In China, a baby is born with 15 fingers and 16 toes

In China, a baby is born with 15 fingers and 16 toes

Hunan: Almost four-month-old Hong Hong has 31 fingers and toes. His parents are now pleading for financial help for their son who is suffering from a genetic disorder called polydactylism.   The shocked parents said there were no indications of his deformities on pre-natal scans. Hong Hong, who was born in January in Pingjiang County in Hunan province, has eight fingers on his left hand, seven on his right, and eight toes on each of his foot. He has two palms on both hands. This condition seems to be hereditary…

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Russia, China Greatest Cyber-Security Threats, But Iran Is Growing

Russia, China Greatest Cyber-Security Threats, But Iran Is Growing

Russia and China present the greatest cyber-security threat to the US, but Iran is trying to increase and spend more on its capabilities, the Navy admiral in charge of the military’s Cyber Command told Congress Tuesday. Adm. Michael Rogers told the Senate Armed Services Committee that while the US has more overall military power than the three countries, the gaps are narrower when it comes to cyberwarfare. He said US Cyber Command is making progress building cyber-mission teams, and will have 133 fully operational by September 2018. Already, he said…

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China’s Space Telescope to Displace Humans in Search for Aliens

China’s Space Telescope to Displace Humans in Search for Aliens

China will move nearly 10,000 people to make way for the world’s largest radio telescope which promises to help humanity search for alien life, state media reported on Tuesday. The Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), nestled between hills in the southwestern province of Guizhou, is due to start operation this year. Provincial officials have vowed to relocate 9,110 residents living within five kilometres of the listening device by September, the official Xinhua news agency said. The relocations will “create a sound electromagnetic wave environment”, it cited a top regional…

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China Plans Supercomputer Capable of More Than a Billion Billion Calculations per Second

China Plans Supercomputer Capable of More Than a Billion Billion Calculations per Second

China is planning a supercomputer 1,000 times more powerful than its groundbreaking Tianhe-1A within two years as it faces rising demand for next-generation computing. The National Supercomputer Centre in Tianjin will release a prototype in 2017 or 2018 of an “exascale” computer – one capable of at least a billion billion calculations per second, Meng Xiangfei, head of the applications department, said on Friday. Exascale computing is considered the next frontier in the development of supercomputers and it would represent a significant achievement in computer engineering. Tianhe-1A was recognised as…

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