Feb 6, 2016

Science and technology plan

Hopefully the government's new five-year plan for science and technology plan will reverse a disturbing decrease in the quality and quantity of Japanese research.

China overtakes Japan as Asia's top technology exporter

Dec 8, 2015

China overtakes Japan as Asia's top technology exporter

China has brought to an end Japan’s dominance of Asia’s high-technology exports, according to the Asian Development Bank. China’s share of Asia’s exports of high-tech goods such as medical instruments and aircraft and telecommunications equipment rose to 43.7 percent in 2014 from 9.4 percent ...

Dec 7, 2015

We may still lack the technology to halt climate change

Legions of diplomats are huddled right now in Paris trying to hash out a historic climate accord. Legions of entrepreneurs and investors aren’t waiting on a treaty. Bill Gates and other wealthy benefactors this week pledged $2 billion for investments in clean-technology research. Twenty ...

KDDI to launch world's first washable smartphone

Dec 4, 2015

KDDI to launch world's first washable smartphone

Tired of those unsightly smudges and other dirt on your bacteria-laden smartphone? A Japanese firm says it has the solution with what it describes the world’s first smartphone that can be washed with soap and water. Waterproof smartphones have been on the market for ...