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Enlarge / Demonstrators cover their faces with sheets of blank paper while protesting China’s zero-COVID policy in Hong Kong on November 28, 2022. Anthony Kwan / Getty Images reader comments 39 with 0 posters participating Share this story A week ago, demonstrators took to the streets of the northwestern city of Urumqi to protest China’s ..

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Enlarge / This is a rendering of an earlier version of the Long March 9 rocket, with an expendable design and side mounted boosters. Adrian Mann/Stocktrek Images/Getty Images reader comments with 0 posters participating Share this story When China started to get serious about sending its astronauts to the Moon in the middle of the ..

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reader comments 49 with 37 posters participating Share this story China’s ability to influence American politics by manipulating social media platforms has been a topic of much scrutiny ahead of the midterm elections, and this week has marked some progress toward mitigating risks on some of the most popular US platforms. US President Joe Biden ..

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reader comments 92 with 52 posters participating Share this story In the world of renewables, lithium-ion batteries are storage kings, making up around 70 percent of electric vehicle (EV) and 90 percent of grid batteries around the globe. As such, they’re becoming increasingly important in a world that’s trying to reduce its carbon emissions by ..

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reader comments 30 with 25 posters participating Share this story Top US lawmakers are urging the Biden administration to put Chinese semiconductor company Yangtze Memory Technologies Co on a blacklist for allegedly violating export controls by supplying Huawei. Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer told the Financial Times that he was concerned about a report, ..

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Enlarge / Images generated by ERNIE-ViLG from the prompt “China” superimposed over China’s flag. Ars Technica reader comments 45 with 29 posters participating Share this story China’s leading text-to-image synthesis model, Baidu’s ERNIE-ViLG, censors political text such as “Tiananmen Square” or names of political leaders, reports Zeyi Yang for MIT Technology Review. Image synthesis has ..

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Enlarge / On the left: iPhone 14. On the right: iPhone 14 Plus. Each shows a configuration of the new always-on lock screen functionality in iOS 16. Samuel Axon reader comments 106 with 68 posters participating Share this story Republican lawmakers have warned Apple that it will face intense scrutiny from Congress if the California ..

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Enlarge / A Long March 2F carrier rocket carrying the Shenzhou-14 spacecraft blasts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on June 5, 2022. VCG/VCG via Getty Images reader comments 76 with 41 posters participating Share this story Last week one of China’s most reliable rockets, the Long March 2F vehicle, took off from a ..

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Enlarge / Volkswagen is one of several automakers that are already assembling their EV battery packs locally. But the value of the materials that go into the pack will determine whether it qualifies for the revised clean vehicle tax credit. Volkswagen reader comments 179 with 98 posters participating Share this story The Inflation Reduction Act ..

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Enlarge / Balloons carrying anti-North Korea leaflets are released by North Korean defectors, now living on South Korea, on February 16, 2013, in Paju, South Korea. reader comments 110 with 59 posters participating Share this story After an intense, detailed investigation, North Korea has determined what sparked an explosive outbreak of COVID-19 that has led ..

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