SCI-TECH

Chinese submersible retrieves seamount sample in South China Sea


Jiaolong, China's manned submersible on Saturday retrieved a basalt sample from the Zhenbei Seamount in the South China Sea which scientists say could shed light on the formation and evolution of seamounts in the area.

Amazon rolls out chatbot

Amazon.com Inc's chief technology officer is working toward a day when people can control almost any piece of software with their voice.

Facebook gives sneak peek inside secretive unit studying brain-to-text device

Facebook Inc on Wednesday pulled aside the curtain on a secretive unit headed by a former chief of the Pentagon's research arm, disclosing that the social media company is studying ...


China-made large amphibious aircraft finishes 1st glide test

China's large amphibious aircraft AG600 on Saturday successfully conducted its first glide test in the southern Chinese city of Zhuhai as it is preparing for its maiden flight.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/30 9:20:21

World's closest glacier to a city continues to shrink

The world's closest glacier to a city shrank quickly in the past year and may completely vanish in half a century, according to a Chinese scientist Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/30 9:12:28

Chinese submersible retrieves seamount sample in South China Sea

Jiaolong, China's manned submersible on Saturday retrieved a basalt sample from the Zhenbei Seamount in the South China Sea which scientists say could shed light on the formation and evolution ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/30 9:10:02

Study suggests different approach to assess vulnerability of bridges

A new study supports the idea that analysis considering a range of flood scenarios, as opposed to a single 100-year threshold, could be more robust and accurate about vulnerability of ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/30 8:54:01

NASA's Cassini sends back data from its first dive between Saturn and its rings

After almost 20 years in space, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has successfully completed the first dive between Saturn and its rings, sending back the closest-ever views of Saturn's atmosphere after about ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/29 15:55:14

Humanoid robot reporter Jia Jia called "Miss China" with "a temper"

China's humanoid robot Jia Jia has gone viral on the Internet since her experimental interviews with the world's top AI experts including Kevin Kelly earlier this week.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/28 21:50:25

2,000-year-old tombs excavated in central China

More than 20 funeral artifacts were unearthed during the excavation of two 2,000-year old tombs in central China's Hunan province, according to local sources Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/28 17:49:01

China to conduct several manned space flights around 2020

China plans to conduct several manned space flights from 2019 to 2022, during which a 60-tonne space station will be assembled and built, said Wang Zhaoyao, director of China's manned ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/28 17:06:17

Brain waves can tell how much students like their class: study

When students pay attention in class, their brainwaves show remarkably similar patterns, a US study said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/28 11:49:38

DNA from extinct humans discovered in caves without skeletal remains

An international team of researchers has successfully retrieved DNA from ancient humans in cave sediments where no skeletal remains have been found, according to a study published Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/28 11:48:58

China's cargo spacecraft completes in-orbit refueling

China's Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft and Tiangong-2 space lab completed their first in-orbit refueling at 7:07 p.m. Thursday, another success of the Tianzhou-1 mission.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/27 22:38:47

Color producing methods of butterfly wings could inspire 3D printing technology: research

Scientists from Australia and Swiss revealed on Thursday some of the mysteries about butterfly wings and their unique methods for producing color.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/27 17:26:43

Plant factory in SE China adopts intelligent control system

Staff members check the vegetable shoots at Sanan Sino-Science plant factory in Hutou Township of Anxi County, southeast China's Fujian Province, April 25, 2017. The plant factory, jointly founded by ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/27 14:50:44