Inexpensive fetal monitor could save thousands of lives every year

Inexpensive fetal monitor could save thousands of lives every year

Ask Malvi Hemani why 300,000 expectant mothers and more than 5.5 million babies in developing countries die each year from complications in labor and delivery, and the young engineer will point to shortcomings in existing medical instruments and procedures to reliably monitor contractions. So Hemani invented TocoTrack, a monitor that straps across a pregnant woman’s abdomen to collect the frequency and duration of contractions, allowing midwives ready access to information to detect potential problems and increase

5 Fastest Trains in the world

5 Fastest Trains in the world

As we all fantasize about how Elon Musk’s Hyperloop will change our lives, here are some of existing trains which are already in the market.

5. TGV Réseau, France

In service since 1992, France’s high-speed train generally runs at about 199 mph, with a maximum speed of 236 mph.

4. Shinkansen Train, Japan

Japan’s famed bullet train, the Shinkansen, is nicknamed “The Duck-Billed Platypus” because of the duck-like shape of

The Qingzang Tibet Railway

The Qingzang Tibet Railway

The Qingzang Railway (also known as Qinghai-Tibet Railway) is the world’s highest railway and a culmination of the long-held Chinese dream of connecting China to Tibet. This railway line was built to ease the travel and to also provide a passageway for minerals from Tibet to the Chinese mainland. The average elevation of this bridge is between 3000 and 4000 meters above the sea level. Some of the highest mountains rise out of this region and the area is fenced by snowy mountains that Tibetans sometimes refer …

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