China bubonic plague: Inner Mongolia takes precautions after case

A rural herdsman tested positive for the infection, which can be treated with antibiotics.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
today ~3 min

Tags: china plague mongolia

China and AI: what the world can learn and what it should be wary of

The world needs to engage seriously with China’s AI development and take a closer look at what’s really going on.

Hessy Elliott, Researcher, Nesta • conversation
July 1, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence china technology

BeiDou: China launches final satellite in challenge to GPS

The completion of the BeiDou-3 navigation system comes as tensions rise between Beijing and Washington.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 23, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: china united-states space-exploration gps galileo-project satellite-navigation

Can Asia end its uncontrolled consumption of wildlife? Here's how North America did it a century ago

In the 1800s, Americans hunted many wild species near or into extinction. Then in the early 1900s, the US shifted from uncontrolled consumption of wildlife to conservation. Could Asia follow suit?

Roland Kays, Research Associate Professor of Wildlife and Scientist at NC Museum of Natural Sciences, North Carolina State University • conversation
June 17, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: covid-19 china wildlife fishing wildlife-conservation bison endangered-species us-history wildlife-trade asia hunting ivory-ban wildlife-management

China's quantum satellite enables first totally secure long-range messages

The Micius satellite has enabled messages with unbreakable encryption to be sent 1,200km.

Harun Šiljak, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Complex Systems Science for Telecommunications, Trinity College Dublin • conversation
June 16, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: china quantum-entanglement quantum-communication


We designed an experimental AI tool to predict which COVID-19 patients are going to get the sickest

Researchers from New York University are designing AI algorithms to help predict COVID-19 outcomes.

Megan Coffee, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, New York University • conversation
May 14, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: machine-learning health medicine artificial-intelligence covid-19 coronavirus china pandemic sars-cov-2 outbreak hemoglobin predictive-analytics

Government cybersecurity commission calls for international cooperation, resilience and retaliation

In the murky world of cyber espionage and cyber warfare, effective deterrence has long been considered out of reach. A government report argues it's time to change that.

Chris Inglis, Distinguished Visiting Professor in Cyber Security Studies, United States Naval Academy • conversation
May 12, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: cybersecurity hacking china internet russia iran online-crime department-of-defense hackers north-korea cyber-warfare department-of-homeland-security

Coronavirus found in semen of young men with COVID-19

Sexually active men should consider wearing condoms during the pandemic.

Martin Michaelis, Professor of Molecular Medicine, University of Kent • conversation
May 7, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus china sars-cov-2 sexually-transmitted-infection condoms semen

The mysterious disappearance of the first SARS virus, and why we need a vaccine for the current one but didn't for the other

COVID-19 and SARS are both deadly – but different. SARS symptoms were quick to appear, making it easier to contain. Because health officials were able to contain it, the virus died off.

Marilyn J. Roossinck, Professor of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, Pennsylvania State University • conversation
May 5, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus china pandemic vaccines severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome-sars coronavirus-vaccine

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