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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No More Naruto.
Today, internationally popular Japanese manga NARUTO, which has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine for 15 years, has ended with its 700th episode.
Hokkaido University and RIKEN AICS are researching aerodynamics simulation, to simulate the air flow around automobiles.
Investigating the force exerted by air on a moving car is essential for improving fuel efficiency and safety. In particular, using a supercomputer called K has made it possible to simulate air resistance, which is the most important factor, with a precision equivalent to wind tunnel tests.
'Disrupting Japan' Update
Thanko has released electrothermal heated gloves to eliminate the chill of hands during outdoor activities on cold winter days.
They are powered by a 9V battery and get warm quickly in about 30 seconds. There is an On/Off button so that you can turn it off when not needed and save power.