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.

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 ...


Early Jurassic dinosaur footprints discovered in Guizhou

A research team said Friday that they had discovered at least 250 dinosaur footprints in southwest China's Guizhou Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/11 9:32:54

Chinese researchers develop new way to make high-quality artificial wood

Chinese scientists developed a new strategy for large-scale fabrication of bio-inspired artificial wood that manifested lightweight and high-strength properties with the mechanical strength comparable to that of natural wood.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/11 7:05:54

FDA approves its first RNA-based treatment for a rare disease

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved on Friday for the first time a new class of drugs called small interfering RNA treatment.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/11 7:04:50

Chinese scientists achieve record efficiency on organic solar cells

Chinese scientists have achieved a record 17.3 percent power conversion efficiency on organic solar cells, marking a step forward in the wide application of the green battery.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/10 17:37:00

Latest virtual reality technology revives Sydney's past

The latest and greatest virtual reality technology in Australia was on display at Western Sydney University on Friday, as a part of National Science Week.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/10 17:36:02

Scientists win new funding for pioneering work to map every cell in human body

Pioneering scientific research to create the world's first map of all the cells in the human body will be able to go ahead following a 7-million pound (about 9 million ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/10 6:02:02

Britain in race to launch 2,000 satellites into space by 2030

British Business secretary Greg Clark said Thursday Britain was poised to compete for the launch of an estimated 2,000 satellites by 2030.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 21:51:20

New Russian steel to increase service life of oil pipelines

Researchers for NUST MISiS, together with Severstal and Bardin Central Research Institute for Ferrous Metallurgy, have developed a new steel alloy for oil pipelines.
Source: sputniknews.com | 2018/8/9 18:35:01

Children with autism show high anxiety levels in schools: Aussie research

High levels of anxiety are being found in autistic children as young as 5 in Australian schools, with the feelings increasing with age, according to a study touted as the ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 14:25:27

NASA to launch car-sized spacecraft Parker Solar Probe to study Sun

The United States space agency NASA is preparing to launch a probe on Saturday to study the Sun closer than any other human-made object before, revealing mysteries behind the fiery ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 13:59:33

Chinese scientists make nano "Trojan horse" to strangle tumors

Chinese scientists have folded DNA molecules in an origami-like process to make a nano "Trojan horse", which is thinner than 1/4000 of a hair and can release "killers" to fight ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 10:47:14

Mobile robot camera used at Shenyang Radio and TV station in NE China

A cameraman takes picture of the moving shooting camera in Shenyang, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Aug. 8, 2018. A mobile robot camera was used at the Shenyang Radio and TV ...
Source: Xubgya | 2018/8/9 7:39:12

Cancer cells release "drones" to cripple immune system from afar: study

American and Chinese researchers found cancer cells could send out biological "drones" to fight the immune system for their own control.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 6:59:30