LEDs Help to Reinvent the Sun Dial

LEDs Help to Reinvent the Sun Dial

TOKYO (JPN) – If LED technology can reinvent the incandescent light bulb, should it be a surprise if it reinvents the clock, too? Inventors at Japanese consumer tech product maker Epora think the sundial could use a reboot. Its team has created a series of octangular,...
Is Japan at Risk Losing the Drone War?

Is Japan at Risk Losing the Drone War?

TOKYO – Japan may be at serious risk of losing out in the international competition for the booming commercial drone market. The main reason? Experts blame the country’s archaic laws that restrict public use and hinder industrial development. By contrast, the big...
Taming the African Wild Watermelon

Taming the African Wild Watermelon

TOKYO – In his 1894 novel Pudd’nhead Wilson, American author Mark Twain wrote of the watermelon: “When one has tasted it, he knows what the angels eat.” More than a century later, researchers at biofuel and food product maker Euglena Corporation hope to...
Hydrogen for Health: the Next Fountain of Youth?

Hydrogen for Health: the Next Fountain of Youth?

TOKYO – Japan is going crazy over hydrogen, and it’s not just for fueling futuristic cars. A growing number of people think it may be the next fountain of youth. The smallest and most fundamental molecular building block of matter, hydrogen (H2) is a tasteless,...
One Listing Site to Rule Them All…

One Listing Site to Rule Them All…

TOKYO – While the explosion in e-commerce has made buying and selling goods online remarkably relatively easy in recent years, it has also created a dilemma: how to register a product with more than one retailer without repeating the process manually each time....
‘Old School’ Coolers Catching On in Japan

‘Old School’ Coolers Catching On in Japan

TOKYO – ‘Old school’ cooling technology has gotten a reboot in Japan, and proving that the best way to help the masses survive the heat may mean simply scaling up a tried-and-true idea. Portacool Japan has been importing large-scale evaporative coolers for the last...

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