K supercomputer racing to match expectations

Business / Tech 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 to ...

Drugs of the future will be computer-designed

Feb 12, 2012

Drugs of the future will be computer-designed

by Tomoko Otake

The moment Hideaki Fujitani unlocks the heavy door and enters the room, the buzzing noise — which sounded like a simple hum from the outside — gets much louder. "The noise is from the cooling fans," he shouts as he tries to tidy up his ...

Editorials Oct 19, 2011

Preparing for future disasters

Following discussions in the wake of the March 11 quake and tsunami, an experts' panel of the Central Disaster Management Council submitted its final report to post-disaster reconstruction minister Tatsuo Hirano in late September. The report called on the central and local governments to ...

Commentary / World Sep 28, 2011

Who's afraid of a little class warfare?

by Sally Kohn

A week ago Monday, defending his plan to raise taxes on the rich to pay for job creation, President Barack Obama said: "This is not class warfare, it's math." No, Mr. President, this is class warfare. Corporate interests and the rich started it and, right ...

Editorials Jun 10, 2010

Readers, the next generation

The launch of the iPad in Japan on May 28 was a highly anticipated event, greeted by extensive media attention and long lines of customers eager to buy Apple's latest digital gadget. While Amazon's Kindle and Sony's Reader have both been lauded as next-generation ...