Japan team develops microthin electric circuit

Jul 25, 2013

Japan team develops microthin electric circuit

A flexible electrical circuit one-fifth the thickness of food wrap and weighing less than a feather could improve the movement of artificial limbs by tapping into signals from the brain, its Japanese developers say. The team at the University of Tokyo said the device, ...

May 19, 2013

Gap-year system starts

The first group of students at the University of Tokyo have submitted their plans and embarked on a new "gap year program" to learn from the world.

Pro shogi players defeated by computer programs

Apr 22, 2013

Pro shogi players defeated by computer programs

Five professional shogi players lost Saturday to computer programs in a public competition, stunning the world of Japanese chess. Hiroyuki Miura, 39, lost against the GPSShogi program in the last of the five matches in this year’s Shogi Master Versus Machine Match series. In ...

Apr 5, 2013

Bald spots a giveaway for heart disease risk: study

In a double blow, bald men may be at higher risk of coronary heart disease, but only if their hair is lost at the crown, a new study says. Men who bald from the front appear to carry no significant added risk for clogged ...

Mar 28, 2013

Quake expert pulls Tokyo fault claim

The leader of an earthquake research team admits they made an erroneous announcement confirming the presence of an active fault near Tokyo after mistaking an apparent buried concrete column for natural stone.

University of Tokyo to begin recommendation-based entrance exam

Mar 14, 2013

University of Tokyo to begin recommendation-based entrance exam

The University of Tokyo, one of the most prestigious universities in Japan, aims to introduce a recommendation-based entrance examination system for the first time since its establishment in 1877, university sources said Tuesday. In about five years, the national university will scrap written exams ...