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  1. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    John Kerry assures China’s Li Keqiang that US committed to ending fiscal crisis

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 11:56am by Reuters in Bandar Seri Begawan

    ... Reuters in Bandar Seri Begawan China’s Premier raised issue of US debt US Secretary of State John Kerry assured China’s Premier Li Keqiang the United States was committed to resolving a fiscal impasse after the Chinese leader raised the issue in a meeting on the sidelines of an Asian summit in Brunei, a senior State Department official said on Thursday. The official, speaking ...

  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    US and Japan press China on South China Sea dispute

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 11:13am by Reuters in Bandar Seri Begawan

    ... Reuters in Bandar Seri Begawan Beijing has been reluctant to address sea dispute US Secretary of State John Kerry will press China and Southeast Asian nations to discuss the South China Sea dispute at an Asian summit, a senior US official said, despite Beijing’s reluctance to address the issue in public forums. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is also attending, said ...

  3. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Harvard University unveils self-assembling ‘Transformer’ robots

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 09:55pm by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian Harvard University scientists have built the world's first working "Transformer" robot, inspired by the ancient Japanese paper-folding art of origami. The alien robots featured in the Transformers movies have the ability to conceal their nature by taking the form of cars and trucks. The scientists' robot has yet to reach that level of technical ...

  4. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Risk and reward in running the delta's factories with robots

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:15am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing Machines are helping factories cut labour costs amid manpower shortage Can robot workers make the delta great again? As artificial intelligence experts debate whether robots ... Centre are split about the role of robots in society in the coming decade, with 52 per cent optimistic about the future, believing more jobs would be created than taken away by the technology. ...

  5. News - World - DISEASE

    Message from the front line: West Africa’s Ebola fight is a failure

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 09:54pm by NYT

    ... a failure. Ken Isaacs, a vice-president with Samaritan's Purse, a Christian humanitarian organisation, also said the number of Ebola cases and deaths reported by the World Health Organisation were probably between 25 per cent and 50 per cent below actual levels. During testimony before a subcommittee of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Isaacs said volunteers in the affected ...

  6. News - China - MEDIA

    Controversial Deng Xiaoping drama series is based on fact, say producers

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 01:40pm by Nectar Gan

    ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com Deng TV drama plot 'grounded in truth' The producers of a controversial television series about late leader Deng Xiaoping have hit back at online ... problem [the Gang of Four] and eliminated a scourge within the party," the news site quoted the document as saying. The 120 million yuan (HK$151 million) series was overseen by the literature ...

  7. News - World - SCIENCE

    Implant may allow patients to control artificial limbs with their thoughts

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Boston. His results were presented as part of a series of sessions on advances in brain-machine interfaces, ... prosthetics have largely been demonstrated as a way to restore a loss of function. Last year, a 58-year-old woman who had become paralysed after a stroke demonstrated that she could use a robotic arm ...

  8. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Canada's hitchhiking robot puts human trust to the test

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:53am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ottawa Talking robot roams across Canada to test humans' trust in technology Hitchhiker's guide to the gadgetry A talking robot assembled from household ... with whether we can trust robots," said Frauke Zeller, co-creator of the hitchBOT. Hollywood movies such as The Terminator and The Matrix often depict machines as enemies of mankind, according ...

  9. News - World - SPACE

    Space probe Rosetta catches comet after 10-year chase through solar system

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:51pm by AFP

    ... formed. In November, a robot scientific lab called Philae will be sent down to the surface to make the first-ever landing on a comet. Rosetta’s rendezvous with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko ... That period ended in January with a wake-up call sent from Earth. It then began a complex series of manoeuvres to slow down to walking speed with the comet. The final one was a small firing ...

  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore’s ruling party defends ‘robotic’ youth wing video after mockery online

    Posted May 15th 2014, 02:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... and sincere' Singapore’s ruling party has defended a promotional video produced by its youth wing that went viral after being lambasted online for its amateurish quality and for sounding “robotic”. The five-minute YouTube video clip, titled “Re-ignite the Passion of Servant Leadership”, featured youth leaders of the long-ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) espousing a series of motivational messages ...




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