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 | 1 year, 3 months 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 | 1 year, 3 months 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 | 1 year, 3 months ago | 0 comments

Universities in Kyoto, Aomori to probe contrasting longevity

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.

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Ocean current generator produces electricity

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 | 1 year, 3 months ago | 0 comments

Panasonic's self-driving wheelchairs are now trundling around a Tokyo airport

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...

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

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...

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Japan's 1st privately-funded rocket to be launched

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...

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Dinasaur Exhibition in Makuhari

The Giga Dinosaur Exhibition 2017 — running July 15 through Sept. 3 at Makuhari Messe in Mihama Ward, Chiba — uncovers the mystery of how dinosaurs came to dominate the earth.

It does so by focusin...

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 5 months ago | 1 comment

Japan-Europe joint Mercury spacecraft plan unveiled

The Japanese and European space agencies have unveiled their joint probe to be launched to Mercury.

Many mysteries remain about Mercury. Ionized gases and high temperatures linked to its nearness t...

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 5 months ago | 0 comments


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