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Japan's Meteorological Agency says measurements made this year show that the hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica was the smallest one in nearly 30 years.

Chlorofluorocarbons and other man-made ...

posted by  Yubi | 6 days, 7 hours ago | 1 comment

LEDs made with rare earth metals from seabed

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...

posted by  Yubi | 1 week, 6 days ago | 0 comments

Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors’ Melted Uranium Fuel

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...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 3 weeks ago | 0 comments

world’s 1st digital medicine

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

Multilingual robots unveiled in Tokyo

Multilingual robot concierges have been unveiled in Tokyo prior to trials that will gauge their ability to welcome visitors to the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike attende...

posted by  Yubi | 1 month ago | 0 comments

Man, insects may have common ancestors

A research team at the University of Tokyo says it has discovered more similarities in the way insects and mammals sense the environment through their bodies. Their findings were recently published...

posted by  Yubi | 1 month ago | 0 comments

Fujitsu trials blockchain money transfers with Japan’s three biggest banks

Fujitsu is teaming up with Japan’s three largest banking groups – Mizuho Financial Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) – to conduct a joint field trial...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 months ago | 0 comments

Japan successfully launches Michibiki satellite

Japan's space agency has successfully launched a fourth and last satellite for its own version of a global positioning system.

An H2A rocket carrying Michibiki No. 4 lifted off from the Tanegashima...

posted by  Yubi | 2 months ago | 0 comments

insects with reversed sex genitalia

A group of four scientists, including two from Japan, won the spoof Ig Nobel biology prize on Thursday for their discovery of insects with genitalia that reverse the traditional sex roles.

posted by  Yubi | 2 months, 3 weeks ago | 1 comment

Equipment to float building to offset tremors

Researchers have come up with a novel way to protect buildings from earthquake damage.

A group consisting of a disaster-prevention research institute and private companies has developed a device th...

posted by  Tanuki | 3 months, 1 week ago | 1 comment


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