SCI-TECH

Apr 23
Japanese electronics giant Toshiba says it’s developed what it calls “the world’s fastest” algorithm. The company says the formula will significantly boost the calculation power of standard computers.
(NHK)

Apr 18
What is believed to be Japan’s largest fossilized dinosaur skeleton has been restored as a life-size replica, researchers and officials from the town of Mukawa, in Hokkaido, where the original discovery was made, said Wednesday. (Japan Times)

Apr 17
Mount Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, has erupted.
(NHK)

Apr 16
Fujitsu Ltd. said Monday that, working with national research institute Riken, the major Japanese electronics maker has finished designing the successor to the K supercomputer. (Japan Times)

Apr 11
An international group of scientists says it has successfully captured the first-ever image of a black hole — an astronomical object with a gravitational pull so strong that nothing can escape it, not even light.
(NHK)

Apr 09
Cloud gaming is generating a lot of hype with tech giants Google and Microsoft going all-in on the technology. However, in Japan cloud gaming has been a thing for years and while it is not mainstream, developers are increasingly looking for ways to allow players to access titles. (newsonjapan.com)

Apr 06
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency says it’s highly likely that probe Hayabusa2 has succeeded in the world’s first mission of creating a crater on an asteroid to study its interior.
(NHK)

Apr 04
Japanese authorities have recognized the October 2016 suicide of a man involved in satellite control operations at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Tsukuba Space Center as a work-related death, it was learned Wednesday. (Japan Times)

Apr 03
Japan’s Hayabusa2 space probe is set to start descending toward an asteroid in about two days on a new mission to create an artificial crater on its surface.
(NHK)

Mar 31
A panel of doctors in Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority says iodine tablets should be distributed in advance to residents under 40 to mitigate the effects of radiation exposure due to a nuclear accident.
(NHK)