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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 ...


Climate change causes risks to public health, long-term economic savings: Aussie research

While the threat of climate change poses great risk to public health and the environment, universities in Australia have warned on Thursday that it could also cost the economy billions. ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/29 11:11:33

NASA's InSight sends signals to Earth after landing on Mars, deploys solar arrays

NASA's InSight spacecraft has sent signals to Earth after its successful landing on Mars, indicating that its solar panels are open and collecting sunlight on the Martian surface.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/29 2:03:52

China investigates experiment involving gene-altered babies amid widespread criticism

China's top health body on Monday demanded local authorities investigate an experiment that allegedly successfully created the world's first genetically altered twins, which has sparked ethical concerns and waves of ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/26 23:48:39

Fungi causing kiwifruit diseases identified by Chinese scientists

Chinese scientists say they have a breakthrough in identifying plant diseases that are frustrating attempts by farmers to grow kiwifruit to meet the huge domestic and global demand.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/26 17:49:36

NASA's spacecraft on course to land on Mars, scrutinizing its deep interior

The United States space agency NASA's spacecraft is slated to enter into and touch down on Mars on Monday, starting the first mission to study the deep interior of the ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/26 9:17:57

New vaccine significantly reduces toxic proteins linked to Alzheimer's disease: study

US researchers have developed a DNA vaccine that successfully held off Alzheimer's disease in animal tests. The vaccine, if proven safe and effective in human trials, could reduce dementia cases ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/25 22:36:28

Lamb twins from 20-yr-old frozen embryos debut in China

A pair of twin lambs born from embryos frozen 20 years ago made their debut at an ongoing agriculture fair in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/25 16:44:12

China validates key technologies in large spacecraft recovery

China has validated multiple key technologies in large spacecraft recovery, extending the recovery weight to more than seven tonnes, said the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/24 13:50:04

40 million diabetics might face insulin shortage by 2030: study

As the morbidity rate of type 2 diabetes keeps increasing, about 40 million people with the disease will not have access to insulin for treatment by 2030, a recent study ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/24 13:24:18

Australia needs to exert more efforts in wildlife, ecosystems protection

Australia needs to exert more efforts to protect unique wildlife and ecosystems in Queensland and New South Wales (NSW), a policy analyst for the Australian Conservation Foundation said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/24 11:10:38

Scientists propose new way to tackle climate change

Scientists have proposed a new way to tackle climate change by spraying sun-dimming chemicals into the Earth's atmosphere, according to a study published Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/24 10:26:35

NASA's Mars lander to touch down in five days

NASA's InSight spacecraft is scheduled to touch down on Mars next Monday, after a six-month, 300 million miles (480 million kilometers) journey.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/22 10:07:38

Israeli astronomers discover "prey" of a dwarf galaxy by its neighbors

Israeli researchers have found new evidence of the process of "swallowing" a dwarf galaxy by two large galaxies close to it, according to Tel Aviv University on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/21 16:43:02