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energyJapan restarts eighth nuclear reactor

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The Eighth Japanese nuclear reactor is resuming power generation. Unit 4 of the Ohi nuclear power plant in Japan’s Fukui Prefecture began supplying electricity to the grid again on 11 May, Kansai Electric Power Company has announced. The reactor is …

dwave systemsMDR of Japan and D-Wave will apply quantum machine learning to drug discovery, finance and cars

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MDR Corporation, a Japanese company located in Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo, announced the signing of an agreement with D-Wave Systems Inc., the leader in quantum computing systems and software, to use D-Wave’s quantum computers to develop quantum computing applications for machine …

air forceProposed hybrid F-22 /F-35 fighter could make a big fast plane with better electronics

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Lockheed Martin is proposing to offer Japan a stealth fighter that combines the designs of the F-35 Lighting II and the export-banned F-22 Raptor. Japan is hoping to introduce an air superiority fighter sometime after 2030, to counter new stealth …

batteriesJapan finds 400-780 year rare earth supplies in seabed

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Rare-earth metals are crucial in the making of high-tech products such as electric vehicles, mobile phones and batteries, and the world has relied on China for almost all of its rare-earth material. A seabed off of Japan contains more than …

energyJapan slowly restarting nuclear reactors with ongoing financial and environmental costs

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Unit 3 of the Ohi nuclear power plant in Japan’s Fukui Prefecture today resumed commercial operation, Kansai Electric Power Company announced. The reactor is the sixth to be restarted after clearing the country’s revised safety regulations. Following the shutdown of …

energyJapan restarting 7th nuclear reactor with two more restarting by July

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Japan is restarting its seventh nuclear reactor. They are restarting operation of unit 3 at its Genkai nuclear power plant in Japan’s Saga prefecture. The reactor is scheduled to resume commercial operation next month. Genkai 3 is the seventh of …

citiesToyota temporarily suspends self driving car program

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Toyota has temporarily suspended its self-driving car program after Uber fatal self-driving car accident. it would t suspend testing of its ‘Chauffeur’ autonomous driving system on US roads. Toyota (TM) had been road-testing robot vehicles in Michigan and California. The …

exaflop4 petaflop Cray computer will be used for nuclear fusion research in Japan

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Japan has selected a Cray XC50 supercomputer to support its mission to advance nuclear fusion research and development. It will be a 4 petaflop computer that will replace a 1.5-petaflop Bullx cluster known as Helios that was shutdown already. It …

futureJapan’s lonely seniors are the tip of a global epidemic of senior loneliness

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Almost 1 in 5 women in Japanese prisons is a senior. Their crimes are usually minor—9 in 10 senior women who’ve been convicted were found guilty of shoplifting. Japan has about 50 to 60 thousand people in prison. The number …

air forceTurkey, Japan and South Korea looking at F-35B jump jets for airwings for mini-aircraft carriers

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Turkey might buy new generation F-35B jump jet stealth fighters. Turkey could join Japan and South Korea in using 20000 to 35000 helicopter carriers to base about 10-20 F35b with vertical takeoff and landing capabilities as mini-aircraft carriers. Japan is …