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The New Silk Road

CPEC and its prospects in regional political economy. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the most debated development project in South Asia, will reportedly connect the region with Central Asia and Europe paving the way for rapid economic growth in the region. China …Continue reading

A Cloud-Free Satellite Map of Earth

Software developed by startup Descartes Labs stitches together daily satellite images into a live map of the planet’s surface and automatically edits out any cloud cover. That makes for a nicer view, and also helps algorithms that automatically track changes in land …Continue reading

Baidu’s Self-Driving Car Takes On Beijing Traffic

China’s leading search company is developing a self-driving car with BMW. Driving around Beijing often feels unnervingly like a contact sport, with vehicles recklessly plunging through thick traffic, sneaking along the shoulder, or cutting through red lights—whether pedestrians are trying to cross …Continue reading

For Cocaine Addicts, Treatment with Magnets May Stop Craving

Stefano, a 46-year-old cocaine addict from Padua, Italy, had all but accepted that he might die from his habit. He’d just relapsed after a seven-month stay at a rehab facility, his third failed attempt at getting clean. Stefano (who asked that his …Continue reading

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