Yamaha Motor may release MOTIV mini car in 2015

Yamaha Motor's lightweight two-seater car, MOTIV, which was unveiled in last year's Tokyo Motor Show, is rumored to be out for sale in 2015, starting in Europe.

MOTIV was jointly designed with a team including Gordon Murray (Gordon Murray Design) who has worked with McLaren F1. It's built based on the skeleton frame "i-Stream" technology that consists of steel pipes and carbon.

DentsuBlue - Padlock-style device that opens and closes via smartphone

DentsuBlue is going to release a padlock-style device - 246 Padlock - for ¥10,246 in early December. 
Its opening and closing is controlled via Bluetooth network using a smartphone with the dedicated application.

Genuine leather is used as the exterior material, and there are 5 colors available (Ivory White, Stone Gray, Lump Black, Night Blue and Bordeaux Red).

Aerial Burton 3D display projects images into mid-air

Aerial Burton has demonstrated an aerial 3D display, which can project text and images in mid-air.

"The biggest difference between our technology and other displays is, this is a screenless display. This is the only device that can show text and pictures in mid-air, without using a screen.

Predicting Local Wind Pressure on Buildings and Developing a System to Control It

The Institute of Technology, Shimizu Corporation, the results of tests using large wind tunnels are being replicated by ultra-large-scale simulations, using a supercomputer called the K Computer. In this way, the researchers are working to develop a new method for detailed prediction of instantaneous maximum local wind pressure acting on building.

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