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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 ...


Stanford researchers create new AI-powered camera for faster image processing

Researchers from Stanford University have created a new artificial intelligence (AI) powered camera system capable of processing images in a faster, more efficient way, and holds a promising future for ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/18 16:23:42

China tests propulsion system of space station's lab capsules

Engineers have successfully tested the propulsion system of China's planned space station lab capsules, a key step in its space station program.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/18 16:22:55

Chinese researchers develop world's first-ever 4D printing for ceramics

Chinese researchers have developed the world's first-ever 4D printing for ceramics that are mechanically robust and can have complex shapes, offering broad potential applications in telecommunications, electronics and even space ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/18 7:40:08

Arctic lakes speed up permafrost thawing, global warming: study

A new study found that a relatively known process called abrupt thawing might speed up Arctic permafrost's expected gradual thawing and then the release of greenhouse gases.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/18 7:38:40

Luxury brands, status symbols may block new friendships: study

Designer clothes, expensive watches and luxury cars that convey high status might actually deter new friends as people usually want to be friends with ones of more modest means, a ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/18 7:37:24

China completes 1st test on propulsion system for space experiment module

Chinese researchers have successfully completed the first test of the propulsion system for the experiment module of the country's planned space station.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 22:09:48

Number of marine heatwave days roughly doubles between 1982 and 2016: study

The number of marine heatwave days has roughly doubled between 1982 and 2016 and will further increase as the planet warms, a recent study has found.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 18:44:32

Scientists developing simpler, safer medical imaging technique: study

A joint research effort by Australia and China has opened the door for far more advanced imaging methods by shattering the previous limits of possible optical detection depth.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 18:43:17

Chinese renewable energy giant backs Australia's first wind technology test lab

China's largest wind energy company Goldwind have partnered the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia to establish the country's first ever laboratory to test renewable wind technology.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 18:40:47

Substance in toad skin could help scarless healing: research

Chinese scientists have discovered a substance in toad skin which could help promote skin tissue regeneration and repair, thus helping wounds heal without scars.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 15:13:32

Tibetan sheep can transmit human plague originating from marmots: study

Chinese researchers found that Tibetan sheep, making up about one-third of China's total sheep population, could transmit deadly bacteria to humans.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 8:19:35

Israeli AI device detects child drowning in swimming pools

An Israeli start-up has developed a device, based on artificial intelligence (AI) technology, that can detect the drowning of a child in a swimming pool, local media reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 8:08:46

Chinese scientists find key gene to save fertilizer for crops

Chinese scientists have found a key gene in crops that make them more efficient in utilizing nitrogen fertilizer, which will help reduce the use of fertilizer.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/16 14:28:10