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Well, This Japanese Private Rocket Launch Certainly Could Have Gone Better Well, This Japanese Private Rocket Launch Certainly Could Have Gone Better

Saturday’s test of the MOMO-2 unmanned rocket, which was scheduled to be the first privately funded Japanese rocket to reach space, went very poorly for Interstellar Technologies’ Takafumi Horie, a convicted securities fraudster who a 2014 Financial Times profile dubbed “Japan’s enfant terrible.” Footage of the event…

This Kaiju Short Film Is Beautiful, Creepy, and Stars Puppets This Kaiju Short Film Is Beautiful, Creepy, and Stars Puppets

Monster movies, especially Japanese ones, have had a long love affair with practical effects work. But short film Kaiju Bunraku, which made its debut at Sundance last year (and is now finally online), takes that relationship and runs with it, in a beautifully stylized story told entirely with puppets.

Police Find 'Human Body Parts' in Crack in Japanese Bullet Train's Nose Police Find 'Human Body Parts' in Crack in Japanese Bullet Train's Nose

A bullet train en route to Tokyo reportedly struck and killed a 52-year-old man on Thursday afternoon, but the man’s death wasn’t uncovered until some 20 miles later, where authorities made a grisly discovery.

Over 40,000 Airbnb Rentals Removed After Japan Adopts New Home-Sharing Law Over 40,000 Airbnb Rentals Removed After Japan Adopts New Home-Sharing Law

Heading to Japan next week? You should probably double-check your Airbnb rental, because it might be cancelled. The country will soon enforce a law requiring vacation rentals like Airbnb residences to be registered with the Japanese government, prompting the removal of more than 48,000 Japan-based Airbnb listings, and…

Flying, Hands-Free Umbrellas Just Might Be the Perfect Use For Drones

I’m impressed by the technological leaps and bounds that drones have made over the past few years, but until today, I haven’t had much interest in owning one. I have no need for aerial photography, and I’m happy to leave racing through psychedelic neon courses to the pros. But a hands-free umbrella that autonomously…

Riders Spent Two Hours Trapped On This Hanging Roller Coaster's Tallest Hill

The only thing more terrifying than being stuck on a roller coaster, is being stuck at the highest part of the ride. And the only thing more terrifying than that is if it happens to be one of those coasters where you’re hanging upside down from a harness, leaving nothing but 98-feet of free-fall space between you and…

Westworld Has to Acknowledge the Racist Appeal of Shōgun World Westworld Has to Acknowledge the Racist Appeal of Shōgun World

As the hosts in Delos’ luxury resorts continue with their plans for a mass robot uprising, Westworld is becoming a more expansive, complicated realm—especially with the introduction of Shōgun World, a new park styled to look and feel like feudal Japan. But it’s important to consider that, on quite a few levels, the…

I Can't Stop Scrolling Through This Collection of Incredible Gifs From Japanese Superhero Shows

RIP My productivity, 1991-2018. Cause of death? So many good gifs.

Scare Away Intruders With This Home Security Concept That's Literally Just a Shadow

Taking a page from Kevin McCallister’s playbook in Home Alone, a landlord in Tokyo has developed a novel way for residents who live alone to feel safer. A tiny projector makes it appear as if there’s another person in the apartment from the outside by faking a moving, shadowed silhouette on a window curtain.

Glitch on Bitcoin Exchange Drops Prices to Zero Dollars, User Tries to Make Off With Trillions Glitch on Bitcoin Exchange Drops Prices to Zero Dollars, User Tries to Make Off With Trillions

A cryptocurrency exchange in Japan reportedly experienced a temporary glitch last week that suddenly offered investors their pick of coins for the low, low price of zero dollars. Several customers took advantage of the opportunity, but one really ran with it.

Scientists Have No Idea Why This Enriched Uranium Particle Was Floating Above Alaska Scientists Have No Idea Why This Enriched Uranium Particle Was Floating Above Alaska

On August 3, 2016, seven kilometers above Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, a research plane captured something mysterious: an atmospheric aerosol particle enriched with the kind of uranium used in nuclear fuel and bombs.

Watch the Japanese Space Agency Set a Record for Smallest Rocket Used to Launch a Satellite

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency has set a record for the smallest-ever rocket to launch a satellite into orbit, using a SS-520 sounding rocket modified to include a third stage carrying a 13.6-inch TRICOM-1R cubesat as its payload.

Japanese City Triggers Emergency Broadcast System After Supermarket Accidentally Sells Deadly Blowfish Japanese City Triggers Emergency Broadcast System After Supermarket Accidentally Sells Deadly Blowfish

The Japanese city of Gamagori in the Aichi Prefecture went into full alert mode earlier today after a batch of potentially deadly fugu fish was sold to customers at a local supermarket.

Fugitive Yakuza Boss Arrested After Facebook Photos of His Tattoos Go Viral  Fugitive Yakuza Boss Arrested After Facebook Photos of His Tattoos Go Viral 

Thai police have arrested a member of the Japanese mafia they say has been on the run for 14 years. 74-year-old Shigeharu Shirai was detained in Lopburi, Thailand on Thursday. Authorities say Shirai fled Japan for Bangkok in 2005 while being investigated for the 2003 murder of a rival Yakuza member. Japanese police…

You'd Never Have to Reach for Anything Placed on This Living Robotic Table

If you happened to be in Tokyo, Japan, this past weekend, you might had a chance to check out the 2017 International Robot Exhibition, where companies demonstrate cutting-edge robotics by having them perform pointless tasks. I, for one, could watch this magical living table roll soccer balls around all day long.

A Ghost Ship Carrying 8 'Skeletonized' Bodies Washed Up in Japan—and It's Not the First Time A Ghost Ship Carrying 8 'Skeletonized' Bodies Washed Up in Japan—and It's Not the First Time

A battered wooden fishing vessel containing eight partially skeletonized bodies washed ashore in northern Japan over the weekend. Disturbingly, it’s just the latest in a string of similar “ghost ships” that seem to be coming from North Korea.

This Brilliant Peelable Paint Is a Screen Protector For Every Surface In Your Home This Brilliant Peelable Paint Is a Screen Protector For Every Surface In Your Home

If you’re as protective of your gadgets as I am, you’ve probably got a screen protector ready to apply to your new phone as soon as you’ve taken it out of the box. But how do you protect all the other surfaces in your home you don’t want getting dinged and dented? You cover it with this perfectly clear screen…

Confirmed: Lightning Causes Nuclear Reactions in the Sky Confirmed: Lightning Causes Nuclear Reactions in the Sky

Lightning is nuts. It’s a supercharged bolt of electricity extending from the sky to the ground that can kill people. But it can also produce nuclear reactions, according to new research.

The Fukushima Cleanup Is Progressing, But at a Painstaking Pace The Fukushima Cleanup Is Progressing, But at a Painstaking Pace

Earlier this year, remotely piloted robots transmitted what officials believe was a direct view of melted radioactive fuel inside Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant’s destroyed reactors—a major discovery, but one that took a long and painful six years to achieve. In the meantime, the program to clean up the…

Watch This Neural Network Generate an Infinite Number of Totally Unique Anime Characters

Last month Nvidia revealed its work on using competing neural networks to generate random, but convincing, photos of non-existent celebrities. A website called MakeGirlsMoe does almost the same thing, but instead of celebs, it churns out never-ending headshots of anime characters.

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