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 ...


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

Seniors a focus at Vegas tech show

With artificial intelligence to detect falls, virtual reality to combat isolation and "powered" clothing to assist the incapacitated, the tech world is stepping up its effort to "disrupt" aging.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/13 15:13:39

China Focus: Chang'e-4 lunar probe to lay groundwork for human return to moon

Nearly 50 years have passed since people first stood on the moon. Can we return? How will radiation on the moon affect astronauts? How much water is there? Where did ...
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/13 11:12:33

Chinese search engine giant Sogou wins recognition for AI achievement

Chinese private search engine company Sogou Inc. has been named "Global AI Industry Top Brand of the Year" by International Data Group (IDG), the Massachusetts-based leading technology media, data and ...
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/13 8:16:57

Interview: CES can be stage for Chinese companies to showcase themselves: iFLYTEK vice president

"CES can be a stage for iFLYTEK and other Chinese companies to showcase themselves," said Li Chuangang, vice president of iFLYTEK during the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in ...
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/13 8:10:24

China to deepen lunar exploration: space expert

As the Chang'e-4 probe made the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon, a senior Chinese space expert said China will deepen its lunar exploration and venture ...
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/12 15:45:50

Chang'e-4 mission an important innovational achievement: congratulatory message

The Chang'e-4 mission, a further remarkable achievement in China's space program, marks an important stride toward China being a strong country in space exploration, hailed a congratulatory message sent by ...
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/12 11:11:35

Mission accomplished: Chang'e-4, Yutu II take photos of each other on moon's far side

At 4:47 pm Friday, photos of two five-star red flags on China's lunar lander and rover flashed on a screen at Beijing Aerospace Control Center.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/11 20:03:40

China declares Chang'e-4 mission complete success

China announced Friday that the Chang'e-4 mission, which realized the first-ever soft-landing on the far side of the moon, was a complete success.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/11 17:20:58