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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 ...


Chinese scientists make breakthrough in studying water structure

Chinese scientists have revealed the atomic structure of a hydrated sodium ion, the basic chemical makeup of seawater, the China Daily reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/15 11:50:11

Scientists find new evidence of water plumes on Jupiter's moon Europa

Space physicists used existing data and advanced computer models to provide additional evidence that Jupiter's moon Europa may have the ingredients to support life.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/15 8:54:59

Inner ear cells arranged in particular order to hear things: study

American scientists found that restoring hearing was not just about regenerating the lost outer hair cells that can amplify incoming sound, but each of the outer hair cells have to ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/15 7:27:32

Scientists make breakthrough in AI navigational ability

Scientists have found ways for artificial intelligence (AI) to create navigational ability.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/14 22:29:32

World's tallest geyser in Yellowstone erupts for fifth time this year

Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park Sunday has erupted for the fifth time this year and scientists have said these frequent eruptions may mark a new period of activity for ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/14 14:20:56

Three-day conference on China, US healthcare wraps up at Yale University

A three-day conference on China and US health policy and healthcare wrapped up at Yale University on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/14 6:28:57

'Game-changing' Chinese cyberspace defense system defeats hackers at contest

A "game-changing" domestically developed cyber defense system presented to the world for the first time will strengthen China's cyberspace security, its chief designer said on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/13 20:53:41

China Focus: Sunrise for China's commercial space industry?

Launching rockets and satellites has long been the preserve of China's state-owned aerospace companies, but private space firms are now popping up hoping to find gold in the space dust. ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/13 17:59:46

Zhongguancun's high-tech sector up 14.6 pct in revenue growth

In the first quarter this year, high-tech firms in Beijing's Zhongguancun reported total revenue of more than 1.12 trillion yuan (177 billion US dollars), up 14.6 percent year-on-year, according to ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/13 6:26:30

China's AI patents account for 22 pct of world's total: official

China's patents in the artificial intelligence (AI) industry accounted for about 22 percent of the total globally, according to an official with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/11 1:31:31

Thermal spring with rare gas found in Tibet

A thermal spring rich in the rare gas helium has been identified in Tibet Autonomous Region, and has the potential to be exploited, the Science and Technology Daily reported Thursday. ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/10 16:47:23

Chinese researchers complete genome sequencing of wheat A subgenome

Chinese researchers have completed the genome sequencing of the wheat A subgenome, and generated a high-quality draft of its chromosomes, which could promote genetic improvements in cultivated wheat.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/10 16:44:45

China launches new Earth observation satellite for environmental monitoring

China on Wednesday launched Gaofen-5, a hyperspectral imaging satellite, as part of the country's high-resolution Earth observation project.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/9 8:49:18