September 26, 2014
Despite fumbling a bit on their routine, 10 small “cheerleading” robots received a round of applause after completing a dance using advanced group control technology designed to achieve perfect synchronicity.
September 25, 2014
Panasonic Corp. unveiled a robot Sept. 24 that is designed to help ease the burden on caregivers assisting Japan’s growing elderly population.
September 24, 2014
A scientist at Nagaoka University of Technology in Niigata Prefecture has developed a method of creating ultra-transparent ice that is nearly indistinguishable from water.
September 23, 2014
TSURU, Yamanashi Prefecture--Two minutes and 50 seconds after the train’s departure, tunnel lights zipped by, water in a glass rippled harder, and a booming sound grew louder.
September 23, 2014
TSUKUBA, Ibaraki Prefecture--The nation's central mapping body has developed a software program to create inexpensive three-dimensional road maps for the visually impaired with 3-D printers.
September 21, 2014
TAIPEI--Researchers in Taiwan have developed a smartphone app that can analyze crying patterns of newborn babies and determine what the infants want from their parents.
September 21, 2014
The Japan Atomic Energy Agency has developed a new way to measure radiation in agricultural reservoirs that will enable the government to streamline decontamination work.
Impact Journalism Day: Futuristic cyborg-type suit in use in medical, welfare fields in Japan and abroad
September 20, 2014
A cyborg-type robotic suit designed to assist people with walking difficulties caused by illness or automobile accidents is being increasingly used in the welfare and medical fields in Japan and abroad.
September 18, 2014
Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) said it will raise the maximum speed on the Tokaido Shinkansen Line from 270 kph to 285 kph next spring, the first such increase in 23 years.
September 16, 2014
Japanese and Chinese companies are battling for potentially lucrative railway projects around Asia, as rapid economic growth and expanding populations have led to plans for about 10,000 kilometers in railway networks.
September 15, 2014
NAGOYA--The lion's share of patents for 3-D printer technology are owned by the United States and nations in Europe, but it was a Japanese researcher who developed the world's first prototype.
September 14, 2014
NAGOYA--One of the lessons from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami: more illumination from phosphorescent materials could have greatly helped in guiding evacuees to safety.
September 13, 2014
Smartphone users could soon be thwarted from taking secret photos.
September 11, 2014
Panasonic Corp. said Sept. 11 its Nara-based subsidiary has developed a suit device that helps users lift heavy objects and will have practical applications in cargo handling and product distribution centers.
September 05, 2014
TSUKUBA, Ibaraki Prefecture--Japanese researchers say they have developed technology that gives the illusion of a sense of touch in a virtual environment.
September 02, 2014
Scientists at the University of Tokyo announced Sept. 1 that they have developed a bipedal robot that can run like a human.
August 21, 2014
The Defense Ministry released images of a homegrown experimental combat plane designed to be Japan's first stealth fighter.
August 13, 2014
In just three years, Line Corp. has neared the 500-million mark for registered users of its free call and messaging app, thanks in part to a surge in popularity in Spain, the company said.
August 12, 2014
A wheelchair designed by a former automotive engineer that promises to be more comfortable and easier to operate than conventional models is set to go on sale from September.
July 28, 2014
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.