SCI-TECH

China moves firmly ahead with incentives to boost AI


From the central government to local authorities, China is firmly moving ahead to develop its artificial intelligence (AI) sector, as part of a major effort to push forward new technologies and upgrade the traditional manufacturing sector.

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 ...


China's Huawei opens first store in Oman

Chinese technology giant Huawei has opened its first independent store in Oman, said a company press release on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/21 9:02:59

Global ocean temperature breaks record in 2018: study

Continued record heat was measured in the Earth's climate system in 2018, setting a new record for ocean heating, according to a recent study.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/19 19:19:24

NASA cooperates with China on moon exploration

The United States space agency said Friday that its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is expected to image the landing site of China's lunar lander Chang'e-4 on Jan. 31.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/19 13:38:46

More screen time for children leads to obesity: research

Obesity, poorer motor skills, hyperactivity problems and poor sleep are just some of the effects that may be experienced by preschool children who exceed New Zealand's screen-time guidelines, according to ...
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/18 20:39:50

Spotlight: Alibaba's AI-powered Hema stores to drive digitization of retail industry

Facial recognition payment, app-enabled self-checkout, digitalized inventories... Alibaba's offline Hema supermarket was on display in New York City during the 2019 Retail's Big Show on Jan. 13-15, featuring artificial intelligence ...
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/16 15:02:32

Chinese scientists develop new moisture-wicking fabric

Chinese scientists have developed a new moisture-wicking fabric with ultrafast water evaporation and quick-dry performance.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/15 17:00:46

China open to int'l cooperation in future space missions

China is open to international cooperation in its future space missions, officials from the Chinese National Space Administration (CNSA) said Monday at a press conference on the Chang'e-4 probe.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/15 9:16:16

China Focus: Chang'e-4 to measure lunar temperatures during freezing night

The night on the moon is dark and cold, yet Chinese scientists don't know exactly how cold it can be. The Chang'e-4 probe, which made the first-ever soft-landing on the ...
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/14 8:24:15

SpaceX to lay off 10 percent of employees

US space technology firm SpaceX, led by Elon Musk, will lay off about 10 percent of its more than 6,000 employees, according to media reports.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/14 8:18:12

Seniors a focus at Vegas tech show

With artificial intelligence to detect falls, virtual reality to combat isolation and "powered" clothing to assist the incapacitated, the tech world is stepping up its effort to "disrupt" aging.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/13 15:13:39

China Focus: Chang'e-4 lunar probe to lay groundwork for human return to moon

Nearly 50 years have passed since people first stood on the moon. Can we return? How will radiation on the moon affect astronauts? How much water is there? Where did ...
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/13 11:12:33

Chinese search engine giant Sogou wins recognition for AI achievement

Chinese private search engine company Sogou Inc. has been named "Global AI Industry Top Brand of the Year" by International Data Group (IDG), the Massachusetts-based leading technology media, data and ...
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/13 8:16:57

Interview: CES can be stage for Chinese companies to showcase themselves: iFLYTEK vice president

"CES can be a stage for iFLYTEK and other Chinese companies to showcase themselves," said Li Chuangang, vice president of iFLYTEK during the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in ...
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/13 8:10:24