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Sunnyvale, US and Kawasaki, Japan, Jan 12, 2010 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc. and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced Fujitsu's development of a technology for comprehensively testing Java-based programs, which requires no manual effort to generate input values covering a wide range of possible input data. The new technology builds on Symbolic Java PathFinder(1), a software verification system developed by NASA, and expands it by adding efficient handling of not only numerical data, but also text data as input values. Such input data are extensively used in web applications. NASA will partially internally employ this new technology from Fujitsu and open-source it. As part of NASA's aerospace technology development efforts, it conducts R&D on software used to control systems. At its Ames Research Center, NASA conducts research on soft... (more)

Telefonica and NEC Start Cloud Computing Services in Argentina

First step in promoting cloud computing services in Latin America Tokyo, Dec 8, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) announced today that Telefonica has launched "APLICATECA" in Argentina, cloud services using NEC's cloud platform. In February 2011, Telefonica selected NEC as a strategic partner to promote cloud computing in Latin America. As a result, Telefonica is now approaching its customers with a new option based on the SaaS business system (Software as a Service), designed to facilitate access to a variety of digital applications and services where the cu... (more)

Materials That Shrink When Heated

New research holds promise for applications ranging from high-precision optical components to tooth fillings. Tsukuba, Japan, Feb 10, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - One common reason that people with fillings experience toothache is that their fillings expand at a different rate to the original tooth when, for example, drinking a hot drink. Contrary to intuition, however, not all materials expand when heated - some actually contract. Recent research on these so-called negative thermal expansion (NTE) materials has led to the discovery of alloys exhibiting unexpectedly large thermal cont... (more)

Continuity Planning is Helping to Shift Jobs to Kansai - Robert Walters

Tokyo, Mar 13, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Business continuity planning, the procedures an organisation puts in place to ensure essential functions can continue in the event of a disaster, is helping to drive recruitment demand in Kansai according to Robert Walters' recently released 2012 Salary Survey. With many companies in Japan preparing for potential business disruptions, decentralisation strategies are shifting supply chain and IT positions away from Tokyo to other parts of the country, which has spurred job growth in Western Japan. Key findings: OVERVIEW FOR 2011 RENEWED FOCUS... (more)

Mitsubishi Corporation Announces First Solar Power Project in France

=0)document.write(unescape('%3C')+'\!-'+'-') //--> Tokyo, Jan 7, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - Continuing its drive to expand the renewable business all over the world, Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) is pleased to announce its execution to acquire a 50% stake in Toul - Rosieres solar power plant tranche 1 (55MW), from EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN), who owns the remaining 50%. The project has been developed and built by EDF Energies Nouvelles, and operation and maintenance services are managed by one of its subsidiary. This is the first time for MC to acquire a photovoltaic power generat... (more)