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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.

Tencent Holdings builds self-driving car team in Silicon Valley

Chinese technology company Tencent Holdings Ltd is recruiting self-driving car engineers in Palo Alto, California, to join a crowded field of corporations vying for talent in the heart of Silicon ...

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 ...


More sensitive blood test may diagnose heart attacks faster

Researchers have developed a new test that may help emergency room doctors more quickly determine whether patients with chest pain are having a heart attack.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/8 8:48:07

Chinese telescope enriches understanding of galaxy

A giant star, recently identified as the most lithium-rich star ever known, has been added to the list of distinguished discoveries of a telescope in Xinglong, in north China's Hebei ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/7 14:32:34

Chinese astronomers discover giant star rich in lithium

Chinese astronomers have discovered the most lithium-rich giant star ever known, which could shed new light on the evolution of the universe.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/7 11:49:26

Chinese study shows deleting key gene can inhibit lung cancer

Chinese researchers have found that lung cancer can be inhibited by knocking out a key gene in cells, according to a recent study published in the international journal Theranostics.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/7 7:35:49

Uganda sends samples to US as strange disease leaves eight dead

Uganda has sent samples to the United States for further laboratory tests after a strange disease in the central region district of Mubende left eight people dead and 16 others ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/7 7:33:50

Chinese astronomers discover giant star rich in lithium

Chinese astronomers have discovered the most lithium-rich giant star ever known and it could shed new light on the evolution of the universe.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/7 7:26:51

New drugs may reduce heart attack risks by targeting gut microbes

American researchers designed a potential new class of drugs that may reduce cardiovascular risks by targeting a specific microbial pathway in the gut.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/7 7:24:37

China launches new prototype supercomputer, aiming to beat world's fastest

A prototype computer that could become the world's fastest began operating at the national supercomputer center in the East China city of Jinan on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/6 22:38:39

China solicits int'l cooperation experiments on space station

China is asking the world to collaborate in experiments on its planned space station so as to promote international space cooperation and sustainable global development.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/5 19:16:18

Scientists discover "rogue planet" outside solar system

Scientists have made the first radio-telescope detection of a huge free-floating planet beyond our solar system, a new study said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/5 17:54:30

Chinese scientists develop tattoo-like electronic skin

Chinese scientists have developed a graphene-based tattoo-like electronic skin, which could function as a wearable electronic device to monitor health.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/5 11:57:13

Sino-Russian aircraft project solicits proposals for landing gear system

The Sino-Russian joint CR929 wide-body aircraft project has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for its landing gear system, the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/4 7:35:24

NASA names astronauts for new commercial spacecraft test flights, missions

The United States space agency NASA named astronauts assigned to Boeing and SpaceX flights, bringing astronaut launches back to the country for the first time since its space shuttle's retirement ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/4 7:24:38