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 ...


US scientists predict more big earthquakes in 2018

If a prediction by two US scientists were true, then the world could see an increase in the number of strong earthquakes in 2018 and the next few years.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/20 7:13:18

Chinese students take top honors in SC17 supercomputer competition

Singapore's Nanyang Technological University and China's Tsinghua University finished 1-2 in the 11th annual highly competitive Student Cluster Competition (SCC) at the Super Computer Conference (SC17) this week in Denver ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/19 12:45:26

Argentinean submarine loses contact with 44 crew on board

An Argentinean submarine has lost contact in the South Atlantic with 44 crew on board, military authorities said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/19 10:54:27

China honors founding scientist of FAST telescope

China has honored Nan Rendong, founding scientist of the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), with a posthumous title of "role model of our times."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/18 11:29:07

Neuronal miscommunication may be root of autism: study

Mutation in a gene linked to autism in people causes neurons to form too many connections in rodents, and that malfunctions in communication between brain cells could be the root ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/18 8:13:47

Earth-bound positrons could come from dark matter: study

Using new data from the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Gamma-Ray Observatory in Mexico, researchers have ruled out two nearby pulsars as the sources of a mysterious excess of anti-matter particles ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/18 8:07:22

Robot of Chinese design wins Denmark's Creative Business Cup

A Chinese technology startup has won the first prize of Denmark's Creative Business Cup Final 2017 with its innovative robot.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/18 8:04:31

New findings may improve chemotherapy in treatment of cancer: study

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that human cells have a way of detecting and mending DNA damage caused by some common chemotherapy drugs, ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/18 8:03:55

Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot, like gymnast, can now do backflips

Boston Dynamics' Atlas humanoid robot can open doors, pick up boxes, stand up after being pushed over and even move through snowy terrain. But now, it has learned a new ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/18 8:03:38

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.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/16 22:46:25

China launches 2nd round of marine inspections

China has begun its second round of marine inspections to deal with land reclamation problems, the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) announced Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/17 22:10:56

China builds quality assurance system for Beidou applications

Several testing and certification organizations in China have initiated the development of a quality assurance system for the BeiDou navigation application, the Xinhua News agency reported on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/17 20:03:39

US scientists capture detailed view of immune proteins

Scientists at US University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley) have successfully captured the detailed view of immune proteins by using cyro-electron microscopy, UC Berkely said in a new study released ...
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/17 13:26:12