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.

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 ...


Digital revolution a wildcard for greenhouse gas emission reduction: report

A US report published Thursday said the digital revolution remains a wildcard for global greenhouse gas emission reduction efforts as technology can directly influence 30 percent of the emission cuts ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/14 10:44:35

Feature: Global vision drives China's iris-recognition gains

Eyes are the windows of the soul. They are also a person's identity, so China is embracing the biometric technology of eye scanning, or iris-recognition.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/12 16:19:30

Chinese firefighting robot shines at industry conference in Australia

A Chinese-built firefighting robot has stood out as a highlight of a fire and emergency management conference which concluded on Friday in Perth, Western Australia (WA).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/7 15:03:21

China launches new marine satellite

China sent a new marine satellite into orbit Friday to help improve understanding of maritime waters and climate change.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/7 13:35:52

Researchers develop "waterproof coat" for mobile phones

Have you ever had a mobile phone that was shut down after you accidentally dropped it in water?
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/5 11:14:11

HK's online banking push pits tech newcomers against old lenders

At least a dozen banks, fintechs and telecom firms are lining up to get a piece of Hong Kong's retail and small business banking market as the regulator prepares to ...
Source: Reuters-Global Times | 2018/8/30 22:15:40

Google ties up with Indian banks

Alphabet Inc's Google said that it is partnering with a handful of Indian banks to bring quick loans to the masses, as it aims to woo tens of millions of ...
Source: Reuters-Global Times | 2018/8/30 22:15:39

Chinese researchers identify new autism risk gene

Chinese researchers have discovered the functions of a gene that regulates brain functions and that its deficiency can potentially cause autism.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/28 22:38:40

China launches new twin BeiDou navigation satellites

China on Saturday successfully sent twin BeiDou navigation satellites into space on a single carrier rocket.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/25 17:08:58

Chinese scientists develop smart app to identify pests on crops

It is difficult for even veteran farmers to recognize every pest variety, making choosing the right pesticide to kill them difficult. But Chinese scientists have made the work as easy ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/25 17:07:13

Satellite images show Arctic's "last bastion" of thickest ice melting

Recent NASA satellite images show that some of the oldest and thickest ice in the Arctic is melting, reports said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/25 17:01:36

Israeli researchers develop drug for leukemia

Israeli researchers have developed a new biological drug for acute myeloid leukemia with a cure rate of 50 percent on lab mice, as published Friday by the Hebrew University in ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/25 6:49:02

Burning fossil fuels contributes most to global oxygen drop: study

Burning fossil fuels is the largest contributor to the declining level of oxygen in the atmosphere, according to the latest research by Chinese scientists.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/24 18:28:32