Tech It Out

2018-03-03 15:39 GMT+8

First-person-view (FPV) drone racing, the art of flying drones around obstacle courses at incredible speeds (180 to 200 Kilometers per hour) and using head-mounted displays and joysticks to control their direction, has started to emerge as a new sport in China. 

2018-12-28 14:07 GMT+8

Over 100 million people across China live with diabetes. One of its major complications is diabetic retinopathy, or DR, a leading cause of blindness. DR gradually blocks one's vision before eventually taking it away forever. Experts believe if the treatment can be started at an early stage, more than 90 percent of cases can be blocked.

2018-12-27 20:29 GMT+8

Humans create works of art to embody their civilizations. But none of it is immortal and could not be preserved in the physical world forever. Some are destroyed in natural disasters and wars while many just erode with time. 

2018-12-26 17:38 GMT+8

People have many questions about global warming. How hot could this planet get? Has it ever been as warm as it is now? Is it getting warm faster than it did thousands of years ago? The data is very limited to answer these questions. Humans invented the thermometer only a century ago and set up weather stations around the same time.

2018-12-25 13:14 GMT+8

Today, depression has become a serious global disease. Around the world, 300 million people struggle with major depression. A recent case was the death of Stanford University physicist Zhang Shoucheng, following a long battle with depression. But many don't get any better even after taking antidepressants.

2018-12-24 21:38 GMT+8

The Deepwater Offshore Basin in Shanghai Jiaotong University is a laboratory like no other. Measuring 40 meters wide, 50 meters long and 40 meters down to the deepest point, it is one of the world's largest maneuvering and sea-keeping basins or, in other words, an indoor ocean,” and the most advanced test facility of its kind.

2017-12-10 17:31 GMT+8

Shape alteration is everywhere in nature. In plants, it can be triggered by touch, light, and even food, and it's this power that's inspiring material scientists.

2017-12-09 11:22 GMT+8

We use positioning services in our everyday lives. For instance, the GPS module built into smartphones can receive signals from satellites that are 25,000 kilometers or higher above the earth. But the accuracy of indoor positioning is still unreliable because it is hard for satellite signals to pass through concrete walls.

2017-12-08 20:50 GMT+8

The journey to find the display of the future goes on. Most efforts so far have focused on making flexible displays, with interesting advances from Professor Peng Huisheng at Fudan University, who wants to turn your T-shirt into a screen.

2017-12-08 13:38 GMT+8

Display technology has been revolutionized in the past few decades. Images are sharper, and colors look clearer. Despite these improvements, displays are essentially the same as they were decades ago: They’re flat, rigid pieces of glass.

2017-12-06 15:18 GMT+8

A soft-bodied robot that can swim like a manta ray has been created at China’s Zhejiang University. 

2017-12-05 15:28 GMT+8

Economic achievements come with a price. Pollution is one. There have been numerous cases of the world’s rivers being polluted by heavy metal waste over the past 10 years.

2017-12-04 14:49 GMT+8