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Honda Announces New UNI-CUB Personal Mobility Device Designed for Harmony with People

Honda today unveiled the new UNI-CUB personal mobility device, designed for harmony with people. Featuring a compact design and comfortable saddle, UNI-CUB offers the same freedom of movement in all directions that a person enjoys whil[...]
Honda Announces New UNI-CUB Personal Mobility Device Designed for Harmony with People
Honda Announces New UNI-CUB Personal Mobility Device Designed for Harmony with PeopleHonda Announces New UNI-CUB Personal Mobility Device Designed for Harmony with PeopleHonda Announces New UNI-CUB Personal Mobility Device Designed for Harmony with PeopleHonda Announces New UNI-CUB Personal Mobility Device Designed for Harmony with People

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The University of Tokyo reveals next generation cargo ship concept with 50m high sails uses 30% less fuel

The aim of the Wind Challenger Project is to substantially reduce fuel consumption by large merchant vessels. Under development by a group including members from the University of Tokyo, the idea is to utilize giant retractable sails, [...]
The University of Tokyo reveals next generation cargo ship concept with 50m high sails uses 30% less fuel

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Daikin Industries demos Water resistant coating for mobile phone circuit boards

Daikin Industries is developing a coating, mainly for use on the circuit boards of mobile phones, that’s resistant to water and moisture, environmentally friendly, and dries as a thin film. This coating enables circuit boards to [...]
Daikin Industries demos Water resistant coating for mobile phone circuit boards

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Keio Univeristy demos Interactive plants that react and convey emotions

A research group at Keio University are creating interactive plants, enabling them to display emotions and communicate with people. “The purpose of this system is to make living plants seem even more alive, and give them a greate[...]
Keio Univeristy demos Interactive plants that react and convey emotions

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Keio University demonstrates 3-Axis Analog Joystick For Touchscreen Devices

This elastic device converts the camera of your smartphone into a fully functional 3-axis analog joystick. It is under development by a research group at Keio University. “The way this system works is very simple. There are small[...]
Keio University demonstrates 3-Axis Analog Joystick For Touchscreen Devices

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Kanagawa Institute of Technology intros “Mommy Tummy” a Pregnancy Simulator

This is the latest pregnancy simulation system developed by a research group at Kanagawa Institute of Technology. It was displayed at the Tokyo Game Show 2011. In this system, the user wears a jacket that contains rubber balloons, vibr[...]
Kanagawa Institute of Technology intros “Mommy Tummy” a Pregnancy Simulator

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Slim Electric Double Layer Energy

The name seems boastful, but this new technology developed by Murata Manufacturing Co Ltd and employing technology developed by CAP-XX Ltd. lives up to the name. In “normal” non-science terms, these new devices are able to catch the el[...]
Slim Electric Double Layer Energy

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Keio University demonstrate Touchable 3D Character Projected Into a Real Environment

RePro3D, developed by a research group at Keio University, is a multi-perspective, naked eye 3D display in which viewers can touch a 3D character floating in midair. The touchable 3D display is a combination of three elements. A mechan[...]
Keio University demonstrate Touchable 3D Character Projected Into a Real Environment

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FC-R&D releases ZEEP24, a new energy supply system using sunlight, water, and hydrogen

FC-R&D has released ZEEP24, a totally self-sufficient power supply system. ZEEP24 uses natural energy, in the form of sunlight, water, and hydrogen. With this system, electricity is generated during the day using solar panels, and [...]
FC-R&D releases ZEEP24, a new energy supply system using sunlight, water, and hydrogen

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Tokyo Institute of Technology developed Strong Artificial Bone Made From Fish Scales.

Junzo Tanaka’s research group at Tokyo Institute of Technology have succeeded in using fish scales to develop artificial bone. They realized that the collagen that makes up fish scales, has a similar structure to the the thickest[...]
Tokyo Institute of Technology developed Strong Artificial Bone Made From Fish Scales.

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Tokyo University developped New Pigment Makes Tumor Cells Glow Red

Tetsuo Nagano’s group at Tokyo University does research on fluorescent pigments, to analyze the molecules in living cells. In the course of this research, the Group has developed a new red fluorescent pigment, called Tokyo Magent[...]
Tokyo University developped New Pigment Makes Tumor Cells Glow Red

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Tokyo U announced Optical Lattice Clock Accuracy with A 100 Quadrillionth Of A Second

Optical lattice clocks are a new type of optical atomic clock. They were proposed in 2001 by University of Tokyo Professor Hidetoshi Katori, and experimentally demonstrated in 2005. Recently, Professor Katori’s group accurately k[...]
Tokyo U announced Optical Lattice Clock Accuracy with A 100 Quadrillionth Of A Second

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Imec from Mebiol let you grow Plants on thin Films

Mebiol has developed Imec, a technology for growing plants on special films just tens of microns thick, called hydro-membranes. Hydro-membranes make it possible for plants to take up only water and nutrients, without letting harmful ba[...]
Imec from Mebiol let you grow Plants on thin Films

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[MEMS Exhibition 2011] BEANS demonstrate Nanotech fiber clothes

BEANS Research Institute is the organization to follow in Japan for cutting edge technology! At MEMS Japan 2011, BEANS introduces many interesting tech all related to Nanotechnology usage in our everyday fabrics. Among the very cool pr[...]
[MEMS Exhibition 2011] BEANS demonstrate Nanotech fiber clothes
[MEMS Exhibition 2011] BEANS demonstrate Nanotech fiber clothes[MEMS Exhibition 2011] BEANS demonstrate Nanotech fiber clothes[MEMS Exhibition 2011] BEANS demonstrate Nanotech fiber clothes[MEMS Exhibition 2011] BEANS demonstrate Nanotech fiber clothes[MEMS Exhibition 2011] BEANS demonstrate Nanotech fiber clothes

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Sony update its Nexelion Batteries with the new 3.5Ah 18650WH1

Introduced for the first time by Sony in February 2005, the Nexelion Battery where at this time offering an increase of capacity of 30% compare to similar other models. Today, Sony announced that they have successfully updated their Ne[...]
Sony update its Nexelion Batteries with the new 3.5Ah 18650WH1

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Japanese scientist found rare earth mineral/element on Pacific Ocean seabed

It seems that China’s monopoly on Rare Earth Mineral/element may hopefully soon be something of the past! According to Reuters, some Japanese scientist has found a heavy concentration (1km2) of rare earth mineral at the bottom (6000m) [...]
Japanese scientist found rare earth mineral/element on Pacific Ocean seabed

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Panasonic Develops Thermoelectric Tubes for Compact Geothermal Electricity Generation and Waste Heat Recovery

Harnessing thermal energy in not something really new, but sadly such thing is still far from being mainframe, but Panasonic announcement may one day change things forever. The concept here is very simple, converting energy from conven[...]
Panasonic Develops Thermoelectric Tubes for Compact Geothermal Electricity Generation and Waste Heat Recovery

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Sanyo bring chilling new Freezer for this summer

This summer will be hot in Japan and pretty much everywhere but rest assure some companies like Sanyo will keep us cool with minus 86 capable freezers! -86c… Freaking cold isn’t it? Well rest assure these are not your avera[...]
Sanyo bring chilling new Freezer for this summer
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[Update] Sense-Roid Lets People Hug Themselves

This article is a video update provided by our partner DigInfoTV regarding an article we published earlier this week : [IVR 2011] Sense-Roid, literarily hug yourself to pleasure! This Video is provided to you by DigInfo.tv, AkihabaraNews Official Partner.
[Update] Sense-Roid Lets People Hug Themselves

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[IVR 2011] Sense-Roid, literarily hug yourself to pleasure!

Ever wanted to hug yourself for some very pervy and intimate moment? Or Ever wonder how wonderful you hugs are? Well If you ever had this question in mind now you will be able to know how it feel to when you are hugging someone thanks [...]
[IVR 2011] Sense-Roid, literarily hug yourself to pleasure!
[IVR 2011] Sense-Roid, literarily hug yourself to pleasure![IVR 2011] Sense-Roid, literarily hug yourself to pleasure![IVR 2011] Sense-Roid, literarily hug yourself to pleasure![IVR 2011] Sense-Roid, literarily hug yourself to pleasure![IVR 2011] Sense-Roid, literarily hug yourself to pleasure!

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Nikko displayes 3D Measurement System For Food Processing

Nikko displayed a 3D measurement system that it developed jointly with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, at FOOMA Japan 2011. This system uses four pairs of stereo cameras to measure objects moving o[...]
Nikko displayes 3D Measurement System For Food Processing

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Toyota makes Pigs life more bearable thanks to its new Swine Manure Compost Deodorizer

Picture from Maurice Swine Manure compost sticks, and I am sure that you will all agree with me on that someone has to do something! And well apparently Toyota took this very seriously and announced today that it has finally has availa[...]
Toyota makes Pigs life more bearable thanks to its new Swine Manure Compost Deodorizer

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