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Nasa to work with China's space agency on Chang'e-4 lunar research

Nasa has announced it is collaborating with its Chinese counterpart on a  lunar mission, amid US warnings against sharing technology with the country.  The US space agency has been in discussions with the China National Space  Administration (CNSA) to collaborate on lunar landing research after  gaining approval from Congress.  The collaboration requires Nasa to navigate a strict legal framework in the  US aimed at preventing a technology transfer to China and comes during a  period of strained ...
Tags: Science, Congress, China, US, Nasa, Austria, United Nations, Cctv, Donald Trump, Huawei, Chang, Wu Weiren, Chinese State Media, China National Space Administration CNSA, AP NASA, Wu Yanhua

Watch the first-ever landing on the far side of the moon

China on Friday broadcast pictures taken by its rover and lander on the moon's far side, in what its space program hailed as another triumph for the groundbreaking mission to the less-understood sector of the lunar surface. The pictures on state broadcaster CCTV showed the Jade Rabbit 2 rover and the Chang'e 4 spacecraft that transported it on the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon, which always faces away from Earth. Watch the video above to see the landing. Video block...
Tags: Science, China, Cctv, Chang

'Total success': China broadcasts new images from far side of moon

Pictures taken by Chang’e 4 lander and rover beamed back to Earth and shown on state TVChina on Friday broadcast pictures taken by its rover and lander on the far side of the moon, in what its space programme hailed as another triumph for the groundbreaking mission.The pictures, shown on the state broadcaster CCTV, showed the Jade Rabbit 2 rover and the Chang’e 4 spacecraft that transported it during the first soft landing on the side of the moon that always faces away from Earth. Continue read...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, China, World news, Earth, Asia Pacific, Cctv, The moon, Chang

China lands spacecraft on ‘dark’ side of moon in world first

By KEN MORITSUGU BEIJING — China’s burgeoning space program achieved a first on Thursday: a landing on the so-called dark side of the moon. Three nations — the United States, the former Soviet Union and more recently China — have sent spacecraft to the near side of the moon, which faces Earth, but this landing is the first-ever on the far side. The China National Space Administration said the 10:26 a.m. touchdown of the Chang’e 4 craft has “opened up a new chapter in human lunar exploration.” A ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Technology, News, China, Russia, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Nasa, Earth, Beijing, West, Soccer, United States, Xi Jinping

China lands probe on the far side of the moon in a world first

While you've been watching Ultima Thule, China has landed a spacecraft on the far side on the moon in what is a giant leap for its space program. State media reported that the China National Space Administration soft-landed its Chang'e-4 lander and rover in the Von Kármán crater on Thursday at 10:26 a.m. Beijing time (9:26 p.m. ET). SEE ALSO: Queen rockstar unleashes badass space song about mysterious world of Ultima Thule It's the first time someone has landed on the 'dark s...
Tags: Science, China, Nasa, Earth, Beijing, Cctv, Chang, Andrew Jones, China National Space Administration, Jim Bridenstine, Von Karman, China Global Television Network, Queqiao Magpie Bridge, Ultima Thule China

China lands probe on far side of moon: state TV

A Chinese lunar rover landed on the far side of the moon on Thursday, in a global first that boosts Beijing's ambitions to become a space superpower. The Chang'e-4 probe touched down and sent a photo of the so-called "dark side" of the moon to the Queqiao satellite, which will relay communications to controllers on Earth, state broadcaster CCTV said. Beijing is pouring billions into its military-run space programme, with hopes of having a crewed space station by 2022, and of eventually sending...
Tags: Science, China, Earth, Beijing, Cctv, Chang

Why using human ‘super recognizers’ to identify criminals can be bad

People often say that they never forget a face, but for some people, this claim might actually be true. So-called super recognizers are said to possess exceptional face recognition abilities, often remembering the faces of those they have only briefly encountered or haven’t seen for many years. Their unique skills have even caught the attention of policing and security organizations, who have begun using super recognizers to match photographs of suspects or missing persons to blurry CCTV footage...
Tags: Startups, Science, Cctv, Bournemouth University, Syndication

Chinese scientist vanishes after claiming to have made first gene-edited babies

He Jiankui caused international controversy by claiming to have used the CRISPR gene-editing tool to modify the genes of two babies.Some reports suggested he was being held under house arrest, though others say that's inaccurate.It's not unusual for people to disappear in China at the hands of government authorities. None Where is He Jiankui?The scientist who caused international uproar by claiming to have used the CRISPR gene-editing tool to modify the embryos of two babies recently born in Chi...
Tags: Corruption, Science, China, Medical Research, Innovation, Amnesty International, Cctv, Party, Xinjiang, Crispr, South China Morning Post, Lu, Jennifer Doudna, Southern University, Morning Post, Lu Guang

Gene-editing babies a violation of Chinese law, says official

A Chinese government official has declared the research of scientist He Jiankui, who said he created the world’s first gene-edited babies, a violation of Chinese law, and called for all related work to be halted. “The genetically edited infant incident reported by media blatantly violated China’s relevant laws and regulations,” Xu Nanping, a vice-minister for science and technology, told Chinese state broadcaster CCTV Thursday evening. “It has also violated the ethical bottom line that the acade...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, Science, China, US, Cctv, Lulu, Shenzhen, Rice University, Southern University of Science and Technology, He Jiankui, Michael Deem, Bai Hua, Xu Nanping, Baihaulin

China halts controversial work by team on gene-edited babies

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE HONG KONG  — China’s government ordered a halt Thursday to work by a medical team that claimed to have helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies, as a group of leading scientists declared that it’s still too soon to try to make permanent changes to DNA that can be inherited by future generations. Chinese Vice Minister of Science and Technology Xu Nanping told state broadcaster CCTV that his ministry is strongly opposed to the efforts that reportedly produced twin gir...
Tags: Health, Hong Kong, Science, Technology, News, China, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Soccer, United Kingdom, Cctv, Gene, University Of Wisconsin, California Institute of Technology, Xu

Work on gene-edited babies blatant violation of the law, says China

Vice-minister condemns work of He Jiankui, but Chinese regulations are vagueChinese authorities have declared the work of He Jiankui, a scientist who claims to have created the world’s first gene-edited babies, a violation of Chinese law and called for the suspension of all related activity.“The genetically edited infant incident reported by media blatantly violated China’s relevant laws and regulations. It has also violated the ethical bottom line that the academic community adheres to. It is s...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, World news, Genetics, Asia Pacific, Cctv, Gene Editing, Jiankui, Xu Nanping

Northwest China hit by sandstorm as Beijing is smothered in smog

A northwest Chinese city was engulfed by a massive sandstorm that sparked rural fires, forced traffic to slow down and prompted residents to cover their faces, according to state media. Video from state broadcaster CCTV showed a grey wall of sand hitting Zhangye City in Gansu province on Sunday, casting a yellow fog across the city. Images from official news agency Xinhua showed residents covering their faces in scarves as they went about their daily lives.
Tags: Science, Beijing, Cctv, Xinhua, Gansu, Northwest China, Zhangye City

Super recognisers: the people who never forget a face

We all have an innate ability to pick a face out of a crowd. But some can memorise thousands of people – often seen only fleetingly on CCTV. Alex Moshakis meets the ‘super recognisers’Earlier this year, a softly spoken community-support officer named Andy Pope received the Chief Constable’s Award, an honour bestowed on police force employees who’ve shown extraordinary bravery, or remarkable dedication, or both. In Pope’s case, the award related to a peculiar knack. Between 2012 and 2017, he iden...
Tags: Science, Police, Memory, UK News, Cctv, Pope, Birmingham, West Midlands, Andy Pope, Alex Moshakis

Google AI listens to 15 years of sea-bottom recordings for hidden whale songs

Google and a group of game cetologists have undertaken an AI-based investigation of years of undersea recordings, hoping to create a machine learning model that can spot humpback whale calls. It’s part of the company’s new “AI for social good” program that’s rather obviously positioned to counter the narrative that AI is mostly used for facial recognition and ad targeting. Whales travel quite a bit as they search for better feeding grounds, warmer waters, and social gatherings. But naturally ...
Tags: Google, Science, Government, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Conservation, Machine Learning, Noaa, Cctv, Whales, GreenTech

Some people thought this meteor in Australia was a UFO

A meteor seared over Australia on Tuesday night, lighting up the sky over Perth.  According to the ABC, the local Department of Fire and Emergency Services received calls from "more than one concerned caller" who thought the meteor could be a UFO. SEE ALSO: NASA cameras spot extremely bright meteor streak through the sky over Alabama The meteor's fiery descent was captured on several dash cams.  I’ve got dash cam footage just quickly of the phone. Taking going up greenmount hill pic.twit...
Tags: Science, Abc, Australia, Alabama, Nasa, Earth, Cctv, Perth, Phil Bland, Dan Olson, Perth Perth, Department of Fire and Emergency Services, Richard Bailiff, North Perth Mount Lawley, Paul Langstaff, Lisa Barnes

Texas Home CCTV Video Shows Woman in Broken Arm Restraints Ringing Doorbell in Dead of Night 

Montgomery County, Texas police are investigating an eerie incident captured on a home surveillance system in which an unknown, partially dressed woman in what appeared to be severed hand restraints rang local residential doorbells late at night.Read more...
Tags: Security, Texas, Science, Technology, Surveillance, Cctv, Montgomery County Texas, Home Surveillance, Texas Home CCTV

Indian College Puts Surveillance Cameras in Men's Room to Deter Cheating

Law students in India were horrified to learn CCTV surveillance cameras had been installed in men’s bathrooms at Dharam Samaj Degree College. The college installed them in men’s rooms nearest the classrooms conducting entrance exams for law and business degrees. Read more...
Tags: Science, Cheating, India, Surveillance, Schools, Cctv, Indian College Puts Surveillance Cameras, Dharam Samaj Degree College

Self-powering camera: an image sensor that's also a photovoltaic cell

A team of University of Michigan electrical engineering/computer science researchers have published a paper ( ) detailing their work in creating a camera sensor (a device that converts light to electricity) that's also a solar power cell (also a device that converts light to electricity). (more…)
Tags: Gadgets, Post, Happy Mutants, Science, News, Scholarship, Cctv, University Of Michigan, Perpetual Motion Machines, Solarpunk

Cops Catch Hackers Who Breached 65 Percent of DC’s Surveillance System

Back in January, police acknowledged that a mysterious hack had injected ransomware into Washington DC’s CCTV surveillance system. Now authorities have identified two Romanian suspects they say were responsible for hacking 123 of DC’s 187 surveillance cameras, as part of broader extortion plan.Read more...
Tags: Science, Hacking, Washington Dc, Romania, Cctv, Secret Service, Dc, Mihai Alexandru Isvanca, Eveline Cismaru

Artificial intelligence survey finds UK public broadly optimistic Artificial intelligence survey finds UK public broadly optimistic This article titled “Artificial intelligence survey finds UK public broadly optimistic” was written by Ian Sample Science editor, for on Monday 24th April 2017 23.01 UTC Apart from fears of mass unemployment, accidents with machinery, restrictions on freedom, increased economic inequality and a devalued human experience, the public are broadly optimistic about the arrival of artificial intell...
Tags: Amazon, Business, UK, Science, Technology, London, General, News, Workplace, Trends, Society, UK News, Blogging, Artificial Intelligence, Article, Netflix

Weekly Roundup, Friday 10 February, 2017

Even if you know where this is, it probably won’t help you guess the air route with the most first class seats – see article below. Good morning Does President Trump read The Travel Insider? He met with airline CEO’s on Thursday – although American’s CEO, Doug Parker, was notably absent due to a ‘scheduling conflict’.  One has to wonder – what sort of scheduling conflict would take priority over meeting with the President?  Maybe he was busy meeting with Nordstroms? Mr Trump seems to have take...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, UK, New York, Science, London, Obama, China, Singapore, India, Miscellaneous, US

Report: CCTV System in Washington, DC Was Hacked Before Inauguration

City officials and the Secret Service have confirmed that just days before the presidential inauguration, police surveillance cameras in Washington, DC were targeted by hackers. Reportedly, 70 percent of the CCTV storage devices were infected with ransomware.Read more...
Tags: Science, Police, Ransomware, Washington Dc, Cctv, Secret Service

The trouble with facial recognition technology (in the real world)

If you've watched any sort of spy thriller or action film over the last few years – think Jason Bourne or Mission: Impossible – the chances are you've seen facial recognition software in action. These movie scenes often involve an artist's sketch compared to mug shots, or sometimes even a live CCTV stream, and with the clock ticking, a match is usually found for the culprit in the nick of time.
Tags: Science, Cctv, Hi Tech & Innovation, Jason Bourne

Transport for London blames tube delays on "wrong type of sun"

The agency says that the angle of the sunlight that strikes its tracks creates glare that blinds the CCTVs that train-drivers use to ensure that the platform is clear before pulling out of the station. (more…)
Tags: Post, Astronomy, UK, Science, London, Cctv

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