Archive: 02/12/2013

Japan to field test rehabilitation robots

(Phys.org)—Ten hospitals in Japan are set to begin testing the use of a robot known as "Robot Suit HAL" starting next month. The purpose of the test will be to determine whether use of the robot is beneficial ...

dateFeb 12, 2013 in Robotics report
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Activists press Obama to move on climate

Activists are stepping up pressure on US President Barack Obama to issue concrete plans to battle climate change, with a major rally planned in Washington following his annual address to Congress.

dateFeb 12, 2013 in Environment
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Cheap yen a boon and a risk for Japan companies

(AP)—As the yen weakens, famous Japanese exporters from Toyota to Nintendo are getting a boost but the favorable exchange rate also carries risks by insulating some companies from pressure to overhaul their ...

dateFeb 12, 2013 in Business
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North Korea apparently conducts third atomic test

(AP)—North Korea apparently conducted a widely anticipated nuclear test Tuesday, strongly indicated by an "explosion-like" earthquake that monitoring agencies around the globe said appeared to be unnatural.

dateFeb 12, 2013 in Internet
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