Nagasaki

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Inside the Japanese Hotel Staffed by Robots

Motherboard visits the Henn-na Hotel in Nagasaki, where robots run the joint.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
10.23.15
News

This Map Visualizes Every Nuclear Detonation on Earth

The visualization counts 2153 detonations to date.
Emiko Jozuka
8.11.15
Stuff

How Terrified Should We be About Nuclear Annihilation?

According to the author of <i>Command and Control</i>, a book about nuclear doomsday scenarios, "the two great existential threats that we face today are global warming and nuclear weapons—and the latter isn't getting anywhere near enough attention."
Alan Weedon
8.10.15
Art

Surreal Solo Exhibition Remembers Hiroshima 70 Years Later

Bombs and blackened faces: Talking to artist James Carman about 'The Grasshopper Lies Heavy: A Remembrance of Hiroshima 70 Years On.'
Antwaun Sargent
8.10.15
japan

Japan's Last A-Bomb Survivors Push to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons

As the "Hibakusha"—survivors of atomic bombings—get older, they look to younger generations to carry on their legacy of activism.
Mari Shibata
8.6.15
Culture

70 Years On: Researchers Archive the Longest-Running Study of A-Bomb Survivors

In his 20s, US geneticist William Jack Schull joined a study to examine the effects of radiation on atomic bomb survivors. Now 93, he wants to share his experiences with the world.
Emiko Jozuka
8.6.15
beer

This Atomic Bomb-Themed Beer Has a Message About Nuclear Warfare

Nothing says mutually assured destruction quicker than a frosty craft beer shared among honest folk. The world as you know it may be vaporized before your slowly melting eyes but, fuck, does that pilsner go down smooth.
Alex Swerdloff
8.3.15
japan

At Japan's 'Weird' Hotel, Robots Replace Human Workers

It's one way to keep costs down.
Emiko Jozuka
7.15.15
Art

In Japan, the Trees Are Alive with Lights and Music

teamLab gives Nature a voice in the public installation, 'Resonating Trees.'
Annie Armstrong
7.2.15
Stuff

Japan Is Opening a Hotel Staffed Almost Entirely by Robots

Lifelike replicas of young Japanese women, fluent in Chinese, English, Korean, and Japanese, will be capable of making eye contact, reading body language, and responding to organic conversation.
Mark Hay
2.10.15
Design

Japan Is Opening a Hotel Run by Robots

"May I...Bzzzt...Take your bags?" The Henn-na Hotel in Nagasaki opens on July 17.
Becky Chung
2.9.15
Film

Hiroshima Dreams: How a Cinema Legend Tackled Nuclear Terror

Akira Kurosawa uses the architecture of a dream to attempt to make sense of the terror that the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs forced into the Japanese psyche.
DJ Pangburn
8.7.14
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