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China’s enormous 500-meter radio telescope is up and running

China’s largest and most sensitive radio telescope is officially up and running, claims Xinhua, the country’s official state-run media channel. The enormous 500-meter FAST Radio Telescope is the world’s biggest filled-aperture radio telescope, and the overall second-largest single-dish aperture after Russia’s RATAN-600. It is located in Guizhou, Southwest China. Short for Five-Hundred-Meter Aperture Spherical Radio […]

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China’s top quantum scientist has ties to the country’s defense companies

In an email exchange with The Washington Post this summer, Pan suggested that he and his university research team don’t assist Chinese military efforts to develop quantum technology. But Strider Technologies, a Washington-area security company that does corporate intelligence work, has identified publicly available Chinese-language documents that connect Pan to large Chinese defense contractors. Strider […]

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The New New World: Mark Zuckerberg Wants Facebook to Emulate China’s WeChat. Can It?

Advertisement Supported by The New New World Mark Zuckerberg Wants Facebook to Emulate China’s WeChat. Can It? ImageMark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, is facing questions on how a change toward private messaging would affect the social network’s business.CreditCreditMarcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press By Li Yuan March 7, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO — As Mark Zuckerberg begins shifting […]

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China’s new robotic submarine doesn’t just chase typhoons, it dives into them

Siping Zheng It might sound like something out of a techno-thriller, but it’s not: Scientists in China really have developed an unmanned submarine that is designed to travel into potentially deadly typhoons and other extreme weather types and fire off weather-monitoring rockets. One of these “rocketsondes,” designed to perform weather analysis in situations that would […]

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The New New World: Censoring China’s Internet, for Stability and Profit

Supported by the new new world Censoring China’s Internet, for Stability and Profit Thousands of low-wage workers in “censorship factories” trawl the online world for forbidden content, where even a photo of an empty chair could cause big trouble. ImageCreditCreditJialun Deng By Li Yuan Jan. 2, 2019 查看本文中文版閱讀繁體中文版 Li Chengzhi had a lot to learn […]