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 | 7 months 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 | 7 months 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 | 7 months, 1 week 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 | 7 months, 2 weeks 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 | 8 months, 1 week 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 | 8 months, 1 week 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 | 9 months, 1 week 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 | 9 months, 2 weeks ago | 1 comment

turn disposable diaper waste into fuel

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 | 9 months, 3 weeks ago | 0 comments

Fish filmed at a record depth of 8,178 meters

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 | 9 months, 4 weeks ago | 0 comments


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