Japan has started testing its new incredibly fast bullet train, being able to travel at 400 kilometers per hour the train will be the world's fastest. The train must first go through around 3 years of testing and will only be in operation by 2030. However, the train will not be able to outpace Japan's maglev train.
Japan's space agency has attempted to create a crater on an asteroid some 195 million miles from Earth in hopes of collecting samples to shed light on the origin of the solar system. The attempt was made through the use of a Small Carry-on Impactor (SCI), a device packed with plastic explosive, on the Hayabusa-2 probe.
Low-dose aspirin is no longer recommended for the average person to prevent heart disease. Thanks to new research, experts have a much better understanding of the causes of cardiovascular problems and have realized that prescribing aspirin may not always be the solution. The optimization of lifestyle habits is much more important to prevent heart disease.
A truck without a cab or driver is being tested on public roads in Sweden. The truck is fully electric and will remain in the trial period until the end of 2020. The truck is supervised remotely by an operator is who is always able to take control if necessary and there is no driver inside of the vehicle.
According to the data from a study in the United States funded by Apple, the Apple Watch was able to detect irregular heart pulse rates that could signal the need to monitor people for the risk of serious heart rhythm problems. Researchers hope the technology can assist in early detection of atrial fibrillation.
NASA has narrowed down the top three finalists for the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge which began in 2015 and had teams competing to design shelters for the Moon, Mars and even further in space. Team SEArch+/Apis Cor, Team Zoperhous and Team Mars Incubator were selected from 11 in the fourth level of the competition, and will share a $100,000 prize between them.
An unmanned Israeli spacecraft lost contact with Earth and crashed just moments before it was to land on the moon late on Thursday night. The mission was declared a failure by ground control just as the craft was making its final descent to the moon. Israeli Premier Netanyahu has vowed to put an Israeli spacecraft on the moon in the next two years.
Scientists are getting closer and closer to discovering the exact location of an ancient meteor crater between the Western Isles and mainland Scotland. They first found evidence of a meteor strike in 2008 when they found debris that would have been created due to a giant impact. The meteor is said to have fallen 1.2 billion years ago.
A study published in the United States has found that the use of e-cigarettes contributes to heart problems among users. According to the report, the rate of heart attacks was 34% higher among people who use vape product than among those who don't. However, the report refrains from establishing a cause and effect relationship between vaping and heart disease.
Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has said that the ministry will present their new lunar calendar before the federal cabinet for its approval and implementation across the country. Additionally, the ministry is also looking towards suggesting to the cabinet to abolish the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee so that modern technology can be used for moon sightings.