Japan successfully launches Michibiki satellite www3.nhk.or.jp

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 | 6 months, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments

insects with reversed sex genitalia www.japantimes.co.jp

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 | 7 months, 2 weeks ago | 1 comment

Equipment to float building to offset tremors www3.nhk.or.jp

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 | 7 months, 3 weeks ago | 1 comment

turn disposable diaper waste into fuel www.japantimes.co.jp

Three men whose companies are involved in the manufacture and sales of disposable diapers — the use of which is expected to increase with the aging population — have started an association in Nagoy...

posted by  Yubi | 8 months ago | 0 comments

Fish filmed at a record depth of 8,178 meters www3.nhk.or.jp

A Japanese research team, in cooperation with NHK, has succeeded in filming a fish swimming at a depth of 8,178 meters in the Pacific Ocean -- the deepest ever recorded.

Scientists believe the maxi...

posted by  Yubi | 8 months ago | 0 comments

Universities in Kyoto, Aomori to probe contrasting longevity www.japantimes.co.jp

Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine and Hirosaki University will launch a survey in the Tango district in northern Kyoto Prefecture to study the longevity of residents there.

posted by  Yubi | 8 months ago | 0 comments

Ocean current generator produces electricity www3.nhk.or.jp

A Japanese machinery maker and a governmental organization say they have generated electricity using ocean currents.

IHI and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, or NE...

posted by  Yubi | 8 months, 1 week ago | 0 comments

Panasonic's self-driving wheelchairs are now trundling around a Tokyo airport www.digitaltrends.com

Panasonic wants to have lots of its electric wheelchairs in place at major airports across the country in time for the Olympics, which is coming to Japan in 2020. Trials have just launched at Tokyo...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 8 months, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments

Japan’s potential SpaceX competitor achieves mixed results in first launch techcrunch.com

A Japanese startup commercial rocket launch attempted to launch a 10-meter tall ‘Momo’ rocket to orbit on Sunday, but while the rocket achieved liftoff, it only made it about one-fifth of its total...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 8 months, 4 weeks ago | 0 comments

Japan's 1st privately-funded rocket to be launched www3.nhk.or.jp

A Japanese startup firm has given news reporters a look at a rocket that will be launched on Saturday. It is the first rocket built in Japan without assistance from the government.

Interstellar Tec...

posted by  Tanuki | 9 months ago | 0 comments


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