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603 km/h: Japan's maglev train notches up new world speed record
Japan's state-of-the-art maglev train set a world speed record Tuesday in a test run near Mount Fuji, clocking more than 600 kilometres (373 miles) an hour.
Study explains why soil and sand get stronger when they are struck harder
When a missile or meteor strikes the earth, the havoc above ground is obvious, but the details of what happens below ground are harder to see.
New patent can multiply mobile devices' uploading speed by tenfold
A patent held by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) describes a jacket able to increase by tenfold the speed at which mobile devices can upload content. It enables a jacket, in which numerous antennas ...