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The metal that brought you cheap flights
安い海外旅行をもたらした金属
By Laurence Knight
BBC News

It made the age of cheap foreign holidays possible, and for years it was what made margarine spreadable. Nickel may not be the flashiest metal but modern life would be very different without it.
海外での安い休日を可能にし,マーガリンを伸ばし易くするために使われてた。ニッケルは派手さは無いが現代の生活には欠かせないのです。
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Air travel is affordable partly because jet engines are efficient - and for that the world must thank a cheap dull metal that helps makes some superalloys.
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The explosive force of  neodymium magnets
Neodymium magnet is a permanent magnet made from an alloy of neodymium, iron and boron to form the Nd2Fe14B tetragonal crystalline structure. 

Developed in 1982 by General Motors and Sumitomo Special Metals, neodymium magnets are the strongest type of permanent magnet commercially available.  They have replaced other types of magnet in the many applications in modern products that require strong permanent magnets, such as motors in cordless tools, hard disk drives and magnetic fasteners.

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt8NOdINJ1s

#magnets   #science   #neodymiumiron  
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Wanted: Robot opprtunities

Robotics research involves various fields, from psychology to sociology to entertainment. The opportunities are there.

http://asia.nikkei.com/Tech-Science/Tech/Wanted-Robot-opportunities
TOKYO -- Japanese robotics researchers have been a little quiet since Expo 2005 Aichi, a world fair in southwestern Japan that put them in the spotlig
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Excellent statement.

Titled "Open letter in support of historians in Japan," the statement released on May 5 is signed by 187 scholars working in the United States, Britain, Australia and Japan.

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https://networks.h-net.org/node/22055/discussions/69206/open-letter-support-historians-japan
Dear Colleagues,. I forward to the list a statement on the issue of the so-called "comfort women" and World War II memory authored and signed by a group of Japan scholars. As indicated in the text itself, this statement emerged from an open forum held at the Association for Asian Studies annual ...
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What happens when a bowling ball and a feather are dropped together under the conditions of outer space?
Most of you know that any two objects dropped in a vacuum will fall at the same rate. Some of you have probably even seen it demonstrated in person. Even so this video is pretty amazing!

Physicist Brian Cox  visited NASA’s Space Power Facility in Ohio to check out the Agency's Space Simulation Chamber. At 30.5 meters across and 37.2 meters tall, the colossal aluminum construction has a volume of 22,653 cubic meters (or about ~800,000 cubic feet), making it the biggest vacuum chamber in the world.

If you haven't seen this video...maybe you should ;)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E43-CfukEgs

#gravity   #experiment   #science   #physics  
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Takaharu Tezuka: The best kindergarten you’ve ever seen
2014 at TEDxKyoto

http://www.ted.com/talks/takaharu_tezuka_the_best_kindergarten_you_ve_ever_seen
At this school in Tokyo, five-year-olds cause traffic jams and windows are for Santa to climb into. Meet: the world's cutest kindergarten, designed by architect Takaharu Tezuka. In this charming talk, he walks us through a design process that really lets kids be kids.
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"We have invented bioconcrete -- that's concrete that heals itself using bacteria," professor Henk Jonkers of Delft University of Technology says.
CNN:
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/05/14/tech/bioconcrete-delft-jonkers/index.html
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「今や中国、タイ以下」とも.日本の現場は強くない!?
 
経営陣が指示せずとも社員が自発的に動き、生産効率や顧客満足度を高める。そんな日本企業の現場力が、産業を問わず崩壊の危機にひんしている。日本企業が持つ最大の強みを破壊した責任は、他ならぬ経営陣自身にある。

引用元:日経ビジネス
http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXMZO86296380Q5A430C1000000/
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NASA Successfully Tests Shape-Changing Wing for Next Generation Aviation

NASA researchers, working in concert with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and FlexSys Inc., successfully completed initial flight tests of a new morphing wing technology that has the potential to save millions of dollars annually in fuel costs, reduce airframe weight and decrease aircraft noise during takeoffs and landings.

For more info:
http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-successfully-tests-shape-changing-wing-for-next-generation-aviation

http://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/november/nasa-tests-revolutionary-shape-changing-aircraft-flap-for-the-first-time

Wired.jp:
http://wired.jp/2015/05/07/nasa-morphing-airc/
Researchers, working in concert with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and FlexSys Inc., of Ann Arbor, Michigan, successfully completed initial flight tests of a new morphing wing technology with the potential to save millions of dollars annually in fuel costs, reduce airframe weight and decrease aircraft noise during takeoffs and landings.
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Aluminum battery from Stanford Univ.
“We have developed a rechargeable aluminum-ion battery that may replace existing storage devices, such as alkaline batteries, which are bad for the environment, and lithium-ion batteries, which occasionally burst into flames,” said Hongjie Dai, a professor of chemistry at Stanford. “Our new battery won’t catch fire, even if you drill through it.”

See more at: https://energy.stanford.edu/news/aluminum-battery-stanford-offers-safe-alternative-conventional-batteries#sthash.KEGaOns8.dpuf
Nature:
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v520/n7547/full/nature14340.html
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NailO
Researchers at the MIT Media Laboratory are developing a new wearable device that turns the user’s thumbnail into a miniature wireless track pad.

They envision that the technology could let users control wireless devices when their hands are full — answering the phone while cooking, for instance. It could also augment other interfaces, allowing someone texting on a cellphone, say, to toggle between symbol sets without interrupting his or her typing. Finally, it could enable subtle communication in circumstances that require it, such as sending a quick text to a child while attending an important meeting.

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https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2015/wearable-thumbnail-sensor-controls-digital-devices-0417

Article:
http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/nailo-out-of-mit-turns-your-fingernail-into-a-mini-trackpad/

#scitech   #wearable   #trackpad  
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3D printed car
Key words:
Electric vehicle, flexibility, design, customized car, CFRP

http://www.businessinsider.com/car-3d-printing-local-motors-strati-2015-2
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こんにちは。 Hello.  ¡hola.  Guten Tag.
I am a teaching staff and researcher with a junior college in a small city in Japan.

Specialty: Materials Processing and Metals Engineering

Perhaps I'm serious !? person with business.

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Survived Juken senso (受験戦争, fiercely competitive entrance examinations)!?
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Engineer, Associate Professor
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    2012
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