Robots To Be Our 'representatives On Earth' Using Touch Technology

Robots to be our 'representatives on Earth' using touch technology

Robots could soon negate the need for humans to leave the home to sightsee or shop, thanks to new technology that allows them to experience things on their behalf, even including the sense of touch.

Tokyo-based start-up Telexistence Inc. unveiled the technology in the capital on June 12. The system enables robots to remotely provide services for humans, such as seeing exhibitions in museums or shopping for clothes in department stores.

Kbb Names Honda Accord Hybrid As A 10 Best Hybrid Car For Earth Day 2017

KBB Names Honda Accord Hybrid as a 10 Best Hybrid Car for Earth Day 2017The 2017 Accord Hybrid has been recognized as one of the Kelley Blue Book's 2017 10 Best Hybrid Cars Under $40,000. Refreshed for the 2017 model year, the Accord Hybrid features the next-generation of Honda's two-motor hybrid powertrain and is the most fuel efficient and most powerful midsize sedan in its class.

Jaxa Lunar Orbiter Confirms Earth’s Oxygen Lands On Moon

JAXA lunar orbiter confirms Earth’s oxygen lands on moonLong a mystery of lunar science, the presence of oxygen on the surface of the moon has been known to scientists but not its origin.
Now, a team of Japanese researchers has confirmed that oxygen carried from Earth by the "Earth wind," a wind of magnetospheric ions, travels 380,000 kilometers through space to reach the moon's surface.

Astronaut Onishi Comes Back Down To Earth After 4 Months In Orbit

Astronaut Onishi comes back down to Earth after 4 months in orbitJapanese astronaut Takuya Onishi landed safely back on Earth aboard the Russian space capsule Soyuz after a “fun” and “fulfilling” nearly four-month stint in the International Space Station.
Onishi, 40, landed in a steppe in central Kazakhstan on Oct. 30 at 9:58 a.m. local time (0:58 p.m. JST, Oct. 30) along with two other astronauts from Russia and the United States.

Honda's New Hybrid Will Cut Use Of Rare-earth Metals

Honda's new hybrid will cut use of rare-earth metalsHonda will start selling a hybrid vehicle later this year that will reduce the use of rare-earth metals in the hybrid-electric motor's magnets. The Japanese automaker worked with Japanese metal supplier Daido Steel Co. to develop a process that eliminates the use of rare-earth elements such as terbium or dysprosium.

Nec: Landslide Predicted Only From Moisture Level In Earth, Sand

NEC: Landslide Predicted Only From Moisture Level in Earth, SandNEC Corp released a system that visualizes the risk of the collapse of a slope consisting of earth and sand in real time based on the amount of moisture contained in the earth and sand.
The system, "Landslide Disaster Sign Detection System," is expected to help municipalities promptly decide to issue an evacuation advisory/order for locals.

Mars At Closest Point To Earth Since 2005

Mars at closest point to Earth since 2005Mars made its closest approach to Earth in more than a decade on May 31st, Japan Time.
The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan said Mars came within 75 million kilometers of the Earth on Tuesday.
The observatory says even people living in cities can see the red planet with the naked eye for about a week if the weather is good.

Astronaut Yui's Return To Earth Nov 2015

Astronaut Yui's return to Earth Nov 2015Japan's space agency says astronaut Kimiya Yui will return to Earth next month after nearly 5 months at the International Space Station.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, said on Tuesday that Yui will make his return journey on board the Russian spacecraft Soyuz. He is scheduled to land in Kazakhstan, central Asia, on December 11th.