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Japanese Scientists Create Skin-Like Wearable Health Sensors

According to Science Daily, the Japanese scientists have developed a new hypoallergenic electronic sensor that can be worn on the skin continuously for a week without discomfort, and is so light and thin that users forget they even have it on. The

Sony to relaunch vinyl records production in Japan

Production will resume by March 2018 at a plant in Japan's Shizuoka Prefecture run by a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), according to Nikkei Asian Review. Sony stopped making vinyl records in-house domestically in 1989 after the advent of CDs, which

Panda baby at Japan zoo gets a checkup

Tokyo's Ueno Zoo said Friday the panda, born June 12, was ruled a female by examining experts, according to Phys.org. It's difficult to determine the gender of a panda newborn. The zoo had also been careful not to separate the baby from

Japanese team develops snake-like robot to help in disasters

It is the first snake-shaped robot in the world that can move with its front tip off the ground, according to the team, which includes members from Tohoku University in Sendai, according to The Japan Times. The Tohoku region was devastated by

Japan’s princess Mako becomes a commoner so she can marry ‘beach tourism’ worker

The Imperial Household Agency declined to confirm the report about the granddaughter of Japan’s emperor, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Metro. Kei Komuro, the man who won the princess’s heart, was a fellow student at International Christian University in Tokyo, where Mako,

Toyota is Making a Flying Car to Light the 2020 Olympic Torch

According to Futurism, Toyota is throwing its hat into the flying car ring, backing the “SkyDrive” flying car, the brainchild of a startup called Cartivator. The drone-esque, 2.9 meter (9.5 foot) long SkyDrive vehicle is designed to max out at speeds of

North Korea fires missile days after new South Korea leader pledges dialogue

The U.S. Pacific Command said it was assessing the type of missile but it was "not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile". Japanese Defence Minister Tomomi Inada said the missile could be of a new type, according to Reuters. The missile flew

Toyota Wants to Use Robots for Keeping Elderly Moving

Japanese automakers are looking beyond the industry trend to develop self-driving cars and turning their attention to robots to help keep the country's rapidly graying society on the move, Joinfo.com reports with reference to U.S. News. Toyota said it saw the possibility

North Korea issues warning as US strike group heads to Korean Peninsula

The Pentagon is sending the 97,000-ton USS Carl Vinson with an escort of a guided-missile cruiser and two destroyers following another missile test by North Korea last week. According to a statement provided to CNN by officials in Pyongyang, the "current

North Korea test-fires missile into sea ahead of Trump-Xi summit

The missile flew about 60 km (40 miles) from its launch site at Sinpo, a port city on North Korea's east coast, the South Korean Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement, Joinfo.com reports with reference to