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Japan frontrunner to get International Linear Collider

Japan frontrunner to get International Linear Collider

According to Nature, Japan is the frontrunner for the planned International Linear Collider (ILC), for which Europe and the United States are also in the running to host. Scientists and engineers are already examining potential sites in the island nation for the US$7 to $8 billion machine, which is intended…

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Ibasei’s Cappa provides hydroelectricity on a small scale

Ibasei’s Cappa provides hydroelectricity on a small scale

Despite being the most widely used form of renewable energy worldwide, hydroelectricity is generally reserved for large-scale commercial installations built around massive dams. Japanese company Ibasei has shrunk things down and removed the need to build a dam with its Cappa compact hydropower generator – a system that’s designed to…

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Japan unveils world’s fastest levitating train

Japan unveils world’s fastest levitating train

Japan’s bullet trains can travel up to 300 kilometres per hour (km/h). The Central Japan Railway Co claims that a new maglev train prototype can reach 500km/h. At this point in time, there are only two commercial maglev train systems operating: one in Shanghai (the Transrapid from Shanhai Pudong International…

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