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World’s lightest and thinnest circuits pave the way for ‘imperceptible electronics’

Researchers from Asia and Europe have developed the world’s lightest and thinnest organic circuits, which in the future could be used in a range of healthcare applications. Lighter than a feather, these ultrathin film-like organi[...]
World’s lightest and thinnest circuits pave the way for ‘imperceptible electronics’
World’s lightest and thinnest circuits pave the way for ‘imperceptible electronics’World’s lightest and thinnest circuits pave the way for ‘imperceptible electronics’World’s lightest and thinnest circuits pave the way for ‘imperceptible electronics’World’s lightest and thinnest circuits pave the way for ‘imperceptible electronics’World’s lightest and thinnest circuits pave the way for ‘imperceptible electronics’

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Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week it’s electronic beacon trouble for the 787 Dreamliner (Boeing’s gotta be so tired of such headlines), a Japanese & American team at MIT have found a way to make brains remember stuff that didn’t happen, and Toyota’s[...]
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Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week it’s Honda stepping up its hydrogen fuel cell efforts, a Japan-based team ironically makes progress in anti-obesity science (an export-only product, that), and Japanese scientists have confirmed the occurrence of neutri[...]
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Japanese Robots: Did Sagawa Electronics’ Power Jacket MK3 Rip-Off Team Skeletonics?

Sagawa Electronics’ new human exoskeleton, the much publicized Power Jacket MK3, just might have gone too far with that whole sincerest form of flattery thing. The imitative compliment they’re paying Team Skeletonics, an earlier-on-the[...]
Japanese Robots: Did Sagawa Electronics’ Power Jacket MK3 Rip-Off Team Skeletonics?

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Japanese Robots: ASIMO Gets a Taste of Human Nature; Media Forgets How to Journalism

Honda bills ASIMO as the world’s most advanced humanoid robot, and in many ways, he totally is. He’s sort of an ambassador for all robots, and people love the super-tech, friendly looking little machine. But, people also love to [...]
Japanese Robots: ASIMO Gets a Taste of Human Nature; Media Forgets How to Journalism

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Japanese Science & Engineering: STEM Needs More Women, But Japan Needs More Children

Japan’s double-dip demographics debacle, a rapidly aging society combined with decades of low birth rates, has yet another layer of complication: Japanese women are woefully underrepresented in STEM fields, but addressing the lat[...]
Japanese Science & Engineering: STEM Needs More Women, But Japan Needs More Children

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Japanese Robots: Kids’ Summer School for Robotics & Engineering in Rural Japan

A dedicated organization with a few dedicated staff is bringing robotics and engineering education to a part of Japan that’s about as rural as the hyper-densely populated country gets. The NPO Hito Project’s robotics courses are preppi[...]
Japanese Robots: Kids’ Summer School for Robotics & Engineering in Rural Japan

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Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week it’s JAXA & the ESA taking NASA stuff into space, Japan likes Apple’s patents better than Samsung’s, Toyota and Tesla made an electric baby RAV4, and the guy who invented DRAM got a Japanese medal and $5[...]
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Cheetah-Cub, a Swiss Cat that Runs Like a Robot. No, wait…

Ahhh, Switzerland. Not only Europe’s centralized hub for chocolate, cheese, watches, banking, and international apolitical neutrality (so lucky), the nation also boasts two of the finest science and engineering schools on the planet. N[...]
Cheetah-Cub, a Swiss Cat that Runs Like a Robot. No, wait…

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Earthquake Countermeasure and Seismic Isolation Technology in Japan

The massive Tohoku earthquake that struck Japan on March 11, 2011 was a reminder of the seriousness of seismic activity in Japan.  It can, and does, strike anywhere in the country, and in fact, many experts predict that the next big ea[...]
Earthquake Countermeasure and Seismic Isolation Technology in Japan

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Japanese Robots: On DARPA, SCHAFT, and the Peace Constitution (and bad reporting)

One could reasonably assume Japan’s impressive array of supertech humanoid robots would swarm the inspired-by-Fukushima DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), but Tokyo University spin-off SCHAFT Robotics is it. DARPA’s militariness and[...]
Japanese Robots: On DARPA, SCHAFT, and the Peace Constitution (and bad reporting)

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Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week it’s all nuclear: Japan continues international outreach with the very nuclear-friendly French (this year’s outreach began with Turkey and the UAE), and a UN science committee has determined that the Fukushima dis[...]
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Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week NHK is showing off touchable TV and ultra-res cameras that just might create video beyond the capabilities of human perception, Japanese scientists have developed a super-duper malaria vaccine (giveth to Africa), and a J-gove[...]
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Dr. Kanako Miura Made Robots Walk Like Humans. She Will be Missed.

While riding her bike on Sunday, May 19th, at approximately 3:30pm, highly accomplished and well-regarded robotics researcher Dr. Kanako Miura was struck by a large truck near Charlesgate Park in the Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood of Bost[...]
Dr. Kanako Miura Made Robots Walk Like Humans. She Will be Missed.

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Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week Square mobile payment comes to Japan, super-green Kitakyushu & UNIDO join forces to make clean cities, Japanese research groups are Joining the European Human Brain Project, and some really unfortunate and sad news in the[...]
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DNA testing chip delivers results in one hour, paves way for personalized drug treatments

Panasonic, together with the Belgium-based research institution IMEC, has developed a DNA testing chip that automates all stages of obtaining genetic information, including preprocessing. This development is expected to enable personal[...]
DNA testing chip delivers results in one hour, paves way for personalized drug treatments

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Substitutional Reality System Makes Reality and Fiction Indistinguishable

The Riken Brain Science Institute is developing a substitutional reality (SR) system that makes reality and fiction indistinguishable. The subject wears a head-mounted display (HMD), inside of which he views footage projected inside th[...]
Substitutional Reality System Makes Reality and Fiction Indistinguishable

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Draw precise freehand circles and copy paste drawings with the dePENd table

This table helps you to draw precise freehand circles and lines. It is under development by a group in the Yasuaki Kakehi Lab at Keio University. By using a computer to control the XY position of a magnet under the surface of the table[...]
Draw precise freehand circles and copy paste drawings with the dePENd table

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Tokyo U reveals that Main Sugar Constituent Provides Effective Anode Material for Sodium Ion Batteries

A research group at the Tokyo University of Science, led by Associate Professor Shinichi Komaba, has confirmed that hard carbon obtained by pyrolyzing sucrose, the main constituent of sugar, is an effective anode material for sodium io[...]
Tokyo U reveals that Main Sugar Constituent Provides Effective Anode Material for Sodium Ion Batteries

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Fasotec Print a 3D model of your unborn baby with the ‘Shape of an angel’ service

Fasotec and Hiroo Ladies clinic, have started a service that makes 3D models showing the inside of the abdomen during pregnancy. This service began on July 30. Currently, many clinics provide photos taken during ultrasound scans. But t[...]
Fasotec Print a 3D model of your unborn baby with the ‘Shape of an angel’ service

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Keio University : Brain wave meter visualizes levels of desire, concentration, sleepiness and stress

A research group at Keio University, led by Associate Professor Yasue Mitsukura, has developed a simple brain-wave meter. This can identify, in real time, whether a person is showing interest, concentration, desire, stress, or sleepine[...]
Keio University : Brain wave meter visualizes levels of desire, concentration, sleepiness and stress

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Samsung Electronics Presents a New Graphene Based Transistors

Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, the core R&D incubator for Samsung Electronics, has developed a new transistor structure utilizing graphene, touted as the “miracle material.” As published online in the journal Science on[...]
Samsung Electronics Presents a New Graphene Based Transistors
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