April 16, 2014
Researchers at Okayama University have discovered the process whereby methane hydrate emits methane gas, a discovery that could lead to the development of mining technology of the new energy source.
April 16, 2014
A "blood moon" was seen rising in the evening sky across eastern Japan on April 15.
April 15, 2014
TSURU, Yamanashi Prefecture--Visitors to the Yamanashi Prefectural Maglev Exhibition Center here will soon be able to view the world's fastest "floating" train and experience the thrill of a simulated ride.
March 26, 2014
Toyota Motor Corp. has developed a pioneering technology to recycle copper from vehicles amid fears that the global supply of the resource will eventually run out, the automaker said March 25.
March 21, 2014
The government is heeding lessons learned from the London Games in the hopes of keeping the 2020 Tokyo Olympics safe from cyber-attacks and other potential information-related emergencies.
March 21, 2014
VATICAN CITY--The Vatican library began a project on March 20 to digitize thousands of historical manuscripts, dating from the origins of the Church to the 20th century, and make them available online.
March 20, 2014
Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) will offer tickets for test rides on its super-fast maglev train that has a top speed of 500 kph.
March 12, 2014
An app designed to help stroke victims by comparing the results of available medical care was the winning entry at the first Asahi Shimbun-sponsored Data Journalism Hackathon.
March 09, 2014
A Tokyo inventor has created a device that enables the visually impaired to grasp the shape of a painting by converting visual images into sound, a technology that one day could be used at art museums and in science textbooks.
March 08, 2014
Hitachi Ltd. has developed a humanoid robot that one day might safely navigate around offices and hospitals alongside people.
February 28, 2014
Engineers at the Tokyo University of Science and a private sector company have developed a “Muscle Suit” that will empower individuals who need assistance in lifting heavy objects.
February 27, 2014
Japan is set to launch a satellite that will provide more accurate global forecasts of extreme weather and climate change.
February 22, 2014
MILAN--Reading glasses that fold flat enough to be used as a bookmark tantalized prospective European customers at a recent exhibition of Japanese products here in January.
February 21, 2014
The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has tapped Nissan Motor Co. to supply electric cars for its taxis and government fleet, hoping to reduce reliance on imported oil.
February 20, 2014
A venture company in Kawasaki that has developed an electric car that can move and float in water plans to market the vehicle in flood-prone Thailand late next year.
February 19, 2014
KOBE--Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. has developed a liquefied natural gas-fueled ship engine that emits less carbon dioxide than heavy oil.
February 11, 2014
A new boat-based system has been developed that will allow for more effective monitoring of changes in delicate coral reefs in 3-D imaging unavailable from diver observations.
February 06, 2014
A joint team of academic and corporate researchers in Japan said it has developed a type of culture medium that is more efficient and much cheaper for growing induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells.
February 05, 2014
KDDI R&D Laboratories has developed a system that it says offers much better protection against personal information from being distributed on social media and other open-access websites.
January 29, 2014
A research group at the Riken Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe has made a discovery that could overturn conventional wisdom about the life sciences and mark a major advance in the field of regenerative medicine.