The future of off-grid living, brought to you by Japan

The 2011 Tōhoku earthquake tsunami disaster has had a profound effect on Japan.

Nuclear accidents likely 'every ten to twenty years'

Catastrophic nuclear accidents such as the core meltdowns at Chernobyl and Fukushima are 200 times more likely to happen than previously believed, say scientists.

Air-conditioned clothing is big in Japan

It may not look all that cool, but desperate times call for desperate measures - even if it does mean wearing air-conditioned clothing.

Space project could revolutionize disaster management

A new space technology project will deliver near-real-time video, sensors and assessment results worldwide in the wake of natural disasters.