Relocation of Futenma airbase could wipe out bay full of unknown species
Researchers are raising new alarms about the ecological threat posed by land reclamation work planned for the relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa...
Survey: 80% of municipalities eager to promote renewable energy
About 80 percent of municipal governments across Japan are keen to promote renewable energies in the hope that the new energy sources, technology and sales revenue will help...
Reporters check out the L-shaped tunnel that will accommodate the KAGRA gravitational wave detector system on July 4 in Hida, Gifu Prefecture. (Minako Yoshimoto)
Telescope tunnel built in quest to prove Einstein's space-time...
HIDA, Gifu Prefecture--A giant L-shaped tunnel has been built to house the world’s first cryogenic gravitational wave telescope to detect ripples in the curvature of space-time predicted by Albert Einstein, the University of ...
Scientists withdraw report on simpler stem cells
Daichi-2 satellite captures detailed images of mudslide damage on...
Riken supercomputer tops in the world for processing huge data...
The "science globe," which shows satellite images of the Earth, is displayed for the first time in Japan at the exhibition facility in Higashi-Matsushima, Miyagi Prefecture, on July 26. (Eri Takamizawa)
Giant globe in Miyagi shows real-time view of Earth from space
HIGASHI-MATSUSHIMA, Miyagi Prefecture--A gigantic globe designed to show the Earth as viewed from space in real time is giving visitors to the city’s new Discovery Center an out-of-this-world experience.
Nissan to market its first self-driving cars by end of 2016
Isuzu Motors, venture firm eye low-cost, algae-based biodiesel
Flightless ladybug could lessen reliance on chemical pesticides
Researchers test a computerized camera system that can see through an operating physician’s hands to allow for clearer recordings of the procedure for education purposes. (Provided by the Aichi Institute of Technology)
Researchers creating see-through recording system for surgeries
TOYOTA, Aichi Prefecture--Japanese researchers are developing a computerized camera system that can see through the hands and heads of surgeons and record their operating techniques.
Scientists create cancer stem cells with iPS cell-based technology
Tokyo hospital gave 16 children excessive doses of anesthetic...
Cryopreservation of mice testes offers young cancer patients...
Dozens of coral larvae have settled on mortar blocks and grown to a maximum 4 centimeters in Taisei Corp.'s trial coral reef restoration off Miyakojima island in Okinawa Prefecture. (Provided by Taisei Corp.)
Undersea tunnel construction technique helps restore coral reefs
As coral reefs continue to fall victim to global warming, a major Japanese construction company is working to restore these endangered ecosystems using underwater tunnel building technology.
Nagoya Protocol to take effect in October, but Japan has yet to...
More evidence for endangered dugongs found at planned Okinawa base ...
Bhutan looks to Japan’s green cars as road to happiness

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