China’s doctors perform different types of 5G-based remote surgeries

BY SILVI WRITER Surgeons in China have been using 5G internet to do surgeries from far away, demonstrating how much the new generation networks could benefit other industries. In medicine, it could help bring top-level healthcare to people in remote areas, or to critical patients that can’t be shifted. 5G has much less latency than 4G, making it not only easier to keep pace with remotely manipulated instruments, but … Continue reading China’s doctors perform different types of 5G-based remote surgeries

China’s universities to set up AI major to boost basic research

BY SILVI WRITER 35 Chinese universities are expected to set up a major in Artificial Intelligence (AI), a milestone to mark the beginning of the country’s AI education in college, the Chinese Ministry of Education said. The list includes some of the country’s leading universities like Zhejiang University, Tongji University, etc, Science and Technology Daily quoted the Ministry of Education(MOE) on Saturday as saying. The … Continue reading China’s universities to set up AI major to boost basic research

China’s Space Lab to ‘serve’ Belt & Road

BY GLOBAL TIMES and SILVI WRITER Tiangong-2, China’s first space lab, is likely to serve major national projects, leading scientific research and economic projects, such as the Belt and Road initiative, scientific research on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei integration. Data acquired by China’s Tiangong-2 space lab has assisted more than 70 research projects since it began orbiting in space more than 820 days ago, the Global … Continue reading China’s Space Lab to ‘serve’ Belt & Road

Was gene-edited twin experiment illegal? China has vowed to find out

BY SCMP   China’s science authorities vowed on Tuesday to get to the bottom of whether biologist He Jiankui (贺建奎) bypassed regulations to create what he says are the world’s first genetically edited children. The commitment came a day after He announced in a YouTube video that healthy twin sisters were born in China earlier this month from embryos he and a team of researchers … Continue reading Was gene-edited twin experiment illegal? China has vowed to find out

Gene editing experiment generates controversy

BY CHINA DAILY   A Chinese scientist’s attempt to produce the world’s first gene-edited babies who are immune to HIV has sparked heated controversy among those in academia and the public. In an online video posted on Monday, He Jiankui (贺建奎), a biological researcher, announced that a pair of twin baby girls, Lulu and Nana, were born healthy a few weeks ago through in-vitro fertilization … Continue reading Gene editing experiment generates controversy

‘Kung Fu couriers’ ready for upcoming shopping spree

BY SILVI WRITER   Two young men from martial art schools in Dengfeng have been employed by a local courier company as part-time couriers ahead of the upcoming Nov 11 shopping spree, to improve the efficiency of delivery. Dengfeng, located in central China’s Henan province, is home to the Shaolin Temple (少林寺), the birthplace of China’s Kung Fu tradition. Photos above by VCG. China’s “Double 11”, … Continue reading ‘Kung Fu couriers’ ready for upcoming shopping spree

Hong Kong-made NANOCHIP to detect harmful substances in food in 30 seconds

BY SILVI WRITER   Researchers of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have recently developed a low-cost, high precision nanochip which enables more effective and accurate detection of harmful substances in food, contributing to greater protection and improvement in public health. It can detect hazardous substances in food in 30 seconds with Raman spectroscopy, chinanews.com reported citing Chinese-language newspaper Ta Kung Pao. Improving the … Continue reading Hong Kong-made NANOCHIP to detect harmful substances in food in 30 seconds