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Review: Team USA wins the most medals at 2018 Pan Pacific Championships Special

Team USA has won the most medals, and gold medals, at the 2018 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, that were held in Tokyo, Japan.

Toyota improves fuel cell truck

Toyota have been investing in low polluting fuel cells for large vehicles. The company has been experimenting with hydrogen powered fuel cell drive vehicles since 2017. The new design offers increased range.

Op-Ed: Hothouse Earth: It’s looking worse than ever

Sydney - After decades of senile, incompetent idiocy and procrastination about warming, we’re now talking about Hothouse Earth. Heat waves are killing people in large numbers. The question is now what happens next.

New advance with conversational robots

Is it possible for a robot to truly imitate a human, so that the way the robot communicates becomes indistinguishable from a person? While this idea may be a long-way off, Japanese researchers have taken another important step.

Made in Fukushima: Japan farmers struggle to win trust

Koriyama - The pumpkin is diced, the chicken carved and the eggs beaten into an omelette, but the people preparing the food are not chefs -- they are scientists testing produce from Japan's Fukushima region.

Toyota expanding production of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

Toyota - Toyota Motor Company is increasing its investment in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCV). It is designing lower-cost, mass-market passenger cars and sport utility vehicles and even pushing the technology into trucks and buses to produce economies of scale.

It's a small world: In Japan, moss wins hearts

Nihon - Kaori Shibo bent her head down and peered through a magnifying glass in a forest in central Japan, emitting a delighted gasp. The object of her adoration? Moss."Oh, this baby's sporophyte is breaking out!

Ultra Japan announces Phase One line-up for five-year anniversary

Ultra Japan has announced the first installment of Phase One for the festival's line-up, which is celebrating its five-year anniversary.

Forced from home by floods, Japanese go back to school

Kurashiki - Kaon Omori peeked into her classroom in the Japanese town of Kurashiki, gawping at evacuees forced from their homes by devastating flooding and landslides that have killed 179 people.

Japan PM meets stranded evacuees in flood disaster zone

Kurashiki - Japan's prime minister met Wednesday with people forced from their homes by devastating rains that have killed at least 179 people, as the government said it would review its disaster management plans.

Survivors of deadly Japan floods face uncertain future

Nihon - As Tomie Takebe looked at the ruins of her flood-ravaged home in the Japanese town of Kurashiki, she struggled to say whether she would ever live there again.

A desperate wait for news after deadly Japan rains

Nihon - In the devastated Japanese town of Kumano, Kosuke Kiyohara sat quietly, watching rescue workers push through the debris of battered homes and waiting for news of his missing sister and nephews.

'I don't know where to start': Rains devastate Japan town

Mihara - Masanori Hiramoto stood before his traditional home in the Japanese town of Mihara, speechless at the destruction caused by record rains that have killed dozens of people."I have lived here all my life.

Toll nears 60 as Japan scrambles to rescue flood victims

Nihon - The death toll from record rains that have devastated parts of Japan rose Sunday to at least 57, officials said, as rescue workers and troops struggled in the mud and water to save lives.

World's smallest pixel pitch OLED

A new OLED microdisplay features the world's smallest pixel pitch. The new image device comes from Sony. The new display is set to go int production later this year.

Sharp transforms large displays into payment terminals

As an example of what’s possible with the digital transformation of retail, electronics firm Sharp has succeeded in transforming large NFC displays into payment terminals.

Artificial intelligence to understand volcanic eruptions

Tokyo - By using artificial intelligence to understand volcanic eruptions from tiny ash, researchers have shown how new insights can be gained about volcanoes and the likelihood of an eruption occurring.

Robot bloodhound tracks down odors

A new robot, dubbed a 'bloodhound', has been developed to track down odors on the ground. Such a device will be useful for detecting and addressing chemical spillages.

Quantum computing: 10 billion times more tolerant to errors

Japanese Scientists have developed a theoretical approach to quantum computing that is 10 billion times more tolerant to errors than current theoretical models.

Image analysis and AI tech used to study branches

The technologies of artificial intelligence and machine learning are being used by botanists to study plant structures, particularly the variations in branching. The technology can assist with agricultural improvements.
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