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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.

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 ...


Leafy greens diet could help prevent major cause of blindness: research

Eating green leafy vegetables could help prevent the macular degeneration eye disease, a major cause of blindness, according to latest Australian research.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/19 15:00:05

American, Chinese scientists identify new chemical pathway of air pollution in China

American and Chinese researchers proposed to bring a new pollutant under control in order to reduce extreme air pollution in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/19 14:52:45

Chinese scientists develop nanogenerator to power wearable electronics

Chinese scientists have developed a new nanogenerator that can harvest energy from human motions to continuously power wearable electronic devices, according to the China Science Daily on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/16 16:51:53

Chinese scientists discover better treatment for liver transplant rejection

Chinese scientists have potentially found a more effective solution to liver transplant rejection, which is life-threatening when it occurs.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/15 18:28:33

Japan's space agency postpones landing on asteroid of Hayabusa2 probe

Japan's space agency said Thursday it will postpone the landing of its Hayabusa2 space probe on the asteroid Ryugu until at least January from its initial touchdown scheduled for October. ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/12 11:18:18

Viruses in blood lead to digestive problems: study

Viruses such as West Nile and Zika that target the nervous system in the brain and spinal cord also can kill neurons in the guts of mice, disrupting bowel movement ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/9 9:27:02

NASA probe on brink of solar system detects cosmic ray increase

American space agency NASA's probe, on a way to interstellar space, detected an increase in cosmic rays that originated outside the solar system, according to NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/8 8:37:36

China's AC311A light utility helicopter completes plateau flight tests

China's newly-developed AC311A light utility helicopter has completed its plateau flight tests, according to its developer Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/7 15:56:30

Tiangong-2 space lab to remain in orbit until July 2019

China's space lab Tiangong-2 will continue to operate in orbit before it makes its return to Earth in July 2019 in a controlled manner, Zhu Zongpeng, the chief space lab ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/26 17:58:40

China aims to explore polar regions of Moon by 2030

China plans to land on and explore the southern and northern polar regions of the Moon by 2030, according to an official of the China National Space Administration (CNSA).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/26 9:46:13

China aims to explore polar regions of Moon by 2030

China plans to land on and explore the southern and northern polar regions of the Moon by 2030, according to an official of the China National Space Administration (CNSA).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/25 18:09:42

Morocco to launch 2nd Earth observation satellite in Nov.

Morocco will launch its second high-resolution Earth observation satellite in November, a local news website reported Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/23 18:23:58

China-made large amphibious aircraft to enter high-speed test on water

China's independently-developed large amphibious aircraft, the AG600, has completed taxiing at low and intermediate speed on the water and will conduct high-speed tests soon.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/18 10:27:17