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    Sunday January 8, 2017
  • "Ghost in the Shell" Fan Introduces New Stage of Soft-Body Robotics

    Creator points to classic anime as source of inspiration for his latest research.

    Are we closer to making human-passing robots? Well, we've gotten them to the wiggle-worm stage, but we're definitely advancing. Check out a video showing off soft-body robotic technology, as demonstrated by an engineer inspired by Ghost in the Shell. Hit the jump to see the future in action!

  • Tuesday October 7, 2014
  • Japanese and American Scientists Win Nobel Physics Prize for Blue LED

    Three recognized for invention of blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs)

    Today,the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded 8 million Swedish kronor ($1.1 million) for the Nobel Prize in Physics to Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano at Nagoya University, Japan, and Shuji Nakamura of UC Santa Barbara in recognition of their invention of blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs), which led to a new, environmentally friendly light source. More after the jump.

  • Sunday November 24, 2013
  • VIDEO: How To Make A Daikon Radish Moan With Your Touch

    Another brilliant Japanese invention that makes you go "Why?"

    Sometimes, the Daikon radish is used to describe a person's legs in Japan as in being too thick and not desirable, but what if the radish itself moans sensually with your touch? Wouldn't that be special? A few college students in Japan created a device called the "SI - Sekuhara-Interface (Sexual Harassment Interface)" and yes, there is a demonstration video. Watch it after the jump.

  • Saturday July 21, 2012
  • "Doraemon" Science Project Takes Flight

    The first of 10 "Doraemon" DIY projects breaks sell-in records!

    The recent trend of models and projects sold through bookstores explodes with Doraemon Fushigi Science. 200,000 copies sold to bookstores in just a few weeks. Photos after the jump!

  • Monday May 21, 2012
  • SKE48 Member Thinks Venus Eclipsed the Sun

    Let's do a little elementary school astronomy...

    SKE48 team S member Rena Matsui posted on her blog today about how emotional it was to see an eclipse for the first time. Only problem is, she mistook the moon for Venus. Quotes after the break! [Updated]

  • Sunday March 11, 2012
  • Does the Popularity of "Dragonball" Hinge on Nostalgia?

    The return of Yoshihito Naitō, geek psychologist

    You know the Dragonball anime aired in 40 countries, right? You remember that well-meaning 2009 Hollywood live-action flick, right? Where does this popularity come from? Psychologist Yoshihito Naitō proposes a theory as to why Dragonball is so enduring in our minds after the break. Hit it to argue or agree!