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China’s alien-hunting telescope, the world’s largest, is now operational

Is there alien life out there? Now that it's finished building its FAST radio telescope -- the largest of its kind in the world -- China hopes to find out.
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China can't tell us when or where its first space station will fall to Earth

After six years of service in testing systems for a future larger station, China's prototype station dubbed "Heavenly Palace" will fall back to Earth sometime in 2017. Where will it land? We don't know yet.
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China sends most accurate clock in the world to the Tiangong-2 space station

The most precise time-keeping device is officially off-planet and is orbiting Earth in Tiangong-2, the second space station to be launched by China's space program.
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A professor in China is using facial recognition to gauge student interest

A computer science professor at China’s Sichuan University is using facial and expression recognition technology to gauge the interest levels of students in his classes. Here's how it works.

Deal between Didi Chuxing and Uber draws antitrust attention

The Ministry of Commerce, China's regulatory watchdog, launched an investigation into Didi's deal with Uber and its Chinese business. Even with the probe, however, the deal is expected to go through.

Uber has already lost nearly $1.3 billion this year

It may be one of the most ubiquitous companies around, but that doesn't mean Uber is doing all that...well. At least, not when it comes to making a profit. Bloomberg reports that Uber has already lost $1.27 billion this year.
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China just opened the world's longest glass bridge in Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon

Don't you dare look down. Unless you have a stomach of steel, which might make your internal organ seem like a stronger structure than the brand new glass bridge that just opened in China.

Apple to build research, development facility in China by end of 2016

Apple has committed to building a research and development center in China this year. Construction could wrap up as soon as "the end of this year," according to Reuters.

Tesla joins Volvo and Mercedes in walking back ‘self-driving’ terminology

Language that describes driver assist modes takes another turn when Tesla removes 'Autopilot' and 'self-driving' from Chinese website following crash. This change in terminology follows walk-backs by Mercedes-Benz and Volvo in the past few…
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China is developing a hypersonic space plane that makes the Space Shuttle look primitive

China is developing a space plane that'll go from runway to orbit and back down again at hypersonic speeds. The Asian hybrid spacecraft will rival the British Skylon, which also will blast into orbit using hypersonic engine technology.

Porsche offers less powerful, less expensive versions of its 718 Boxster and Cayman in China

Porsche plans to release 250-horsepower versions of the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman in China, beneath the 300-hp base models sold elsewhere. It hopes to sell the new models for a lower price.
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Showdown in the South China Sea: China’s artificial islands explained

For the last few years, China has been building artificial islands in the South China Sea, a highly contested region. These islands are a symbol of China's mighty infrastructure, and a potential threat to the environment and political…