Vintage Mercedes fetches record €135 mn at auction

20.05.2022 [15:10]
A 1955 Mercedes-Benz, one of only two of its kind, was auctioned off earlier this month for a whopping 135 million euros ($143 million), making it the most expensive car ever sold, RM Sotheby's announced Thursday, according to France 24 ...

Scientists find evidence for biggest earthquake in human history

21.04.2022 [18:48]
Archaeologists have found evidence of the largest known earthquake in human history — a terrifying magnitude-9.5 megaquake that caused a 5,000-mile-long (8,000 kilometers) tsunami and prompted human populations to abandon nearby coastlines for 1,000 years, a new study finds, according to Live Science ...

Scientists develop a recyclable pollen-based paper for repeated printing and ‘unprinting’

11.04.2022 [19:18]
Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a pollen-based 'paper' that, after being printed on, can be 'erased' and reused multiple times without any damage to the paper, according to ScienceDaily ...

Ramadan will be observed twice in the year 2030: Saudi astronomer

11.04.2022 [14:13]
Muslims will observe the holy month of Ramadan twice in one year in 2030, according to Saudi astronomer Khaled al-Zaqaq, according to Al Arabiya. This is due to the fact that the Islamic Hijri calendar is based on lunar cycles, while the Gregorian calendar marks the Earth’s passage ...

Thousands of new viruses discovered in the ocean

11.04.2022 [12:25]
More than 5,000 new virus species have been identified in the world's oceans, according to a new study. The study researchers analyzed tens of thousands of water samples from around the globe, hunting for RNA viruses, or viruses that use RNA as their genetic material ...

Crazy House in Vietnam

05.04.2022 [18:04]
Hằng Nga guesthouse popularly known as the “Crazy House” is an unconventional building designed and constructed by Vietnamese architect Dang Viet Nga in Da Lat, Vietnam. Described as a “fairy tale house”, the building's overall design resembles a giant tree, incorporating sculptured design elements representing ...

Japanese factory lets you knit your own socks by riding bicycle

31.03.2022 [10:43]
Souki Socks, a small sock factory in Japan’s Nara Prefecture, has devised a machine that allows people to knit their own socks by pedaling on a stationary bicycle. Unless you’re a fan of knitting, making socks doesn’t exactly sound like a fun experience ...

Japanese toy maker unveils mini moon exploration robot

16.03.2022 [14:28]
Japanese toy maker Tomy has unveiled a small transformer-type robot for exploring the surface of the moon, according to NHK World-Japan. The Sora-Q is only about 8 centimeters in diameter, and weighs roughly 250 grams ...

‘Lazio in love’: Italian region offers couples €2,000 wedding payment

02.03.2022 [20:26]
Whether the nuptials are in Rome, in a castle or on a beach, authorities in Lazio are giving €2,000 (£1,670) to couples who get married in the region as they seek to salvage the wedding sector from the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Guardian ...

Japan's next-gen electricity cable promises zero transmission loss

13.01.2022 [13:42]
Superconducting power transmission technology, which promises to deliver electricity while leaking almost none along the way, has entered the practical stage in Japan, offering a potentially less costly way to operate trains and a possible countermeasure to global ...

Mysterious ancient tombs reveal 4,500-year-old highway network in north-west Arabia

12.01.2022 [18:19]
Archaeologists, affiliated to the University of Western Australia (UWA) have determined that the people who lived in ancient north-west Arabia have built long-distance ‘funerary avenues’, major pathways flanked by thousands of burial monuments that linked oases and pastures, suggesting a high degree of social and economic connection ...

NTT to pilot 6G network at 2025 Osaka World Expo

01.01.2022 [14:53]
Nippon Telegraph & Telephone will build a pilot 6G network to serve the venue for the 2025 World Expo in Osaka, Nikkei has learned, with plans to commercialize the technology by around the end of the decade. The group already ...

Healthy life expectancy in Japan hit record highs

29.12.2021 [13:53]
Japan's health ministry says healthy life expectancy for men and women in the country has hit record highs, according to NHK WORLD-JAPAN. The ministry conducts a survey on about 200,000 households nationwide every three years and releases estimated figures ...

US chief medical adviser says early reports encouraging about omicron variant

06.12.2021 [14:41]
U.S. health officials said Sunday that while the omicron variant of the coronavirus is rapidly spreading throughout the country, early indications suggest it may be less dangerous than delta, which continues to drive a surge of hospitalizations, according to AP ...

Japan witnesses total eclipse of supermoon

27.05.2021 [10:22]
Residents of Japan were able to catch a glimpse of a total lunar eclipse on Wednesday evening for the first time in almost three years, made extra special as it also coincided with the latest supermoon for the country, according to Kyodo news ...

Fruit-picking robot to help farmers with harvests

27.01.2021 [15:19]
Japanese researchers have developed a robot to help fruit farmers, according to NHK World-Japan. The robot equipped with artificial intelligence can pick apples and pears at almost the same speed as human workers. ...

World`s oldest known cave painting found in Indonesia

15.01.2021 [13:16]
Archaeologists have discovered the world’s oldest known cave painting: a life-sized picture of a wild pig that was made at least 45,500 years ago in Indonesia, AFP reports. The finding, described in the journal Science ...

Turkish bookworm makes splash on social media

20.02.2020 [11:05]
Turkish secondary school student Atakan Kayalar has become a trending topic on Twitter after someone posted a video of him on the social media site while mentioning the hundreds of books he has read, mostly on philosophy, according to Anadolu Agency ...

Japan's environment minister Koizumi to take paternity leave

15.01.2020 [10:48]
Japanese Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi said Wednesday he will take paternity leave after the birth of his first child scheduled for later this month in what is believed to be an unprecedented move by a Cabinet member, according to Kyodo news ...