A cedar said to be 1,000 years old has been crowned Japan’s tallest tree after modern measuring equipment confirmed the living giant in a state-owned forest near Kyoto was almost twice as tall as previously thought. The Forestry Agency confirmed… Continue Reading →
Sporting molded plastic front covers marked “11” and “12”, two humanoid robots nimbly labor away on an assembly line at a make-up factory in Shizuoka Prefecture. The scene is part of a pilot project launched by Shiseido Corp. this month… Continue Reading →
A University of Tokyo-led research team has reversed diabetes in a mouse by injecting it with cells from a healthy pancreas grown in a rat, according to a recently published study.
A revolution of sorts is under way at a convenience store in Osaka. Its leader is “Regirobo”, an intelligent checkout machine that automatically rings up customers’ purchases and bags them.
A new biodiversity survey projects staggering losses of animal life on the planet as a result of human threats such as habitat destruction and poaching, with two-thirds of monitored vertebrate creatures expected to be lost by 2020.