Over the past few years, in Binh Duong and Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), the strange phenomenon of leaf-eating worm has appeared, causing concern for people living in the area. To study this pest, the Southern Institute of Ecology sent its staff to collect worm samples in the area of My Phuoc - Tan Van and Pham Van Dong street to breed and conduct species identification. Initial results show that this is Antheraea, known as Tasar silkmoth (or Tasar silkworm), belonging to Saturniidae family, Lepidoptera.
Science and Technology News
Nature Index has just published the results of ranking the number of international publications by higher education institutions, research organizations, countries and regions. Accordingly, the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) continues to hold first place in the number of international publications across the country during the period July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020, marking 5 consecutive years leading the ranking list since 2016.
On September 12, 2020, the Institute of Oceanography under Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) received strange sea snail specimens from a fatal poisoning case in Van Ninh district, the central Khanh Hoa province, to determine the name and toxin of this snail.
The Ministry of Information and Communication has just announced the results of evaluating and ranking the level of information and technology application of state agencies in 2019. According to the rankings, VAST ranked 2nd in the group of government agencies, up 2 ranks compared t0 2018.
The taxonomists from Northwest A&F University, China, Vietnam National Museum of Nature, Vietnam, The Kyushu University Museum, Japan are described one new genus (Versicolora) and two new species (Versicolora ziyongi and Versicolora bellula) of the cicada tribe Leptopsaltriini, subfamily Cicadinae, family Cicadidae, suborder Auchenorrhyncha, order Hemiptera. This new genus appears closely allied to Tanna Distant of Leptopsaltriini, but differs in having a bifurcated (apex of) uncus and a short but distinct dorsal beak of pygofer.
Intellectual property activities at VAST
- Vietnam Journal of Earth Science officially present in Web of Science
- Three new plant species discovered in Central Highlands
- Consultation seminar on finalizing the nomination dossier of Ninh Thuan World Biosphere Reserve
- Discovery of new strain of carp in Cyprinus Carpio species based on molecular genetic analysis data
- Application of artificial intelligence and high-performance computing to build software system supporting lung cancer diagnosis