The Japanese company which is engaged in production of paper, and the chemical company combined the efforts for creation of clear transparent paper from cellulose nanofibres. The new material will be used for displays of tablet computers. The companies Oji Holdings and Mitsubishi Chemical developed paper from the material, which has received the name nanofibre of cellulose. Thickness of a material makes only 20 000 part of thickness of a usual human hair. The material is characterized by high optical transparency.
Japanese neuroscientists have learned to anticipate the visual content of dreams. Results of their work, scientists reported on neurobiological conference in New Orleans. Experiments were carried out in blocks of three hours for a few weeks. Volunteers were placed in a scanner, where they were to sleep. Once in the brain, the experiment participants are beginning to have characteristic electrical activity of the onset of sleep, they woke and asked about the content of the dream. Within an hour, spends six to seven cycles of sleep and waking, but only one of the volunteers told about the content of their dreams about 200 times.
A Japanese company called Suidobashi Heavy Industries recently revealed its 13-foot mech robot named Kuratas. Kuratas is the brainchild of artist Kogoro Kurata and robotics researcher Wataru Yoshizaki. Kuratas can be controlled in three ways – either through a controller, a master slave, or an iPhone. The robot runs on an operating system called V-Sido and it is outfitted with a launcher and a twin Gatling gun.
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has launched a new radar spy satellite that has reached the orbit on H-2A rocket from Tanegashima Space Center. The satellite reached Earth’s orbit 20 minutes after the rocket launch. It is dedicated for observing and picturing military and civil objects from the space. However Japanese professionals do not open up all capabilities of the satellite. This was the 20th flight of the H-2A launcher rocket; 19 past missions passed successfully.
NASA and European radars were screening the Pacific Ocean from the satellite on the day of Japanese earthquake and have captured at least two fronts of tsunami.
In Japan created one more high-performance industrial robot for use at emergency conditions in nuclear facilities.New device is able to work in a challenging environment and is designed to perform operations over many hours at the limiting radiation level of 500 Sv
Japanese scientists have found micrometeorites, whose size is about 10 micrometers. This is the oldest ever found on Earth residue of celestial bodies.According to researchers’ studies this meteorites are more than 240 million years.
Japanese authorities have raised the level of danger at a nuclear power plant “Fukushima-1” to the maximum value a level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale (INES).
How the Japan Earthquake Shortened Days on Earth. A new analysis of the 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Japan has found that the intense temblor has accelerated Earth’s spin, shortening the length of the 24-hour day by 1.8 microseconds, according to geophysicist Richard Gross at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.Gross refined his estimates of the Japan quake’s impact – which previously suggested a 1.6-microsecond shortening of the day – based on new data on how much the fault that triggered the earthquake slipped to redistribute the planet’s mass.