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 ...


China launches seven small satellites for Internet of Things

A series of seven small satellites expected to serve for wildlife protection, field emergency rescue, vehicle and ship monitoring and logistics tracing were launched into space at noon Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/8 13:36:10

Chinese robots shine at world's largest pharmacists gathering

Two Chinese automated robotic models were exhibited at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition, which concluded Thursday at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/7 20:46:06

Chinese scientists call for deeper scientific cooperation with Ukraine

A Chinese delegation of scientists called for deeper scientific cooperation with Ukraine here Thursday, while attending celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Ukraine's National Academy of Sciences (UNAS).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/7 17:30:50

China launches two satellites for Saudi Arabia

China launched two satellites for Saudi Arabia on a Long March-2D rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 12:12 p.m. Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/7 13:52:10

124-year-old Victorian telescope to be restored in New Zealand

One of the world's most famous Victorian telescopes will be restored and available for public viewing in autumn 2019 in Lake Tekapo in New Zealand's South Island after spending five ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/7 13:43:30

Indian PM Modi most-followed world leader on Instagram: study

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the most-followed among world leaders on the photographs-sharing app "Instagram," with a total of 14.8 million followers, found a new study.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/7 13:42:28

Arctic sea ice grows faster in winter, but not enough to reverse melting trend

Findings of a study by the United States space agency NASA might be a silver lining: wintertime increases of Arctic sea ice may have partially slowed down the sea ice ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/7 8:21:57

First baby born using uterus transplanted from deceased donor

A Brazilian woman with uterine infertility gave birth to a healthy baby girl using a womb transplanted from a deceased donor, becoming the first case of its kind in the ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/6 16:02:34

Global carbon emissions hit record high: report

Carbon dioxide emissions around the world are set to increase to an all-time high in 2018, a report has revealed.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/6 12:07:48

Chinese scientists aim for world's most detailed 3D map of human brain

Why do some brains discover the laws of universe, while others create soul-stirring music or paintings? How is memory and consciousness generated?
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/6 10:01:12

SpaceX rocket sends worms, liquid fuel to Int'l Space Station

SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft was launched on Wednesday on a way to bring worms, liquid fuel and other new experiments to the International Space Station.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/6 7:12:48

Microplastics contaminate deepest part of world's ocean: study

The deepest part of the world's ocean and its hadal bottom waters have been polluted by microplastics, according to a study published in Geochemical Perspectives Letters.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/5 16:20:03

New dinosaur species identified from fossil jaw found in Australian mining rubble

A new dinosaur species has been identified through the discovery of a jawbone fragment found in a bucket of opal mineral rubble near an Australian mining town, according to a ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/5 14:07:41