The Chinese government has declared that its Standards Press of China has exclusive permission to publish and issue formal internation-al documents. Included in such documents are standards and technical reports from ISO and the International Electrotechnical Commission. Anyone else attempting, without special permission, to publish in China any part of a standard for profit will be punished, according to the mandate.
A group of researchers at the Seoul National University have discovered a way to take material from cigarette butts and turn it into a carbon-based material thats ideal for storing energy and creating a powerful supercapacitor.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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