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Bullet train champion in Japan will debut in 2030, now being tested.

Bullet train champion in Japan will debut in 2030, now being tested.

Testing for a train capable of 249mph (400 kph) speeds is to happen about twice a week at night. Bloomberg said ALFA-X is the world’s fastest bullet train— well, for now, it is holding that title. Japan has also been working on a maglev train. According to The Mainichi, “Operators will attempt to run the bullet train at its maximum speedof 400 ... Read More »

Falcon 9 launches first Starlink mission – heaviest payload launch by SpaceX to date

Falcon 9 launches first Starlink mission – heaviest payload launch by SpaceX to date

The much-awaited and heralded launch of SpaceX’s Starlink internet satellite constellation launched on Thursday.  With the twice-flown Falcon 9 rocket on SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, SpaceX deployed the first batch of 60 Starlink satellites. The launch was slightly delayed due to unacceptable Upper Level Winds scrubbed the first launch attempt. Then, a week ago, a requirement ... Read More »

Microchips, massive blow: Huawei’s vulnerability explained

Microchips, massive blow: Huawei’s vulnerability explained

Google’s announcement that it was no longer able to work with Huawei is just one repercussion of the US decision to add the Chinese tech giant to its “entity list” of companies American firms cannot work with. The true impact to Huawei may be enormous. While we often refer to the firm’s devices as simply “Chinese”, the reality is much ... Read More »

Ultrathin Graphene Can Improve Night Vision Tech

Ultrathin Graphene Can Improve Night Vision Tech

Night-vision windshields on cars might one day be possible with advanced thermal imaging technology based on flexible, transparent, atomically thin sheets of carbon, researchers say. Thermal imaging lets people see the invisible infrared rays that objects shed as heat. Thermal imaging devices have helped soldiers, police, firefighters and others see in the dark and in smoky conditions so they can better do ... Read More »

Robot springs off water

Robot springs off water

New robotic insects can hop on water. Researchers from Harvard University and Seoul National University in South Korea studied live water striders, which can skate and leap on water, to design the robots. The bots weigh just 68 milligrams and have bodies that are 2 centimeters long and legs 5 centimeters long. Like real water striders, the robots use water’s ... Read More »