SCI-TECH

Asteroid hit wiped out the dinosaurs, scientists warn people could face same fate


Throughout its 4.5-billion-year history, the Earth has been repeatedly pummeled by space rocks that have caused anything from an innocuous splash in the ocean to species annihilation.

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 ...


Ariane-5 launches India's GSAT-17 satellite into space

French rocket Ariane-5 successfully launched GSAT-17 into space early on Thursday, adding the 3,477-kg Indian satellite to its existing fleet of 17 communication satellites.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/29 9:31:47

Large dinosaur fossil site found in SW China

Chinese paleontologists have discovered a large fossil site in southwest China's Chongqing city, according to a press conference held Wednesday by the city government.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/28 23:01:14

DNA study finds 20 percent of Russians related to Queen of England

Every fifth contemporary Russian is related to the British Royal House of Windsor, and such a wide spread of the noble genes amongst Russians might be attributed to the extensive ...
Source: sputniknews.com | 2017/6/28 22:05:43

UNAIDS chief applauds China's contribution in tackling HIV

China has achieved remarkable progress in tackling HIV and contributed a lot to assisting the developing countries in this regard, the UNAIDS chief has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/28 21:05:53

Ransomware hits again targets around world

Kaspersky Lab notified Tuesday that a global ransomware outbreak began "just a few hours ago," and "it looks to be as big as the WannaCry story that broke not so ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/28 9:34:41

Mixed results seen for acupuncture to treat urinary leakage, infertility: study

A modern type of acupuncture can help treat urinary leakage in women, but the ancient technique was not effective in treating infertility in those with polycystic ovary syndrome, according to ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/28 0:48:44

Drill on oil spilling at sea held near Caofeidian, north China

Ships take part in a drill on oil spilling at sea near Caofeidian in north China's Hebei Province, June 27, 2017. The drill was held to improve the ability of ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/27 23:28:36

NASA says no pending announcement on alien life

US space agency NASA said Monday it has no pending announcement regarding extraterrestrial life, following a wave of media reports that the US agency is about to announce the evidence ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/27 11:42:24

Chinese research vessel takes foreign trainees on expedition

Chinese ocean scientific research vessel Haiyang-6 set out Monday on a 240-day expedition in the Pacific Ocean, with five foreign trainees on board.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/27 10:00:23

DNA methylation could identify at least 4 common cancers: study

An epigenetic mechanism known as DNA methylation could effectively and accurately identify at least four common cancers of the lung, breast, colon and liver, a new study by US and ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/27 8:43:20

China to launch Long March-5 Y2 in early July

China has set the window to launch its Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket between July 2 and 5, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/26 14:50:48

SpaceX successfully completes back-to-back launches in 48 hours

Just over 48 hours after its successful launch of BulgariaSat-1, US space firm SpaceX has successfully completed its second launch on Sunday with liftoff of a Falcon 9 rocket from ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/26 10:42:22

India launches 31 satellites in single space mission

India Friday launched 31 satellites, including an earth observation satellite, in a single space mission from the southern spaceport of Sriharikota.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/23 13:19:26