Jan 28, 2014

At last, Yale surrenders to technology

by Stephen L. Carter

Yale University ran up the white flag last week in its battle to keep twin seniors Peter Xu and Harry Yu from creating an easier-to-use and more informative version of its online course catalog. As the school's real battle was against technological change, defeat ...

Jan 14, 2014

Economic inequality by the click

by Adair Turner

Free markets are expected to distribute the fruits of some new technologies in dramatically unequal ways. Will the relative losers, satiated by computer games and Internet entertainment, and provided with the basics of a minimally acceptable life, be too docile to revolt?

K supercomputer racing to match expectations

Nov 12, 2013

K supercomputer racing to match expectations

The K supercomputer in Kobe has been kept busy since it went into full-scale operation in September last year, reflecting the high expectations of its advanced simulation capacity. More than 100 projects using the supercomputer are currently under way. While K is preferentially assigned ...

Reactor makers look abroad as home market fizzles

| Sep 9, 2013

Reactor makers look abroad as home market fizzles

by Kazuaki Nagata

The Fukushima meltdowns and the continuing radiation crisis may have turned the public off of atomic energy at home, but it’s full steam ahead for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Japan’s heavy industries when it comes to exporting that technology to power-hungry economies abroad. ...

Robots help sushi-go-round turn high-tech

Aug 15, 2013

Robots help sushi-go-round turn high-tech

by Miwa Suzuki

With its masters required to hone their skills over decades, sushi is steeped in tradition. But it is also often a high-tech operation where robotic precision steals the limelight from the chef’s knife. Japan is dotted with thousands of “kaiten” (revolving) sushi restaurants where ...

Suu Kyi takes in Japan's top technologies

Apr 19, 2013

Suu Kyi takes in Japan's top technologies

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi viewed Japanese technology firsthand Thursday, visiting 634-meter Tokyo Skytree, the world's tallest broadcast tower, and Panasonic Corp.'s showroom in the Ariake area on Tokyo Bay.