Taiwan to launch 4G disaster alert system

Taipei, Feb 15 : Taiwan on Monday announced it will launch an early warning system for natural disasters on 4G mobile phones, following a 6.4-magnitude earthquake on February 6 that killed 116 people. From April onwards, subscribers of 4G telecommunication services will receive messages from the public warning system regarding natural disasters, announced the director […]

Japan to upgrade missile interception system

Tokyo, Feb 15 : Japan is planning to acquire a greater range of ship-borne interceptors and has also considered buying a US land-based high-altitude interception system, the media reported on Monday. The defence ministry plans to develop an improved version of the SM-3 interceptor rockets carried by Aegis vessels and is examining the US military’s […]

Seoul’s money supply posts fastest growth in five years

Seoul, Feb 15 : Money supply in South Korea posted its fastest growth in five years in 2015 due to record low interest rates, central bank data showed on Monday. The country’s M2, or broad money, averaged 2,182 trillion won (about $1 trillion) in 2015, up 8.6 percent from a year earlier, according to the […]

Speech disorder can lead to brain disease

New York, Feb 15 : Apraxia, a problem with speech programming, can lead to neurodegenerative disease – a condition that affects neurons in the human brain, a study says. Apraxia of speech can evolve into a neurologic disorder, causing difficulty with eye movement, using the limbs, walking and falling that worsens as time passes. It […]

New shark detection system on trial at Sydney beach

Sydney, Feb 15 : Australia’s New South Wales state is trialling a new shark detection system at Sydney’s famous Bondi beach, which is described as “facial recognition technology for marine life”. Called “Clever Buoy”, the 30-day trial system picks up on any animal two metres or longer within a 300-metre radius, sending a signal to […]