Jetpacks, flying cars, hyperloops, space tourism, quantum communication. These technologies are closer than you think, as scientists working around the world compete and cooperate on groundbreaking discoveries which will change the way we operate as a species.
There are so many areas in exploration in which the two sides can cooperate without compromising national security or interests.
Jack Dongarra, professor, Turing laureate and co-founder of TOP500 list, says China still produces the most supercomputers.
China’s ‘father of quantum’ Pan Jianwei and his team have been studying optical-lattice-based ultracold atomic systems since 2010.
Why only live to 100? A Portuguese microbiologist says one day ageing will be ‘cured’ like a disease – and one of the keys could be a compound called rapamycin.
The launch of the HII-A rocket and the Smart moon lander by Japan comes after renewed interest by several countries in lunar missions.
Academics revamp teaching, while students who do not acknowledge AI help with assignments will face penalties.
Around 122 asteroids near Earth are economically suitable for mining and use, says project scientist Wang Wei.
‘These in situ measurements confirm the presence of sulphur in the region unambiguously, something that was not feasible [before]’, India’s space agency said.
Researchers in Canada and Italy have come up with a new way of visualising particles in real time.
The country’s lunar mission comes after it privatised space launches and is looking to open the sector to foreign investment
China has the world’s second-largest computing capacity, but leaders see its expansion is seen as necessary to boost the nation’s digital economy and ward off Washington’s tech curbs.
Quantum computing will change the world as we know it, but more breakthroughs are needed before we see the hugely powerful processors become an everyday reality, say quantum physicists.
US President Joe Biden looks to restrict US venture capital and private equity stakes in Chinese firms in micro electronics, AI and quantum information technologies.
ChatGPT and Dall-E to be used at HKU; academics say they want students to be ‘forerunners and leaders’ in the field.
As social media users hail the potential launch of a new industrial revolution, scepticism rules among mainstream physicists.
China’s satellites likely to be placed in orbits lower than US counterparts ‘to minimise collision risks and maintain safe distances’, expert writes in CPPCC Daily
CUHK head Rocky Tuan joins fellow experts at SCMP’s Future of Work Summit 2023 to discuss emerging technological and industry trends affecting workforce.
Experiments show pieces of platinum and copper healing cracks caused by metal fatigue, an ability scientists say could be engineered into future machines.
The launch is India’s first major mission since PM Narendra Modi ’s government revealed policies to spur investment in space launches, satellite-based businesses.
Using generative AI, content creators can reproduce the voice and style of stars, fooling even devoted fans.
‘Humanoid robots have the potential to lead with a greater level of efficiency and effectiveness than human leaders,’ said Sophia, developed by Hanson Robotics, at the UN’s AI summit in Geneva, Switzerland on Friday.
Alphabet’s Taara project is also helping to link up internet services in 12 other countries, including Australia, Kenya and Pacific island nations like Fiji.
‘In the future we might see wings growing out of people’s backs, or drones attached to people … Maybe someone will come up with a sport that requires six arms,’ said the lead scientist behind the breakthrough.
As Britain prepares to host a global summit on AI safety, analysts caution that there is ‘no one-size-fits-all approach’ to regulating the technology – and say what might be right for the UK ‘is not necessarily right for Hong Kong and Singapore’.
Scientists say nanomesh can be made at much lower temperatures than existing semiconductors and on common materials such as paper and plastic.
In a dialogue with Nobel economics laureates, Zhang says he expects AI to move society forward, but also create ethical issues.