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Scientists Accidentally Create Mutant Enzyme That Eats Plastic Bottles.
Science & Tech  (tags: Scientists, Mutant Enzyme, Plastic, Japan, Prof John McGeehan, University of Portsmouth )

Derek
- 181 days ago - theguardian.com
The mutant enzyme takes a few days to start breaking down the plastic, far faster than the centuries it takes in the oceans. But the researchers are optimistic this can be speeded up even further and become a viable large-scale process.
Space.Com: Ariane 5 Rocket Launches Satellites For Japan And UK
Science & Tech  (tags: Ariane 5, Launch, 4-5-2018, Communications Satellites, Japan, UK, French Guastronomy, computer, discovery, Gizmos, habitat, history, humans, interesting, investigation, internet, NewTechnology, science, scientists, technology, world )

Fiona
- 191 days ago - space.com
4-5-2018: European rocket will launched 2 communications satellites. If all goes well, the Ariane 5 will deliver the DSN-1/Superbird-8 and HYLAS 4 satellites to geostationary transfer orbit high above Earth.
Japanese Volcano Mount Aso on Island of Kyushu Erupts | World News | The Guardian
Science & Tech  (tags: geology, volcanoes, volcanic eruptions, Mt. Aso, Japan, Kyushu Island, nuclear power )

Cat
- 1127 days ago - theguardian.com
Yet the Abe government is betting on nuclear power. Volcano sends mile-high plume of ash and smoke into the air as power company says the recently restarted Sendai nuclear plant would be unaffected
Microsoft Billionaire Finds Wreck of Legendary Japanese Battleship Musashi
Science & Tech  (tags: japan, musashi, WWII )

Angie
- 1320 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Paul Allen revealed his amazing discovery to the world on Tuesday, by posting a photo to Twitter of the World War II battleship Musashi's rusty bow, which bore the Japanese empire's Chrysanthemum seal.
New Hotel Opening Up in Japan Will Be Operated By Robots
Science & Tech  (tags: hotel, japan, staff, roids, actroids, robots )

Angie
- 1346 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 )

Angie
- 1368 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
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
- 1491 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.
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
- 1507 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
- 1508 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 )


- 1519 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
- 1719 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
- 1730 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 )


- 1746 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
- 1907 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
- 2042 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.
 

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