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Total eclipse of the US


Sky-gazers stood transfixed across North America Monday as the Sun vanished behind the Moon in a rare total eclipse that swept the continent coast-to-coast for the first time in nearly a century.

Beijing-based tech start-up has a big edge on facial recognition

When staff members of Megvii Technology Inc punch in, they only have to pass through an automated gate and their name will appear on the screen above it.

Play it loud: Smart speaker market heats up

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology developed by tech giants has turned the humble speaker into the tech world’s latest infatuation, and Chinese tech mammoth Alibaba Group Holding wants a piece of ...


Beijing aims high in robotics

Beijing plans to develop into a global center for robotics by 2025 and has issued an industry blueprint at the ongoing World Robot Conference.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/23 14:47:47

Preview of 2017 World Robot Conference

A staff member demonstrates a robot during the media preview of 2017 World Robot Conference at Beijing Yichuang International Conference and Exhibition Center, in Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 22, ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/23 14:47:11

Australia launches 1st ever quantum computing company

The first ever quantum computing company in Australia was launched at an event at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) on Wednesday, with hopes to develop a silicon-based quantum ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/23 10:49:19

Drug that prevents kidney disease to undergo world-first human trial in Australia

A drug that successfully prevented kidney disease in diabetic mice will undergo world-first human trials in Australia, it was announced on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/23 10:46:21

Unsurprising surprise: Over 99 percent of microbes inside us unknown to science

In what may be called an unsurprising surprise, a survey of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) fragments circulating in the blood suggests the microbes living within us are vastly more diverse than ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/23 7:48:57

Steroids ineffective for chest infections in non-asthmatic adults: study

Oral steroids are not effective for treating acute lower respiratory tract infections, or chest infections, in adults who don't have asthma or other chronic lung disease, according to a new ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/23 7:43:45

Finnish researchers develop cold-tolerant yeast strains for improving quality of cider, wine

Technical Research Center of Finland, VTT said that it has developed new cold-tolerant hybrid strains, which enable fermentation at lower and higher temperatures than usual for producing cider and wine. ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/23 7:41:57

High vitamin B intake linked to lung cancer in men: study

Men who took too much vitamin B6 and B12 supplements, especially those who smoke, had a significantly higher risk of developing lung cancer, a new study said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/23 7:39:00

New research looks at whales' ability to modulate calls

New research may explain a gradual lowering of the frequency of blue whale calls documented by scientists for the past two decades, but hardly explains why the largest animals to ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/23 7:36:46

Tencent’s Qzone apologizes, removes emojis based on WWII sex slaves

A social media platform run by Internet giant Tencent has apologized and removed emojis based on World War II sex slaves, amid public outrage over the creations that were deemed ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/22 21:33:39

Total eclipse of the US

Sky-gazers stood transfixed across North America Monday as the Sun vanished behind the Moon in a rare total eclipse that swept the continent coast-to-coast for the first time in nearly ...
Source: AFP | 2017/8/22 21:13:39

The driving force of China's C919

Olivier Dubroeucq reads Chinese classical literature to better understand Chinese culture, settle himself and find inner calm. And most of the time, he is occupied by "big causes" such as ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/22 14:20:30

China's Kexue research vessel explores in western Pacific Ocean

Photo taken on Aug. 16, 2017 shows a spider crab collected on the Caroline Seamount in the western Pacific Ocean. China's remote operated vehicle (ROV) Discovery, carried by China's Kexue ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/22 14:11:55