Two new consumer robots have been built to respond to human body odors. They may be the worst products ever created.
Articles tagged "Japan"
His newly-translated novel envisions a Japan wrecked by complete economic collapse, abandoned by the international community, and on the cusp of being invaded by North Korea
It's Australia versus Japan in an upcoming hearing at the United Nations to cease whaling in the Southern Ocean.
Hopefully Japan's trend towards getting serious about taking care of endangered species will continue.
The earthquake that devastated the east side of Honshu in 2011 is still causing damage through a process called soil liquefaction. Basically, the ground moves and floods unexpectedly.
Japanese geologists have found a cache of rare earth elements buried in high concentrations in sea mud.
Japan has baseball-playing bots, mechwarriors, and a quarter million industrial robots. But it didn't have anything that could help with a nuclear meltdown.
2013 Pritzker Prize winner Toyo Ito began his career with luminous and transparent houses in his native Japan. But a sports stadium put him on the map.
Researchers in Japan successfully cloned 581 healthy mice from the same furry source. Cue the Clone War fantasies.
The nukes are back, Fukushima be damned.
Japanese whaling isn't going to stop just yet, but it's losing its strength.
Scienists put a tiny camera inside a mouse's hippocampus. Here's what they saw.
Sumo wrestling is globalizing. A Harvard researcher says that's a good thing.
Fukushima is trading its nuclear reactors for wind turbines.
Young people don't want to eat whales anymore.
Particularly geeky fans of the annual smorgasbord of impossibly-proportioned Eastern bloc women in skimpy underwear were surprised a couple of weeks back when Jourdan Dunn, a Victoria's Secret model, was photographed strutting down the runway in what…
After the Fukushima meltdown, Germany vowed to abolish its nuclear reactors.
On May 28, 1993, a remote and dusty thicket of the Australian outback shook for hundreds of miles around. Deep reverberating explosions could be heard far and wide, the night sky illuminated by sporadic flashes of unexplained light—all this allegedly…
According to a new Japanese law that takes effect today, anyone who pirates music or films can be handed up to a two-year jail sentence and fines of up to 2 million yen (~$25,700).
Spend any time drinking in Japan -- and if you're in Japan, you likely will -- and you'll notice that for all the plethora of sub-brands of beer in the country, they're all pretty much variations of malted macrobrews produced by the four titans of th…
It's not exactly clear why, but the Japanese have built a 13-foot-tall, 4.5-ton armored robot on wheels. Its name is Kuratas, and it's armed with two "smile-controlled," six-barreled gatling guns that can shoot 6,000 BBs a minute. Built as an art pro…
Japan is well-known for spawning multitudes of sub-cultures within any cultural sphere, be it music, fashion, and even cars. Japanese car culture, tortured movies like Tokyo Drift aside, is filled with so many derivatives, offshoots, and homages that…
If you've ever used a weaponized wig, a magnetic condom or "PyonPyon" spring shoes, you've got Yoshiro Nakamatsu to thank for making your life a little, well, "easier" might not be the right word. How about the karaoke machine, a digital watch, flopp…