Since the Japanese live on small (relative to other states) islands, which, among other things, are constantly subjected to seismic activity, it is difficult to deal with nature without the development of technology.
There were also other shocks in the history of this country that simply forced it to develop technologically. For example, a number of prohibitions after World War II. So the country lost the right to develop aircraft and all engineers left the automotive and motorcycle industries.
Japanese culture is famous for its love of technology: in this country, not only is the constant development of the latest technical means, but even the toilets in residential buildings are equipped with the latest technology. Many even joke that Japan is a spaceship, and when it gets really bad on Earth, they just fly away.
Japan is a unique state located in the Pacific Ocean and consists of four islands: Honshu, Hokkaido, Shikoku and Kyushu. According to 2020 data, about 125.8 million people live on these and several smaller islands. Each of them requires electricity and, given that the country has a very developed technology, it needs a lot! Thermal and other types of power plants are very harmful to nature.
so the Japanese have been looking for alternative forms of energy for many years. Previously, they have already tried to produce electricity from the sun and wind, but such methods did not give the expected results. Recently, another promising technology has been developed – they want to sink a turbine to the bottom of the ocean, which generates energy due to powerful ocean currents. Sounds cool, but there is one caveat …
Earthquakes often occur in Japan – the island nation accounts for up to 68% of all tremors in the world. This is mainly due to the fact that the country is located at the junction of four lithospheric plates: Philippine, Eurasian, Pacific and North American. The first and third plates are now in a phase of active movement.
as a result of which earthquakes occur, entailing breaks in some parts of the earth’s crust. In March 2022, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck northeastern Japan. Judging by the seismic scale, tremors of this magnitude are considered strong, and can cause cracks in the walls of buildings and their subsequent destruction. The epicenter of the earthquake was in the Pacific Ocean, so there was a risk of a tsunami – waves up to 5 meters high and moving at speeds up to 1000 kilometers per hour.
On the territory of the Japanese city of Fujiyoshida, right at the foot of the huge Mount Fuji, there is an amusement park Fuji-Q Highland. It was opened in March 1968 and its main feature is the presence of one of the fastest Do-Dodona roller coasters on our planet. They were built in 2001 and were able to surprise park visitors with a speed of 172 kilometers per hour.
For two decades they worked without any problems – during this period only one man was injured. But since December 2020, something very strange has been happening with the slides, because at least six thrill-seekers have suffered broken bones. Architects are trying to find the cause of these accidents, but they still have not succeeded. However, they have some interesting theories that are worth discussing.
At the moment, only the USSR, the USA and China have managed to send robots to the moon. Japan has remained on the sidelines all this time, but in 2022 everything will change, because it will deliver a transformer work to the natural satellite of our planet to study lunar dust.
It is reported that in shape and size it will resemble a baseball, and for movement it will use two wheels that appear after the transformation. According to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency JAXA, the discoveries made by this vehicle will be very important for future lunar exploration missions. In the framework of this article, I propose to figure out together what other features the robot will have, and also why exactly it will study lunar dust. Believe me, the results of his research will be very much needed by scientists in the future.
There are more than 2,000 active satellites orbiting Earth, according to the non-profit organization Union of Concerned Scientists in March 2019. Thanks to them, scientists can conduct scientific activities, and ordinary people can watch TV and use mobile communications. All these spacecraft are made of alloys of aluminum or titanium, but in the 21st century, carbon fiber, which is a material of carbon fiber woven together, has gained great popularity.
Engineers use metals and carbon fiber because of their strength and relative cheapness, but they have one drawback. When satellites fail, they burn up in our planet’s atmosphere, releasing many relatively harmful substances as a result. To make satellites safer, Japanese scientists decided to build satellites out of wood. But is it really possible and how safe is it?
Japan is the world’s fourth largest space power after the US, Russia and China. Despite the fact that the Land of the Rising Sun currently specializes mainly in launching orbital satellites, Japan can make a real breakthrough in the field of aerospace projects in the near future.
Thus, the Japanese space agency JAXA officially announced that its plans include the creation of a new mission to Mars, or rather, to one of the two Martian satellites – Phobic. If the ambitious plan of Japanese engineers works, humanity may have the first spacecraft in history that can not only fly to the Martian system, but also return back to Earth.