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Japanese Science & Engineering: STEM Needs More Women, But Japan Needs More Children

Japanese Science & Engineering: STEM Needs More Women, But Japan Needs More Children

Japan’s double-dip demographics debacle, a rapidly aging society combined with decades of low birth rates, has yet another layer of complication: Japanese women are woefully underrepresented in STEM fields, but addressing the latter could worsen the former.

Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.07.18 at 23:59

Earthquake Countermeasure and Seismic Isolation Technology in Japan

Earthquake Countermeasure and Seismic Isolation Technology in Japan

The massive Tohoku earthquake that struck Japan on March 11, 2011 was a reminder of the seriousness of seismic activity in Japan.  It can, and does, strike anywhere in the country, and in fact, many experts predict that the next big earthquake may hit in the middle of the east coast of the country, near Tokyo.

Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.06.25 at 00:50

Samsung Electronics Presents a New Graphene Based Transistors

Samsung Electronics Presents a New Graphene Based Transistors

Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, the core R&D incubator for Samsung Electronics, has developed a new transistor structure utilizing graphene, touted as the “miracle material.

Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.01.30 at 01:44

The University of Tokyo reveals next generation cargo ship concept with 50m high sails uses 30% less fuel

The University of Tokyo reveals next generation cargo ship concept with 50m high sails uses 30% less fuel

The aim of the Wind Challenger Project is to substantially reduce fuel consumption by large merchant vessels. Under development by a group including members from the University of Tokyo, the idea is to utilize giant retractable sails, 20m wide by 50m high, to make maximal use of wind energy.

Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.01.30 at 01:14

Keio University demonstrates 3-Axis Analog Joystick For Touchscreen Devices

Keio University demonstrates 3-Axis Analog Joystick For Touchscreen Devices

This elastic device converts the camera of your smartphone into a fully functional 3-axis analog joystick. It is under development by a research group at Keio University.

Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.01.30 at 01:14

Slim Electric Double Layer Energy

Slim Electric Double Layer Energy

The name seems boastful, but this new technology developed by Murata Manufacturing Co Ltd and employing technology developed by CAP-XX Ltd. lives up to the name.

Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.01.30 at 01:13

Sony update its Nexelion Batteries with the new 3.5Ah 18650WH1

Sony update its Nexelion Batteries with the new 3.5Ah 18650WH1

Introduced for the first time by Sony in February 2005, the Nexelion Battery where at this time offering an increase of capacity of 30% compare to similar other models.

Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.01.30 at 00:46

Keio University demonstrate Touchable 3D Character Projected Into a Real Environment

Keio University demonstrate Touchable 3D Character Projected Into a Real Environment

RePro3D, developed by a research group at Keio University, is a multi-perspective, naked eye 3D display in which viewers can touch a 3D character floating in midair.

Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.01.30 at 00:43

Tokyo U announced Optical Lattice Clock Accuracy with A 100 Quadrillionth Of A Second

Tokyo U announced Optical Lattice Clock Accuracy with A 100 Quadrillionth Of A Second

Optical lattice clocks are a new type of optical atomic clock. They were proposed in 2001 by University of Tokyo Professor Hidetoshi Katori, and experimentally demonstrated in 2005.

Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.01.30 at 00:32

Keio Univeristy demos Interactive plants that react and convey emotions

Keio Univeristy demos Interactive plants that react and convey emotions

A research group at Keio University are creating interactive plants, enabling them to display emotions and communicate with people. “The purpose of this system is to make living plants seem even more alive, and give them a greater presence.

Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.01.30 at 00:26