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HYPERLOOP is a new form of ground transport currently in development by a number of companies, which could see pas­sengers travelling at 700 miles (about 1,000 km) an hour in float­ing pods within low-pressured tubes.

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ACCORDING to recent data, almost every Japanese house­hold has a washing machine, so why is the usage of coin laundry shops becoming so popular?

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PARASITOIDS are insects that lay their eggs in the bodies of other invertebrates, referred to as hosts.

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An impressive memory

NEW experiments show that bot­tlenose dolphins can remember whistles of other dolphins they’d lived with even after 20 years of separation. Ravens are extremely intelligent birds, and they actually remember your face and your voice and connect it to any prior interactions, researchers say. One study that looked at a herd of Af­rican elephants found that the animals reacted negatively to the scents of a nearby tribe whose members some­times slaughter them. Elephants have also been known to remember human abusers several years afterward.

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Surprising carnivorous plants

By Floro Mercene A GROUP of 600 or more species of plants has cleverly adapted to live in nutrient-poor soil by getting their nutrients from insects. They are expert meat-eaters. Most carnivorous plants selectively feed on specific prey. This selection is due to the available prey and the type of trap used by the organism. […]

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If a supertyphoon strikes Tokyo

TYPHOONS are a part of life in Japan, with several storms lashing the archi­pelago every year. The Tokyo Metropoli­tan Government recently unveiled its first estimate of the capital’s vulnerability to damage from typhoon-related tidal waves as the risks from storm damage continue to increase globally.

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