SCI-TECH

China launches communication satellite for Algeria


China launched Algeria's first communication satellite, Alcomsat-1, into a preset orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan early Monday.

Luxury in the sky

Since its entry into service in October 2007, the Airbus 380 (A380) has won praise from passengers with its excellent cabin comfort and reliability.

Embedded AI to take off by year-end

One year ago, when artificial intelligence (AI) robotic AlphaGo rose to prominence after it unexpectedly defeated legendary player Lee Se-dol, tech giants and venture capitals were rushing to pump money ...


Scientists warns of upsurge in major earthquakes in 2018

The number of devastating earthquakes might increase sharply in 2018 due to the periodic slowdown of the Earth's rotation, a new study has revealed.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 13:45:06

Early childhood adversities linked to health problems in teens: study

A pathway in the brain seems to link exposure to adverse experiences during early childhood to depression and problems with physical health in teens and preteens, researchers at Washington University ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 8:54:42

Shanghai Int'l Service Robot Technology and Application Show kicks off

A visitor looks at a robot at the 6th Shanghai International Service Robot Technology and Application Show in Shanghai, east China, Nov. 20, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 8:27:58

Hi-tech Fair displaying robot and AI projects held in S China

People watch a robot painting demonstration during the 19th China Hi-tech Fair in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, Nov. 16, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 8:26:26

Mom's pregnancy diet may help protect babies against food allergy: study

Breastfeeding mothers who ate allergenic foods during pregnancy may protect their babies against food allergies, a new study suggested Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 7:55:24

"Right-handed" blue whales sometimes act like lefties: study

Just like humans, most blue whales show a right-side bias during prey capture, but a new study published Monday found that the world's largest animals shift directions and become "left-handed" ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 7:53:08

Flexibility, heart of human intelligence: study

Brain's dynamic properties, how it is wired and also how that wiring shifts in response to changing intellectual demands, are the best predictors of intelligence in the human brain, a ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 7:51:51

Carefully crafted light pulses can control neuron activity: study

Specially tailored, ultrafast pulses of light can trigger neurons to fire and may one day be used to help patients with light-sensitive circadian or mood problems, a study of the ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 7:50:13

Artificial Intelligence rocking markets, expanding applications

All investments, all predictions, all ironclad future megatrends point in one direction: Artificial Intelligence (AI), experts have predicted.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 7:49:06

Mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test: NASA

US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has completed the first test of its Mars 2020 mission's parachute-testing series, the Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment, or ASPIRE, the US ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 7:48:45

China's leading facial recognition beefs up nation's surveillance network for security

Before iPhoneX's Animoji feature went viral with its cute and vivid expressions, a less entertaining but more practical facial recognition had been widely used in China.
Source: People's Daily Online | 2017/11/20 14:31:32

Towards Exascale computing, Chinese company achieves 1st OPA based Torus switch

As the flops of a supercomputer arrived Petascale and will reach Exascale, the efficient communication among thousands of nodes becomes a million dollar question.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/20 10:16:03

Tech trade fair's success reflects industry's rapid rise

Hong Kong-listed Tencent Holdings rose nearly 3 percent Friday to 403.4 HK dollars per share, making the Chinese Internet giant Asia's largest company by market value.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/20 8:14:24