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24/7 News Coverage About Japan
June 29, 2016
Digitalization of analog data reveals past space weather patterns
Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Jun 21, 2016
If you're about to throw out old data on bulky paper, hold your horses. A Japanese team have digitalized magnetogram recordings taken before direct observations by satellites became available. The analog recordings, taken for 72 years since the early 20th century, provide a window onto space weather in the mid-1900s and shed light onto future patterns of plasma movement in near-earth space. Like weather on earth, plasma behaves dynamically. "Direct and regular observation of plasma by satellites s ... read more

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Underground astronauts preparing for space
We usually send them 400 km up, but next week ESA will be sending six astronauts 800 m underground into the rocky caves of Sardinia, Italy. The caving course recreates aspects of a space expedition ... more

Where do rubber trees get their rubber
Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS) in Japan along with collaborators at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) have succeeded in decoding the genome sequence for Hevea ... more

China court tells writer to apologise for challenging propaganda
A Chinese court has ordered the former chief editor of an influential magazine to apologise for challenging an official account of history, as Beijing further tightens limits on freedom of speech. ... more
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10,000 windows onto biomolecular information processing
A Franco-Japanese research group at the University of Tokyo has developed a new "brute force" technique to test thousands of biochemical reactions at once and quickly home in on the range of conditi ... more


Mitsubishi joins EDF in bid to save reactor builder Areva
France may have found a long-awaited Asian partner to help rescue its nuclear industry as its energy giant EDF signed a partnership deal with Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI). ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

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Expert says most nuclear fuel melted at Fukushima nuclear plant
Recent tests carried out by the Tokyo Electric Power Co.(TEPCO) found little or no nuclear fuel in its original location inside some reactors at the Fukushima plant, a nuclear expert told Xinhua in ... more

Entrepreneurial 'Dinosaurs' Still Roam in Japan
Dinosaurs, thought to be long extinct on planet Earth, remain alive in Japan - at least some of the species that helped to shape Japan's post-industrial economy. Such is the impression afforded by M ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Eating air, making fuel

'Flower Power': Photovoltaic cells replicate rose petals

Made in China plane makes first commercial flight

Next-generation fluorescent and LED lighting thanks to new phosphor

A new bio-ink for 3-D printing with stem cells

Explosive renewables development can deliver on Paris

Coal to solar: Retraining the energy workforce


Digital Cameras Adapt for Sports and Study
Digital camera technology continues to open up previously unexplored worlds for study and exploration. For avid fishermen, it may even help them to catch 'The Big One.' Shenzen, China-based Mu ... more

Sky falls on oil, world markets, on Brexit
Oil prices, along with global stock markets, suffered one of their worst slides in recent history Friday following the British vote to leave the European Union. ... more

NKorea test shows need for expanded missile defense: Pentagon chief
The United States will continue to expand its defense systems to protect South Korea and regional allies from North Korean missiles, Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said Wednesday. ... more
2nd Integrated Air and Missile Defense - Securing the Complex Air Domain: Requirements for Sustainable, Global, and Reliable Solutions to Next Generation Air & Missile Threats - 28-30 September, 2016 | Washington D.C. The World's Largest Commercial Drone Conference and Expo - Sept 7-9 - Las Vegas
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Robot Assembly Kits: Training Tomorrow's Einsteins
The race to train the Einsteins of tomorrow is on, beginning with toys. Continuing advances in solid state electronics, robotics, modular building blocks and graphic software are coming together to ... more

N.Korean missile reached 1,000 kilometre-altitude: Japan
One of two powerful medium-range missiles launched by North Korea on Wednesday reached an altitude of 1,000 kilometres (620 miles), Japan's defence ministry said, with analysts saying that accomplishment is sufficient to label it a "success". ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
New antenna brings enhanced capabilities to the battlefield

EU should do more for its own defence: Mogherini

US destroyer came 'dangerously close' to Russian ship: Moscow

Insitu gets Coast Guard drone contract

Lockheed's Q-53 shows drone tracking capability

Hesco achieves body armor certification

Exide Technologies gets $30.7 million DOD grant


Improving poor soil with burned up biomass
Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science in Japan have shown that torrefied biomass can improve the quality of poor soil found in arid regions. Published in Scientific Report ... more

At least three dead in Japan landslides, floods
At least three people have died and three are missing after landslides and floods hit a region in southern Japan that was recently battered by major earthquakes, officials said Tuesday. ... more

US military on Okinawa fights to check stigma of crime
Crimes by US troops based on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa have long angered residents, who for decades have claimed the American military was out of control. ... more

Protesters rally against US military on Okinawa
Tens of thousands rallied Sunday on the Japanese island of Okinawa to protest against the heavy US military presence and violent crimes by American personnel that have angered residents for decades. ... more

Oil rally continues into Monday
Crude oil prices shrugged off concerns about the health of the Japanese economy and lingering European woes to carry a streak into a second day Monday. ... more


'Cool' Consumer Market Awaits Titanium
Once considered a 'wonder metal,' titanium is slowly creeping into everyday 'cool' consumer product use - most conspicuously, in smartphone accessories. Lightweight, strong, and highly resista ... more

Japan says ageing nuclear reactors can stay on line
Japanese regulators said Monday that two ageing nuclear reactors can stay on line for up to 20 more years - the first such exception under tighter safety rules imposed after the 2011 Fukushima crisis. ... more
Space News from
Upgraded "space shuttle bus" aboard new carrier rocket

NASA tests deep space rocket booster ahead of 2018 mission

China committed to peaceful use of outer space

Rocket launch gets China one step closer to own space station

China plans mega rocket for manned lunar missions

China to launch second space lab Tiangong-2 in September

China to launch its largest carrier rocket later this year

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One Listing Site to Rule Them All


Japan Plans to Improve Defense Against N Korean Missiles Within 5 Years


Chinese spy ship entered Japan waters: Tokyo


Nissan bets on ethanol for fuel-cell vehicles


Japanese Solar Market Shifts to Cost Saving


Chinese spy ship entered Japan waters: Tokyo


Digital Pet Collar Makes Finding Fido Easy


Cats use simple physics to zero in on hiding prey


Japan OISTER collaboration uncovers the origin of extraordinary supernovae


Portable Computing Gets an Upgrade

Rechargeable Car Race Revs Up in Korea

Messaging app Line to make trading debut in Tokyo, New York

Revisiting trajectories at the quantum scale

Japan protests as Chinese navy sails near disputed isles

Video hints Japan abetting illegal ivory trade: conservationists

Northrop collaborates with NEC for Japanese cyber range system

Russia delays launch of new crew to ISS until July 7

German Wind Power Returns to Japan

'La China' vs 'El Gringo': Peru's exotic vote rivals

Schlumberger adds to portfolio with another acquisition

Fiddler crabs use morse code to attract mate

Vietnam Eyes Top Outsourcing Status

Using solid-state materials with gold nanoantennas for more durable solar cells

S. Korea ministry says signs North preparing missile launch

S. Korea says North fails with attempted missile launch

In high-rise Hong Kong, fine wines lurk in British war bunker

Materials research unlocks tech marvels

New 3D Printer Set to Reshape Market

Micro lenses help to revolutionize medical exams

Micro Drones: Tiny Toys Pack Cool Features

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