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Top Japanese scientists delve into the fascinating worlds of cutting-edge technology and the natural sciences.

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Tue.15:30 - 16:00
21:30 - 22:00
Wed.3:30 - 4:00
9:30 - 10:00

Jun. 2, Tue.

The Leading Edge:
Seize the Future with Both Hands! Cutting-Edge Industrial Robots

A dual-arm robot skillfully arranges a rubber belt

Japan is home to about 300,000 robots, which is roughly a third of all working robots in the world. The majority are industrial robots and they're quickly becoming faster and more sophisticated. Dual-arm robots that can expertly use their 2 arms like a person are gaining attention. They can operate each arm individually, hold intricately shaped pieces, and complete tasks that were once too complicated for industrial robots. We'll see how they work and what they are capable of.

Science News Watch:
New Meteorological Satellite's Test Footage Released

J-Innovators:
A Fully Automatic Machine for Washing, Inspecting and Packing Eggs

May 26, Tue.*RERUN

The Leading Edge:
The Pleasures and Paradoxes of Taste

Leptin is produced in fat cells and acts in the brain's amygdala (CG image)

Is this food good for me? Or could it be poisonous? We can tell the difference thanks to our sense of taste. But this sense can be affected by a variety of factors. Responding to smell or sight indicators, lemon-scented water can "taste" acidic. Experience can also influence our sense of taste. It's actually a survival strategy! We explore the science of taste, right down to our multipurpose taste receptor cells.

Science News Watch:
Apples Sweeter with Warming

J-Innovators:
Air Conditioning with Far Infrared Rays

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