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Researchers have developed a highly heat-resistant bioplastic material that can be used for making car parts and construction materials, a discovery that could open the doors…

Japanese fiber maker Omikenshi has developed a material used in run-flat tires that can be produced at roughly half the cost and with half the carbon emissions as the typical…

One man's trash is another man's treasure, so the proverb goes. But crab shells and eggshells? The former, it turns out, are an ingredient for moisturizing cream once the shells…

A team of researchers from Kyoto University and Toyota Motor is making solid progress developing next-generation battery technology that has the potential to cram far more…

Dai Nippon Printing Co. and the University of Tokyo have teamed to develop a full-color thin display that is much more than skin deep.

What is the future of batteries? From smartphones to drones to electric cars, the current source of energy is the lithium-ion battery. But startups in Japan are battling to…

Toshiba is set to roll out a hydrogen-powered fuel cell system capable of generating enough electricity to power 1,000 homes, or an entire factory or hospital in a boost to a…

Tohoku University Graduate School of Engineering, Graduate School of Information Sciences, and NEC Corporation announced the start of research and development of a materials…

Sanyo Chemical Industries' rechargeable battery made almost entirely of plastic is now powering an unmanned submarine by Kawasaki Heavy Industries in a test run, with the…

Cancer cells play dead to dodge attacks by immune cells, a scientist here discovered, and tumor tissue moves like a slug to fuse with other tumors, revelations that could trigger…