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 ...


Viruses in blood lead to digestive problems: study

Viruses such as West Nile and Zika that target the nervous system in the brain and spinal cord also can kill neurons in the guts of mice, disrupting bowel movement ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/9 9:27:02

NASA probe on brink of solar system detects cosmic ray increase

American space agency NASA's probe, on a way to interstellar space, detected an increase in cosmic rays that originated outside the solar system, according to NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/8 8:37:36

China's AC311A light utility helicopter completes plateau flight tests

China's newly-developed AC311A light utility helicopter has completed its plateau flight tests, according to its developer Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/7 15:56:30

Tiangong-2 space lab to remain in orbit until July 2019

China's space lab Tiangong-2 will continue to operate in orbit before it makes its return to Earth in July 2019 in a controlled manner, Zhu Zongpeng, the chief space lab ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/26 17:58:40

China aims to explore polar regions of Moon by 2030

China plans to land on and explore the southern and northern polar regions of the Moon by 2030, according to an official of the China National Space Administration (CNSA).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/26 9:46:13

China aims to explore polar regions of Moon by 2030

China plans to land on and explore the southern and northern polar regions of the Moon by 2030, according to an official of the China National Space Administration (CNSA).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/25 18:09:42

Morocco to launch 2nd Earth observation satellite in Nov.

Morocco will launch its second high-resolution Earth observation satellite in November, a local news website reported Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/23 18:23:58

China-made large amphibious aircraft to enter high-speed test on water

China's independently-developed large amphibious aircraft, the AG600, has completed taxiing at low and intermediate speed on the water and will conduct high-speed tests soon.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/18 10:27:17

International tech giants to establish AI centers in Shanghai

Microsoft, Amazon, Alibaba, and several other international tech giants announced to establish AI-related innovation centers and research institutes in Shanghai at the on-going World Artificial Intelligence Conference 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/18 10:22:41

New dinosaur species fossil discovered in China

The findings were recently published by the journal Scientific Reports. Researchers have named the new species Yizhousaurus sunae, known in Chinese as Sunshi Yizhou dinosaur, after Chinese scientist Sun Ailing ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/16 15:49:38

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