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Chinese Scientists Aim to Generate Fusion Power by 2040 1

Chinese Scientists Aim to Generate Fusion Power by 2040

Smashing Isotopes It’s the ultimate energy goal: generating power from smashing together particles at extremely high pressure and temperatures — but without the threat of nuclear catastrophe. There’s one big catch, though. Fusion energy has yet to achieve the milestone of actually generating more energy than is required to get the process going. But now, according to …

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Chinese Scientist Defends Splicing Human Brain Gene Into Monkeys 2

Chinese Scientist Defends Splicing Human Brain Gene Into Monkeys

Human-Monkey Hybrid In March, a team of Chinese scientists published a study detailing how they made monkeys smarter by splicing a human gene into their DNA. The news was met by a wave of backlash. But now, one of the scientists behind the study is defending the team’s work — and pledging to push forward on the controversial …

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Chinese Scientists Gene-Hacked Super Smart Human-Monkey Hybrids 3

Chinese Scientists Gene-Hacked Super Smart Human-Monkey Hybrids

Big Brain For the first time, scientists have used gene-editing techniques to make monkey brains more humanlike. The monkeys, rhesus macaques, got smarter — they had superior memories to unaltered monkeys, according to recently-published research that’s kicked off a fiery debate among ethicists about how far scientists should be able to take genetic experimentation. Cognitive Gap The …

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Chinese Authorities Want to Ban Crypto Mining 4

Chinese Authorities Want to Ban Crypto Mining

Mine No More China’s crackdown on cryptocurrency may soon extend to mining — and the impact could reach across the globe. In China, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) is tasked with studying the nation’s economy and guiding its future development — in part by listing industries it wants to encourage, restrict, or discontinue. On Monday, the agency …

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How Github Is Helping Overworked Chinese Programmers 5

How Github Is Helping Overworked Chinese Programmers

[ad_1] Two Chinese software developers are trying to harness the power of open source software to improve working conditions for coders. Last weekend, Katt Gu and Suji Yan, published the “Anti-996 License,” which requires any company that uses the project’s software to comply with local labor laws as well as International Labour Organization standards, including …

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US Is Forcing a Chinese Firm to Sell Gay Dating App Grindr 6

US Is Forcing a Chinese Firm to Sell Gay Dating App Grindr

[ad_1] The US government says a Chinese gaming company’s ownership of gay dating app Grindr poses a national security risk, according to a report from Reuters. Beijing Kunlun Tech acquired a 60 percent stake in Grindr in 2016 and bought the rest in 2018. But, according to Reuters, the Chinese firm didn’t clear the acquisition …

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Creepy Database Lists Whether 1.8M Chinese Women Are “Breedready” 7

Creepy Database Lists Whether 1.8M Chinese Women Are “Breedready”

Breedready or Not We already knew China kept a close eye on its population, monitoring everything from their spending habits to their social interactions. Now we know someone in the nation is also tracking which female citizens are “breedready,” a term apparently used to signal that a woman is likely able to have children — …

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Google Is Still Working on Chinese Search Engine, Say Employees 9

Google Is Still Working on Chinese Search Engine, Say Employees

Dragonfly on the Wall Google’s Chinese search engine project that would censor parts of the web — codenamed Dragonfly — might not be dead just yet. In December, Google CEO Sundar Pichai told the House Judiciary Committee that the company had “no plans to launch in China,” seemingly putting an end to the controversial project. But …

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Thousands of Chinese Fans Paid to See a Virtual Hologram Singer 10

Thousands of Chinese Fans Paid to See a Virtual Hologram Singer

Hologram Performance Thousands of fans convened at Shanghai’s Mercedes-Benz arena on Saturday to see an unusual show: a virtual hologram singer named Luo Tianyi, accompanied by world famous Chinese pianist Lang Lang. But rather than basing the holographic performance on a particular human performer’s movement and voice — the way holograms of Michael Jackson and Tupac …

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