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Chinese scientists use remote-sensing tech to digitize Great Wall


Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) recently used remote-sensing equipment in their efforts to restore a vanished section of the Great Wall in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

Gear up for driverless future

Google said on Tuesday the rate of software failures in its self-driving cars was declining as the technology was learning from its mistakes, bringing the tech company closer to its ...

Xiaomi goes all-metal as competition heats up

Xiaomi Inc has finally dumped polycarbonate, a material commonly used in cheap plastic phone bodies, for all-metal in its newly released low-cost Redmi Note 3, which analysts see as a ...


Tencent revenues, profits surge in 2016

Chinese tech giant Tencent reported surging revenue and profit growth in 2016 thanks to robust online gaming and social networking business.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/23 7:35:16

700-year-old monolith found in north China

Villagers in north China's Hebei Province have found an inscribed stone dating back to the rule of Kublai Khan, the first emperor of the Yuan Dynasty, some 700 years ago. ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/23 7:34:38

Smartphone device could measure male infertility in seconds: study

US researchers said Wednesday they have developed a low-cost and easy-to-use smartphone device that can accurately measure semen quality in seconds.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/23 7:27:32

NASA moves ahead with mission to build high-speed space "Internet"

US space agency NASA said Wednesday it's moving ahead with a long-term demonstration of laser communications that eventually "could become the high-speed internet of the sky."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/23 7:27:09

Taking fish oil while pregnant not to result in smarter children: Australian study

Taking fish oil supplements while pregnant will not result in smarter children, according to the results of a decade-long study by Australian researchers.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/22 11:37:21

Computers may soon be like brains

Kwabena Boahen, a professor of bioengineering and of electrical engineering at Stanford University, has envisioned a new generation of computers to be brainlike, or neuromorphic, machines that are vastly more ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/22 10:49:20

Stanford researchers create DIY robotics kit to handle liquid in lab

Researchers at Stanford University have created a set of liquid-handling robots by combining the Lego Mindstorms robotics kit available on the market with a cheap and easy-to-find plastic syringe.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/22 7:52:55

One more reason for broccoli being good for health: researchers

Researchers have found that sulforaphane, a dietary compound from broccoli that's known to help prevent prostate cancer, may work through its influence on long, non-coding RNAs, or lncRNAs.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/22 7:52:37

Trump signs bill pushing for crewed NASA mission to Mars by 2033

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law a bill that set a goal for the country's space agency NASA to send humans to Mars by 2033.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/22 7:51:34

Chinese scientists use remote-sensing tech to digitize Great Wall

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) recently used remote-sensing equipment in their efforts to restore a vanished section of the Great Wall in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/21 17:18:39

CeBIT 2017 kicks off in Hanover, Germany

Photo taken on March 20, 2017 shows a view of the Intel booth during the CeBIT 2017 in Hanover, Germany. The world's leading trade fair showcasing IT and communications products ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/21 10:41:21

Legendary sunken treasure discovered in SW China

A centuries-old legend that a vast booty of treasure belonging to the leader of a Chinese peasants uprising was lying at the bottom of a river has now been proven ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/21 9:54:37

Analysis calls for combining vaccine, treatment to control HIV/AIDS epidemic

The best hopes for turning the corner on the global pandemic of HIV and AIDS, according to a new analysis, is the development and widespread use of a vaccine that's ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/21 9:42:58