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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 aims to lead large int'l science projects

China aims to organize and launch a series of large international science projects in the coming years to solve important problems in science.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/4 10:00:59

Europe launches satellite to start space junk clean-up mission

European engineers launched a satellite to the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday to track space junk and take it back to the earth, kicking off the RemoveDebris project.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/3 13:37:34

Astronomers capture most distant star ever seen

American astronomers have captured the most distant normal star ever observed, some 9 billion light years from Earth, thanks to a rare cosmic alignment.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/3 9:08:44

SpaceX launches spacecraft in resupply mission to Int'l Space Station

The United States space agency NASA's cargo provider SpaceX launched a Dragon spacecraft Monday afternoon, starting its resupply mission to the International Space Station.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/3 9:02:36

Gravitational wave project makes public debut

Progress on the Tianqin project, a Chinese research project to detect gravitational waves, was revealed to the public on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/2 22:28:40

Tiangong-1 achieved milestone in history of aerospace: expert

Tiangong-1 has completed its main tasks and remains a significant milestone of Chinese aerospace history, a Chinese specialist said as the country bid farewell to its first space lab, which ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/2 21:58:40

US military confirms Tiangong-1's re-entry

The US Strategic Command's Joint Force Space Component Command (JFSCC) confirmed that Tiangong-1, China's experimental space lab, re-entered the Earth's atmosphere over the southern Pacific Ocean at about 5:16 p.m. ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/2 11:35:11

Tiangong-1: pioneer of China' s space station

China's experimental space lab, Tiangong-1, has been mostly burned up as it reentered the Earth's atmosphere on Monday, but its life as a pioneer of China's future space station is ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/2 10:23:56

Tiangong-1 reenters Earth's atmosphere

Tiangong-1, China' s experimental space lab, reentered the Earth's atmosphere at around 8:15 a.m. on Monday, China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/2 9:21:47

Chinese scientists discover large area of REE-rich sediment in SE Pacific Ocean

A Chinese research team has discovered a large area of rich sediment of rare earth elements (REE) in the southeast Pacific Ocean.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/2 6:25:08

China's new unmanned submersible dives to 2,605 meters under sea

China's unmanned submersible "Hailong 11000" dived 2,605 meters below the sea surface in the western Pacific Ocean on Sunday, succeeding in passing the 2,000 meters grade deep water test.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/2 6:24:01

Tiangong-1 to re-enter Earth's atmosphere on April 2

Tiangong-1, China's first space lab, will re-enter the Earth's atmosphere on April 2, China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/2 6:21:53

India's communications satellite GSAT-6A suffers setback: local media

Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) communication satellite GSAT-6A has suffered a serious setback, local television news channel NDTV reported Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/1 13:57:38