Often the coolest tech is that which appears as magic upon first viewing, such is the case with this robot hand that scoops up gels and semi-liquids without leaving any residue behind.
Japan's historic earthquake not only interrupted basic services, it also caused domestic television commercials to be pulled, leading to a public service placeholder commercial being repeated hundreds of times a day. Despite its maddening repetition, one Japanese anime fan managed to give the irritant an amazing sci-fi spin, giving local viewers a much needed dose of typically ironic Japanese humor.
Japan may have been ravaged by a monster earthquake/tsunami/nuclear disaster, but that doesn't mean they don't still have some of the best engineers in the world. Proof: this stretch of completely destroyed highway was fixed up and open to cars again in a mere six days.
While China still blocks some of America's most popular social media services, Japan's office of the Prime Minister took the recent earthquake disaster as an opportunity join the ranks of Facebook and Twitter.
As Japan gets back to normal, the problem of finding enough people to care for the elderly remains, which makes Isao Wakabayashi's invention a timely and much needed salve for the country's aged populace.
As Japan does its best to recover from the energy plant disaster at Fukushima, we took the opportunity to travel to other parts of the country, in this case Hiroshima, where we found what looks to be a solar-powered replica...
Following up on a post we wrote a few days ago, we're keeping the focus on emergency solutions, in this case the device is something that is not only useful but convenient: the Retractable Mobile Solar Power System.
When the final tally from last week's devastating earthquake is completed, it's becoming clear that more deaths will have been caused by the tsunami, than by the actual earthquake itself. But who knew that the waves traveled as far as Antarctica?
Here at DVICE we often make humorous quips about how this or that device may help you when disaster strikes, but for the last two days I've been dealing with the aftermath of the Sendai Earthquake here in Tokyo, Japan and I've actually had the opportunity to put many of our geek-centric theories to the test.
There's no nation better prepared for a quake than Japan. The nation has invested billions, in fact, in seawalls designed to stymie the power of a tsunami to skyscrapers built to sway instead of snapping or crumbling. Sway they did, looking like trees in a strong wind during Japan's 8.9 magnitude earthquake on Friday.