SCI-TECH

China launches communication satellite for Algeria


China launched Algeria's first communication satellite, Alcomsat-1, into a preset orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan early Monday.

Luxury in the sky

Since its entry into service in October 2007, the Airbus 380 (A380) has won praise from passengers with its excellent cabin comfort and reliability.

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 ...


Stanford researchers glean people's political drive from their car images

Researchers at Stanford University have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) technology to determine people's political leanings from their cars.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/29 18:00:36

NASA study finds Virginia metropolitan area sinking unevenly

The metropolitan area of Hampton Roads on the US east coast is sinking at highly uneven rates, with a few trouble spots subsiding seven to 10 times faster than the ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/29 17:01:56

NASA builds its "souped-up" Mars rover mission

US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced Tuesday that its next mission to Mars in 2020 will boast a souped-up rover vehicle to seek signs of ancient microbial life ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/29 15:59:34

SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 held in Bangkok

Visitors watch a computer graphic film inside a dome theatre during SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre in Bangkok, Thailand, Nov. 28, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/29 9:21:24

Scientists discover previously unrecognized genus of extinct horses

A new analysis of ancient DNA from fossils reveals a previously unrecognized genus of extinct horses that once roamed North America during the last ice age.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/29 9:06:20

Artificial intelligence plays important role in radiology: experts

Radiologists can now use artificial intelligence (AI) to improve medical image analysis and speed up the reading of scans and X-rays, said experts at the on-going Radiological Society of North ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/29 8:52:58

China's marine nuclear power platform to start by 2020 in S.China Sea

The primary focus of China's offshore nuclear platforms - reportedly to be commissioned before 2020 - will be for civil use on islands in waters such as the South China ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/28 20:13:40

Origami-inspired artificial muscles lift 1,000 times own weight

US researchers said Monday they have created origami-inspired artificial muscles that allow soft to lift objects that are up to 1,000 times their own weight using only air or water ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/28 8:48:00

China to establish six national research centers

China will build six new national research centers in a bid to transform the country into a leading power in science and technology, the Ministry of Science and Technology announced ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/28 8:31:47

China's manned submersible completes key stage, nears 2020 test

Chinese engineers have completed a key stage in China's manned submersible that can descend as low as 10,000 meters, and hope to begin trials by 2020.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/27 23:28:40

3D printed tantalum knee joint implanted in a Chinese patient

A Chinese patient recently received a knee-revision surgery with the implantation of the first 3D printed tantalum knee joint in the world.
Source: CGTN | 2017/11/27 11:24:33

Scientific bases in SW China's Gongga Mountain

Photo taken on Nov. 24, 2017 shows a base (3,000m) of the Alpine Ecosystem Observation and Experiment Station of Gongga Mountain of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, in Moxi Township ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/27 8:26:53

High-speed quantum encryption may help secure future internet: study

US researchers developed a high-speed encryption system that may prevent hackers from breaking into computer systems. These quantum encryption techniques may be one step closer to wide-scale use.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/27 7:54:53