Aug 11, 2015

Dai-ichi becomes Japan's most profitable life insurer

Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co.’s core business profit in April-June jumped 56.8 percent from a year earlier to ¥160.5 billion. It ranked top in the nation’s life insurance industry also in terms of revenue from premiums. Core profit at Nippon Life Insurance Co., which had ...

Aug 1, 2015

Health gains lost to climate change

All of the impressive scientific and medical gains of modern civilization are in danger of being lost because of the effects of climate change and environmental degradation.

Liberating the robot from factory floor by inflating it

Jun 11, 2015

Liberating the robot from factory floor by inflating it

Kevin Albert is playing the part of lion tamer. The 33-year-old engineer, with a passing resemblance to Joe Namath, sticks his head into the four-fingered grip of a robotic hand, pauses for a moment and then emerges unscathed. This is no ordinary robot: It’s ...