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europeSpaceX in talks with Japan and Europe for future Falcon Heavy launches

Japan’s Space agency is considering SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy as the main launch for its HTV-X. Thie HTV-X would be used to supply a new Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway. The European Space Agency is looking to launch a six-ton lunar station module …

japanJapan’s newly revealed Railgun compared to China and US Railguns

Japan joins a growing list of countries with active railgun programs. Japan’s railgun is shown in the lab. It seems to be a fairly large railgun at about the level shown by the USA about 8 years ago. Japan’s electromagnetic …

japanStem cell treatment of Parkinson’s disease via half inch holes in the skull

Kyoto University Hospital will start clinical trials for Parkinson’s disease that transplants dopaminergic progenitors generated from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. About 5 million iPS cell-derived dopaminergic progenitors will be transplanted by stereotaxic brain surgery into the left and right …

5gJapan reaches 10 gbps 5G in a smaller chip

Tokyo Tech researchers have designed and fabricated a tiny, fast, reliable and accurate 28-GHz transceiver meant for stable high-speed 5G

communicationJapan’s next generation terahertz communication will push to 400 gigabits per second

Nippon Telephone and Tokyo Institute of Technology have jointly developed an ultra high-speed IC for wireless front-end that operates on a terahertz frequency band, and in the 300 GHz band they have succeeded in developing the world’s fastest 100 gigabit …

energyJapan restarts eighth nuclear reactor

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

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

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

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

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 …