Beijing has taken elaborate precautions against smog and terrorists ahead of its imminent APEC...
by Samuel Wade | Jun 6, 2013
A new supercomputer based in Changsha is likely to be ranked the world’s fastest later this month, reclaiming a crown briefly held by China’s Tianhe-1A in 2010. The new system has exceeded 30 petaflops (quadrillion...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 24, 2011
China’s policy on rare earth minerals, used in the manufacturing of numerous high-tech goods including cell phones and hybrid cars, has been under scrutiny over the past year as the country holds a near monopoly on the...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 28, 2010
China has another achievement to add to its growing list of superlatives: the world’s fastest supercomputer. From Wired Magazine: The supercomputer uses 7,168 NVIDIA Tesla M2050 GPUs (graphics processing units) and 14,336...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 1, 2010
The New York Times reports: The Dawning Nebulae, based at the National Supercomputing Center in Shenzhen, China, has achieved a sustained computing speed of 1.27 petaflops — the equivalent of one thousand trillion mathematical...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 13, 2010
China has been exporting the technology for high speed trains to Europe and Latin America and may soon do so in the U.S. From AP: China has built 4,000 miles (6,500 kilometers) of high-speed rail for its own train system and...
by Paulina Hartono | Jan 25, 2008
From PC Magazine: A politically savvy jingle in China goes: Visit Beijing, and you discover you’re nobody. Visit Shanghai, and you learn you’re poor. Visit Taiwan, and you relive the Cultural Revolution. Translated,...
by Kate Zhao | Jun 16, 2007
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