A Chinese satellite just used quantum cryptography to make an unhackable video call between Beijing and Vienna

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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.

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Monkeys have been successfully cloned in China, but you might not like the reason why

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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.

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Chinese tech giant Baidu just revealed its plan to mass-produce self-driving vehicles beginning this year — and Waymo should be nervous

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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.

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