Zhejiang University (ZJU, also known as Chekiang University; simplified Chinese: 浙江大学; traditional Chinese: 浙江大學; pinyin: Zhèjiāng Dàxué; Wade–Giles: Che-chiang-ta-hsüeh), sometimes referred to as Zheda, is a national university in China.
Founded in 1897, Zhejiang University is one of China’s oldest institutions of higher education.
It is a member of the C9 League and Yangtze Delta Universities Alliance.
Zhejiang University is located in the city of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, approximately 112 miles (180 km) southwest of Shanghai. Zhejiang University Library collection contains about 7 million volumes, making it one of the largest academic libraries in the country.
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Zhejiang University research articles from Innovation Toronto
- Chemicals That Make Plants Defend Themselves Could Replace Pesticides – December 3, 2015
- New Computational Technique Means Big Advances in Color 3D Printing Process – May 23, 2015
- Ultra-light Aerogel Produced at a Zhejiang University Lab
- Chinese scientists upbeat on development of invisibility cloak
- The Patent Wars Begin Over Graphene, A Material That’s About To Change Our Lives
- Chinese robot wars set to erupt
- VIDEO: Thought-controlled quadcopter takes to the skies
- Online Library Gives Readers Access To 1.5 Million Books
One team has already made a cat ‘disappear’ with a device that has huge military potential
Mainland scientists are increasingly confident of developing the world’s first invisibility cloak, using technology to hide objects from view and make them “disappear”.
The central government has funded at least 40 research teams over the past three years to develop the idea, which until now has largely been the stuff of science fiction and fantasy novels like the Harry Potter series.
The technology would have obvious military uses such as developing stealth aircraft, but Beijing believes the research could lead to wider technological breakthroughs with broader uses, scientists involved in the research said. The teams involved include researchers at Tsinghua University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
The main approaches are developing materials that guide light away from an object, creating electromagnetic fields to bend light away from what one is trying to hide and copying nature to make hi-tech camouflage materials.