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Japan will participate in NASA’s Lunar Gateway project for the Artemis program

Japan has officially announced that it will participate with NASA’s Lunar Gateway project (via NHK), which will seek to establish an orbital research and staging station around the Moon. The Lunar Gateway is a key component of NASA’s Artemis program, which aims to land the first American woman and the next American man on the surface of the Moon by 2024. Japan’s involvement was confirmed on Friday at a meeting of the country’s Strategic Headquarters for National Space Policy, at which Japan Prim...
Tags: TC, Asia, Space, Japan, Science, US, Tech, Ceo, Nasa, United States, Shinzo Abe, Moon, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Artemis, Spacecraft


Deep-sea explorers find Japanese ship that sank during WWII

Deep-sea explorers scouring the world's oceans for sunken World War II ships are focusing in on debris fields deep in the Pacific, in an area where one of the most decisive battles of the time took place. Hundreds of miles off Midway Atoll, nearly halfway between the United States and Japan, a research vessel is launching underwater robots miles into the abyss to look for warships from the famed Battle of Midway. Weeks of grid searches around the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands already have led ...
Tags: Japan, Science, United States, Pacific, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands


Typhoon Hagibis Is Japan's Latest Multi-Billion-Dollar Disaster

Typhoon Hagibis may now be a swirl of clouds near Alaska, but its impacts on Japan are still playing out. The country was walloped by the storm over the weekend, with some areas receiving 40 percent of their annual rain in the span of a few days.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Alaska, Disasters, Flooding, Typhoons


If the shoo fits: cows painted with zebra stripes keep flies in line

Insect bites can be significantly cut using a cunning disguise, researchers findPainting a cow to look something like a zebra has been found to reduce fly bites by 50%.Researchers believe painting stripes on to cattle is a world-first and could become an environmentally friendly alternative to pesticides. Continue reading...
Tags: Japan, Science, Animals, Environment, World news, Australia news, Pesticides, Farming, Animal Welfare, Agriculture, Insects, CSIRO


Nobel Prize in Chemistry split 3 ways for lithium-ion battery research

From left: Akira Yoshino, Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham and Dr. John Goodenough (Charles Dharapak / Yoshiaki Sakamoto / Kyodo News / Binghamton University) The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to three scientists whose work developing lithium-ion batteries made mobile phones, iPads, laptops, and electric cars possible. The three recipients are U.S. engineer John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham of the U.K., and Akira Yoshino of Japan. They will share the 9 million Swedish kronor...
Tags: Post, Business, Japan, Science, Technology, News, Tech, Chemistry, Associated Press, Nobel, Lithium Ion Batteries, Mobile Tech, New York University, Lithium Ion, U K, University of Texas


3 win Nobel in Chemistry for work on lithium-ion batteries

By DAVID KEYTON and JAMEY KEATEN STOCKHOLM — Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for their work developing lithium-ion batteries, which have reshaped energy storage and transformed cars, mobile phones and many other devices — and reduced the world’s reliance on fossil fuels that contribute to global warming. The prize went to John B. Goodenough, 97, a German-born engineering professor at the University of Texas; M. Stanley Whittingham, 77, a British-American chemistry ...
Tags: Business, Japan, Science, Technology, News, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Britain, Soccer, Tokyo, Associated Press, SUNY, Stockholm, Copenhagen Denmark, University of Texas


3 get Nobel Medicine prize for learning how cells use oxygen

By JAN M. OLSEN, MARIA CHENG and DAVID KEYTON STOCKHOLM — Two Americans and a British scientist won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for discovering how the body’s cells sense and react to oxygen levels, work that has paved the way for new strategies to fight anemia, cancer and other diseases, the Nobel Committee said. Drs. William G. Kaelin Jr. of Harvard University, Gregg L. Semenza of Johns Hopkins University and Peter J. Ratcliffe at the Francis Crick Institute in Britain and ...
Tags: Health, Japan, Science, London, News, Sweden, Medicine, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Britain, Soccer, United States, Associated Press, Parliament, Oxford University


Underground Detector in Japan to Join Search for Gravitational Waves

A fourth gravitational wave detector, this one in Gifu Prefecture, Japan, will join the global search for cosmic events that cause ripples in spacetime, beginning this December.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Gravitational Waves, Virgo, Ligo, KAGRA, Gifu Prefecture Japan


Hayabusa2 Spacecraft Releases Its Final Probe for Exploring Asteroid Ryugu

The tiny Minerva-II2 probe is now en route to the surface of the asteroid Ryugu, having been deployed by Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft on Thursday. It’s the final phase of this wildly successful mission and the last item on the to-do list before the spacecraft makes its journey back to Earth.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Planetary Science, JAXA, Ryugu, Hayabusa2, Ryugu Asteroid


10 of The Coolest and Most Powerful Supercomputers of All Time

For decades, supercomputers have helped scientists perform calculations that wouldn’t have been possible on regular computers of that time. Not only has the construction of supercomputers helped push the envelope of what’s possible within the computing field, but the calculations performed by supercomputers helped further both science and technology, and ultimately our lives. This post pays tribute to some of the most powerful supercomputers the world has ever seen. CRAY-1 The first Cray compu...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Science, Hardware, California, Tech, Blogging, Intel, History, Geek, NEC, Computers, Computing, Pictures, Nba, Jaguar


Softbank’s Son Gives $83 Million Payday to Recruit Top Talent

While Son’s own salary remains modest by global standards, his company paid a total of 9.1 billion yen ($83 million) in compensation to six lieutenants, according documents released Wednesday for a shareholder meeting June 19. In the latest example, former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. executive Katsunori Sago, 51, earned 982 million yen after becoming executive vice president and chief strategy officer in June 2018. The CEO of Nomura Holdings Inc., Japan’s biggest brokerage, made 405 million yen i...
Tags: Japan, Science, Softbank, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Nomura Holdings Inc, Katsunori Sago, Recruit Top Talent


Six Softbank Execs Earning $83 Million Are Among Japan's Best Paid

While Son’s own salary remains modest by global standards, his company paid a total of 9.1 billion yen ($83 million) in compensation to six lieutenants, according documents released Wednesday for a shareholder meeting June 19. In the latest example, former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. executive Katsunori Sago, 51, earned 982 million yen after becoming executive vice president and chief strategy officer in June 2018. The CEO of Nomura Holdings Inc., Japan’s biggest brokerage, made 405 million yen i...
Tags: Japan, Science, Softbank, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Nomura Holdings Inc, Katsunori Sago


Centuries-old drawings lead to better understanding of fan-shaped auroras

Physics researchers and literature researchers have joined together to better understand the rare natural phenomenon of white and red auroras fanning across the night sky in Japan. Armed with drawings and descriptions dating back to the 1700s, microfilm from the 1950s, and today's spectral image data, they've confirmed the accuracy of the older depictions. They've also started to understand how the fan-shaped auroras appear, both in the sky and to the eye.
Tags: Japan, Science


Japan stabbing: Two dead and 16 injured as knifeman attacks children in Kawasaki

A schoolgirl and a man were killed and 15 other young girls injured when a man attacked a group of children on their way to an elementary school outside Tokyo on Tuesday. The apparently random attack took place  in the city of Kawasaki, just south of the capital, as the children waited with their parents at a bus stop at about 7:45 am.  The suspect, detained at the scene, later died from self-inflicted injuries to his shoulder and neck, national broadcaster NHK reported. Kiyoshi Matsuda, deputy ...
Tags: Japan, Science, US, Tokyo, Donald Trump, Afp, Kawasaki, Yoshihide Suga, NHK, Kiyoshi Matsuda, Nippon Medical School Musashi Kosugi Hospital, NHK Police, Noborito Station, Kawasaki Credit


Japan mass stabbing: Children among 19 injured after knifeman attacks schoolgirls at bus stop

At least three people have been critically injured and a further 16 wounded after a man attacked a group of children on their way to an elementary school in the city of Kawasaki, just south of Tokyo, on Tuesday morning. The apparently random incident took place as the schoolgirls waited with their parents at a bus stop at about 7:45 am, with police and emergency services called to the site to treat 13 children and three adults for knife wounds. Eyewitnesses report seeing the man stabbing the gir...
Tags: Japan, Science, Tokyo, National, Afp, Kawasaki, AP Police, NHK, Kawasaki Credit


China factories releasing thousands of tonnes of illegal ozone-depleting gas, study finds

Industries in north-eastern China have released large quantities of an ozone-depleting gas into the atmosphere in violation of an international treaty, scientists have said. Since 2013, annual emissions of the banned chemical Chlorofluorocarbon-11 (CFC-11) from that region have increased by about 7,000 tonnes, according to a report in peer-reviewed journal Nature. “Our measurements showed ‘spikes’ in pollution when air arrived from industrialised areas” in China, said co-lead author, Sunyoung Pa...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Japan, Science, Australia, China, Earth, Taiwan, Antarctica, University of Bristol, Montreal, Imperial College London, South Pole, Shandong, Environmental Investigation Agency, Hebei


Clever scientists locate the source of outlawed, ozone-killing pollution

Detectives have sniffed out a big source of an outlawed, invisible, and odorless gas, currently wafting through Earth's atmosphere. This chemical, CFC-11, is illegal everywhere in every country, because it depletes Earth's ozone layer — which protects life from solar radiation.  The detectives are a team of global scientists who exposed specific provinces in eastern China that are responsible for emitting loads of this ozone-killing gas into the atmosphere since 2013. The researchers p...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Science, Washington, China, Earth, New York Times, Antarctica, Noaa, Montreal, EIA, Cfc, Eastern China, East Asia, Shandong, South Korea Taiwan


With Time Running Out, Hayabusa2 Spacecraft Fails to Drop Target Marker on Asteroid

Japan’s Hayabusa2 probe aborted an attempt to drop a highly reflective target marker on the surface of Ryugu in preparation for its second sample extraction mission. But with surface temperatures rising steadily on the asteroid, the probe is running out of time.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Asteroids, Planetary Science, Ryugu, Hayabusa2


Huawei Woes Widen as Asian Carriers Begin Dropping Its Handsets

NTT Docomo Inc., Japan’s largest operator, said Wednesday it stopped taking pre-orders for Huawei’s new P30 handset, while its rival KDDI Corp. said it would indefinitely delay introduction of the phone, without elaborating. Taiwanese carrier Chunghwa Telecom Co. said it won’t procure new Huawei models. The moves are a fresh blow for Huawei Technologies Co., the company that’s been accused by the U.S. of aiding China in espionage.
Tags: Japan, Science, China, Huawei, Chunghwa Telecom Co, KDDI Corp, Huawei Technologies Co, NTT Docomo Inc, Huawei Woes Widen


Scientists Think They Know How Pluto's Hidden Ocean Stays Liquid

Recent results suggest that Pluto has a liquid water ocean buried beneath its icy shell. But how could such a thing be possible at the frigid outer edges of the solar system? Scientists from Japan and the United States might have an answer.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Japan, Science, United States, New Horizons, Pluto, Dwarf Planets, Kuiper Belt Objects


Japan Display's Foreign Backers Seek to Add New Investor: Asahi

Negotiations with the consortium, which includes Taiwan’s TPK Holding Co., Harvest Tech Investment Management Co., Cosgrove Global Ltd., and Topnotch Corporate Ltd., won’t advance until the extra source of capital is found, Asahi said, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter. JDI said in a statement on Saturday that there was no truth to the report, without elaborating.
Tags: Japan, Science, Taiwan, Asahi, JDI, Topnotch Corporate Ltd


How Twitter Became Ubiquitous in Japan

It was in 2011, when Japan suffered a huge earthquake, that he really started paying more attention to the company. Twitter was one of the only ways he and many others could communicate amid mass confusion and damaged infrastructure, and afterward, Twitter’s popularity grew. In 2014, Twitter started letting advertisers promote mobile apps that encouraged users to download or open mobile apps directly from a tweet, and the company started to see revenue accelerate.
Tags: Twitter, Japan, Science


Japanese space startup aims to compete with US rivals

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese startup that launched a rocket into space last month plans to provide low-cost rocket services and compete with American rivals such as SpaceX, its founder said Wednesday. Interstellar Technology Inc. founder Takafumi Horie said a low-cost rocket business in Japan is well-positioned to accommodate scientific and commercial needs in Asia. […]
Tags: Asia, Business, Japan, Science, News, US, Ap, Nation, Tokyo, Takafumi Horie, Wednesday Interstellar Technology Inc


Nuclear wasteland: Inside the ghost towns of Fukushima

Nuclear wasteland Inside the ghost towns of Fukushima Nuclear wasteland Inside the ghost towns of Fukushima Eight years on from the tsunami and nuclear meltdown, much of Japan’s Fukushima province remains derelict and deserted. But are the radiation fears stopping people returning misplaced? Rob Gilhooly reports from Tomioka. Pictures by Simon Townsley This article has an estimated read time of 11 minutes There was a chilling silence in the town of Tomioka in the days after the March 2011 Fukush...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, UK, Science, London, US, United States, Greater Manchester, Tokyo, Fukushima, Boris Johnson, Telegraph, Greenpeace, Oxford University, Public Health England


Deepest-ever sub dive in Mariana Trench reveals rubbish littering ocean floor

On the deepest dive ever made by a human inside a submarine, a Texas investor and explorer found something he could have found in the gutter of nearly any street in the world: rubbish. Victor Vescovo, a retired naval officer, said he made the unsettling discovery as he descended nearly 6.8 miles (35,853 feet/10,928 meters) to a point in the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench that is the deepest place on Earth. His dive went 52 feet (16 meters) lower than the previous deepest descent in the trenc...
Tags: Japan, Texas, Science, Cameron, James Cameron, Pacific Ocean, Mariana Trench, Reuters, U S Navy, Reuters An, Yokosuka, Reuters Plastic, Mariana Trench Credit, Victor Vescovo, Vescovo, United Nations Scientists


Deepest-ever sub dive reveals rubbish littering ocean floor in Mariana Trench

On the deepest dive ever made by a human inside a submarine, a Texas investor and explorer found something he could have found in the gutter of nearly any street in the world: rubbish. Victor Vescovo, a retired naval officer, said he made the unsettling discovery as he descended nearly 6.8 miles (35,853 feet/10,928 meters) to a point in the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench that is the deepest place on Earth. His dive went 52 feet (16 meters) lower than the previous deepest descent in the trenc...
Tags: Japan, Texas, Science, Cameron, James Cameron, Pacific Ocean, Mariana Trench, Reuters, U S Navy, Reuters An, Yokosuka, Reuters Plastic, Mariana Trench Credit, Victor Vescovo, Vescovo, United Nations Scientists


Nuclear wasteland: Inside the ghost towns of Fukushima

There was a chilling silence in the town of Tomioka in the days after the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. Shoes were left in porches, half-read newspapers lay abandoned next to cups of tea, long gone cold. As night closed in on the seaside town, lights glared out from a few bare windows, while news of the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant just six miles away drifted from a solitary radio. Nobody was home. Eight years on, little has changed. Before March 11, 2011 – ...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, UK, Science, London, US, United States, Greater Manchester, Tokyo, Fukushima, Boris Johnson, Telegraph, Greenpeace, Oxford University, Public Health England


How A.I. Engineered the Most Delicious, Efficient Basil Ever

GettyCaleb Harper and Risto Miikkulainen were on a mission to grow basil: lots of it, fast, in an industrial environment—and without compromising the herb’s sweet-but-savory flavor.So they did. The two scientists—Harper is a research scientist at MIT’s Media Lab, Miikkulainen is a professor of computer science at the University of Texas at Austin—and their team hauled a bunch of shipping containers into a warehouse in Middleton, Massachusetts. They fitted the containers with automated lights, ai...
Tags: Japan, Science, New York City, San Francisco, Mit, The Daily Beast, Harper, Mooney, University of Texas at Austin, Risto Miikkulainen, John de la Parra, GettyCaleb Harper, Media Lab Miikkulainen, Middleton Massachusetts, Miikkulainen, Pat Mooney


A Star in the Big Dipper Is an Alien Invader

A star in the Big Dipper is an intergalactic alien, according to clues in its chemical fingerprints.The star's unusual chemistry is unlike that of all known stars in the Milky Way and instead has more in common with stars in nearby dwarf galaxies, new research reveals.Researchers suspected that the stellar oddball, named J1124+4535, originated in a dwarf galaxy that collided with the Milky Way long ago. According to that theory, when the dwarf galaxy fell apart, it stranded this star in our ...
Tags: Japan, Science, China, Milky Way, Big Dipper, Subaru Telescope, Nature Astronomy Spectrum


NASA Is Developing 'Soft Robots' That Look Like Inflatable 'Aliens'

Think robots are all square corners and rigid metal parts? Think again.Two interns at NASA are part of a larger group working on "soft robots" that could be used for exploring worlds beyond Earth. This includes the moon, NASA's next major destination for astronauts.The advantage of a soft robot is that it's flexible and, in some ways, better able to adapt to new environments. Soft robots move in ways similar to living organisms, which expands their range of motion, perhaps making it easi...
Tags: Japan, Science, Nasa, Langley, Langley Research Center, Sullivan, Fitzpatrick, Hampton Virginia, Elizabeth Howell, Jack Fitzpatrick, Chuck Sullivan, James Neilan, Matt Mahlin



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