Shaorong Deng gets an experimental treatment for cancer of the esophagus that uses his own immune system cells. They have been genetically modified with the gene-editing technique known as CRISPR.
A team of Chinese researchers has claimed to have designed a hypersonic jet that could travel at 6,000km/h, five times faster than the speed of sound.
Nearly half of all public buses will be electric by 2025 and China will emerge as the market leader.
All over the world, municipalities are making a push for cleaner buses.
Railway police have begun using facial-recognition eyewear to catch criminals.
In tests the glasses identified faces within 100 milliseconds.
The Chinese “Micius” satellite has successfully set up the world’s most secure video conference, using quantum cryptography to connect scientists in Europe and China for an unhackable, intercontinental chat.
In 2016, for the first time ever, China published more scientific papers in one year than the U.S. did. This could suggest that the balance is beginning to shift in terms of each country’s global scientific influence.
It’s now been over two decades since scientists in Scotland successfully cloned a sheep and named the newborn Dolly. In the years since, the technology that powers cloning has advanced slowly but steadily, and while many scientists fear the inevitability that one day a human clone will be created, others are pushing the field into new areas. The latest example of cloning’s ceaseless march forward is the birth of Hua Hua and Zhong Zhong, a pair of baby monkeys that are the byproduct of the first successful somatic cell nuclear transfer performed with primates.
A 100-metre high air purification tower in Xian in Shaanxi province has helped reduce smog levels in the city, preliminary results suggest.
In the U.S., the first planned clinical trials of CRISPR gene editing in people are about to kick off. China, meanwhile, has been racing ahead, having already used the gene-altering tool to change the DNA of dozens of people in several clinical trials.
Chinese tech giant Baidu announced partnerships to build self-driving vehicles starting in 2018.
The company’s software will be used in a mini bus and mass-market consumer vehicles.
The company has been making significant investments in autonomous driving technology to compete with American companies like Tesla and Waymo.
A new report from the IEEFA is positioning China as a world leader in renewable energy investment. The country has put $44 billion in clean energy projects around the world.
The robot implanted 3D-printed teeth into a woman without help from dentists.