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Toshiba demonstrate the advantage of its Modular Data Center at Tokyo Smart Grid Exhibition

Introduced for the first time last November by Toshiba and with a single operational unit at Toshiba Fuchu Complex in western Tokyo, Toshiba was this week demonstrating all the advantage of its Modular Data Center at Tokyo Smart Grid E[...]
Toshiba demonstrate the advantage of its Modular Data Center at Tokyo Smart Grid Exhibition
Toshiba demonstrate the advantage of its Modular Data Center at Tokyo Smart Grid ExhibitionToshiba demonstrate the advantage of its Modular Data Center at Tokyo Smart Grid ExhibitionToshiba demonstrate the advantage of its Modular Data Center at Tokyo Smart Grid ExhibitionToshiba demonstrate the advantage of its Modular Data Center at Tokyo Smart Grid ExhibitionToshiba demonstrate the advantage of its Modular Data Center at Tokyo Smart Grid Exhibition

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Hot from the udder: China makes cows produce breast milk

This is no joke, although it sounded like one when we first came across this news article but China actually genetically modified a dairy cow’s genes to produce genuine breast milk. Chinese scientists modified these dairy cows to[...]
Hot from the udder: China makes cows produce breast milk

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Furukawa’s SWITL Moving Sol-Gel Materials While Preserving Their Shape

At FOOMA JAPAN 2011, Furukawa Kikou demonstrated SWITL, a pick-up and conveyor system using unique technology. SWITL scoops up and moves materials in a sol or gel state, without them losing their shape. The demo used a compact robot ha[...]
Furukawa’s SWITL Moving Sol-Gel Materials While Preserving Their Shape

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[Computex 2011] SilverStone Temjin TH12 Super Computer Case houses 19 Expansion Slot

Here you are one of Computex 2011 most powerful setup! Based on SilverStone Temjin TJ12 Prototype Super Computer Case, this little monster comes with no less than 19 expansions slots designed to provide you with enough flexibility to b[...]
[Computex 2011] SilverStone Temjin TH12 Super Computer Case houses 19 Expansion Slot
[Computex 2011] SilverStone Temjin TH12 Super Computer Case houses 19 Expansion Slot[Computex 2011] SilverStone Temjin TH12 Super Computer Case houses 19 Expansion Slot

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NICT demonstrate Wireless Charging Using A Flexible 2D Communication Sheet

The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology demonstrated an efficient wireless power transmission system using a two-dimensional communication device at Wireless Japan 2011. This system allows devices to be wire[...]
NICT demonstrate Wireless Charging Using A Flexible 2D Communication Sheet

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Mitsubishi Chemical developed the Industry’s first Tuning/Dimming Capable Organic EL lighting module

Mitsubishi Chemical announced a few days ago the development of world’s first dimming type Organic EL lighting panels, the VELVE. With the largest panel achieving the size of 14x14cm, these VELVE features the world first full color adj[...]
Mitsubishi Chemical developed the Industry’s first Tuning/Dimming Capable Organic EL lighting module

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Asahi Glass introduces Dragontrail a new ultra resistant Glass

You all heard about Gorilla Glass, a super strong glass than can resist pretty much everything, well guess what? Martin Williams covered something that will kick Gorilla Glass’s ass pretty hard and had the chance to test in real life A[...]
Asahi Glass introduces Dragontrail a new ultra resistant Glass

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A Nikon patent for lens with automatic AND manual zoom

DSLRs and μ4/3s are getting better and better at video recording and, if you’ve tried to actually make some movies with those, you probably had to go through the painful experience of zooming manually while recording, which can b[...]
A Nikon patent for lens with automatic AND manual zoom
A Nikon patent for lens with automatic AND manual zoom

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HRP-2, the robot that moves like an old lady

Newscientist published an article last week about HRP-2, a robot unveiled this month during the Humanoids2010 conference in Nashville. Sébastien Lengagne of Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology[...]
HRP-2, the robot that moves like an old lady
HRP-2, the robot that moves like an old ladyHRP-2, the robot that moves like an old ladyHRP-2, the robot that moves like an old lady

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TalkTorque, a friendly robot

The Tsukuba University recently updated their page on the TalkTorque Project. The project aims at building a robot that can serve as a non-verbal interface to communicate with humans. This funny looking little guy is rigged with differ[...]
TalkTorque, a friendly robot
TalkTorque, a friendly robotTalkTorque, a friendly robotTalkTorque, a friendly robot

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[Video] B-Bridge Brain Athlete. Learn how to concentrate and meditate to maximize your skills

Today at Tokyo Big Sight was held the Sport Science & Technology Fair where many companies introduced their latest gadgets and innovations. B-Bridge, a US Based company founded by a Japanese business man, Hiro Masumoto, introduced[...]
[Video] B-Bridge Brain Athlete. Learn how to concentrate and meditate to maximize your skills
[Video] B-Bridge Brain Athlete. Learn how to concentrate and meditate to maximize your skills[Video] B-Bridge Brain Athlete. Learn how to concentrate and meditate to maximize your skills[Video] B-Bridge Brain Athlete. Learn how to concentrate and meditate to maximize your skills[Video] B-Bridge Brain Athlete. Learn how to concentrate and meditate to maximize your skills

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Panasonic Announces New Field DNA SNP Kit

Panasonic Corporation has developed a new polymer actuation pump and a high-accuracy DNA filter in conjunction with the Belgian Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (IMEC), the company announced today. Electroactive polymers, or EAP[...]
Panasonic Announces New Field DNA SNP Kit

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Samsung’new high performance memory module

TSV stands for “through silicon via” and is the name of the new three-dimensional chip stacking technology behind Samsung’s latest Green DDR3 DRAM module. According to Samsung, TSV will enable users to save up to 40% [...]
Samsung’new high performance memory module
Samsung’new high performance memory module

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The full-3D holographic Fifa World Cup won’t happen.

The word was out a few days ago, the 2022 Fifa World Cup will take place in Qatar. As much as we want to congratulate them, we can’t refrain from shedding a tear, for it means Japan won’t host the technological marvel annou[...]
The full-3D holographic Fifa World Cup won’t happen.
The full-3D holographic Fifa World Cup won’t happen.The full-3D holographic Fifa World Cup won’t happen.

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How to raise productivity on the dairy farm

In China, dairy farming is turning into big business, but raising cattle can be a big strain on the environment. Cow manure produces a lot of methane, and harmful greenhouse gas which is 23 times more damaging than carbon dioxide. The [...]
How to raise productivity on the dairy farm
How to raise productivity on the dairy farm

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Dutch University Study Suggests Wi-Fi May Be Unhealthy for Trees

There’s no end to the conspiracy theories regarding the detrimental health effects of wi-fi signals and other radio waves that permeate our lives today, but a study commissioned five years ago by the Dutch city of Alphen aan den [...]
Dutch University Study Suggests Wi-Fi May Be Unhealthy for Trees

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Hayabusa DID Bring Back Samples, Says JAXA

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has announced that the particle analysis it was conducting on the dust collected from the sample container returned to Earth by the Hayabusa space capsule last June has yielded encouraging [...]
Hayabusa DID Bring Back Samples, Says JAXA
Hayabusa DID Bring Back Samples, Says JAXAHayabusa DID Bring Back Samples, Says JAXAHayabusa DID Bring Back Samples, Says JAXA

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Panasonic Announces $30 Million Investment in Tesla Motors

Panasonic Corporation and Tesla Motors announced today that the former has made a 30 million USD investment in Tesla Motors, a Silicon Valley designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles. Tesla will switch to exclusively using Panaso[...]
Panasonic Announces $30 Million Investment in Tesla Motors

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Hayabusa Sample Container Particle Count Reaches 800

JAXA, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, has announced that they have collected over eight hundred particles from the sample container brought back by the Hayabusa space capsule, which returned to Earth last June after a seven-[...]
Hayabusa Sample Container Particle Count Reaches 800
Hayabusa Sample Container Particle Count Reaches 800Hayabusa Sample Container Particle Count Reaches 800Hayabusa Sample Container Particle Count Reaches 800Hayabusa Sample Container Particle Count Reaches 800Hayabusa Sample Container Particle Count Reaches 800

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Chinese Supercomputer One-Ups US Processing Speed Record

Chinese National Supercomputing Center supercomputer Tianhe 1A broke the world supercomputer processing speed record for the first time, it was announced last week. At over 2.5 petaflops (2.5 thousand trillian calculations per second),[...]
Chinese Supercomputer One-Ups US Processing Speed Record

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Japanese scientists invent smells printer

This isn’t a joke: Japanese scientists from Keio University have developed a technology that lets you print smells using a modified ink-jet printer, thus turning it into an “olfactory display”. So now, not only can yo[...]
Japanese scientists invent smells printer
Japanese scientists invent smells printer

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Punches from Robot All in the Name of Research

Researchers at the University of Ljubljana are working hard to figure our just how hard is to hard when taking blows from a robot. If only this kind of research were available in the world of Blade Runner, there’d be no need to f[...]
Punches from Robot All in the Name of Research
Punches from Robot All in the Name of Research

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