Category: Technoshow

StemRad anti-radiation belt will protect the carrier from radiation sickness

The catastrophe at the Fukushima nuclear power plant showed that mankind has far advanced in the methods of personal protection from gamma radiation – no direct rescuer has died from the direct effects of irradiation. Officially, at least, what was achieved through the use of leaded linen, in an appendage to the basic protective suits. Oren Milstein, co-founder of the …

Babylon bypasses doctors in the setting of medical diagnoses

Babylon presented at its meeting of the Royal Royal College of Medicine its new development – chatbot with artificial intelligence, which is able to apply the technique of collecting anamnesis and making predictions about the condition and diseases of the patient. Babylon insists on conducting an official exam for the chatbot, because when testing on principles similar …

Where did the Pacific’s first dogs come from?

By Jamie Morton New Zealand researchers have drawn on DNA to work out how the first dogs came to arrive in the Pacific, thousands of years ago. The study, just published in major journal Scientific Reports, has shed more light on the complex picture of how Oceania was settled by ancient migrants and the animals they …

To tackle Chinese roads, Silicon Valley-born self-driving car start-up first has to conquer rain

A Silicon Valley-born self-driving car start-up is taking to the streets of Guangzhou to acclimatise itself to Chinese road conditions. One of the first things the autonomous car had to learn: piloting itself in rain. “It’s all sunny in California, while Guangzhou tends to rain more frequently close to April,” said James Peng, co-founder and chief …

Scientists launch ambitious plan to find viruses lurking in wildlife that could cause future pandemics

By Angelica LaVito Scientists want to identify viral threats lurking in the wild. Zoonoses like Ebola, SARS and Zika are viruses that originate in animals and can spread to humans. They can kill swaths of people and cost billions to contain and prevent from happening again. Most aren’t known until they spark deadly emergencies. Scientists only …

Beijing’s overture to tech firms triggers a tug of war between mainland and Hong Kong bourses

The scramble by mainland China’s two stock markets to lure foreign-funded technology firms is firmly back on track, as its financial regulators revisit their plan to create a fast track mechanism for share offerings by what many consider will be the profitmaking stars of the future. But this time, their on-off-on-again plan – first revealed way …

How Stephen Hawking reached cult status in China

“It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love,” Stephen Hawking once said. Those words resonated across the world on Wednesday as news of his death broke, including in China where the visionary British scientist enjoyed cult status, beloved and admired by academics, students and even the state. …