Brain training games that read the mind
New devices are letting us see how brain activity changes during tests and other activities, allowing researchers to tailor meditation techniques, productivity exercises, and even potentially help prevent dementia.
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Recycling excess inventories
Sometimes excess inventory can't be helped. But offloading this excess is hard to do without lowering the value of the overall product. But one company has found a way to do just that.
Companies rally behind disabled athletes
Hiring athletes with disabilities has proven beneficial for both the company and the employee, as future paralympians get support, training and funding, and the companies create a team spirit of their own.
How to make pure, synthetic quartz
Quartz is essential for modern technology, and demand is only rising. But natural quartz isn't good enough. And making the crystal synthetically is a long, precise operation that one Japanese company has mastered.
Local foods, national appeal
Sake-based salad dressing and udon noodle soup stock are just some of the specialties that companies are coming up with the help local foods gain a wider audience while still preserving what makes these items unique.
A fabric like no other
Asahi Kasei is the only company in the world that makes Bemberg, a fabric that is in many ways superior to silk or polyester, but also hard to manufacture.
Fish farming finds new ways to grow
Why is JR West getting into fish farming? Because it is not any typical aquaculture. The cleaner water is producing safer fish and oysters to eat raw, and the business is helping communities along far-flung train lines.