SCI-TECH

In pics: autonomous electric air Taxi Cora


Photos released by Zephyr Airworks show autonomous electric air Taxi Cora that combines electric power, self-piloting software and vertical take-off. Kitty Hawk's Zephyr Airworks, the operator of Cora in New Zealand, is entering into an agreement with Air New Zealand-a partnership to one day bring the first ever air taxi service to the sky.

Tencent Holdings builds self-driving car team in Silicon Valley

Chinese technology company Tencent Holdings Ltd is recruiting self-driving car engineers in Palo Alto, California, to join a crowded field of corporations vying for talent in the heart of Silicon ...

Facebook, Google tools reveal new political ad tactics

Public databases that shine a light on online political ads – launched by Facebook and Google before Tuesday's US elections – offer the public the first broad view of how ...


World's smallest dinosaur tracks identified as belonging to raptors: Research

Dinosaur tracks uncovered in South Korea have been identified as belonging to sparrow-sized dinosaur raptors, marking the smallest prints of their kind, according to latest Australian-linked research.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/16 16:21:19

Banking on algorithms

The application of artificial intelligence (AI) tools in the banking industry could bring benefits and challenges to consumers, bankers and regulators, US Federal Reserve (Fed) Governor Lael Brainard said on ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/14 23:06:27

Scientists improving smart device battery life by 60 percent

Scientists at Aston University in Birmingham revealed on Monday they have drastically improved the life of smart phone and tablet batteries by up to 60 percent.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/14 22:55:51

China to enhance space science, technology sharing in Asia-Pacific

China is planning to promote the sharing of satellite data with member states of the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) to help with urban planning, disaster monitoring and assessment, as ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/14 20:53:43

President Xi Jinping promotes wider int'l collaboration in outer space

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday the international community should strengthen cooperation in outer space on the basis of equality, mutual benefit, and inclusiveness.
Source: CGTN | 2018/11/14 17:18:54

More than 60% of Chinese people view gene editing therapeutics favorably

On November 9, 2018, China's first public opinion poll on the therapeutic use of gene editing was released today, with a condensed English version entitled “Report on Chinese Public Attitudes ...
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2018/11/9 17:13:26

AI may help predict Alzheimer's disease 6 years before doctors

A new artificial intelligence (AI) system developed by US researchers may be capable of detecting the early signs of Alzheimer's disease six years before doctors can make an actual diagnosis. ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/9 12:06:02

Tencent Holdings builds self-driving car team in Silicon Valley

Chinese technology company Tencent Holdings Ltd is recruiting self-driving car engineers in Palo Alto, California, to join a crowded field of corporations vying for talent in the heart of Silicon ...
Source: Reuters-Global Times | 2018/11/8 23:53:51

Facebook, Google tools reveal new political ad tactics

Public databases that shine a light on online political ads – launched by Facebook and Google before Tuesday's US elections – offer the public the first broad view of how ...
Source: Reuters-Global Times | 2018/11/8 23:53:50

Economic Watch: China's tech firms empower financial services with AI

China's technology companies have gradually transformed the country's financial sector by incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) into their services.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/7 17:47:14

NASA's Hubble Telescope finds smiling face in space

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a formation of galaxies that looks like a smiling face, said the United States space agency NASA.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/5 11:51:15

China launches high-orbit BeiDou-3 satellite

China's home-grown global satellite navigation system came a step closer to completion with the launch of another BeiDou-3 satellite at 11:57 p.m. Thursday from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, in ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/2 1:39:17

China to conduct water, biodiversity research under climate change in Pan-Third Pole

Chinese research institutions launched a project to conduct water and biodiversity research under climate change in the Pan-Third Pole, according to Chinese Science Daily on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/31 17:20:22