The crisis at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant must prompt the Japanese to ask themselves whether their appetite for convenience is worth the catastrophic risks of relying on nuclear power stations situated on seismic fault lines.
Though Japan appears to be set on a short-term course that includes a significant role for nuclear power, the future is geared toward a revolution in renewables, say advocates.
Gorilla glass, Corning's superstrong glass, is already a hit in smartphones. Now, Gorilla glass could make inroads with Asian TV makers.
A diver swims near a school of giant jellyfish in the Sea of Japan off Echizen, Japan, on Oct. 31. The jellyfish in the school measure nearly three feet in diameter. Local fisherman said the jellyfish are actually smaller this year, but are present in huge numbers.
For cash-strapped vacationers, time off this years means exploring ... locally. A report from Europe, Japan, and the US on the return of the road trip, backpacking with a burro, and growing beets.