Tag Archives: Japan

Has China Replaced US and Become a Super Power Already?

Withe early signs of another recession creeping in, Pew Research Center has put out its findings that show China in its steward position taking over from the US to rein in the woes of a possible recurrence of the 1930s global recession, the worst in history. After recovery after the Great Recession of the 1930s,  the U.S. has bolstered its leadership ...

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In Praise of Canola Oil to Reduce Your Cholesterol, Belly Fat

While research is in praise of olive oil till now, new study has thrown light on similar health benefits for canola oil that is extracted from the canola plant for use as kitchen oil. Besides its nutritional value, canola oil is billed as weight-reducing agent to tackle obesity and lifestyle risks in modern day food habits. With its taste-less and ...

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In Praise of Green Tea that Cuts Down Prostate Cancer Risk

In a boost to Japan and green tea lovers around the world, a new study has revealed that the componenet ‘catechins’ in green tea may help reduce development of prostate cancer in men. Led by Indian-origin researcher Nagi Kumar of Moffitt Cancer Center, the team of researchers found that it is helpful in men who have premalignant lesions and prone ...

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India’s Astrosat to Join NASA’s Hubble, Russian Spektr R, Japan’s Suzaku to Study Astronomy

India is gearing up to launch its own ASTROSAT, the first dedicated space observatory similar to NASA’s Hubble to study deep space in October 2015. The observatory to be placed in equatorial range for five years will orbit around Earth at 650-km speed, said the Indian Space Research Organisation on Tuesday. Built by Bangalore-based ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC), India hopes ...

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ISRO Testing Own Space Observatory ‘Astrosat’ for Launch in October

India will launch its own first dedicated space observatory similar to NASA’s Hubble to study deep space data about stars, galaxies and black holes, said ISRO, which has launched Mars Orbiter successfully last year. With the assembly of the 1650-kg space mission over, intense testing will be done to ensure the mission’s five-year orbit around Earth at 650-km speed equatorially, ...

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India to follow Pakistan, may become CERN member soon, says official

Months after Pakistan becoming a member of CERN, the world’s largest particle physics lab that claims to have cracked Higgs Boson in 2012 and went ot win a Nobel prize next year, India has woken up to the necessity of joining the prestious research outfit. “The government has approved India’s associate membership of CERN. But it will take about a ...

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NASA, USGS Breakthrough on Early Earthquake Warning by Smartphones

Smartphones and tablets can give early warning on large earthquakes in areas where highly technical and more expensive systems are not in place, said a new research. The study, led by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), found that the sensors in smartphones could be used to build earthquake warning systems, though less accurate than conventional systems. The GPS ...

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Netaji Snoopgate: What’s so Strange? Where’s the Missing Link?

Post-independence, the government of India changed the hands to Indian leaders but not its intelligence traditions, going by the fact that for two decades until 1968, the family of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was under watch. Essentially it was a case of not sharing the spoils of a success that led the Nehru and his daughter Indira Gandhi to keep off Netaji family from ...

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Future Power Source? China Plans Masive Solar Power Station in Sky

What science fiction writer Isaac Asimov wrote in his 1941 short story “Reason” speculating space stations to transmit energy to Earth using microwave beams may become a reality soon, if Chinese scientists have their way to build ambitious solar-power generating station somewhere up in the sky. Wang Xiji, a scientist who had spent 50 years on the concept at the ...

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China’s Jiaolong Deep Sea Indian Ocean Drill Finds Sulfide, Metal Deposits as Wary India Keeps Watch

With India keeping an eagle’s eye, China successfully completed its first 118 days of deep sea manned subsmersible mining in the Indian Ocean, saying it found large deposits of precious metals besides discovering different hydrothermal areas. China’s mission named ‘Jiaolong’ discovered new hydrothermal deep-sea fissures which emit hot water and its findings could lead to further research into resources of ...

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Japan Researchers Succeed Transmitting Solar Power Using Wireless Microwaves

Paving the way for generating space-based solar power, Japanese researchers have succeeded in transmitting electrical power wirelessly to a pinpoint target using microwaves. The team at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Jaxa) transformed 1.8 kilowatts of electric power into microwaves and transmitted it with accuracy to a receiver located 55 metres away, Wall Street Journal reported. In the experiment conducted ...

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Japan orders Uber to suspend pilot program

Japanese authorities have ordered ride-sharing app Uber to suspend its pilot programme, saying it violates the country’s laws, media reported on Wednesday. The San Francisco-based firm that uses an app to put passengers in touch with private car owners launched a pilot programme in early February in Fukuoka in southern Japan, in collaboration with a local university. The project was ...

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World’s First Emotional Robot ‘Pepper’ for Dementia Patients’ Daily Care on Sale Now in Japan

For humans, it is difficult to monitor dementia patients but not for robots, if right software is developed, say Japanese scientists who created software to monitor and help dementia patients in their daily lives. Japan telecom giant SoftBank Mobile Corp. and Aldebaran Robotics have announced the joint development of “Pepper”, the world’s first personal robot that can read emotions recently ...

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Japanese Develop Armband to Sound Alarm if You Have Fever

Japanese researchers have developed a fever alarm armband, a flexible, self-powered wearable device that goes off in case of high body temperature beyond 102 degrees. The flexible organic components developed for this device are well-suited to wearable devices that continuously monitor vital signs including temperature and heart rate for applications in healthcare settings. “The fever alarm armband demonstrates that it ...

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Vedic maths gets thumbs up from students, teachers alike

It takes 11-year-old Aditya Ray only seconds to multiply a five-digit number with a four-digit one, thanks to Vedic mathematics, which he claims makes it quicker and accurate. By traditional method, he would have more than a minute to get the answer. “It takes me around one and a half minutes to multiply such large numbers using the conventional method. ...

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2015 Likely to Hold Great Future for Science

As per the reports from a journal Nature, when 2014 turns out to be a great year with discoveries of 3D-printed body parts and scientific breakthroughs like comet landing, 2015 too holds a great future for science. It is in 2015, the world’s most powerful atom smasher, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), is expected to restart. The machine at CERN, ...

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