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New Hotel Opening Up in Japan Will Be Operated By Robots
Science & Tech  (tags: hotel, japan, staff, roids, actroids, robots )

Angela
- 20 days ago - examiner.com
If you decide to visit Japan this summer and choose to stay at the Hen na Hotel, you may be surprised to see robots, or more specifically, androids running the place. This is because,this new hotel is going to be operated by Androids or Actroids
Japan Unveils Designs For First Underwater City, And We're In Awe
Science & Tech  (tags: design, concept, NewTechnology, underwater city, japan )

Angela
- 42 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
A Japanese architecture firm has unveiled renderings of what would be the world's first underwater city, which the firm says could be constructed as early as 2035. The massive, spherical structure measures more than four football fields in length, and its
Japan Approves Plans for World's Fastest Train Line
Science & Tech  (tags: Japan, Tranportation, Infrastructure, Mass Transit, Technology, Maglev, Magnetic Levitation, Train, Government )

Brian
- 131 days ago - rt.com
"The Japanese government has approved plans for a train that will carry passengers from Tokyo to Nogoya at a speed of 310 miles per hour (500 kph). The train, which will be the fastest in the world, will use magnetic levitation technology."
Will Solar Float to the Rescue in Japan?
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, society, science, research, NewTechnology, news, interesting, humans, environment, design, concept, solar float, japan, Electricity Generation, nuclear )

Darren
- 164 days ago - blogs.scientificamerican.com
Land-constraints and a massive nuclear shutdown have intensified the debate over where to put new electricity generation capacity in Japan. Solar has risen to the forefront, as its panels take to the water.
Three Years After Fukushima, Japan Approves a Nuclear Plant
Science & Tech  (tags: Japan, Energy Policy, Nuclear Energy, Fukushima, Nuclear Regulatory Authority, Safe, Restart )

Brian
- 167 days ago - nytimes.com
"The two reactors at the Sendai power plant on the southern island of Kyushu are the first to be certified as safe enough to restart by the Nuclear Regulation Authority since the agency was created two years ago to restore public confidence in nuclear..."
Immortal Jellyfish May Have the Secret to Everlasting Life
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, discovery, immortality, Japan, Kyoto University, morphing, research, scarlet jellyfish, science, study )

Kayleen
- 181 days ago - cnn.com
Researchers report the scarlet jellyfish do not die, but continue to rejuvenate. These amazing creatures are "immortal" as we know it, and could hold the secret to perpetual life, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Transgenic Silkworm Spins Strong 'Spider' Threads That Could Be Mass-Produced
Science & Tech  (tags: research, discovery, Japan, agrobiology, silkworms, transgenic )

Naoko
- 181 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
TSUKUBA, IBARAKI PREF. - Japan's National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences has developed a transgenic silkworm that produces strong "spider" silk.
Star Dust Brought to Earth Originated Beyond Our Solar System
Science & Tech  (tags: Japan, NASA, Science, Space, USA )

Ray
- 193 days ago - rt.com
NASA's Stardust robotic mission which gathered samples from the flyby comet Wild 2 and brought them to Earth in 2006 has proven to be a success, with scientists saying some particles it collected originated from outside our solar system.
STAP Discovery Could Prove More Important Than IPS Cells
Science & Tech  (tags: research, Japan, STAP, science, discovery, biology, cancer treatment, pluripotent cells )

Naoko
- 392 days ago - mainichi.jp
A team of researchers made the discovery of stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency (STAP) cells, which could rewrite the future of regenerative medicine by overcoming medical challenges posed by iPS and embryonic stem (ES) cells.
Japan to Test Space Junk Cleanup Tether Soon: Report
Science & Tech  (tags: space, Japan, space junk, tethers, cleanup )

Freya
- 404 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Japanese scientists are getting ready to launch a test of a space junk-cleaning tether, according to press reports.
Quest to Grow Human Organs Inside Pigs in Japan
Science & Tech  (tags: Medical, science, animals, pigs, human organs, Japan )

Ray
- 420 days ago - bbc.co.uk
I am standing in a fully functioning operating theatre. A surgeon and team of specialists in green smocks are preparing to operate. But I'm not in a hospital. I am on a farm deep in the Japanese countryside.
World's Thinnest Electronic Circuit Developed By University Of Tokyo Researchers
Science & Tech  (tags: electronic circuit, thinnest, Japan, University of Tokyo, research, technology, energy )

Naoko
- 581 days ago - mainichi.jp
A research team at the University of Tokyo has created an electronic circuit that is lighter than a feather and, at one-fifth the thickness of plastic wrap, the world's thinnest.
Japan Begins Test Production of Frozen Gas Locked Under Seabed
Science & Tech  (tags: Japan, methane hydrate, "burnable ice" seabed drilling, test production of methane hydrate, natural gas, Nankai Trough )

Judy
- 716 days ago - bloomberg.com
Japan, which imports almost all its energy, produced gas in the world's first tests to extract it from methane hydrate locked under the seabed, Japan Oil, Gas & Metals National Corp. said in an e-mailed statement.
'I Am One of the Fukushima Fifty': One of the Men Who Risked Their Lives to Prevent a Catastrophe Shares His Story
Science & Tech  (tags: nuclear reactors, Japan, TEPCO, nuclear plant worker speaks, earthquake and tsunami, Fukushima Daichi, "Fukushima Fifty", nuclear disaster, aftermath )

Judy
- 724 days ago - independent.co.uk
They displayed a bravery few can comprehend, yet very little is known about the men who stayed behind to save Japan's stricken nuclear plant. In a rare interview, David McNeill meets Atsufumi Yoshizawa, who was at work on 3-11-11 when disaster struck.
Carbon Dioxide Could Save Strawberries From Parasitic Mites
Science & Tech  (tags: study, science, parasite, parasitic mites, prevention, chemical based pesticide, CO2, carbon dioxide, agriculture, Japan )

Naoko
- 746 days ago - mainichi.jp
A method of protecting strawberry plantsfrom two-spotted spider mites without chemical-based pesticides might help farmers in Miyagi Prefecture who were devastated by the tsunami on March 11, 2011.
 

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