August 22, 2012
Japanese researchers said Aug. 22 they have created white crickets using a genetic technology that leaves no trace of DNA manipulation, a development expected to fuel concerns about possible damage to the environment.
August 08, 2012
BEIJING – “Avatar” director James Cameron's company is launching a joint venture in China to market its 3-D technical wizardry to the country's fast-developing film and television industries.
July 31, 2012
Where once a lifetime of harvests and farming experience went into being a master farmer, a new system combining sensors and computer servers to develop hothouse techniques is offering a quicker, high-tech route.
July 30, 2012
A company world-famous for its cars and motorcycles is also working to get more people walking.
July 27, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Unspecified nations played a role in a 17-fold jump in cyber attacks on U.S. infrastructure since 2009, but this does not appear to reflect payback for a reported U.S. role in malicious code known as Stuxnet, the head of the Pentagon's National Security Agency said on Thursday.
July 23, 2012
A toilet seat with a warm-water spray feature, a stainless-steel train car and three others have won mechanical engineering heritage awards.
July 20, 2012
Two insurers under NKSJ Holdings Inc. have jointly developed a smartphone application to alert drivers to the dangers of a possible crash.
July 18, 2012
Lumiotec Inc. has developed organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels that shine a whole new light on the world of lighting for upscale retailers and museums.
July 08, 2012
For times of disasters and power blackouts, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI) is offering a natural gas-fueled electric power station that can be easily transported to the site, the company said.
July 07, 2012
As Europe basks in the glory of Large Hadron Collider results that may end a decades-long search for the particle that gives matter its mass, Japanese firms are quietly celebrating their crucial part in the breakthrough.
July 05, 2012
Paper manufacturers have developed absorbents that soak up radioactive cesium, a development that offers a potential business bonanza in radiation-hit Japan.
June 27, 2012
Sony Corp. and Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. have jointly developed the world’s first green laser diode that could lead to more compact video projectors and improve the displays of smart phones, the companies said.
June 22, 2012
Oji Specialty Paper Co. has developed paper for an envelope that masks documents more effectively than conventional paper.
June 22, 2012
Japan’s growing mountain of cathode-ray tubes from obsolete televisions could be recycled to help safely store soil contaminated by the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
June 19, 2012
Ultra-compacts developed by Japanese carmakers were test-driven June 18 at the transport ministry in Tokyo as the government is planning to relax regulations so the small vehicles can soon be rolling down public roads.
June 19, 2012
Sequoia of the United States has overtaken and zipped past Japan's "K computer" as the planet's fastest supercomputer, according to rankings released June 18.
June 18, 2012
A magnetic membrane that uses warmth to generate electricity could eventually turn the heat given off by car engines, computers and factory boilers into usable power.
June 16, 2012
Toshiba Corp. announced June 15 that it will build a thermal power plant in the United States in 2014 that releases little or no carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
June 15, 2012
Sharp Corp. has developed a new low-speed juicer that it says makes more nutritious drinks.
June 14, 2012
Toyota Motor Corp. unveiled a concept electric car for children at the International Tokyo Toy Show 2012 on June 14.