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.

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 ...

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 ...


Over 90 percent of cellphone apps request access to private information: report

An internet privacy report said 99.9 percent of cellphone applications within the Android operating system request access to a user's private information, and the proportion for iOS was 93.8 percent. ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/3 21:19:43

Chinese scientists perform genetic surgery to create first single-chromosome yeast

Brewer's yeast, one-third of whose genome is said to share ancestry with humans, has 16 chromosomes. However, Chinese scientists have managed to fit nearly all its genetic material into just ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/3 8:26:20

Heavy drinking, long-term abstinence could both contribute to dementia risk: study

Whether you drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week or totally abstain from it during middle age, you could probably at increased risk of developing dementia, according to ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/3 7:42:27

Nokia, T-Mobile team up for massive 5G deal

T-Mobile US named Nokia to supply it with $3.5 billion in next-generation 5G network equipment, marking the world's largest 5G deal so far and concrete evidence of a new wireless ...
Source: Reuters-Global Times | 2018/8/3 0:03:40

CLS, IBM and top financial institutions test blockchain

Foreign exchange settlement provider CLS, IBM and nine financial institutions, including Barclays Plc and Citigroup Inc, are testing a platform to access blockchain-based applications.
Source: Reuters | 2018/8/3 0:03:40

New drugs put cancer into "permanent sleep": Aussie research

Australian scientists on Thursday said they have discovered a new type of drug that targets specific proteins to arrest the growth and spread of cancer, without the harmful side effects ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/2 11:20:08

Soil releases more carbon into air with warmer temperatures: study

American researchers have revealed that the vast reservoir of carbon stored in soil is entering Earth's atmosphere at an increasing rate, most likely as a result of warming temperatures.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/2 8:00:25

Scientists propose new way to find alien life by cosmic UV light

Scientists proposed a new way to find life outside the solar system and have identified a group of exoplanets with the same chemical conditions may have led to life on ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/2 7:55:32

Inspection team to verify substandard vaccine disposition

An inspection team was dispatched to check the disposition of substandard DPT vaccines produced by Wuhan Institute of Biological Products Co., Ltd. Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/1 18:56:39

Telescope in Xinjiang alerts spacecraft to solar interference

A solar magnetic field telescope in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region has been helping China's aerospace industry avoid solar interference, authorities said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/1 17:08:40

Prehistoric worms come back to life after 42,000 years of being frozen

Scientists have revived worms that have been frozen in Russian permafrost for nearly 42,000 years, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/1 10:33:28

Father suppresses gene expression to boost motherly love: study

A new study published on Tuesday in the journal PLOS Biology showed that paternal genes could affect the type of care the offspring receives both before and after they are ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/1 7:27:50

Chinese university to construct space wave simulator

Sun Yat-sen University in South China's Guangdong Province plans to build a gravitational wave simulator at its Shenzhen campus, the university announced Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/31 22:43:39