Quiet energy revolution underway in Japan as dozens of towns go off the grid

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TOKYO/HIGASHI MATSUSHIMA, JAPAN (Reuters) – A northern Japanese city’s efforts to rebuild its electric power system after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami mark a quiet shift away from the country’s old utility model toward self-reliant, local generation and transmission.

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Japanese sexbot apocalypse ?

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As you might imagine, there are interesting cultural differences between Americans and Japanese.  For example, Americans fear the Terminator movie scenario of a robot or Artificial intelligence apocalypse, while Japan is facing sharp population decrease from lowering birth rates which could be accelerated with more realistic sexbots that extend the Japanese sex doll industry.   Continue reading… “Japanese sexbot apocalypse ?”

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Ocean Spiral – an underwater ocean floor factory connected to a floating sea base via a spiral tower

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Ocean Spiral

They have built terminal 3 of Singapore’s airport and the The Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line aka Trans-Tokyo Bay Highway. Aqualine is a bridge–tunnel combination across Tokyo Bay in Japan. It connects the city of Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture with the city of Kisarazu in Chiba Prefecture, and forms part of National Route 409. With an overall length of 14 km, it includes a 4.4 km bridge and 9.6 km tunnel underneath the bay—the fourth-longest underwater tunnel in the world.

 

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Japanese company Obayashi plans to have a space elevator up and running by 2050

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Space elevator

The Japanese construction giant Obayashi has announced they will have a space elevator up and running by the year 2050. If successful it would revolutionize space travel and potentially transform the global economy. (Video)

 

 

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Japan to build the world’s largest floating solar power plants

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One of Kyocera’s existing solar power plants in Japan, which has 70 MW of power capacity.

Being short on free land space is not stopping Japan from investing in renewable energy. Solar panel company Kyocera Corp, Century Tokyo Leasing Corp and Ciel Terre have announced that they’re teaming up to create two huge floating solar power plants which will be up and running by April next year.

 

 

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