Health & Fitness

Baidu releases Melody, a medical assistant chatbot to keep physicians humming

Baidu, China’s largest search engine, today announced Melody the Medical Assistant, an AI-powered chatbot designed to converse with patients and collect data on their conditions to save physicians time for treatment.
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Faster than a speeding — elevator. Shanghai Tower claims to have world's fastest

The Shanghai Tower now boasts the world's fastest elevator. The elevator can travel at near-cheetah speeds, but can it be topped?

A company asked employees who own an iPhone 7 to resign

Several companies in China have warned employees they will be asked to resign if they purchase a new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus. It's not an anti-Apple stance, but a response to the high price of the device.
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Beijing's now-operational 'Smog Free Tower' turns pollution into carbon cubes

The tower is part of the Smog Free Project, a clean air initiative led by Dutch artist designer Daan Roosegaarde, who refers to the structure as “the largest electronic vacuum cleaner in the world.”

Apple's new China R&D center will open by the end of the year, develop hardware

Apple had said that it was planning to open new research and development offices in China. Now new details indicate Apple may develop hardware there, with a fairly large workforce of about 500 people.
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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.