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America challenges Japan to real-life battle of giant robots

Now that America's MegaBots and Japan's Suidobashi Heavy Industries have both built giant, pilot-controlled robots, it seems obvious what has to happen next.

By July 2, 2015

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Apple, IBM to give 5 million iPads to Japanese seniors

Apple, extending its partnership with IBM, will also collaborate on apps to improve the wellness and connectivity of elderly people, starting in Japan.

By April 30, 2015

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Bellhop bots? This Japanese hotel will be run by robots

Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto, for helping me with my luggage. Hen-na Hotel in Japan is set to open with check-in bots and robot concierges, porters and maids. So we don't have to tip them, right?

By February 5, 2015

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DIY Dalek and dapper Time Lord battle in 'Japanese Doctor Who'

Dalek with legs? Cybermen in Spandex? Sonic Screwdriver as a sword flute? Crave chats with the "Japanese Doctor Who" filmmaker Joshua Kahan about why he gave the popular British sci-fi show the Tokusatsu touch.

By September 1, 2014

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Debating teaching robots karate on Tomorrow Daily

Boston Dynamics unveiled Atlas, a 6'3" robot that appears to be learning karate moves. We say this decision can't possibly end well, but there's also the possibility these robots are being trained to fight an impending alien invasion we're not aware of yet.

By November 11, 2014

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Tomorrow Daily 084: A Japanese e-paper bra, robot karate, all-electric watercraft and more

On today's show, we giggle at a Japanese bra that changes patterns and color with the right kind of contact, worry about the dangers of teaching robots karate, and start saving for the futuristic watercraft called the Quadrofoil.

By November 11, 2014

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Japanese company plans space elevator by 2050

Japan's giant construction company, Obayashi Corporation, has announced that it plans to build an elevator into space by the year 2050.

By September 23, 2014

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Japanese superhero fights grime instead of crime

Tokyo's own caped crusader, Mangetsu-man, wants citizens to join him in his quest to save the city from litter and garbage.

By September 16, 2014

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Slumbering black hole in Milky Way roars back to life

A black hole that hasn't been heard of since 1989 has suddenly become active again and is now the brightest object in the X-ray sky.

By June 26, 2015

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Facebook plays catch-up with launch of new image uploader

Competing with apps like Snapchat and Line, the tech goliath's iPhone app adds stickers, colorful overlay text and more to its photo-editing tools.

By June 29, 2015