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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 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).
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Seven Eleven and Mitsuoka Motor jointly announced the release of a premium car - Evangelion Orochi - today. It is a one of a kind car and the price will be ¥16,000,000.
They will accept orders from November 11 through November 30. In the case of multiple orders, a winner will be selected by lottery.
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.
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Yahoo! Japan announced the release of a genomic analysis service for the public from the HealthData Lab project offered by its healthcare division, Yahoo! Healthcare.
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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