March 28, 2015
A talking, space-traveling Japanese robot has set two Guinness World Records.
March 22, 2015
OSAKA--A textile manufacturer here says it has come up with a solution for all those middle-aged men emitting body odor.
March 20, 2015
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said almost all the nuclear fuel in the No. 1 reactor at the Fukushima plant likely melted in the aftermath of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami.
March 17, 2015
OSAKA--A group of researchers here have developed a robot that expresses joy, anger, sadness and pleasure with body movements that are based on the moves of traditional bunraku puppets.
March 16, 2015
SAGAMIHARA--Japan's space agency unveiled its Mercury probe on March 15 here that will be launched in 2016 on a mission to unlock the mysteries of the planet closest to the sun.
March 14, 2015
SENDAI--A research team from Tohoku University and other institutions has developed a robot capable of being sent aloft and surveying radiation levels inside the reactor building of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
March 09, 2015
Japan’s space agency has successfully transmitted electricity converted into microwaves in an experiment that moves the world closer to receiving energy generated by orbiting solar panels.
March 07, 2015
To promote protection against natural disasters, Shimizu Corp. developed a device that can reproduce the vibrations of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded, including the magnitude-9.0 temblor that struck the Tohoku region four years ago.
March 06, 2015
Researchers in Japan have teamed with the government of the Philippines to develop satellites that can examine the damage caused by typhoons and massive rainstorms in the Southeast Asian nation.
March 02, 2015
SUZU, Ishikawa Prefecture--The first driverless car trial on a public road was held here March 1, as part of a five-year project that could transform travel in Japan.
February 22, 2015
Cars that drive themselves will be tested on roadways in Ishikawa Prefecture in a five-year project that gets under way next month.
February 21, 2015
MINAMI-SOMA, Fukushima Prefecture--The nation's first mass-produced drone underwent a test flight here Feb. 20 ahead of work assisting cleanup crews near the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
February 19, 2015
Electronics giant Hitachi Ltd. said it developed a massive transmission electron microscope with record-breaking resolution powers that allow scientists to peer even deeper into the world at the atomic level.
February 14, 2015
In a bid to level the playing field of the future, a group of researchers are creating sports that can be contested by anyone with the assistance of robotics and high-tech assistive technologies.
February 11, 2015
Japanese mobile carrier Softbank said Feb. 10 it will incorporate artificial intelligence technology from IBM into its empathetic robot Pepper that will be available to Japanese consumers around midyear.
February 10, 2015
Japanese scientists have developed the world's most accurate clock that can keep time within one second every 16 billion years.
February 08, 2015
Digital pens that capture a user’s handwriting in analog form and convert it to digital data are finding a niche at schools, hospitals and other institutions nationwide as the devices enable smooth, widespread communications.
February 06, 2015
HITACHI, Ibaraki Prefecture--A new shape-changing robot has been rolled out that can chart previously inaccessible areas of the damaged containment vessels at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
January 28, 2015
A Japanese private-sector team was one of five entries to receive a special prize to develop an unmanned lunar rover by sponsor Google Inc.
January 24, 2015
Tokyo Electric Power Co. will use cosmic rays at the crippled reactors at its Fukushima plant to identify sites with melted fuel.