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Facebook rocked by data breach scandal


Facebook shares plunged Monday as the social media giant was pounded by criticism at home and abroad over revelations that a firm working for Donald Trump's presidential campaign harvested and misused data on 50 million members.

Visual AI technology to shine in 2018, China leads in facial recognition

Endless queues and long waits at the ticket inspection desks at China's major train stations were signature of the Spring Festival travel rush before this year. Every year, as the ...

China's growth bolsters analytics industry, though penetration still lags behind

China's big data industry has been growing fast in recent years, a response to the country's strong economic development stimulus, though the penetration of data usage in domestic companies still ...


China tests first drone-carried meteorological data monitor to gauge atmosphere

China has successfully designed and tested its first drone-carried dropsonde, or meteorological data monitor, to carry out meteorological observations.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/24 19:12:47

New platform to boost China's AI research and education

An open platform has been set up to share data and tools on artificial intelligence (AI) research in China, according to China Science Daily on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/24 18:39:53

8 BeiDou-3 satellites hooked up, orbiting, working accurately

The first eight of 35 planned BeiDou-3 satellites have already formed a simple functioning orbital network with a global positioning accuracy of 5 meters, a spokesman for the State-owned third-generation ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/23 23:18:41

China's new space tech test a success

China has successfully experimented with its space program's inflatable reentry and descent technology (IRDT), a technology that can allow China to land heavier spacecraft on celestial bodies with thin atmosphere, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/23 19:03:43

Chinese 4G users surpass 1 bln: ministry

The total number of Chinese 4G network users rose to 1.08 billion by the end of April as the country's mobile networks continued vigorous development.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/22 14:14:51

First permanent interstellar immigrant found in solar system

Scientists have found for the first time an astroid that came from elsewhere in the universe but permanently lives within our solar system.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/22 14:02:41

Night shift may swiftly alter proteins in blood, cause diseases: study

New research published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences revealed that staying awake all night and sleeping all day for just a few days can ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/22 9:40:28

WHO unveils ambitious health targets to benefit 3 bln people

The World Health Assembly (WHA) unveiled an ambitious plan on Monday aiming to benefit an overall population of 3 billion globally for the next five years with better health care ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 21:21:24

Backgrounder: China's visitors to the Moon

China launched a relay satellite named Queqiao (Magpie Bridge) early Monday to set up a communication link between the Earth and the Moon's far side.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 9:08:37

China launches relay satellite to explore Moon's far side

China launched a relay satellite early Monday to set up a communication link between Earth and the planned Chang'e-4 lunar probe that will explore the mysterious far side of Moon. ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 6:32:38

China's self-developed plane engine completes test run

China's self-developed demonstrator aircraft engine CJ-1000AX has completed a successful test run in Shanghai, the engine maker said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 0:12:31

China's FAST telescope to get new receiver

China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), the world's largest single-dish radio telescope, will have with a new receiver installed to boost its efficiency in surveying the sky.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/20 18:39:29

NASA's exoplanet hunter has a lunar flyby, taking first space picture

The United States space agency NASA said on Friday that its planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), was one step closer to searching for new worlds after successfully ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/19 9:07:55