Here’s why Japan is obsessed with robots

Rarely a week passes without a headline about a new type of robot coming out of Japan. Whether they’re making an evening cocktail, performing at a restaurant or combining cellphone communication with personal companionship — the hype is real in Japan. CNBC headed to Tokyo to get to know some of these technological advancements promising […]

Sauvage, Stoddart and Feringa win chemistry Nobel for molecular machines

Frenchman Jean-Pierre Sauvage, British-born J. Fraser Stoddart and Dutch scientist Bernard Feringa on Wednesday won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing molecular machines. The laureates share the 8 million kronor ($930,000) prize for the “design and synthesis” of molecules with controllable movements, which can perform a task when energy is added, the Royal Swedish […]

Thouless, Haldane and Kosterlitz win physics Nobel for strange matter

British-born scientists David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Physics for studies of unusual states of matter such as in superconductors, the award-giving body said on Tuesday. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said on Tuesday announcing the winners of the 8 million Swedish crown ($937,000) prize, “This year’s […]