SCI-TECH NEWS

Aug 06
Japan's daily number of confirmed coronavirus cases on Wednesday topped 1,300, remaining at high levels ahead of next week's summer holiday peak, with health authorities calling on people to be cautious when they travel to their hometowns and elsewhere. (Kyodo)
Aug 03
Japanese company ispace has updated the design of its commercial lunar lander while delaying its first flight by a year. (spacenews.com)
Aug 03
An NHK survey shows the Japanese prefecture of Okinawa has the nation's highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases per 100,000 people in the preceding seven days. (NHK)
Aug 02
Companies racing to introduce the successor to the batteries that power everything from our smartphones to drones to electric cars are closing in on their goal. But they are not alone. Startups have joined the fray to develop technologies for higher-performance power packs that can relegate today's lithium-ion batteries to an earlier stage along the march of progress. (Nikkei)
Aug 02
After initial success, Japan is facing a reality check on the coronavirus. (Bloomberg)
Jul 31
Leading Japanese universities and corporations have joined hands with IBM to develop practical quantum computing applications in finance, materials development and the broader business scene. (Nikkei)
Jul 30
The Japan Meteorological Agency early Thursday morning issued an early warning for an earthquake that was expected to hit Tokyo and other neighboring areas. (Japan Times)
Jul 30
Experts say the situation of coronavirus infections in Tokyo is serious as the virus has spread to all generations and through diverse routes. (NHK)
Jul 29
A project is under way to breed a protected seahorse species that is widely used in traditional kampo medicine. (NHK)
Jul 29
A Japanese research team has announced the discovery of traces of the largest impact craters in the solar system on a moon of Jupiter. (Japan Times)
Jul 28
The engineers at Gundam Factory Yokohama had the dream of building a giant walking robot and nothing—not even a pandemic—can stop them from realizing it. (avclub.com)
Jul 28
With the end of July drawing near, it is looking likely that not a single typhoon will form in the month. It would be the first typhoon-free July since the Meteorological Agency started taking records in 1951. (Japan Times)
Jul 27
A railway operator is testing disinfectant robots at a station in Tokyo to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. (NHK)
Jul 27
The National Institute of Infectious Diseases in Tokyo reports the number of syphilis cases in the country has topped 3,000 cases, according to the latest Surveillance data table. (outbreaknewstoday.com)
Jul 26
The risk of deadly downpours has risen Japan in recent years due to global warming, adding to people's worries this summer, on top of the coronavirus pandemic. (Nikkei)
Jul 24
Ammonia is a pungent, corrosive and highly toxic chemical but by the year 2030 it should provide more than 1 per cent of Japan’s total electricity supply, according to a consortium of leading players in the industry. (ft.com)
Jul 24
When a small company sought a licence to dispose of waste on the island of Teshima, the local government was happy to say yes. Job creation and waste disposal were always a problem on the hundreds of islands dotted across Japan’s Inland Sea. (ft.com)
Jul 23
Japanese weather officials say higher-than-normal average temperatures are expected across the country over the next three months. (NHK)
Jul 22
A giant meteor shower bombarded Earth and the moon 800 million years ago with more than 30 times the force of the asteroid strike that killed the dinosaurs, new research showed Tuesday. (Japan Times)
Jul 22
Japan's health ministry has approved the use of the steroid drug dexamethasone for the treatment of novel coronavirus patients, following the approval of remdesivir in May, it came to light on Tuesday. (Kyodo)

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