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Chimp - Monthly News - Archives - Kids Web Japan - Web Japan
Scientists in Japan are excited these days about a bright chimp named Ai, which is Japanese for "love." The 23-year-old primate is skilled at using a computer, but even more amazing is her power of memory, which is said to be on a par with an adult human's.
Wakata - Monthly News - Archives - Kids Web Japan - Web Japan
The U.S. space shuttle Discovery and its crew of seven, including Koichi Wakata of Japan, returned to the earth on October 24, three days behind schedule, after completing work aboard the International Space Station during an extended 13-day mission.
Spacewalk - Monthly News - Archives - Kids Web Japan - Web Japan
A Japanese astronaut will be the first non-American aboard a U.S. spacecraft to walk in space, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced in November.
Dinosaur - Monthly News - Archives - Kids Web Japan - Web Japan
A new type of dinosaur was confirmed to have existed in Japan after scientists carefully examined 55 fossilized footprints. Each footprint is three-fingered, and measures 5 to 8 centimeters (2 to 3 inches) across.
Astronaut - Monthly News - Archives - Kids Web Japan - Web Japan
Takao Doi became the first Japanese astronaut in history to venture outside his spacecraft on November 24 (November 25 Japan time) when he and fellow crew member Winston Scott from the United States successfully rescued a satellite that had gone out of control.
Net - Monthly News - Archives - Kids Web Japan - Web Japan
Many "pupils" from across the country are enrolling in an elementary school on the World Wide Web. They are not only "attending" classes at the Website but are doing homework and gathering for various events, such as a field day.
Space - Monthly News - Archives - Kids Web Japan - Web Japan
Nearly 6,000 elementary and middle school students across Japan duplicated two scientific experiments that Japanese astronaut Chiaki Mukai conducted aboard the U.S. space shuttle Discovery on her voyage in late October and early November 1998.
Astronomers - Monthly News - Archives - Kids Web Japan - Web Japan
Nearly 40 percent of all reported sightings of comets last year were made by Japanese amateur astronomers, according to a report by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), which also credited Japanese space buffs with finding more new asteroids than a leading observatory in the United States. The IAU is the internationally recognized authority for assigning names to newly discovered bodies in space.
Telescope - Monthly News - Archives - Kids Web Japan - Web Japan
Since Galileo invented the telescope in the early seventeenth century and impressed the world with eye-opening astronomical discoveries, constant efforts have been made to get clearer, more precise images of the universe.
Shuttle - Monthly News - Archives - Kids Web Japan - Web Japan
Four Japanese schools have been selected to participate in an education program to be carried out by astronaut Mamoru Mori during his second mission aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor, scheduled to be launched in October 1999, the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) announced.
Seaweed Power - Hi-tech - Kids Web Japan - Web Japan
Kids Web Japan Kids Web Japan Hi-tech Seaweed Power Growing Seaweed Using Exhaust Heat from Factories Turning Seaweed into Biofuel search Web Japan > Kids Web Japan > Hi-tech > Seaweed Power H
Seaweed Power - Hi-tech - Kids Web Japan - Web Japan
Kids Web Japan Kids Web Japan Hi-tech Seaweed Power search Web Japan > Kids Web Japan > Hi-tech > Seaweed Power Hi-tech Efforts are underway to use the oceans surrounding Japan to make the E
Unlocking the Mysteries of Evolution - Hi-tech - Kids Web Japan - Web Japan
Kids Web Japan Kids Web Japan Hi-tech Unlocking the Mysteries of Evolution The Living Fossil What is a coelacanth? An Amazing Fish A Major Discovery in Tanzania search Web Japan > Kids Web Jap
Liquid That Solidifies with Sound - Hi-tech - Kids Web Japan - Web Japan
Kids Web Japan Kids Web Japan Hi-tech Liquid That Solidifies with Sound This liquid turns into a pudding-like state when it’s exposed to sound. search + Web Japan > Kids Web Japan > Hi-tech
Plastic Made from Curry - Hi-tech - Kids Web Japan - Web Japan
Kids Web Japan Kids Web Japan Hi-tech Plastic Made from Curry A spice used to make curry, one of the most popular dishes among Japanese children, now has a new use: making plastic! How plastic is mad
Studying Icy Insects - Hi-tech - Kids Web Japan - Web Japan
Kids Web Japan Kids Web Japan Hi-tech Studying Icy Insects Creatures Found Living in Freezing Environments! The Lives of Insects Living in Snow and Ice Japanese Scientist Discovers Insects Living in
A Safe Way To Protect Crops | Sci-tech | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
In recent years, both consumers and farmers have increasingly turned against the use of chemical pesticides out of awareness and concern about their safety and environmental impact. To address these concerns, Japanese researchers recently developed the world's first pesticides that use lactobacillus bacteria instead of harmful chemicals.
Flying To The Moon | Sci-tech | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
Launched on an H2A No.13 rocket on September 14 from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan's first large-scale lunar probe is the largest lunar mission since the United States' Apollo space program.
Forecasting Tsunamis - Hi-tech - Kids Web Japan - Web Japan
Did you know that tsunami is a Japanese word? The tsu of tsunami means "harbor," and nami means "wave." So tsunami refers to a large wave that strikes places like harbors. Japan has been hit by many tsunamis through the ages, and that is why Japanese has a special word for these waves. This article introduces the efforts to predict tsunamis and prevent disasters.
The Subaru Telescope - Hi-tech - Kids Web Japan - Web Japan
The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan constructed Subaru, a special telescope, on the top of Mt. Mauna Kea in Hawaii. Subaru is the largest single-mirror telescope in the world; its mirror is 8.2 meters (about 27 feet) wide. Since Subaru saw its "first light" (the first time a new telescope is used) in January 1999, it has produced fantastic results.
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