National Topics

Mar 7, 2015

Nobel laureate Noyori to resign as Riken head

Nobel laureate Ryoji Noyori, head of the Riken institute, intends to step down after a difficult year caused by last year’s botched stem cell study, sources close to the matter said. Noyori, 76, won the 2001 Nobel Prize in chemistry and has been president ...

LEDs fuel drive to cut energy use

Mar 2, 2015

LEDs fuel drive to cut energy use

by Chisaki Watanabe

Japan’s push to keep power flowing after it shuttered its nuclear program may best be illustrated by 73 million light bulbs. That’s the number of LED bulbs sold in Japan since the start of 2012, representing about 30 percent of the total. The LEDs, ...