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Ancient cave burial sites found in Chengdu, SW China's Sichuan


Photo taken on Jan. 18, 2018 shows a copper mirror found in the cliff cave burial site in Zhengxing Town of Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province. More than 200 cave burial sites dating back to the Han Dynasty and Wei-Jin period (206 B.C.-420 A.D.) were found on high cliffs facing the Jinjiang River, which runs through the city.

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Embedded AI to take off by year-end

One year ago, when artificial intelligence (AI) robotic AlphaGo rose to prominence after it unexpectedly defeated legendary player Lee Se-dol, tech giants and venture capitals were rushing to pump money ...


Media day of Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

A digital band performs prior to Intel CEO Brian Krzanich's keynote address at the media day of Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the United States, Jan. 8, 2018. ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/10 8:24:05

Intel says security patches slow down chips by six percent

The world's top chip maker Intel Corp. confirmed Tuesday that patches to fix the Spectre and Meltdown flaws in its eighth generation Core chips are causing a six-percent slowdown in ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/10 8:04:48

New mechanism on super-massive black holes proposed by Chinese, US researchers

Chinese and American researchers have proposed a new mechanism for the formation of super-massive black holes at the early stages of the universe without galactic merging, according to the Chinese ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/10 8:04:20

Oracle bone unearthed in ancient tomb in NW China

A piece of oracle bone was discovered at an archaeological site in northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, the local cultural department said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/10 8:03:09

Unusual virus strains cause flu outbreak in China: official

The predominant virus strains this winter have been little seen in recent years, which has caused the current influenza outbreak in China, according to an official at the National Health ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/10 8:00:22

US spy satellite appears lost after SpaceX launch

A highly classified US spy satellite that was launched aboard a SpaceX rocket on Sunday reportedly failed to reach orbit and might have been lost, a SpaceX spokesperson said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/10 7:57:41

Sleep-related problems kill 3,500 babies in US each year: report

About 3,500 babies in the United States died each year due to sleep-related problems, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and accidental suffocation, a new report from the US Centers ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/10 7:49:29

Only half of adolescents affected by problem behaviors can graduate on time: study

Children experiencing high rates of peer victimization or engaging in problem behaviors such as fighting or absenteeism during seventh grade are at greater risk of not graduating high school on ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/10 7:46:43

Swallowable pill-sized microcomputer to monitor gut health passes first human trials

After completing the first human trials on Tuesday, a microcomputer with sensors that can detect gas and temperature is set to revolutionize the way gastrointestinal diseases are diagnosed.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/9 15:05:36

China launches remote sensing satellites SuperView-1 03/04

China launched a pair of 0.5-meter high-resolution remote sensing satellites Tuesday from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/9 14:22:20

China launches remote sensing satellites SuperView-1 03/04

China launched a pair of 0.5-meter high-resolution remote sensing satellites Tuesday from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/9 13:57:27

Chinese archeologists restore 2,500-year-old "dragon bed"

After 17 years of effort, archeologists in southwest China's Sichuan Province said Monday they have restored a "dragon bed" believed to be used by an ancient king 2,500 years ago. ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/9 8:09:56

Children form attitudes about money at young age

Children as young as five already have distinct emotional reactions to spending and saving money, and these translate into actual, real-life spending behaviors, a study of the University of Michigan ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/9 8:05:12