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Fujifilm and IBM develop magnetic tape that stores 35TB

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/magnetic_tape.jpg" /> <a href="http://www.fujifilmholdings.com/en/index.html">Fujifilm</a> and <a href="http://www.ibm.com">IBM</a> toda

Panasonic robot runs 24km on two AA batteries, makes it into Guinness Book of World Records

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/evolta_robot_3-620x225.jpg" /> OK, Panasonic's Evolta batteries are quite powerful, alright. A robot in a mini car powered by nothing mo

Toshiba announces the world's first 128 Megabit FeRAM

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/toshiba_feram_chip.jpg" /> <a href="http://www.toshiba.co.jp/about/press/2009_02/pr_j0901.htm">Toshiba today in Tokyo unveiled a prototy

NEC's SX-9 supercomputer boasts "fastest standing" in HPC challenge benchmark

NEC announced yesterday that its SX-9 supercomputer has achieved the world’s fastest standing in the high performance computing (HPC) field [JP] by getting top scores in 19 of 28 sections in the

150 copies per minute: The ORPHIS X9050 is the world's fastest photocopier

Japanese office equipment manufacturer Riso has developed the world’s fastest color photocopier for office use [JP] (at least this is what they and their partner Olympus claim). The ORPHIS X9050

Scientists develop "atomic pen" and write nano-sized word

A group of researchers at the University of Osaka managed to develop a super-small “pen” that is able to write or draw by arranging individuals atoms on metallic surfaces. As an example, t

"World record": Japan grants patent after 17 days of screening

This year the US beat Japan in patent application filing for the first time since 1963, but Nippon is prepared to bounce back. In fear of falling back inĀ international competitiveness in the future,

Japan gets the world's fastest Blu-ray recorder

Today Buffalo introduced [JP] the world’s fastet Blu-ray recorder, which is Japan-only for the time being. The recorder is available as an external (BR-816SU2) and an internal version (BR-816FBS

Japanese scientists create world's smallest noodle bowl

A research team from the University of Tokyo managed to create a microscopic bowl of ramen (Japanese noodles), measuring 1/12,500th of an inch (1/500th of a millimeter) in length and 1.25 millionth of