This Japanese startup is making a hover backpack to augment jumping ability

The device, a non-functioning prototype version that was shown off in the expo hall of Austin’s SXSW festival this week, uses a circular series of rotors to provide enough downward thrust to let th...

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Tokyo Tech's six-legged robots get closer to nature

A study led by researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) has uncovered new ways of driving multi-legged robots by means of a two-level controller. The proposed controller uses a net...

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Fukushima frozen soil wall

A panel of government-appointed experts says more measures are needed to contain the increase of contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant even after a frozen soil wall was bu...

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Hayabusa Starts Sending Photos

Japan's space agency says its probe Hayabusa-2 has successfully captured images of asteroid Ryugu for the first time. The asteroid, located between Earth and Mars, is the probe's destination.


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Meteorite Found

A stone that a man stumbled across near his home in central Japan has turned out to be a meteorite believed to date back 4.6 billion years.

It is the first meteorite identified in Japan in 15 years...

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Nissan plans to launch its own self-driving taxi service in Japan

Nissan is preparing to launch its own self-driving taxi service, a sign that the Japanese auto giant is interested in challenging Uber in the race to deploy a fleet of money-making autonomous vehic...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 month, 3 weeks ago | 0 comments

Sony takes on ride-hailing in Japan as Uber looks for partners

Sony says it’s partnering with Daiwa Motor Transportation and five other local taxi companies in Japan to build a new taxi-hailing system to match drivers with riders via a mobile app, similar to h...

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elastic on-skin LED display

A group of Japanese researchers has developed a thin, elastic display that can be pasted directly on human skin.

The display is about one millimeter thick and consists of micro LEDs embedded in a r...

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Japan Plans for Supertall Wooden Skyscraper in Tokyo by 2041

Timber tower construction is the current obsession of architects, with new projects claiming to be the world’s next tallest popping up all over the globe. But this latest proposal from Japanese com...

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NEM News

Police are questioning a Japanese man who accepted a cryptocurrency called NEM in exchange for another virtual currency.

Sources close to the investigation say that Tokyo Metropolitan Police invest...

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