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Facebook rocked by data breach scandal


Facebook shares plunged Monday as the social media giant was pounded by criticism at home and abroad over revelations that a firm working for Donald Trump's presidential campaign harvested and misused data on 50 million members.

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 ...


China's self-developed plane engine completes test run

China's self-developed demonstrator aircraft engine CJ-1000AX has completed a successful test run in Shanghai, the engine maker said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 0:12:31

China's FAST telescope to get new receiver

China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), the world's largest single-dish radio telescope, will have with a new receiver installed to boost its efficiency in surveying the sky.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/20 18:39:29

NASA's exoplanet hunter has a lunar flyby, taking first space picture

The United States space agency NASA said on Friday that its planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), was one step closer to searching for new worlds after successfully ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/19 9:07:55

Space scientists in Rome discuss ways to boost life on Earth with space technologies

International scientists gathered at the National Research Council (CNR) in Rome to discuss how space technology can improve life on the Earth.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/19 9:04:04

DNA study reveals how peoples migrate to Southeast Asia

The first whole-genome analyses of ancient human DNA from Southeast Asia revealed that there were at least three major waves of human migration into the region over the last 50,000 ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/18 8:23:31

China unveils sample machine for new-generation exascale supercomputer

The National Supercomputer Center in Tianjin unveiled a sample machine for the new-generation exascale supercomputer at the second World Intelligence Congress.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/18 8:02:34

New Aussie-Vietnamese research center to tap major emerging technologies

A new joint research center involving Australian and Vietnamese universities is set to tap major emerging technologies, including smart cities and advanced farming, to drive development and innovation on both ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 13:42:44

China already at forefront of AI development, says expert

China has already been at the forefront of the development of artificial intelligence (AI) and will take the lead in the field over time, a senior expert said during the ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 11:27:56

Two astronauts complete 6-hour spacewalk, revamping Int'l Space Station

Two flight engineers of the United States space agency NASA completed the fifth spacewalk of this year out of the International Space Station on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 8:49:20

Clot-preventing drug combo prevents major stroke: study

A study published on Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine showed that taking the clot-preventing drug clopidogrel with aspirin may lower one's risk of having a major stroke ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 7:38:46

Chinese researchers turn CO2 into clean liquid fuel

Chinese researchers have developed a new method to turn carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, into clean liquid fuel such as methanol.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 7:32:52

Australia's largest telescope fitted with "bionic ear" to hear more of universe

An upgrade to Australia's biggest telescope may allow Australian astronomers to create a clearer picture of the universe, according to leading scientists.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/16 14:27:45

Aussie researcher develops rapid test for Ebola to fight deadly outbreak

A new rapid-test kit for Ebola could help contain an outbreak of the deadly virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to latest Australian research.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/16 8:51:05