Cyber education finds home in Asia
"Edtech," the use of education technology such as online connectivity and tablets, is coming of age around the world, particularly in Asia, where in many areas large populations of kids otherwise lack adequate school resources.
Virtual home companion
A venture company in Tokyo has just created your new best friend, Azuma Hikari, a projected figure lives behind glass, on your shelf to serve as alarm clock, personal greeter, schedule keeper, and chat companion.
The robot that moves like a human
Many humanoid robots are designed to look as human as possible -- in appearance. But what about movement? That's the aim behind "Alter," a robot designed to show off its human characteristics not in how it looks, but in how it behaves.
Solar eclipse over Indonesia
People on the Indonesian side of Borneo Island cheer as they are plunged into darkness for a little over a minute under a total solar eclipse that swept across parts of Southeast Asia and the Pacific on March 9.
Indian boy fighting aging disorder meets Asimo
Nihal Bitla is one of only four people in India known to have progeria, the genetic disorder that causes rapid aging. The 15-year-old Nihal, who loves robots, recently had a dream come true -- to meet Honda's Asimo humanoid robot.
Global warming, a century of changes
NASA and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say that 2015 was the hottest year recorded since measurements started in the 1880s.
Thailand's homes fit for any age
Reporter Yukako Ono explores Siam Cement's exhibition in Bangkok that shows off innovations to make homes more friendly to elderly living, such as motion-sensitive night lighting and bathrooms tailored to each person's size.
Airport guides of the future
What’s a confused traveler to do? For NTT and Panasonic, the answer is in new ideas they are testing at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport to help guide tourist, translation apps and real-time location guidance that could eventually go beyond the airport.
Down to earth, into history
Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’ space tourism company, on Nov. 24 made the first-ever successful soft landing of a rocket after launching beyond the edge of space more than 100 kilometers up.
Electrodes make anybody a musician
Reporter Akiko Sugimoto becomes an instant musician thanks to Possessed Hand, a device that uses electrodes to control muscle movements. But the device is not just a party tricks, and could one day help disabled better experience the world.
Hands on at Tokyo tech expo
The Digital Content EXPO at Tokyo's Miraikan let visitors play with tomorrow's everyday tech, including a scanner that animates drawings and a box that uses mirrors and ultrasound to recreate the look, and feel, of objects.
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