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.

Falling off the bike proves painful for many investors

On the sidewalks of Shanghai and Beijing, once bright-yellow Ofo bicycles lie in varying states of disrepair - chains unhooked, wheels buckled and paint starting to fade - reflecting the ...

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 ...


Chang'e-4: 'First Landing is Milestone in Space Exploration' – Professor

Chinese aircraft Chang'e-4 is set to land on the dark side of the moon for the first time. Radio Sputnik discussed the mission with Ian Crawford, professor of planetary science ...
Source: sputniknews.com | 2018/12/13 20:38:04

NASA Rejected Russia's Proposal to Jointly Probe Hole in Soyuz - Source

NASA did not accept the invitation of the Russian side to hold a joint investigation of August's incident when a hole was discovered in the hull of the Soyuz MS-09 ...
Source: sputniknews.com | 2018/12/13 20:29:55

China's Chang'e-4 probe enters lunar orbit

China's Chang'e-4 probe decelerated and entered the lunar orbit Wednesday, completing a vital step on its way to make the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon, ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 6:57:55

China Innovation Index rises faster in 2017

A barometer of innovation capability in China rose at a faster pace in 2017, indicating the bigger role of innovation in the country's economic development, official data showed Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/12 15:40:58

More coral species found in deeper regions of Great Barrier Reef: research

Nearly 200 coral species in the deeper regions of Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef have been found instead of about 30 species previously recorded, pointing to the significant role of ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/12 10:36:33

Seeing penguins' poop from space reveals changes in Antarctic ecosystem

A NASA-funded study used satellite to search for penguin poo in Antarctica: funny at first sight though, but it resulted in unique insights on the Adelie penguin's diet and its ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/12 9:02:28

Quantum computer control system launched in east China

China's first quantum computer control system with independent intellectual property rights has been launched in Hefei, capital of eastern province of Anhui, according to sources with the city's high-tech zone ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/11 16:15:56

7.0-magnitude quake hits South Sandwich Islands: CENC

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit the South Sandwich Islands on the Atlantic at 10:26 a.m. Tuesday (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/11 11:29:34

Chinese research vessel departs for new ocean expedition

Chinese research vessel Dayang Yihao (Ocean No.1) left the eastern city of Qingdao on Monday, taking researchers on a 230-day scientific ocean expedition.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/11 9:08:09

Chinese research vessel departs for new ocean expedition

Chinese research vessel Dayang Yihao (Ocean No.1) left the eastern city of Qingdao on Monday, taking researchers on a 230-day scientific ocean expedition.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/11 0:31:27

Chinese scientists eye transforming Mars after successful sand-control

Herdsmen in Dalad Banner of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, north China, have long suffered from sandstorms. A gust of wind could force people to close their eyes. Sand buried ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/10 15:35:54

Pager service to end in Japan next year

Pagers are set to be finally phased out of use in Japan after its only service provider announced recently that it would terminate the service next September.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/10 14:46:58

Submersible Jiaolong's new mothership takes to water in central China

A new mothership for China's manned submersible Jiaolong successfully took to water in the central city of Wuhan on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/9 11:20:28