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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[...]
Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

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Kirobo, the Robot Astronaut – KIBO ROBOT PROJECT – Robot to join the International Space Station team

We recently wrote about a robot named Robi who is a member of the Japanese family. Now, Dentsu Inc. has announced the names “Kirobo” and “Mirata” for two humanoid communication robots being developed under the K[...]
Kirobo, the Robot Astronaut – KIBO ROBOT PROJECT – Robot to join the International Space Station team
Kirobo, the Robot Astronaut – KIBO ROBOT PROJECT – Robot to join the International Space Station teamKirobo, the Robot Astronaut – KIBO ROBOT PROJECT – Robot to join the International Space Station teamKirobo, the Robot Astronaut – KIBO ROBOT PROJECT – Robot to join the International Space Station teamKirobo, the Robot Astronaut – KIBO ROBOT PROJECT – Robot to join the International Space Station team

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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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Hayabusa May Have Retrieved Extraterrestrial Samples

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced yesterday that they may have found particles of extra-terrestrial origin in the sample container brought back by the Hayabusa space capsule, which touched down in southern Austral[...]
Hayabusa May Have Retrieved Extraterrestrial Samples
Hayabusa May Have Retrieved Extraterrestrial SamplesHayabusa May Have Retrieved Extraterrestrial SamplesHayabusa May Have Retrieved Extraterrestrial SamplesHayabusa May Have Retrieved Extraterrestrial SamplesHayabusa May Have Retrieved Extraterrestrial Samples

Via Yomiuri Online

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Hayabusa Space Capsule: News on Reentry

Greeting space buffs in Japan this morning as we woke up was an interesting piece on JAXA’s MUSES-C space probe, affectionately called the Hayabusa (Japanese for peregrine falcon). Hayabusa was launched on May 9, 2003, on a missi[...]
Hayabusa Space Capsule: News on Reentry
Hayabusa Space Capsule: News on ReentryHayabusa Space Capsule: News on ReentryHayabusa Space Capsule: News on ReentryHayabusa Space Capsule: News on ReentryHayabusa Space Capsule: News on Reentry

Via Yomiuri Online

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Fujitsu & Japan Atomic Energy Agency: Fastest Supercomputer in Japan

Announced today, the new hybrid supercomputer system that is composed of 3 computational server systems achieved the fastest performance in Japan with 186.1 teraflops (one trillion floating point operations per second) based on the LIN[...]
Fujitsu & Japan Atomic Energy Agency: Fastest Supercomputer in Japan

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Japan’s Next-Gen Space Toilet… Your Personal Space Washlet!

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and external engineers are dedicating their time building the next-gen toilet for space exploration. Clean and easy to use, this wearable personal toilet is similar to a diaper and worn at [...]
Japan’s Next-Gen Space Toilet… Your Personal Space Washlet!

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Get the Moon in HD for 3800 Yen (23€)

Look at what I received this morning! The NHK HD moon video! For those who’ve been stuck under a rock for the last couple of months, JAXA (Japanese equivalent to the NASA) together with Canon and NHK sent a satellite to the moon [...]
Get the Moon in HD for 3800 Yen (23€)
Get the Moon in HD for 3800 Yen (23€)Get the Moon in HD for 3800 Yen (23€)Get the Moon in HD for 3800 Yen (23€)

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New HD (720p) Moon Video Posted by NHK and JAXA

As you may know, JAXA (the Japanese equivalent of NASA) and NHK ( Japanese National TV) worked together launching an HD video camera (Canon) in order to take shots of the moon. Today NHK released two HD (720p 2Mbps) video clips of what[...]
New HD (720p) Moon Video Posted by NHK and JAXA
New HD (720p) Moon Video Posted by NHK and JAXANew HD (720p) Moon Video Posted by NHK and JAXA

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HD Video of the Moon, Courtesy of JAXA !

“Fly me to the moon, and let me play among the stars…” This should be the perfect song for the video below (Courtesy of JAXA). So as you should know, the Japanese government, thanks to the JAXA, is trying to prove to the wo[...]
HD Video of the Moon, Courtesy of JAXA !
HD Video of the Moon, Courtesy of JAXA !

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