McDonald’s China partnered with Tesla to release the Cyber Spoon. It appears to be available through an app and costs around $4.10 USD, but that price may also include a special edition McFlurry. Unfortunately (or fortunately), the Cyber Spoon does not appear to be made out of a stainless steel alloy like its real-life counterpart.
The world’s largest single-capacity offshore wind turbine by the China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG), called MySE 16-260, is now operational in the Taiwan Strait. Its central tower stands 499-feet tall, while the generator weighs in at a hefty 385 tons, and is capable of generating 66 gigawatt-hours of energy per year, or enough to power 36,000 homes.
Approximately 1,500 drones were used to put on a breathtaking show in Shenzhen, China to celebrate the annual Dragon Boat Festival. These drones were programmed to form a giant flying dragon above the city, paying homage to Qu Yuan, a famous poet who perished in the ancient state of Chu during the Warring States period (475–221BC).
There’s this UFO orb captured by a US spy plane, and then Shenzhen UFO Flying Saucer Technology’s manned drone-like craft. This eVTOL features six ducts around the cockpit that house a total of 12 propellers for maximium stability and equal weight distribution. A full charge is good for 15-minutes of flight time and enables the UFO to reach a maximum altitude of 656 feet, traveling at speeds of up to 31 mph.
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China’s self-developed C919 large passenger aircraft has successfully completed its first commercial flight, operated by China Eastern Airlines. MU191 took off at 10:32am local time from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport with a total of 128 passengers on board and it arrived in Beijing at 12:31 pm, marking its official entry into the civil aviation market.
Two men were detained by Hong Kong authorities after they discovered that their van filled with live lobsters was being used to smuggle 70 NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards. This happened as they were trying to cross the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, which is basically a 34-mile collection of roads, bridges, and tunnels around the Pearl River Delta.
Watch out SpaceX, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) rocket successfully completed a vertical landing test at sea in in Haiyang, East China’s Shandong Province. The prototype managed to fly at an altitude of over 1,000 meters (3,281 feet) before descending into a smooth hover. It then decelerated using engine reverse thrust and touched down steadily with a landing precision of under 10 meters (33 feet).
First, there was a man hiding SSDs in a scooter, now this person was caught trying to smuggle 239 Intel CPUs, worth nearly $50,000 USD, around his waist. It all started when customs officers at the Gongbei Port, the entry point from Macau to China, noticed a man with a bulky shirt and pants that didn’t quite match his physique.
A man from China tried to smuggle 84 Kingston internal solid state drives through the cross-border industrial zone between Zhuahai and Macau when he was detained by Qingmao Customs after pushing an electric scooter through the inspection machine. The X-ray showed that there was a mysterious object concealed within the front bumper of the scooter.
Ren Xiaorong is the latest AI news anchor for People’s Daily in China capable of delivering breaking headlines 24-hours a day and 365 days a year. Several of the country’s media outlets including Xinhua, Hunan TV and CCTV also have their own AI-powered virtual presenters, due to them being able to broadcast around the clock, thus reducing labor costs.