Reno J. Tibke - March 15, 2014

JTFF - Japanese Technology from the Future Friday! - AkihabaraNews.com

This week it’s the (what was thought to have been) pioneering stem cell research of RIKEN’s Dr. Haruko Obokata & friends coming under serious scrutiny that could lead to disavowal, and a recounting of the much more enjoyable tale of how SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son got Steve Jobs to give him iPhone exclusivity in Japan.

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RIKEN New Supercomputer - AkihabaraNews.com

November’s SC13 Supercomputer Conference confirmed China’s Tianhe 2, clocked at 33.86 PETAFLOPS, as the world’s fastest. Japan’s K Computer comes in at #4, but the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science has plans to smash both rankings, and it’s impressive, but also relative.

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