The Big One is due in Tokyo, but 300-ton pendulums on rooftops of tall buildings could cut shaking by 60 percent.
Japanese conglomerate takes interest in Redwood Systems' computerized LED lighting systems using direct current.
The company said today that it will charge Square customers 3.25 percent per swipe. The Square Register app is also available in the country.
A Japanese company will soon test the first renewable energy source to harvest the power of the wind and ocean.
Under a deal expected to close in mid-2013, the Japanese technology company will buy a 70 percent stake in Sprint and invest $8 billion in the U.S. carrier.
Startup GMZ Energy raises $14 million to make materials that convert heat to electricity, including a solar hot thermal product and chips to draw electricity from car exhaust pipes.
In joint venture, Dow Chemical to make plastics from sugar-cane-derived ethanol and plastics to cut its use of fossil fuel feedstocks.
Proterra gets $30 million from GM Ventures and Kleiner Perkins to build and perform more pilot tests of its fast-charging, all-electric buses.
Powerful remote-controlled loaders may help clear the way for robots to work at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.
Automotive news reports on Mitsubishi's and Isuzu's plans to collaborate on an electric car.