benli, academician of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, Zhang Zhenfeng, deputy secretary of the Wenzhou Municipal Party Committee and mayor, Ge Yiping, director of the Standing Committee of the Wenzhou Municipal People's Congress, Chen Zuorong, Chairman of the Wenzhou CPPCC, Han Jingyang, former Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and Vice President of the Alumni Association of Tsinghua University, Chen Feng, Member of the Education Working Committee of the Zhejiang Provincial Party Committee and Deputy Director of the Provincial Department of Education, Xie Ligen, Vice Chairman of the Zhejiang Provincial Federation of Social Sciences, Zhang Jiabo, Deputy Secretary of the Wenzhou Municipal Party Committee, Secretary of the Political and Legal Committee and Secretary of the Education Working Committee of the Municipal Party Committee, 

Light and shadow flow gold, the original intention is like a blaze. The special film on the celebration of Wenzhou reviewed the magnificent development history and remarkable achievements of Wenzhou University in the past 435 years. 90 units from China Association of Higher Education, China Education Association for International Exchange, Tsinghua University, Chinese Minmin University, Fudan University, Nanjing University, University of Science and Technology of China, Harbin Institute of Technology, Xi'an Jiaotong University, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, National Astronomical Observatory of Chinese Academy of Sciences, University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, York University and other countries (borders) sent congratulatory letters, congratulatory messages and congratulatory videos from all over the world, congratulating Wenzhou University on its <>th anniversary.

Earth’s inner core may be reversing its rotation

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January, 27, 2023

Our planet may have had a recent change of heart.

Earth’s inner core may have temporarily stopped rotating relative to the mantle and surface, researchers report in the January 23 Nature Geoscience. Now, the direction of the inner core’s rotation may be reversing — part of what could be a roughly 70-year-long cycle that may influence the length of Earth’s days and its magnetic field — though some researchers are skeptical.

“We see strong evidence that the inner core has been rotating faster than the surface, [but] by around 2009 it nearly stopped,” says geophysicist Xiaodong Song of Peking University in Beijing. “Now it is gradually mov[ing] in the opposite direction.”


How to hit net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

January 25, 2023

In a 2021 report, the International Energy Agency described the steps necessary to ensure that by 2050 the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere globally balances the amount being taken out. This chart shows how carbon dioxide emissions would have to drop across sectors to bring planetwide emissions from roughly 34 billion metric tons annually to net-zero.


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January 20, 2023
The solemn meeting of the Academic Council of the St. Petersburg Federal Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences was held on January 19, 2023.
During the solemn meeting of the Academic Council of the St. Petersburg Federal Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, representatives of well-known scientists, academicians of the Russian Academy of Sciences, directors of institutes, representatives of the government of the Russian Federation, representatives of the Mayor's Office of St. Petersburg, heads of scientific, educational and industrial organizations spoke.
On behalf of Wenzhou University, the official representative of Wenzhou University, Laureate of the Talent Program of the People's Republic of China (2022), Foreign Expert of the Highest Category, Professor and Head of the Scientific Program of ZEOMAG of Wenzhou University  – Academician, Professor, Dr. Elchin Khalilov .  
During  the Solemn Event Elchin Khalilov read out a congratulatory letter from the President of Wenzhou University, Academician of Min Zhao.  Professor Elchin Khalilov also read out a congratulatory letter from the World Organization for Scientific Cooperation "Science Without Borders" (Munich, Germany)


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December 03, 2022


A welcoming ceremony was held at Wenzhou University for Academician Elchin Khalilov and his appointment as a Visiting Professor at Wenzhou University under the Talent Program as a Highly Qualified Foreign Scientific Expert and Head of the ZEOMAG Research Program.
The President of the University, Academician Zhao Ming, presented Academician Elchin Khalilov with the diploma of the appointed professor of Wenzhou University.
President of the International Academy of Sciences-International Council for Scientific Development (ICSD/IAS) Walter Kofler (Austria) congratulated member of the Presidium of the International Academy of Sciences Academician Elchin Khalilov on his election to the talent program in China and his assumption of office at Wenzhou University and wished him great success in his new position, and also assured full support of his scientific research in China by the International Academy of Sciences .


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March 28, 2022

The President of WOSCO, Academician, Professor, Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences Elchin Khalilov became the winner of the Government Talent Program of the People's Republic of China in Zhejiang Province.
Academician Elchin Khalilov, within the framework of the China Talent Program, was invited to work at Wenzhou University as a Highly Qualified Foreign Scientific Expert and Head of the ZEOMAG Program for Water purification from biological and chemical pollutants, including the fight against cyanobacteria and their toxins.
It is planned to conduct research and implement the technol
ogy developed by E.Khalilov MagMatrix and MagVortex, for which international Eurasian patents have been obtained in 2020, 2021 and 2022. These revolutionary scientific studies allowed Prof. To Elchin Khalilov to obtain unique results in increasing the yield of grain and vegetable crops with the help of magnetized water and compositions based on natural zeolite. In addition, studies have shown the high efficiency of water magnetized using MagMatrix and MagVortex technologies to reduce the concentration of salt in saline soils, as well as its great benefit for the improvement of the human body.



07 December 2021

The official representative of the International Academy of Sciences of the Turkic Peoples presented Academician Elchin Khalilov with the diploma of Academician of the International Academy of Sciences of the Turkic Peoples. This high rank is Prof. Elchin Khalilov was awarded for outstanding achievements in the field of Earth Sciences and research in the field of ecology and environmental protection.


March 30, 2021

Testing of MAGMATRIX technology at the Agricultural Research Institute of Vegetable Growing and the Research Institute of Crop Production of the Ministry of Agriculture of Azerbaijan allowed to obtain excellent results of testing MAGMATRIX technology.
For example, watering tomatoes with magnetized water using MAGMATRIX technology allowed to increase yields by 60% and this indicator exceeds the increase in yields from the use of nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers by 20%. This makes it possible to significantly reduce the use of chemical fertilizers in vegetable growing and thus reduce environmental damage from the use of chemical fertilizers.
At the same time, an increase in grain yields, in particular wheat, and an increase in its viability and grain quality indicators also allows us to recommend the use of MAGMATRIX technology when watering grain crops. In addition, there is a positive effect of the use of magnetized water to reduce the salt concentration of saline soils.


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February 12, 2021

The WOSCO international research project - "The Great Eurasian Bridge - One Belt and One Road", initiated and authored by Corresponding Member of the International Academy of Sciences, PhD Tamila Khalilova (historian) and Academician, Prof. Dr. Elchin Khalilov (geophysicist) receives great support from scientists from different countries.
A large group of scientists from China, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Azerbaijan joined the Scientific Coordinating Council of this project.
The GEAB OBOR project is based on the historical and geological scientific discovery of Tamila Khalilova and Elchin Khalilov, proving that before the 7th century AD, the Caspian Sea was divided across into two parts, between which there was a land isthmus connecting Asia and Europe between the modern territories of Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan. One of the busiest routes of the Silk Road passed through this isthmus.
One of the main objectives of the research project is to prove the existence of the Caspian Silk Road Route and to include this route in the maps of the ancient Silk Road routes and in the map of One Belt and One Road.
One of the most important ideas of the project is to substantiate the feasibility and technological feasibility of building a bridge across the Kapi Sea connecting the coast of Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan. This bridge can become the shortest route from China to Europe and the most effective route of the "one belt and one road".


January 01, 2020

A special edition of the fifth volume of reports of the International Academy of Sciences H&E entitled: "COVID-19: A Global Problem for Modern Civilization" was published.
The authors of the special issue are well-known scientists from Germany, Austria and Azerbaijan. Title of MAN report: "PROSPECTS FOR APPLICATION OF THE "AZEOMED" MINERAL COMPOSITION FOR PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF COVID-19 AND OTHER HEAVY DISEASES."
       The following is a summary of the published work of scientists.

The largest Arctic ozone hole ever measured is hovering over the North Pole

January 01, 2020

A curious confluence of atmospheric events has produced the largest ozone hole ever measured over the Arctic.

A powerful polar vortex has trapped especially frigid air in the atmosphere above the North Pole, allowing high-altitude clouds to form in the stratosphere, where the ozone layer also sits. Within those clouds, chlorofluorocarbons and hydrochlorofluorocarbons already high in the atmosphere — gases used as refrigerants — react with ultraviolet rays from the sun to release chlorine and bromine atoms, which in turn react with and deplete the ozone.

Hubble finds best evidence for elusive mid-sized black hole

January 01, 2020


March 31, 2020


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Astronomers have found the best evidence for the perpetrator of a cosmic homicide: a black hole of an elusive class known as 'intermediate-mass,' which betrayed its existence by tearing apart a wayward star that passed too close.

Engineered virus might be able to block coronavirus infections, mouse study shows

January 01, 2020


April 7, 2020


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No vaccines exist that protect people against infections by coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, or the ones that cause SARS and MERS. As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc, many labs around the world have developed a laser-like focus on understanding the virus and finding the best strategy for stopping it. Researchers now suggest that the approach they took for a MERS virus vaccine may also work against SARS-CoV-2.

The Milky Way's satellites help reveal link between dark matter halos and galaxy formation

January 01, 2020


April 6, 2020


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Just like we orbit the sun and the moon orbits us, the Milky Way has satellite galaxies with their own satellites. Drawing from data on those galactic neighbors, a new model suggests the Milky Way should have an additional 100 or so very faint satellite galaxies awaiting discovery.

Fewer landslides than expected after 2015 Nepal earthquake

Fewer landslides resulted from the devastating 2015 Nepal earthquake than expected. In addition, no large floods from overflowing glacial lakes occurred after the magnitude 7.8 quake, which struck near the town of Gorkha, Nepal on April 25, 2015. The pattern of where the landslides occurred was unexpected.


Hot rock and ice: Volcanic chain underlies Antarctica

Seismic maps of the mantle will improve predictions of giant ice sheet's fate

December 8, 2015, Washington University in St. Louis

Scientists were able to deploy ruggidized seismometers that could withstand intense cold in Antarctica only recently. A line of seismometers strung across the West Antarctic Rift Valley and the Marie Byrd Land have given geologists their first good look at the mantle beneath the ice and rocks, revealing areas of hot rock that might affect the behavior of the overlying ice sheet.

Maximum observed earthquake magnitudes along continental transform faults

January 30, 2016

Continental transform faults evolve when two plates slide along each other. The most prominent examples are the San Andreas Fault in California and the North Anatolian Fault in Turkey. Earthquakes along those faults typically do not exceed earthquake magnitudes around M8 but occur at shallow depth thus posing a major threat to nearby metropolitan regions such as San Francisco or Istanbul.


Prof. Elchin Khalilov has experimentally registered the gravitational quantum radiation

December 17, 2015

The results and methods of the experiment have been recorded and published World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO Publication No WO/2015/027299; WO/2005/054901). Professor Khalilov carried out hundreds of experiments, and the statistical authenticity of the results is more than 97%. This result can be considered the statistically authentic.

1. C. M. O'Reilly et al. Rapid and highly variable warming of lake surface waters around the globe. Geophysical Research Letters

December 15, 2015

Climate change is rapidly warming lakes around the world, threatening freshwater supplies and ecosystems, according to a study spanning six continents. The study is the largest of its kind and the first to use a combination of satellite temperature data and long-term ground measurements. A total of 235 lakes, representing more than half of the world's freshwater supply, were monitored for at least 25 years.

Forecast of seismic activity till 2026

November 30, 2015

Prof. Elchin Khalilov is President of the Global Network for the Forecasting of Earthquakes GNFE (UK) and Chairman of GEOCHANGE International Committee (Germany), gave the forecast of seismic activity of the world till 2026 on behalf of the above-mentioned organizations.

Public and private investments in Ph.D. research programs pay economic development dividends

December 09, 2015

Research-funded Ph.D. recipients earn high wages after graduation, participate in national and international labor markets, and make an important impact on local economic development, according to a new study.

Nearby star hosts closest alien planet in the 'habitable zone'

December 15, 2015


Australian astronomers have discovered the closest potentially habitable planet found outside our solar system so far, orbiting a star just 14 light years away. The planet, more than four times the mass of the Earth, is one of three that the team detected around a red dwarf star called Wolf 1061.

Prof. Elchin Khalilov has improved technology for the earthquake prediction

December 11, 2015

The new modification of the station, and technology of forecasting the earthquakes recorded in PCT World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO Publication No WO2013/096997). Professor Khalilov significantly improved his created technique of the earthquake prediction. The new invention is used in the latest modifications of station ATROPATENA Crystal (Kh 2015).

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