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世界最薄の魔法の素材グラフェンが、低コストで海水を淡水に!|WIRED.jp

ミサイルや軍用機の製造メーカーから、ローコストの海水淡水化装置の開発者になる道程は長そうに見えるが、それほどでもないようだ。ロッキード・マーティン社がそれを証明している。同社は有名な航空宇宙技術の企業で、アメリカ軍の兵器や飛行機の主要な供給者だが、エネルギーや環境の観点でコストを下げながら、海水から …

Bank of Japan vows 'all means available' to smash deflation

The Bank of Japan's new governor Haruhiko Kuroda vowed to deploy "all means available" to end two decades of stagnation and kick-start economic revival, but insisted that there would be no attempt to steal a march on trade competitors by driving down the yen.<p>"I will make an all-out effort to pull</b> …

Japan cracks seabed 'ice gas' in dramatic leap for global energy

Japan has extracted natural "ice" gas from methane hydrates beneath the sea off its coasts in a technological coup, opening up a super-resource that could meet the country's gas needs for the next century and radically change the world's energy outlook.<p>The state-owned oil and gas company JOGMEC …

Mr Yen cautions on Japan's 'unsafe' debt trajectory

Japan's public debt has reached worrying levels and could lead to a bond buyers' strike unless the government brings the budget deficit under control, the country's top currency official has warned.<p>"A debt ratio of 245pc of GDP is not really safe, and it is not happening because we are investing," …

Japan breaks China's stranglehold on rare metals with sea-mud bonanza

Japanese scientists have found vast reserves of rare earth metals on the Pacific seabed that can be mined cheaply, a discovery that may break the Chinese monopoly on a crucial raw material needed in hi-tech industries and advanced weapons systems.<p>"We have found deposits that are just two to four …

Rare Earth

The dangerous drift towards world war in Asia

At ground zero in Hiroshima the inscription for victims of the world's first Atomic bomb is a pledge. We will never again repeat the evil of war.<p>The Japanese original is vague on who "we" is, but the English translation tactfully refers to mankind as a whole.<p>Families come from all over <b>Japan</b> in a …