Chinese School Aims to Build Pocket-sized Computer Brain[Apr 10, 2017]
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) is pouring money into an ambitious plan to develop a pocket-size artificial intelligence (AI) computer. Amid the hoopla surrounding AlphaGo's upcoming match with a Chinese Go board game master in May, researchers at the school are attempting to fit enormous amounts of computing power onto tiny chips – a feat that so far no one in the world has ever achieved.
Chinese scientists have found that graphene-wrapped sponges provide an effective and fast way to absorb spilled crude oil when heated with an applied electric current. The team wrapped porous material with a thin, waterproof graphene layer, put the coated sponge in water mixed with crude oil, and applied an electric current to the graphene to warm it up.
China will build an observation station in the country's northwest Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region to improve the ecology of Pamir Plateau, a busy passage once for traders traveling along the ancient Silk Road. The station to be built in Taxkorgan County will be used by researchers concerned with water resources, biodiversity, grassland productivity, climate change and disaster warning and forecasting.
The Institute of High Energy Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IHEP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Apr. 7 with Chulalongkorn University (CU), Suranaree University of Technology (SUT) and National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) to establish scientific exchange and collaboration between the four organisations.
Results from a new scientific study may shed light on a mismatch between predictions and recent measurements of ghostly particles streaming from nuclear reactors—the so-called “reactor antineutrino anomaly,” which has puzzled physicists since 2011.
Cobots to Change Face of Factory Floors[Apr 05, 2017]
Collaborative robots, known as cobots, have become popular among electronics and other light industry manufacturers in China, as traditional industrial robots have failed to provide a feasible solution to challenges related to comprehensive automatic upgrading.
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