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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 ...


NASA launches planet-hunting spacecraft to find exoplanets

The US space agency NASA's next planet-hunting spacecraft was lifted off on Wednesday at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/19 8:52:08

Chinese researchers to live-stream in S.China Sea

About 22 Chinese scientists began one month of live-streaming deep-sea exploration of the South China Sea on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/18 22:53:40

NASA to test Israeli radiation protection vest on Orion mission

The US' National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will launch an Israeli-produced radiation protection vest into space as part of its last test flight of the Orion spacecraft before manned ...
Source: Xinhua-Global Times | 2018/4/18 21:23:43

Taking painkillers during pregnancy may harm baby's future fertility: study

Pregnant women who take painkillers could be harming the fertility of their unborn child, and even that of future generations, a new study has showed.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/18 8:13:36

Animal study finds dietary restriction may contribute to longer lifespan

By limiting the activity of a group of proteins, researchers found that lifespan in flies was extended, suggesting that a moderate reduction in food intake could protect against multiple ageing-related ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/18 7:59:01

China to launch Long March-5 Y3 rocket in late 2018

China plans to launch its heavy-lift carrier rocket, the Long March-5 Y3, in late 2018, after finding the cause of the failure of the Long March-5 Y2, according to the ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/16 15:45:37

China to launch new weather satellite

China will launch a new meteorological satellite in the first half this year to further boost its weather forecasting capabilities, according to China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/16 13:11:27

Quantum physicists may achieve entanglement record: study

Entanglement is of central importance for the new quantum technologies of the 21st century. A research team has now realized controlled multi-particle entanglement in a system of 20 quantum bits, ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/16 6:32:08

Chinese scientists develop 3D conic device to increase solar-thermal conversion

Chinese scientists have developed a new device of 3D hollow-cone structure that can greatly increase the solar-thermal conversion efficiency.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/16 6:28:44

Chinese scientist receives Sjoberg Prize 2018 in Stockholm

China's cancer researcher Zhu Chen, together with two French researchers, received Sjoberg Prize 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/14 7:12:20

Chinese researchers develop nanotech to fight cancer

Chinese researchers have made a breakthrough in researching an alternative to chemotherapy that would not kill healthy cells while treating tumors, the China Daily reported Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/13 19:23:00

China launches cloud platform to facilitate scientists: report

The Chinese Academy of Sciences launched a scientific cloud platforms to provide scientists with accessible, accurate and secure data services to drive research and innovation, Friday's China Daily reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/13 13:43:14

Flowers on the Moon? China's Chang'e-4 to launch lunar spring

China's Chang'e-4 lunar probe is expected to do many things unprecedented in space history after its launch later this year, such as touching down softly on the far side of ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/12 13:49:45