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Engineers have developed the first fully integrated electronic system that can provide continuous, noninvasive monitoring of multiple biochemicals in sweat.

http://news.berkeley.edu/2016/01/27/wearable-sweat-sensors/

Nature 529, 509–514 (28 January 2016):
10.1038/nature16521

Wearable sensors provide continuous, real-time analysis of biochemicals in perspiration
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Christmas has passed and now the whole of Japan is garing up for New-Year! Many shrines have large ema in their premises depicting a “Monkey - 猿”. These, can be quite an artistic show piece, instilling this years zodiac sign in no uncertain terms. This is the Goō Shrine (護王神社) opposite of the Imperial Palace. According to a Japan Times article we all should buy this: “As 2016 will be the year of the monkey, Japanese underwear makers are gearing up to employ their once-in-12-year sales tactics: marketing red underwear to cash in on a legend that one can stay healthy by wearing such garments in that particular year.” See here: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/10/28/national/underwear-makers-look-cash-demand-red-garments/#.Vn_aw5N95Jw . #Shōgatsu, #正月, #NewYear2016, #Kyoto, #YearoftheMonkey, #猿, #申年, #GoōShrine, #護王神社
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Dollfie(R) Honey: 60cm 28 degree-of-freedom Motional doll equipped with LINUX and MikuMikuDance

https://youtu.be/HyTSqCjsG4M

See more at
http://robo-pro.com/speecys/index.html

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The search for happiness: Using MRI to find where happiness happens.
Kyoto University researchers narrow in on the neural structures behind happiness.

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-11/ku-tsf111915.php

幸せを生む脳の場所を特定:京都大学

佐藤弥 特定准教授らの研究グループは、主観的幸福の神経基盤について、脳の構造を計測する磁気共鳴画像(MRI)と幸福度などを調べる質問紙で調べました。その結果、右半球の楔前部(頭頂葉の内側面にある領域)の灰白質体積と主観的幸福の間に、正の関係があることが示されました。つまり、より強く幸福を感じる人は、この領域が大きいことを意味します。また、同じ右楔前部の領域が、快感情強度・不快感情強度・人生の目的の統合指標と関係することが示されました。つまり、ポジティブな感情を強く感じ、ネガティブな感情を弱く感じ、人生の意味を見出しやすい人は、この領域が大きいことを意味します。

今回の結果は、幸福という主観的な経験を、客観的・科学的に調べることができることを示します。今後、瞑想トレーニングが楔前部の体積を変えるといった知見と併せることで、科学的データに裏打ちされた幸福増進プログラムを作るといった展開が期待されます。

http://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/ja/research/research_results/2015/151120_1.html

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Japanese researchers have mapped out using MRI where happiness emerges in the brain. The study, published in Scientific Reports, paves the way for measuring happiness objectively -- and also provides insights on a neurologically based way of being happy.
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Diamond Fuji and the Huge Shadow of Fuji
南アルプス小河内岳2802mより今朝のダイヤモンド富士
I climbed Mt. Ogouchidake (2802m) to capture the Diamond Fuji. My backpack weighed over 20kg and I had to walk two whole days but it paid off very well. Although taking pictures of Diamond Fuji is very popular in Japan, no one does such an extreme thing and so I monopolised the view. Look at the huge shadow of Fujisan! The view was impossibly amazing. The best diamond Fuji I've ever taken.
丸2日間南アルプスを彷徨ってきました。とっくに山小屋は閉まっているので装備も嵩み重量は20kg以上。しかしこの超絶景を独り占め。見て下さいよ南アルプスまで届く富士山のこの巨大な影! この惑星に生まれてよかったと本当に心から思いました。

Nikon D800E + SIGMA 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM
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New “water adhesive” is tougher than natural adhesives employed by mussels and barnacles.
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Osaka Gas halves cost of making graphene
 
Osaka Gas's new material could lead to lighter automobiles and smaller smartphones.
OSAKA -- Osaka Gas has found a way to produce graphene, a layer of carbon just one atom thick, at half the cost of conventional methods in a developme
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Magnesium is a light metal, with a density two-thirds that of aluminium, is abundant on Earth and is biocompatible; it thus has the potential to improve energy efficiency and system performance in aerospace, automobile, defence, mobile electronics and biomedical applications. However, conventional synthesis and processing methods (alloying and thermomechanical processing) have reached certain limits in further improving the properties of magnesium and other metals. Ceramic particles have been introduced into metal matrices to improve the strength of the metals, but unfortunately, ceramic microparticles severely degrade the plasticity and machinability of metals, and nanoparticles, although they have the potential to improve strength while maintaining or even improving the plasticity of metals are difficult to disperse uniformly in metal matrices.
Here we show that a dense uniform dispersion of silicon carbide nanoparticles (14 per cent by volume) in magnesium can be achieved through a nanoparticle self-stabilization mechanism in molten metal.

Source:
http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/ucla-researchers-create-exceptionally-strong-and-lightweight-new-metal

Paper:
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v528/n7583/full/nature16445.html

To create the super-strong but lightweight metal, scientists found a new way to disperse and stabilize nanoparticles in molten metals.
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I found an article below concerning motivation.
モチベーションに関するこんな記事をみつけました。

http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/4-secret-motivation-killers-top-1-know/

Jpn.:
http://www.lifehacker.jp/2015/12/151217_motivation_killers.html
We have to overcome the secret killers of motivation. And here are 4 time-tested ways to do so.
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Head-mounted display, AirScouter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X__lKMRD6ds
From Brother PR channel
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Formerly, Tsuchiya
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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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- Materials science
- College education and primary education
- College Management
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- Eco-friendly technology (energy harvesting, green factory etc)
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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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  • Junior College
    2012
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