Month: April 2020

Chinese startup Rokid pitches COVID-19 detection glasses in U.S.

Chinese startup Rokid pitches COVID-19 detection glasses in U.S.

Thermal imaging wearables used in China to detect COVID-19 symptoms could soon be deployed in the U.S. Hangzhou based AI startup Rokid is in talks with several companies to sell its T1 glasses in America, according to Rokid’s U.S. Director Liang Guan. Rokid is among a wave of Chinese companies creating technology to address the…

EV startup Byton furloughs half of its 450-person staff in the U.S.

EV startup Byton furloughs half of its 450-person staff in the U.S.

China-based electric car startup Byton has furloughed about half of the 450 employees who work at its North American headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., putting the release date of the automaker’s upcoming M-Byte vehicle into question. Byton told TechCrunch the furloughs were the result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The intention is to bring these furloughed…

Kneeling, Decapitated Skeleton Offers Evidence of Ancient Chinese Sacrificial Custom

Kneeling, Decapitated Skeleton Offers Evidence of Ancient Chinese Sacrificial Custom

The kneeling decapitated skeleton, found in China’s Henan province. Image: Henan Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and ArchaeologyArchaeologists in central China have unearthed a decapitated skeleton still resting in its final kneeling position. Such practices were hinted at in ancient Chinese scripts, but this discovery is further proof of this particular sacrificial rite.The discovery was…