Sep 2, 2015

NTT taps terahertz tech to boost visibility through smoke

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. and Tokyo University of Science have developed a basic technology that secures visibility in smoke by using tremendously high-frequency electromagnetic waves, Jiji Press learned on Tuesday. NTT aims to put the technology of terahertz waves, whose frequency is some ...

Japanese toilet giant Toto flipping open lid on new museum

Aug 27, 2015

Japanese toilet giant Toto flipping open lid on new museum

Japan’s leading toilet giant opens a new museum this week dedicated to a century of lavatories, from its first water-flushing model to the most cutting edge version with odor-neutralizers and variable water jets. The museum operated by Toto — best known for its bidet-equipped Washlet ...

Virtual reality offering 360-degree view inside war-ravaged Syria

Aug 12, 2015

Virtual reality offering 360-degree view inside war-ravaged Syria

The latest frontier in virtual reality could be closer to reality than fantasy. While video game creators and filmmakers have recreated the likes of Middle-earth and Jurassic World in VR, activist news organization Ryot is teleporting viewers to real-life conflict zones and disaster areas ...

Jul 8, 2015

Japan hopes to see biofuel flights running by 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The Japanese government held the first session of a public-private panel on bio-jet fuel Tuesday, aiming to realize biofuel-powered commercial flights in Japan by the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The panel comprising representatives from government agencies, including the Ministry of Economy, Trade ...