Tech and Japan

Computer Shogi "Bows Out" of Competition with Man

Mark the quotation marks; computer shogi (Japanese Chess) developers are not bowing out because a computer can't beat man, but rather, on the contrary, they quit developing such computers as the "goal has been attained".

October 7, 2015 at 7:33 pm

Japanese Companies to Sell World's First Automatic Laundry Folding Machine "Laundroid"

Panasonic, Daiwa House Industry and Seven Dreamers Laboratories bared October 7 that the troika would embark on developing a totally fully automatic washing machine that washes, rinses, dries and fold the laundry in 2019.

October 5, 2015 at 2:32 pm

Japan's Hayabusa 2 Heading for Asteroid "Ryugu"

Hayabusa 2 is heading somewhere in space for another asteroid thus far unnamed. JAXA, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, announced October 5 its name to be "Ryugu".

October 4, 2015 at 1:56 pm

Soilless Farming in Fashion in Tokyo

Farming is for countryside not a town of bricks and concrete. So it has been thought so far, but not anymore.

October 2, 2015 at 8:23 pm

Photosynthesis, Chemosynthesis and Now Electrosynthesis

Japanese scientists identified microbes that survive on electric energy.

September 30, 2015 at 1:56 pm

Marcus Wallenberg Prize Awarded to Three Japanese Scientists

On September 28, three Japanese scientists were awarded this year's Marcus Wallenberg Prize for an ingenious study of a next-generation material "Cellulose Nano-Fiber" made from wood 1/5 lighter and 5 times harder than iron.

September 29, 2015 at 9:24 pm

No Sex Allowed with HighTech Robot Pepper

Japanese communication giant SoftBank has felt the need to remind customers who purchase the robots not to have sex with the robot they purchased.

September 27, 2015 at 11:31 am

STAP Cells cannot be Reproduced, 7 labs Released Result of Experiments

On Wednesday 23rd of September, seven labs have confirmed after one hundred and thirty-three times of attempts, STAP cells cannot be reproduced.

September 24, 2015 at 10:39 pm

Talking Vending Machine Reminds Driver Safe Driving in Japan

A leading beverage maker Dydo Drinco, Incorporated has come up with an eccentric vending machine that talks to you each time for each bottle you buy.

September 23, 2015 at 4:04 pm

Japanese College Student Invented Birds' Dropping Seal to Drive Bike Thieves Away

The witty college student, Reoga Motoki of Chiba Institute of Technology graduate school, said he was inspired by his own obnoxious experience of one day finding his bike stained by birds' dropping on the saddle.

September 21, 2015 at 9:59 pm

Projects Well Underway to Produce Biofuel from Algae in Japan

Large-scale algae-culturing projects are well underway in various places to produce biofuel from algae.

September 16, 2015 at 8:59 pm

Toyota to Develop a Flying Car?

Some sources in the United States are speculating Toyota might go into producing a flying automobile as its US subsidiary applied for a patent for "a stackable wing and methods of morphing the stackable wind".

September 14, 2015 at 9:11 pm

A Japanese Jeans So Hard that It Stands on Its Feet

Japan's leading jeans manufacturers Big John came up with a jeans so hard and stiff that it "stands on its own feet ".

September 10, 2015 at 12:10 pm

Another BAND-AID in Japan "LIBATAPE" has Century Long History

Here's a Japanese product with a long history that dates back to the Seinan War (1878), the last civil war in Japan.

September 9, 2015 at 2:25 pm

LED and Roaring Lion to Check Wild Deer Damages in Japan

Wild deer are so rampant in the town of Atsuma, Hokkaido, that the town authorities introduced a while ago a new device to drive them away with some success.

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