Tag: China

Scott Kelly Says China's Space Program Could Surpass The US If They're Allowed To

Astronaut Scott Kelly voiced his concerns about the U.S. falling behind in their space program. China is rapidly making advances in its space technology and Kelly fears it could surpass the U.S. if the country doesn't advance rapidly.

Space March 16, 2018

China Wants To Send An X-Ray Telescope In Space: Prototype Ready By 2022, Launch Planned For 2025

In an effort to lead the space race, China has announced that it’s going to launch an X-ray into space. It’s called the eXTP, and it might be up there as early as 2025.

Space March 9, 2018

Baby In China Locks iPhone For 47 Years After Pressing Wrong Passcode Repeatedly

A toddler in China locked an iPhone for 47 years after pressing the wrong passcode repeatedly. The mother is up for a long waiting game.

Apple March 8, 2018

China's Tiangong-1 Space Station Could Crash Down To Earth As Early As March 24

China lost control of a space station last year. Now people know when the space station will crash to Earth. Tiangong-1 will come crashing down to Earth before April 19.

Space March 6, 2018

Taikonauts Wanted: China Recruiting Civilian Crew For Space Program

China aims to boost its manned space missions by recruiting civilians for its military-led space program and the future operation of its independent space station. Civilians can now become taikonauts or Chinese astronauts.

Space March 5, 2018

Men In Zimbabwe Complain That Imported Chinese Condoms Are 'Too Small'

The health minister of Zimbabwe is challenging condom makers to make better condoms than those that are being imported from China. Men are complaining about the imported condoms.

Public Health March 1, 2018

Chinese Man Going Through Heart Attack Gets Help By Throwing Money

A man in China trying to address a heart attack fell to the ground then threw a wad of cash to get attention. A policeman walking by helped the man, who was by then already bleeding from the nose.

Viral February 27, 2018

Boy In China Gets Stuck In Elevator After Peeing All Over Controls

Getting stuck in an elevator is terrifying, even worse when it's your own fault. A boy in China decided it was a good time to empty his bladder all over the controls of an elevator and succeeded in getting stuck.

Viral February 26, 2018

LG Exits China Smartphone Market Because It Just Can't Compete With Local Brands

LG officially confirmed that it has pulled out from the cutthroat Chinese smartphone market due to intense competition from local smartphone brands. The company did not launch its latest flagships, the LG G6 and LG V30, in the country.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 5, 2018

Trump Administration Wants Government Control Over Centralized Nationwide 5G Network To Protect US Against China

According to an Axios report, the Trump administration is planning to build a government-controlled, centralized, nationwide 5G network within the next three years. The proposal, meant to protect the United States from China, is already receiving backlash.

Internet January 30, 2018

Researchers In China Are Building A Dangerously Powerful Laser That Can 'Rip Apart Empty Space'

Chinese physicists are working to upgrade the Shanghai Superintense Ultrafast Laser Facility to blast 10-petawatt lasers. The group's ambitions, however, go beyond that, with a plan to build a 100-petawatt laser by 2023 known as the Station of Extreme Light.

Energy January 29, 2018

Chinese Students Complete 200 Days Living On Virtual Moon Base

Four volunteers spent 200 days in a simulated space lab in China, setting a record for longest stay in a self-contained cabin. They experienced three unexpected blackouts during the experiment.

Space January 27, 2018

China Successfully Clones First Primates Using The Dolly The Sheep Technique

Two monkeys in China were cloned using the same technique that was used to create Dolly the sheep. It is a remarkable breakthrough but is it pushing science closer to the possibility of human cloning?

Animals January 26, 2018

Google Refutes Claims Of China-Optimized Maps Version, Confirms App Not Available

A Nikkei report claimed that a Chinese-optimized Google Maps app launched on iOS, which Google refuted. According to Google, nothing has changed and no Maps app is available in China.

Google January 17, 2018

Chinese Scientists Want To Clean Up Space Junk By Blasting Them With Lasers

Space junk is a growing threat against satellites and spacecraft such as the International Space Station. To solve the problem, scientists from China suggested for the space debris to be blasted with lasers.

Space January 16, 2018

After 8-Year Absence, Google Maps Relaunches In China: Report

Google has entered China once again through its Google Maps app. The search company has released a modified version of the app specifically tailored to the Chinese market, marking yet another inroad toward the country.

Google January 16, 2018

Samsung Loses Lawsuit Against Huawei, Chinese Court Rules It Violated Patents

Huawei scored a large victory against rival Samsung in Chinese Court. A Chinese Court ruled that Samsung violated two smartphones patents that belonged to Huawei.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 15, 2018

Apple Data Center In China Operational In February (And No, Your Data Will Not Go There)

Some iOS users reportedly got an e-mail that talked about iCloud migration to China. Apple confirmed that the e-mail was incorrectly sent to a few customers in the United States.

Apple January 14, 2018

Study: Labeling Women As ‘Witches’ In China Has Deep Social Causes And Implications

A new study has found that some women in rural China are branded as 'witches' and are known as ‘zhu’. These women are ostracized by society and face many social stigmas.

Feature | Health January 10, 2018

Another Factory Worker Commits Suicide At iPhone Maker Foxconn Factory

A Chinese worker at an iPhone manufacturing factory committed suicide on Saturday. This is not the first suicide at the Foxconn factory, which is renewing scrutiny into the company's working conditions.

Business Tech January 9, 2018

Google Invests In China With Entrance Into eSports Streaming

Google's new plan regarding China has nothing to do with the search engine. It will be investing in the Chinese eSports streaming platform, Chushou.

Business Tech January 7, 2018

China's First Space Station Will Soon Crash To Earth, But Nobody Knows When And Where

Tiangong-1, China's first space station, is expected to crash to the Earth about mid-March, with the exact date and location unknown. Should people be worried that they may be hit by space debris falling from the sky?

Space January 3, 2018

Construction Workers Discover 130-Million-Year-Old Perfectly Preserved Dinosaur Eggs In China

About 20 to 30 perfectly preserved dinosaur eggs were unearthed from Ganzhou. This city was granted the title of 'hometown of dinosaurs in China' as it served as the breeding ground for a specific type of dinosaur.

Animals January 2, 2018

PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds Mobile On The Way, But Not Everyone Will Get To Play It

Tencent will team up with Bluehole Studio to release a 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' port for smartphones. Not much else is known about the game, aside from the fact that not everyone will get to play it upon launch.

Video Games November 29, 2017

Skype Hits The Great Firewall Of China, Disappears From App Stores

Skype has been hit by a new digital security law of China. Now, Apple has removed Skype from its app store, other prominent players are following suit.

Apps/Software November 22, 2017

Tesla Inks Deal To Build EV Factory In Shanghai, China: Report

Wall Street Journal sources say that Tesla has struck a deal with China to build a factory in Shanghai's free trade zone, which will increase the electric car maker's declining sales in the country.

Business Tech October 23, 2017

Chinese Space Station Will Fall To Earth Within Months

Chinese officials confirmed that they had lost control of the Tiangong-1 and it would probably crash to Earth within few months. Tiangong-1 was utilized as both manned laboratory and an experimental testbed to demonstrate orbital rendezvous and docking capacities.

Space October 17, 2017

‘Great Firewall’ Of China Blocks WhatsApp Amid Growing Online Censorship Problem

China has decided to block WhatsApp ahead of the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, leaving Facebook without significant presence in the country. It marks yet another exercise in censorship by the Great Firewall of China.

Internet September 26, 2017

LOOK: Robot In China Successfully Performs Dental Surgery On Living Person

A robot in China successfully performed dental surgery on a brave volunteer. Along with 3D printing, this new technology could help solve China's dentist shortage.

Medicine September 24, 2017

Facebook Might Have Found A Way To Sneak An App Into China: Meet Colorful Balloons

Facebook has long struggled to enter the Chinese market, with attempts to learn Mandarin and negotiate with Chinese authorities rendering no success. But it has reportedly found a workaround in the form of Colorful Balloons.

Apps/Software August 12, 2017

Fossil Discovered In China Hints Oldest Winged Mammal From Jurassic Period

The discovery of 160-year-old fossils in China shows the existence of early mammals during the Jurassic era. Their long arms, skin membrane, and joints suggest that the long-extinct creatures were capable of flight.

Animals August 12, 2017

China’s Quantum Satellite Sends Hack-Proof Signals Through Space

A Chinese quantum satellite is believed to pave the way in forming an unhackable global quantum communication network. Learn more about this recent feat in quantum key distribution and its potential applications.

Space August 11, 2017

Chinese Government Pressures Apple Into Taking Down VPN Apps From App Store: The Great Firewall Of China Stands Taller Than Ever

Apple, succumbing to pressure from the Chinese government, has taken down VPN apps from the App Store in China. The move strengthens the country's internet censorship within the Great Firewall of China.

Apple July 29, 2017

China Seeks Leadership In Artificial Intelligence By 2030

Last Thursday, July 20, China announced its intention to be the world leader in artificial intelligence by 2030. Learn more about this ambitious plan in the Chinese AI industry to challenge the dominance of American AI companies.

Computers July 21, 2017

First Earth-Orbit Teleportation: China Teleports Object To Space Through Quantum Entanglement

Scientists from China made historic achievement with the first ever teleportation of an object from Earth to space. The experiment involved pairs of photons, Micius satellite, and quantum entanglement.

Space July 11, 2017

China Simulates Life On The Moon With 200-Day Test Of Self-Sustaining Space Station

How is it like to live on the moon or another world beyond Earth for an extended period of time? China will soon find out as it begins the 200-day experiment of a self-sustaining ecosystem at the Lunar Palace-1.

Space July 11, 2017

China To Send 4 More Probes Into Space Before Year 2021

China's first X-ray space telescope was launched into space last week. The country will send four more major probes before 2021 in an effort to develop space science.

Space June 18, 2017

How Quantum Mechanics Is Chinese Scientists’ Answer To Cybersecurity Attacks

A team of Chinese scientists has successfully beat the record for quantum entanglement. But what are the applications of quantum mechanics in addressing cybersecurity attacks as well as information sharing systems?

Energy June 16, 2017

Constipated Since Birth, Man Now Freed Of 28 Pounds Of Poop After Surgery

Doctors in Shanghai, China, recently operated on a man and removed 30 inches of his massively swollen colon and 28 pounds of poop. Find out more about the Hirschsprung’s disease that led to his lifelong suffering.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 15, 2017

China Is The Next Market Ripe For Tesla And Elon Musk

Over the last few years, Tesla has been growing in popularity since it's a well-designed and functioning electric car with all the bells and whistles of a luxury car brand. Now, Elon Musk's path to world domination will continue thanks to the booming market of China.

Business Tech June 7, 2017

Chinese Malware 'Fireball' Burns 250 Million Computers: Here's What It Can Do And How To Check If Your PC Is Infected

Check Point discovered Fireball, a Chinese malware operation that has infected 250 million of computers worldwide. Here's why the malware is a very dangerous security threat and how users can check if their computer is compromised.

Security June 4, 2017

China Moon Mission: 8 Postgraduate Students Move Into Lunar Palace Cabin That Simulates Lunar-Like Environment

China steps up its efforts for its planned permanent lunar laboratory. Eight postgraduate students begin simulated space cabin trials at the Lunar Palace 1 until 2018.

Space May 11, 2017

Orphan No More: Dinosaur Fossil ‘Baby Louie' Finally Identified As Member Of New Species

Famous dinosaur fossil 'Baby Louie,' found in China some 20 years ago, is now described as part of a new species of giant oviraptorosaurs. Learn more about the characteristics of the Beibeilong sinensis.

Animals May 10, 2017

Made-In-China Passenger Jet, The Country’s Answer to Boeing And Airbus, Takes Maiden Flight

China's C919 passenger jet made its maiden flight on Friday, May 5, marking the country's aspirations to compete against Boeing and Airbus jets in commercial flights. Find out more about this homegrown jet and its chances of success.

Business Tech May 5, 2017

Collaboration Between China And European Space Agency To Build Moon Outpost Is Now Brewing

China and the European Space Agency are bracing for collaboration on a human outpost on the moon and many other joint programs. ESA has been hard selling the 'Moon Village' as an international launching pad for deep space missions.

Space April 27, 2017

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