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The VR Market in China

Virtual reality (VR) is a new, immersive medium with under-tapped potential. Though most commonly thought of in the context of personal entertainment, the rising applications of virtual reality stretch across industries that include automotives, education, aerospace and defense, and healthcare. The global VR industry has been estimated at US$18 billion …

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Giant Sea Scorpion

A new genus and species of mixopterid eurypterid (sea scorpion) has been identified from several fossil specimens found in the Xiushan Formation, China. Life reconstruction of Terropterus xiushanensis. Image credit: Dinghua Yang. Terropterus xiushanensis lived approximately 435 million years ago during the Llandovery epoch of the Silurian period. The ancient …

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ARM Refutes Accusations

Earlier this week, we reported that ARM China had seized IP belonging to ARM, its parent company. The author of the story we linked apparently did not fully understand the context of the situation, however, and we inadvertently magnified an article with some misapprehensions in it. We have spoken to …

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Power Shortages in China

(Photo:Annie Spratt/Unsplash)Big-name tech manufacturers are again facing delays, but this time the pandemic isn’t to blame. Commitments to reduce energy consumption and a widespread coal shortage have resulted in some Chinese Apple and Tesla suppliers slowing production and even shutting down for days at a time. China announced in April …

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Turtle Embryonic Remains

The new specimen from the Upper Cretaceous Xiaguan Formation in the Chinese province of Henan is one of the few known fossilized turtle eggs containing an embryo with anatomical details. An artist’s impression of baby nanhsiungchelyid turtles. Image credit: Masato Hattori. “Fossilized turtles from the Mesozoic are known from a …

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World’s Earliest Coin Mint

Archaeologists have uncovered 2,640- to 2,550-year-old clay moulds for casting spade coins as well as fragments of finished spade coins at Guanzhuang in Xingyang, Henan province, China. The technical characteristics of the moulds demonstrate that the site — which was part of the Eastern Zhou period (770-220 BCE) bronze foundry …

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China’s Fusion Reactor

Fusion reactors like China’s Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) could be the solution to humanity’s energy woes. By harnessing the fusion power of the sun, scientists hope we can generate clean, abundant energy on Earth, but progress over the decades has been slow. Chinese state media has reported that EAST …

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China’s Tencent Monitor

China takes fears of video game addiction among kids very, very seriously. It’s one of several countries that enforces a “gaming curfew” for those under 18, and now gaming heavyweight Tencent has implemented government-approved ID checks in dozens of popular mobile titles. These games will now use facial recognition to …

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Cretaceous Mammal

Fossiomanus sinensis and Jueconodon cheni, two distantly related species of mammaliamorphs that lived some 120 million years ago (Early Cretaceous epoch), were well adapted for fossorial (burrowing) life, and are the first ‘scratch-diggers’ known from the Jehol Biota, which is distributed mainly in western Liaoning Province and neighboring areas in …

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Tianwen 1 Spacecraft

  Space around Mars is much busier than usual right now. The red planet made a close pass of Earth last summer, and numerous space agencies planned their Mars missions around this event. Now, the spacecraft are starting to show up — NASA’s Perseverance rover will land later this month, …

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