May 25, 2013
Scientists at a nuclear physics laboratory in Tokai, Ibaraki Prefecture, ignored the ringing of an alarm that radioactive substances were leaking and continued with the...
January 01, 2013
Japanese scientists and engineers are trying to draw on nature’s elegance and simplicity to develop some of the toughest materials on the planet.
November 02, 2012
TSUKUBA, Ibaraki Prefecture--An atomic clock developed in Japan has been shortlisted as a possible replacement for the current global timekeeping standard, as scientists look...
October 18, 2012
Scientists who identified a new element--atomic number 113--appear to be winning international support for their claim, and, in a first for Japanese science, could be asked to...
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...
July 07, 2012
The Nazca Lines, a UNESCO World Heritage site in southern Peru, can only be appreciated from the air. Viewed at ground level, all that can be seen of the ancient geoglyphs are...
June 04, 2012
Researchers at an international conference in Kyoto are expected to admit they erred when they claimed subatomic particles can travel faster than the speed of light.
October 08, 2011
The accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has prompted a surge in sales of radiation detectors--and also an increase in inaccurate measurements.
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