Researchers switch magnetic state and electric resistance of a single molecule on and off
One bit of digital information stored on a hard disk currently consists of about 3 million magnetic atoms. Researchers from Germany and Japan have now developed a magnetic memory with one bit per molecule. ...
Japan online retailer Rakuten to launch e-reader
Online retailer Rakuten said Monday it would launch a $100 e-reader into Japan's largely untapped digital book market, as rivals including US online giant Amazon eye the reading-mad nation.
NICT, Fujitsu develop indoor guidance technology for the blind using ultra wide band positioning, smartphones
Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) and Fujitsu today announced their joint development of an indoor support system for the blind that uses ultra wide band (UWB) ...
Japan opens solar energy parks
Japan opened several solar energy parks on Sunday as a new law came into force requiring companies to purchase renewable energy at a fixed price in a push for alternatives to nuclear power.
Automation of a protocol for rapidly analyzing gene expression on a large scale will yield faster results at less cost
To generate an overall view of cell function, molecular biologists build simultaneous expression, or activity, profiles of thousands of genes. Gene expression begins with a process called transcription, during ...
EU MPs deal new blow to online piracy pact
A controversial global pact to battle counterfeiting and online piracy was dealt a new setback Thursday as a key European Parliament panel rejected the deal.
NASA sees Tropical Depression Talim becoming disorganized
Tropical Storm Talim has weakened overnight due to stronger wind shear and land interaction and is now a depression. NASA satellite data from June 21 revealed that the thunderstorms that make up the tropical ...
NASA saw Tropical Storm Guchol's rainfall drench Japan
The first tropical storm of the season to make landfall in Japan was a soaker, and the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite captured its large area of rainfall as it moved over the big island.
NASA satellites see Tropical Storm Guchol affecting Japan
Tropical Storm Guchol became the first tropical cyclone to hit Japan this year and NASA's TRMM and Aqua satellites have captured radar, infrared and visible imagery of the recently weakened storm.
Daedalus catches cyber-attacks realtime
Tokyo to test-drill for oilfield in Sea of Japan
Japan plans to test-drill in the Sea of Japan (East Sea) next year where a potentially "large-scale" oilfield has been found, a news report said Monday.
Uncanny Valley robots essay resurfaces 42 years later
One ring to bring them all: Eclipse enchants audiences
(Phys.org) -- Ever see ringlets of sunlight playing in the shadows of a tree or a fiery ring of light in the sky? These incredible effects are the results of an annular solar eclipse like the one that occurred ...
Japan to develop drones to monitor radiation
Japan's atomic energy authority and the country's space agency Tuesday announced a joint project to develop a drone to measure radioactivity in the environment after last year's nuclear disaster.