You’ve seen some of the strangest Japanese gadgets, now check out seven high-tech gadgets you can’t buy just yet. If we happened to miss any, you’ll probably see it in our next installment. “Continue reading” for the list.
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Japanese inventor Susumu Suzuki has developed innovative water-activated batteries, “which have an electric current as powerful as that of a standard manganese dioxide battery.”
Suzuki says these batteries would be cheap to produce and can be recycled several times, making them an essential tool for the future
That’s right, Japanese researchers have developed a device that stimulates “the vestibular system with a small jolt of electricity delivered just behind the ear from a small external device, sending the normal vestibular signals out of whack.”
But the device doesn’t work as well as a remote-controlled car. A quick jolt to one side of the head makes people feel like they’re falling over, so they correct their balance by moving to one side or the other, creating a swaying type of walk
Toshiba Printer Erases and Reprints
According to Vnunet, Toshiba has developed a printer (B-SX8R) that can erase and reprint — up to 500 times — on a single sheet of paper.
Toshiba’s process uses a special pigment in the paper that reacts to heat. If heated above 180 degrees centigrade the pigment turns black, creating an image on the sheet. However, if the surface is heated to between 130 and 170 degrees the pigment reverts to white, allowing the image to be ‘erased’