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12:00 PM on 05.06.2014

Japan wants to farm the sun...IN SPACE

Through some of the worst disasters can come some of the best, most innovative ideas. After the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and subsequent meltdown at Fukushima, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA for short, has ...

Pedro Cortes

11:30 PM on 01.18.2014

Anime-style robot on science journal causes rage

When you think of robotics, what's the first thing to come to mind? For me, I think of the killing machines from the Terminator series. For most others that aren't hellbent on seeing a robot apocalypse, they might think of cu...

Pedro Cortes

12:00 PM on 12.26.2013

Japanese robot wins DARPA challenge, is anime reference

Robots are great. A lot of folks would agree with me, including the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the institution doing all manner of top-secret, top-awesome projects for the government. Another thing th...

Josh Tolentino

4:00 PM on 10.07.2013

Pollution from China found at Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji, one of the most picturesque locales in the world, is suffering from Chinese pollution. According to an article from Japan Today, scientists have found that the famous mountain has almost double the amount of Mercury...

Pedro Cortes

7:00 PM on 08.14.2013

Japan sent a talking robot to space

In a move that could only be described as either totally awesome or fiscally irresponsible, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency -- or JAXA for short -- has delivered a talking robot to the International Space Station. It'...

Tim Sheehy

3:00 PM on 03.05.2012

Science! Why tsundere girls are appealing

Why do guys like tsundere girls? Surely going after a girl that doesn't abuse you seems a lot safer? Is there some reason why guys will go along with the verbal barrage (other than the obvious reason)? Yoshihito Naitou, ...

Bob Muir

11:00 PM on 11.18.2011

Snore no more with a robotic teddy under your heady

Science has done it again! Invention after invention, experiment after experiment, there's always something to post about when it comes to the newest tech from Japan. Of course, a lot of it seems to cure the most worthless of...


3:00 PM on 10.31.2011

32nd Annual Nihon Sci-Fi Awards recognize Madoka Magica

We've seem to have been rolling in the Madoka news lately, because aside from being released in the US early next year, the series is now nominated for a rather big award. Every year, the Nihon Science Fiction Taisho Award&nb...


6:00 PM on 01.24.2011

A look inside: Gamera and other kaiju (literally)

One of my favorite moments from this past season of Mad Men is when Don Draper and Lane Pryce embark upon a random, misguided and utterly bro-tastic night out on the town in the tense hours before the new year rolls in, bring...

Mike LeChevallier

4:00 PM on 09.14.2010

Ukiyo-e prints show doctors and drugs fighting diseases

Though normally thought of purely for use as artistic canvases, ukiyo-e (woodblock prints) have at times served a more informative role. The University of California San Francisco owns a collection of 400 health-themed pieces...

Bob Muir

7:00 AM on 12.06.2009

Japanese SPACE BEER!

Japan, always on the cutting edge of technology, has created yet another scientific innovation that's guaranteed to change the face of humanity: SPACE BEER! This new product, developed by Sapporo Breweries Limited, was brewed...

Jon Snyder

12:00 PM on 10.01.2009

Akiba:F makes blood donation awesome, desirable

I've always felt a little guilty about not being able to donate blood. Due to the wealth of prescription medication constantly flowing through my veins, I'm banned from doing so. But now, I feel especially inadequate, because...

Josh Tolentino