China’s futuristic Chengdu Tianfu International Airport is now official open, and to kick things off, the inaugural flight, operated by Sichuan Airlines, took off Sunday morning for Beijing. Construction cost around $10.8 billion USD, and the first phase is capable of handling 60 million passengers per year.
A cameraman and college student from Datong University in northern China’s Shanxi province didn’t have a golf cart available, but nobody expected him to keep up with the athletes. However, that is exactly what he did, and someone who captured footage of this showed just how quick this person was, all the while holding around 8.8-pounds of camera gear.
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Your eyes aren’t playing tricks, the Dujiangyan Zhongshuge bookstore, nicknamed “Magic Castle”, located in southwest China’s Sichuan province, appears to be filled to brim with never ending publications. To be more specific, it’s home to over 80,000 volumes in more than 20,000 genres, and looks the way it does using black-tiled floors, paired with mirrored ceilings, resulting in an infinity mirror-like effect.
XPeng Motors has just announced its third production model, the XPeng P5. It’s touted as the world’s first production smart EV equipped with automotive-grade LiDAR technology, complete with Navigation Guided Pilot (NGP) capabilities for city roads, all powered by a proprietary full-stack autonomous driving system, the XPILOT 3.5. This autonomous driving architecture consists of 32 perception sensors (including 2 LiDAR units, 12 ultrasonic sensors, 5 millimeter-wave radars, and 13 high-resolution cameras) and 1 high-precision positioning unit (GNSS + IMU), integrated into 360° dual-perception fusion to provide sufficient redundancy across the perception sensors to handle tough road conditions.
Just when you thought a LEGO set with a few hundred pieces was tough to put together, this 150-million piece diorama is here to set a new world record. This Lord of the Rings-inspired masterpiece can be found at Shenzhen’s Smaerd Land in China, and it took an entire team to assemble. To be more specific, it spans 2,060-square-feet, 50 designers / brick builders and 3-years to put together this 150 million piece behemoth.