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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 space laboratory expected to fall at month's end

China's first space lab is expected to fall back to Earth between March 31 and April 4 and should burn up in the atmosphere, China's space authorities said Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/26 20:38:39

New receivers to make China's radio telescope more sensitive to weaker signals

The ability of the world's largest aperture-filled radio telescope, the 500-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), will become more sensitive to radio signals with the help of 19 new beam receivers.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/26 22:03:39

Tiangong-1 expected to burn up on reentering atmosphere

Tiangong-1, China's first space lab, should be fully burnt as it reenters the Earth's atmosphere, according to China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/26 21:52:36

AI models can help unravel mystery of human brain

Cognitive neuroscientists are using the newly-developed artificial intelligence networks to enhance the understanding of one of the most elusive intelligence systems from which they learned: the human brain.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/26 8:37:37

Shanghai launches human phenotype research project

Shanghai on Sunday announced the launch of a human phenotype research project with aims to accelerate the development of precision medicine in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/26 8:28:59

China's unmanned submersible "Hailong III" completes deep sea test

The unmanned submersible "Hailong III" completed its first deep sea test in the western Pacific Ocean on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/26 7:39:49

Chinese company develops intelligent V2V metro control system

A Beijing-based company announced Wednesday that its new intelligent metro system has received expert approval for commercial use.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/26 7:19:54

Shenzhou aerospace institute enrolls foreign students

China's aerospace institute for the first time enrolled foreign students, prompting a Chinese expert on Sunday to note the massive progress the nation has made in space technology.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/25 23:13:40

China creates "super hangar" to nest surging civil fleet

"People need to rest after working hard. So do aircraft. Jumbos need spacious hangars," says Zhao, 47, vice chief structural engineer of China Aviation Planning and Design Institute (CAPDI) of ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/25 13:00:42

China showcases achievements of lunar exploration at the Baselworld 2018

An exhibition focusing on China's Lunar Exploration Program (CLEP) kicked off Saturday in the northern Swiss city of Basel, highlighting some of the magnificent achievements of China's aerospace industry.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/25 10:30:16

Chinese researchers contribute to 11 pct of Nature papers

China has become a larger contributor to original research papers on Nature, the Greater China subsidiary of the scientific journal's publisher Springer Nature said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/25 7:04:44

Chinese scientists design bee-inspired morphing aircraft

Chinese scientists are designing a morphing aircraft that takes its inspiration from bees, according to the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/25 6:18:27

Study suggests correlation between poor mental health and smartphone addiction

People who are less emotionally stable are more likely to be addicted to their smartphones, according to a new study.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/24 20:07:04