SCI-TECH

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.

Tencent Holdings builds self-driving car team in Silicon Valley

Chinese technology company Tencent Holdings Ltd is recruiting self-driving car engineers in Palo Alto, California, to join a crowded field of corporations vying for talent in the heart of Silicon ...

Facebook, Google tools reveal new political ad tactics

Public databases that shine a light on online political ads – launched by Facebook and Google before Tuesday's US elections – offer the public the first broad view of how ...


Chinese, American paleontologists discover two new bird-like dinosaurs in Xinjiang

Chinese and American researchers have discovered two new species of dinosaur in an expedition to China's Xinjiang, according to a study published on Thursday in the journal Current Biology.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/24 8:40:17

Europe launches Aeolus satellite to map earth's winds

European satellite launch company Arianespace on Wednesday successfully launched a new weather satellite to measure Earth's winds on a global scale.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/23 11:55:00

Scientists find key gene related to primates' growth, lifespan

Chinese scientists have identified a gene playing an important role in regulating the development and lifespan of primates through genome-editing technology and experiments on monkeys and human stem cells.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/23 11:54:36

Scientists create cellular map to explain mechanism for nasal infection

American researchers have developed the first global cellular map of a human barrier tissue during inflammation, leading to a novel mechanism that may explain what sustained chronic rhinosinusitis.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/23 7:28:12

1,000 teeth dug up in bizarre discovery under Melbourne CBD

Archaeologists have dug up over 1,000 human teeth in Melbourne's Central Business District which is one of the strangest discoveries in modern Australian history.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/22 14:52:13

Open office seating more healthy than private offices, cubicles: study

American researchers found that workers in open office seating had less daytime stress and greater daytime activity levels compared to workers in private offices and cubicles.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/21 12:03:00

Researchers develop multi-purpose silicon chip for quantum information processing

An international team led by UK and Chinese researchers have demonstrated a new multi-functional quantum processor which can be used as a scientific tool to perform a wide array of ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/21 7:20:10

American scientists develop gene therapy for blinding disease

American scientists have developed a gene therapy in treating a form of eye disease that progressively robs people of their sight and peripheral vision before blindness develops.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/21 7:17:31

Scientists find new antibiotic candidate in human body

American and Italian researchers found a new antibiotic candidate in the human body, offering a potential in developing new drug that could be used as antibiotics against drug-resistant bacteria.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/21 7:17:04

Wheat genome sequence completed with Chinese contribution

The world's first genome sequence on bread wheat has been completed with the help of Chinese scientists.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/20 21:58:40

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