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AI innovation to get big boost with pilot zones

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China plans to build around 20 pilot zones for artificial intelligence innovation by 2023, in an effort to deeply integrate AI technology with economic and social development according to a guideline published by the Ministry of Science and Technology on Thursday. The pilot zones will play a leading role in facilitating AI application, optimizing policy…

Scientists unearth 'most bird-like' dinosaur ever found

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Researchers in Germany have unearthed a new species of flying dinosaur that flapped its wings like a raven and could hold vital clues as to how modern-day birds evolved from their reptilian ancestors. For more than a century and a half since its discovery in 1861, Archaeopteryx -- a small feathered dinosaur around the size…

Fraudster who used ice cream to lure seniors is sentenced

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A New Jersey man who defrauded Medicare by using the promise of ice cream to lure senior citizens into genetic testing was sentenced Friday to more than four years in prison. Seth Rehfuss had pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. US District Judge Ann Thompson also ordered Rehfuss to…

Space-tourism enters ‘home stretch’ toward commercial flight

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Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson, gives a fist bump to Sonia Thorp, 9, of Carlos Gilbert Elementary at the beginning of an event at the state capital on Friday, May 10, 2019, in Santa Fe, N.M. Branson announced Friday that his company will begin shifting operations from California to a spaceport and specialized runway in…

First ever black hole image released

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The first ever photo a black hole, taken using a global network of telescopes, conducted by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project, to gain insight into celestial objects with gravitational fields so strong no matter or light can escape, is shown in this handout photo released April 10, 2019. Photo: Event Horizon Telescope (EHT)/National Science…