LEDs made with rare earth metals from seabed www3.nhk.or.jp

Japanese researchers have successfully made light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, from rare earth metals found on the seabed south of the country.

The presence of mud containing the rare metals was confi...

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Advisory panel withholds decision on Harumafuji www3.nhk.or.jp

Advisors to the Japan Sumo Association have withheld a decision on punishment for Yokozuna Grand Champion Harumafuji for his violence against a rank-and-file wrestler.

The yokozuna deliberation cou...

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Wabi-Sabi : Permission to Stop Making Your Bed www.architecturaldigest.com

Forget everything you were ever taught/forced to learn about making a bed. The truth is, with the right textures and layers you can leave your bed unmade and not be classified as a slob. We first n...

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A New Record in Sumo Titles www3.nhk.or.jp

Hakuho won his 40th Sumo Title to set a record for the number of titles won by a single sumo wrestler.

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See the New Panda Cub www3.nhk.or.jp

The Tokyo government has decided that a giant panda cub at Ueno Zoo is ready to make her public debut. She will go on display on December 19th.

Xiang Xiang was born at the zoo in central Tokyo on J...

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Rice straw dinosaur sculptures dazzle visitors in Sendai, northeast Japan www.japantrends.com

Students in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, have created dinosaur sculptures using rice straw from farmers affected by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.

There are six straw dinosaurs on display...

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Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors’ Melted Uranium Fuel mobile.nytimes.com

After three days of carefully navigating through a shattered reactor building, the Manbo finally reached the heavily damaged Unit 3 reactor. There, the robot beamed back video of a gaping hole at t...

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Seabed seismometers to be used to stop Shinkansen www3.nhk.or.jp

Japanese railway companies plan to use data from seabed seismometers to quickly stop Shinkansen bullet trains when a major earthquake hits.

The Central Japan Railway Company and the West Japan Rail...

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Working moms in Japanese politics www.japantimes.co.jp

Being a politician is taxing enough. But juggling that job and being a mom is hectic, to say the least.

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world’s 1st digital medicine the-japan-news.com

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. said Tuesday it has obtained approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to manufacture and sell its oral aripiprazole tablets embedded with a miniscule sensor, th...

posted by  Yubi | 3 weeks, 4 days ago | 0 comments

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