Japan's tallest skyscraper to be built in Tokyo

24.08.2019 [10:15]
A Japanese real estate developer says it will build Japan's tallest skyscraper in central Tokyo, according to NHK World. Mori Building executives say the 64-story main tower of the Toranomon-Azabudai redevelopment project in Minato Ward will be about 330 meters tall ...

Flying motorcycle available for preorder in Japan from October

03.08.2019 [10:12]
Tokyo-based start-up A.L.I. Technologies Inc. plans to start accepting reservations for its hover bike flying motorcycle from October, company officials said Thursday, according to Japanese Jiji Press news agency ...

Man jailed for 50 minutes in ‘shortest ever prison sentence’

31.07.2019 [14:33]
A man has been given what is believed to be Britain’s shortest jail sentence of just 50 minutes, according to The Independent. Shane Jenkins, of Portishead in Somerset, was told to use his time in custody to write letters of apology. The 23-year-old ...

Over 1.5 kg ornaments, coins removed from woman's stomach in West Bengal

25.07.2019 [17:14]
Over 1.5 kg ornaments and coins were removed from the stomach of a mentally unstable woman at a government hospital in West Bengal's Birbhum district on Wednesday, a doctor said, according to indiatoday. Ninety coins in the denomination of Rs 5 and Rs 10 and ornaments like chains, nose ...

NASA headed towards giant golden asteroid that could make everyone on Earth a billionaire

29.06.2019 [17:24]
NASA is eyeing up a nearby asteroid that contains enough gold to make everyone on Earth a billionaire. Psyche 16 is nestled between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter and is made of solid metal. As well as gold, the mysterious object is loaded with heaps of platinum, iron and nickel ...

Swing set in Japan recognized as world's longest

12.05.2019 [15:21]
A circular swing in Kitakyushu, measuring 163 meters in circumference, was recognized as the longest in the world, according to Kyodo News. The 100-seat swing set in Hibikinada Green Park was awarded the Guinness World Record after ...

New species of ancient human discovered in the Philippines

11.04.2019 [14:29]
Researchers in the Philippines announced today that they have discovered a species of ancient human previously unknown to science, according to National Geographic. The small-bodied hominin, named Homo luzonensis, lived on the island of Luzon at least 50,000 to 67,000 ...

Tokyo 2020 unveils Games robots

16.03.2019 [20:17]
The Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (Tokyo 2020) announced the launch of its new Tokyo 2020 robot project - one of programmes aimed at ensuring that these games will be the most innovative ever and providing visiting fans with an experience they are unlikely to forget ...

Japan creates voice recognition system in 10 languages at once

14.02.2019 [22:26]
Researchers at Japan`s Mitsubishi Electric have developed technology that recognizes up to 10 languages at the same time. According to Japan's sole public broadcasting organization, NHK, the technology relies on AI to recognize multiple languages ...

Beneath Antarctica’s Ice Is a Graveyard of Dead Continents

24.11.2018 [20:23]
The jap part of Antarctica is buried beneath a thick ice sheet. Some scientists merely assumed that beneath that chilly mass there was nothing greater than a “frozen tectonic block,” a considerably homogeneous mass that distinguished it from the blended up geologies of different continents, according to lightlynews.com ...

SoftBank robot Pepper testifies before British Parliament

18.10.2018 [10:16]
SoftBank Group Corp.`s “Pepper” humanoid robot testified on Tuesday at the Education Committee of Britain’s House of Commons, according to the www.japantimes.co.jp. It was the first time in the long history of the British Parliament ...

Space startup raises $90 million to start moon ads by 2020

14.12.2017 [19:42]
Japanese companies are planning to kick-start the lunar economy by backing a local startup’s mission to land on the moon by 2020, according to Bloomberg. Tokyo-based Ispace Inc. said it raised 10.2 billion yen ($90 million) from some of the country’s biggest businesses ...

10K to be evacuated in Poland while WWII bomb is destroyed

09.07.2017 [12:20]
Authorities in eastern Poland have ordered an evacuation of some 10,000 people and the temporary closure of the road to Belarus on Sunday to allow for the removal and destruction of a massive World War II bomb. According to ABC News, the 500 kilogram (1,102 pound) German ST-500 bomb ...

Bizarre new restaurant lets diners eat UNDERWATER and served food by scuba diver waiters

13.02.2017 [11:11]
An entrepreneur has launched a new underwater dining experience that allows customers to eat like fishes, according to Mirror. Foie gras, lobster salad and champagne at 'The Pearl' restaurant in Belgium is served by waiter scuba divers - who then leave diners to feast alone in an air pocket ...

Ancient crocodile bones discovered in Xi'an

06.02.2017 [19:58]
Ancient bones unearthed in Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi province, have led archaeologists to suggest that the area may have been home to wild crocodiles thousands of years ago, according to China Daily. Experts have been excavating the Haojing site since the 1930s, with the latest dig running ...

The archaeologists found out when the first silk in China

11.01.2017 [12:29]
The first silk fabric and the tradition of making silk appeared in the ancient China for 8.5 thousand years ago, as evidenced by the chemical traces of silk in one of the tombs in the village Harbour, ancient sites of people in China, according to a paper published in ...

First robot police officer to enter Dubai service in 2017

18.10.2016 [16:57]
Dubai Police is set to put its first robot into service next year, according to arabianbusiness.com. The brief announcement was tweeted by Dubai Media Office as part of GITEX Technology Week in Dubai. ...

Men with hair are perceived as ‘more attractive’

06.09.2016 [11:13]
The studies have confirmed what many a receding man fears - that hair loss does reduce attractiveness. Scientists found that follically challenged men were rated as more youthful, attractive, successful and approachable after a hair ...

Teen aviator becomes youngest person to fly solo around world in single aircraft

27.08.2016 [12:22]
Queensland teenager Lachlan Smart has become the youngest person to fly solo around the world in a single aircraft, according to The Guardian. He touched down on the Sunshine Coast at Maroochydore on Saturday, having departed the same ...