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October 25, 2016
Orbital cargo ship arrives at space station
Miami (AFP) Oct 23, 2016
An unmanned cargo ship operated by the US company Orbital ATK arrived Sunday at the International Space Station, delivering 2.5 tons of food and supplies to the six astronauts living in orbit. US astronaut Kate Rubins and Japanese astronaut Takuya Onishi led the operation to grab the incoming Cygnus spaceship with the space station's robotic arm. "Capture is complete," Onishi said after the connection was made at 7:28 am (1128 GMT), likening the grapple to finishing the last stretch of a maratho ... read more

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Battle lines harden at global whaling meeting
Pro- and anti-whaling nations clashed at a key meeting Monday where Japan sought to ease a 30-year-old moratorium on commercial hunts while others pushed for an Atlantic whale sanctuary. ... more

Japan, Taiwan and New Zealand collaborate on seismic hazard models
In Japan, Taiwan and New Zealand, one of the largest driving forces behind earthquakes is the active convergence of tectonic plates at rates of four to eight centimeters per year. The plate boundari ... more

Plant discovered that neither photosynthesizes nor blooms
Project Associate Professor Kenji Suetsugu (Kobe University Graduate School of Science) has discovered a new species of plant on the subtropical Japanese island of Kuroshima (located off the souther ... more
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Impact of the Fukushima accident on marine life, five years later
Five years ago, the largest single release of human-made radioactive discharge to the marine environment resulted from an accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan. Approximatel ... more


juwi Group announces expansion for Solar Power Plant in Fukushima Province
juwi is expanding its international footprint with a new project in Japan. In the province of Fukushima, that still suffers from the catastrophic reactor accident in 2011, juwi is going to construct ... more

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Honda to build new China factory
Honda said Tuesday it will build a new factory in China, as the Japanese automaker expands its reach into the world's biggest vehicle market. ... more

Anti-nuclear politician's win hurts Japan atomic push
An anti-nuclear candidate pulled off a surprise victory in a local Japanese election at the weekend, hurting Tokyo's already struggling bid to restart shuttered reactors more than five years after Fukushima. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Move over, solar: The next big renewable energy source could be at our feet

Biomass heating could get a 'green' boost with the help of fungi

From ancient fossils to future cars

First complete sabotage attack demonstrated on a 3-D printed drone propeller

Unusual quantum liquid on crystal surface could inspire future electronics

Self-healable battery

Move over, lasers: Scientists can now create holograms from neutrons, too


Russia tests ballistic missiles amid tensions with West
Russia's military conducted a series of intercontinental ballistic missile tests on Wednesday, the latest flexing of its muscles as tensions with the US spike over Syria. ... more

Voyage of Time: Awe and Thought-Provoking Eye Candy
Fans of space odysseys, evolutionary storytelling, and tons of cosmic eye-candy will all have something to drool-and stew about--in "Voyage of Time," director Terence Malick's latest cinematic offer ... more

Japan's Mount Aso volcano erupts
Mount Aso in southern Japan erupted early Saturday belching a column of ash several thousand metres (feet) into the air, the latest eruption in one of the world's most volcanically active countries. ... more
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French-Japanese laboratory to study materials under extreme conditions
To strengthen their collaboration in materials science and engineering, the CNRS, Universite de Lyon, and Tohoku University are launching an international joint unit (UMI)1 based in Sendai, Japan, o ... more

Japan Schedules Cargo Transporter Launch to ISS for December 9
Japanese cargo spaceship KOUNOTORI6 is set to be launched to the International Space Station (ISS) on December 9, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said Friday. KOUNOTORI is an unmanned c ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Silent Falcon and MicroPilot succeed at NASA UTM 2016

China's Xi to consolidate power at key meeting: analysts

White House looks to ride out Duterte storm

Airbus Helicopters, DCNS team for future helicopter drone

General Atomics to provide Gray Eagle drone support

US warns Philippines' Duterte over rhetoric, crime war

US to deploy 330 troops in Norway


What Swings a Star Around - Another Star or a Distant Planet?
An international team of astronomers using the Subaru Telescope and led by a graduate student member of SOKENDAI (The Graduate University of Advanced Studies, Japan) has discovered companions circli ... more

Is Japan at Risk of Losing the Drone War?
Japan may be at serious risk of losing out in the international competition for the booming commercial drone market. The main reason? Archaic laws that restrict public use and hinder industrial deve ... more

N. Korea embassy official defects in Beijing: report
A ranking North Korean embassy official in Beijing has defected, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said Wednesday, while a separate report suggested two embassy staff had sought asylum with the Japanese mission there. ... more

Carbon fast becoming the norm for drone makers
As the adoption of strong, lightweight carbon fiber as a building material continues to unfold at a rapid pace in virtually every industry, drones are increasingly reaping the benefits. The global c ... more

Japan nuclear reactor shuttered for safety work
A reactor at the centre of Japan's national debate over nuclear power was halted Thursday under stricter post-Fukushima safety standards, as Tokyo struggles to bring back atomic energy. ... more


Japan's Fujitsu eyeing PC merger with China's Lenovo
Shares in Japanese IT giant Fujitsu soared Thursday on news it is considering merging its struggling personal computer division with China's Lenovo, the world's biggest PC maker. ... more

Researchers describe new large prehistoric shark
Megalolamna paradoxodon is the name of a new extinct shark described by an international research team who based their discovery on fossilized teeth up to 4.5 centimeters (1.8 inches) tall found fro ... more
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Scientists simplify model for human behavior in automation

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Clockwork Precision Unlocks Star Gazing Potential


Feelin' the Burn with Faux Fire


Robots galore as Asia's biggest tech fair kicks off


Ocean warriors unveil new high-speed ship against Japan whalers


Study reveals new extinct species of giant shark


Powerful typhoon barrels toward southern Japan


Okinawa pushes for Free Trade Zone


ALMA catches stellar cocoon with curious chemistry


China warns Japan not to 'play with fire' in S. China Sea


Typhoon Megi kills one in China after Taiwan destruction

First test of driverless minibus in Paris Saturday

Three missing after S. Korea helicopter crashes at sea

Japan PM seeks Cuba's help amid N. Korea nuclear 'provocations'

China flies military planes over strait near Japan

Japan wins State Dept. approval for KC-46A acquisition

Prostate Health - A Man's World

OPINION: Yuriko Koike, the Governor Who Could

Virtual Keyboards: Strokes of Genius

Smart Luggage for the Tech Savvy Traveler

Anticipating Japan's Red Tape

Japan's Pet-Friendly Hotels: Something to Howl About

NASA, JAXA Focus on Maximizing Scientific Output From Space Station

High Tech Moisture Meter Makes Plant Sitting Easy

Basil Seed Basics About Weight Loss

Japan PM demands world find 'new means' to stop N. Korea

Smart Lighting: The Drive Behind LED Control

Typhoon Malakas slams Japan, heading toward Tokyo

Typhoon Malakas slams Japan, heading toward Tokyo

China lashes out at Japan's South China Sea plans

Future US bomber will be called Raider, honoring planes that hit Japan

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