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 ...


Museum of ancient Chinese scientist reopens with focus on water engineering

A museum commemorating Guo Shoujing, an ancient Chinese scientist and engineer who developed the water network of Beijing in the 13th century, reopened to the public Tuesday after a one-year ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/20 18:56:30

China sends 5 satellites into orbit via single rocket

China launched a new space environment research satellite and four nanosatellites on a Long March-2D rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/20 13:23:42

NASA chooses difficult landing site for next Mars rover

The United States space agency NASA on Monday announced a landing site for its upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission, choosing the geologically complicated Jezero Crater as the landing site.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/20 8:28:42

Basic constellation of the BeiDou-3 satellites completed, marking 'a milestone'

China successfully launched twin BeiDou-3 navigation satellites early Monday morning, marking a major milestone for the array of positioning satellites known as BDS - the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/19 20:33:39

Basic constellation of the BeiDou-3 satellites completed

China successfully launched twin BeiDou-3 navigation satellites early Monday morning, marking a major milestone for the array of positioning satellites known as the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS).
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/19 6:44:06

World's smallest dinosaur tracks identified as belonging to raptors: Research

Dinosaur tracks uncovered in South Korea have been identified as belonging to sparrow-sized dinosaur raptors, marking the smallest prints of their kind, according to latest Australian-linked research.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/16 16:21:19

Banking on algorithms

The application of artificial intelligence (AI) tools in the banking industry could bring benefits and challenges to consumers, bankers and regulators, US Federal Reserve (Fed) Governor Lael Brainard said on ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/14 23:06:27

Scientists improving smart device battery life by 60 percent

Scientists at Aston University in Birmingham revealed on Monday they have drastically improved the life of smart phone and tablet batteries by up to 60 percent.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/14 22:55:51

China to enhance space science, technology sharing in Asia-Pacific

China is planning to promote the sharing of satellite data with member states of the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) to help with urban planning, disaster monitoring and assessment, as ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/14 20:53:43

President Xi Jinping promotes wider int'l collaboration in outer space

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday the international community should strengthen cooperation in outer space on the basis of equality, mutual benefit, and inclusiveness.
Source: CGTN | 2018/11/14 17:18:54

More than 60% of Chinese people view gene editing therapeutics favorably

On November 9, 2018, China's first public opinion poll on the therapeutic use of gene editing was released today, with a condensed English version entitled “Report on Chinese Public Attitudes ...
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2018/11/9 17:13:26

AI may help predict Alzheimer's disease 6 years before doctors

A new artificial intelligence (AI) system developed by US researchers may be capable of detecting the early signs of Alzheimer's disease six years before doctors can make an actual diagnosis. ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/9 12:06:02

Tencent Holdings builds self-driving car team in Silicon Valley

Chinese technology company Tencent Holdings Ltd is recruiting self-driving car engineers in Palo Alto, California, to join a crowded field of corporations vying for talent in the heart of Silicon ...
Source: Reuters-Global Times | 2018/11/8 23:53:51