A one-time king of the supercomputer, Japan will once again try to retake the throne. Emma Wallis heads to Kobe to visit a very special computer and find out how they're used to change our world.
Authorities are struggling to contain colonies of fire ants brought into Japan in shipping containers, with fears rising that this aggressive and rapidly-multiplying species will wreak havoc on local flora and fauna.
Scientists will tell you it's impossible to predict the unpredictable. Those in the field of data assimilation get as close as possible. DW's Emma Wallis visits them at Japan's K supercomputer.
Lukas Podolski has announced that he is to move to Vissel Kobe of the J-League at the end of the season. Podolski, a member of the 2014 World Cup-winning side, is to play his final game for Germany later this month.
It's the old question: quantity or quality? Germany has nudged Japan off third spot on a Top 500 of supercomputers - it now has the most in Europe. But it lags way behind the US and China on performance.
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