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Tokyo Earthquake Shakes Things Up

Tokyo Earthquake Shakes Things Up

By Ellisha Rader Mannering May 5, 2014

Earthquakes are common in Tokyo, but most of them are not too strong. A level 5 earthquake struck Tokyo early Monday morning, and woke many people from their sleep. The earthquake is the strongest one recorded since the magnitude-9 earthquake …

New Japanese Island Appears After Volcanic Eruption New Japanese Island Appears After Volcanic Eruption
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Fortunately for residents of Japan and the rest of the world, the smoke and ashes rising from the floor of the Pacific Ocean approximately 620 miles south of Tokyo on Wednesday were not the signs of Godzilla or any other …

Typhoon Wipha Hits Tokyo, At Least 17 Killed Typhoon Wipha Hits Tokyo, At Least 17 Killed

Typhoon Wipha reached the Tokyo area Wednesday, and at least 17 people have died, with another 50 missing. An official from Oshima, a small island 75 miles south of Tokyo, reported that the majority of the casualties came from flooding …

Japan Typhoon Man-Yi Surfaces, Endangering Fukushima Japan Typhoon Man-Yi Surfaces, Endangering Fukushima
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Typhoon Man-Yi has hit southern Japan causing fears that the Fukushima nuclear plant may be impacted. Man-Yi is the 18th typhoon this season, bringing heavy rains and officials are warning citizens in different parts of the country of flooding and …

Olympic Wrestling In, Base-/Softball and Squash Out Olympic Wrestling In, Base-/Softball and Squash Out

During this week’s International Olympic Committee meetings in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Olympic wrestling won the privilege to return to the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games as an event. The reprieve comes seven months after the sport was recommended to be …

Host City 2020 Olympics Will Be Tokyo, Japan Host City 2020 Olympics Will Be Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo will be sports fans’ destination for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympics Games. The International Olympic Committee selected Japan’s capital city today, home to over 36,000 people. Tokyo last hosted the games in 1964. This round they used the slogan, …

This Baseball-Playing Robot Has Quite The Brain This Baseball-Playing Robot Has Quite The Brain

Super Baseball 2020 predicted a future where robots and cybernetically enhanced humans competed on the diamond for our enjoyment. Now some research at the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo is starting to fulfill part of that prophecy. Wired reports that …

Sony Mobile Announces 1,000 Layoffs Sony Mobile Announces 1,000 Layoffs

The late summer layoffs just keep coming. Sure, it was expected that RIM would be laying off many employees, but who saw the gutting of Motorola Mobility coming? Game companies have had it even worse than device manufacturers, though. PopCap …

Sega Introduces Toylet: The Urinal Video Game Sega Introduces Toylet: The Urinal Video Game
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Nintendo gave us the Wii and now Sega has brought us the Pii. Yes, that means about what you think it means: there is a video game that uses your pee. Urine. Number one. And if you’re a male in …

Japan’s Earthquake Shows The Strength of Social Networking
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In the US, we can only imagine the devastation which occurred in Japan, and continues to occur as reports roll in concerning higher death tolls and more people missing. One of the scariest factors many don’t consider when an event …