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.

Falling off the bike proves painful for many investors

On the sidewalks of Shanghai and Beijing, once bright-yellow Ofo bicycles lie in varying states of disrepair - chains unhooked, wheels buckled and paint starting to fade - reflecting the ...

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 ...


Beijing to invest billions on building 5G network by 2022

Beijing's communication operators will spend more than 30 billion yuan (around 4.4 billion US dollars) on building a 5G network in the city by 2022, according to a 5G development ...
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/23 16:24:15

China publishes new advances in stratigraphy, timescale

Chinese scientists recently published a volume about the country's integrative stratigraphy and timescale, summing up the latest advances in the research area during the last two decades.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/22 16:49:30

Chinese university unveils open platform for AI knowledge computing

Tsinghua University on Monday unveiled THUKC, an open and free platform for knowledge computing, with aims to push forward China's basic theoretical research on Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/21 17:35:51

China launches two satellites for multispectral imaging

China launched two satellites for multispectral imaging on a Long March-11 rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 1:42 pm on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/21 17:35:00

China's Huawei opens first store in Oman

Chinese technology giant Huawei has opened its first independent store in Oman, said a company press release on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/21 9:02:59

Global ocean temperature breaks record in 2018: study

Continued record heat was measured in the Earth's climate system in 2018, setting a new record for ocean heating, according to a recent study.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/19 19:19:24

NASA cooperates with China on moon exploration

The United States space agency said Friday that its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is expected to image the landing site of China's lunar lander Chang'e-4 on Jan. 31.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/19 13:38:46

More screen time for children leads to obesity: research

Obesity, poorer motor skills, hyperactivity problems and poor sleep are just some of the effects that may be experienced by preschool children who exceed New Zealand's screen-time guidelines, according to ...
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/18 20:39:50

Spotlight: Alibaba's AI-powered Hema stores to drive digitization of retail industry

Facial recognition payment, app-enabled self-checkout, digitalized inventories... Alibaba's offline Hema supermarket was on display in New York City during the 2019 Retail's Big Show on Jan. 13-15, featuring artificial intelligence ...
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/16 15:02:32

Chinese scientists develop new moisture-wicking fabric

Chinese scientists have developed a new moisture-wicking fabric with ultrafast water evaporation and quick-dry performance.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/15 17:00:46

China open to int'l cooperation in future space missions

China is open to international cooperation in its future space missions, officials from the Chinese National Space Administration (CNSA) said Monday at a press conference on the Chang'e-4 probe.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/15 9:16:16

China Focus: Chang'e-4 to measure lunar temperatures during freezing night

The night on the moon is dark and cold, yet Chinese scientists don't know exactly how cold it can be. The Chang'e-4 probe, which made the first-ever soft-landing on the ...
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/14 8:24:15

SpaceX to lay off 10 percent of employees

US space technology firm SpaceX, led by Elon Musk, will lay off about 10 percent of its more than 6,000 employees, according to media reports.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/14 8:18:12