China is lifting a 25-year ban on using tiger and rhinoceros parts in medicine, the government announced Tuesday, despite the fact that both these animals are still facing extinction in many parts of the world. The ban was introduced in 1993 and prohibited the sale or trade of any tiger or rhinoceros body parts for any use throughout China. But this week, China’s State Council announced it was lifting the ban if the parts come from farmed animals and are used or research or healing at accredited hospitals,…

A Chinese photographer has captured jaw-dropping drone footage of the country’s infamous “bike graveyards,” a problem borne of too many bikes and not enough customers. Wu Guoyong flew his drone over 15 different sites in China to capture these rainbow-colored mass graves where dockless bikeshare bikes from companies such as Ofo, Bluegogo, Gobee, and Mobike live out their last moments. The ensuing video—”No Place to Place”—is set to a Blade Runner 2049-style soundtrack and showcases thousands of broken, vandalized, and abandoned bikes. His video has been viewed 44…

The Chinese government is reportedly developing a fleet of robo-birds to spy on its population. Already more than 30 military and official agencies have used the technology on the field. An anonymous source told local newspaper South China Morning Post, about the details of this spine-chilling new technology which has supposedly been used for years now. While most spy drones use rotor blades, these actually imitate the flapping motion of a bird’s wings to manoeuvre in the air, in motions that supposedly replicate a real animal. The machines…

When city roads are busy with traffic, meal delivery services can suffer, with food arriving at customers’ doors late … and cold. A service in China has taken to using drones while at the same time keeping its drivers employed View original article at Digital Trends

Intel is using its drone platform to assist with work to conserve decrepit parts of the Great Wall of China. Partnering with a local heritage group, its advanced aerial system is mapping the wall to assess its current condition. The post Intel drones offer high-tech help to restore the Great Wall of China appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends