Developing multiscale, multiphysics simulator of the heart

Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo and a Fujitsu research group have developed a simulator of a beating heart based on mathematically modeled operating principles of molecular motors. This research links molecules on the micro-level and the heart on the macro-level, and enables high-level predictions that can be used both for basic medical research and clinical practice.

Aiming for Advances in IT from Three Viewpoints

At Keio University, the Toyama Laboratory, in the Department of Information and Computer Science (Faculty of Science and Technology), researches how to operate database technology to support IT simply and efficiently. The Toyama Lab takes a threefold approach to this research, aiming to construct and implement new systems from the three viewpoints of extension, combination, and application.

Fujifilm - Hello Kitty-shaped Cheki

Hello Kitty-shaped Cheki - instax mini Hello Kitty - is going to be out for sale by Fujifilm on November 21.

Hello Kitty marks its 40th anniversary on November 1. To celebrate that, Fujifilm made a Cheki model that has reproduced Hello Kitty's signature big ribbon and face to form the shape of the camera.

A tartan strap, limited designed film and stickers come with instax mini Hello Kitty in a pretty box.
 

Casio - Cute and convenient BABY-G for overseas trips

Casio is going to release the rugged BABY-G "BGA-1400" on November 28.

Not only is it fashionable, but it also has beneficial functions for traveling. It displays times in 2 different time zones at the same time. It is shockproof and water resistant to 10 ATM performance to provide comfort while engaging in outdoor activities.

Price differs depending on colors:

Orange - 31,000 yen
White - 31,000 yen

Landport - Bluetooth earmuff headphones

Landport is releasing earmuff-style headphones - Music Earmuff Bluetooth - in early November.

On the headphones, there are operation buttons for volume control, playback, pause, skip and so on. It can pair up with iPhone, Android smartphone and Bluetooth compliant music players.

Landport's Music Earmuff Bluetooth looks much fluffier than audio-technica's earmuff headphones that were recently released.

It can run for 10 hours when fully charged.
 

3D printer plays a key role in development of Privacy Visor

3D printer plays a key role in development of Privacy Visor

The National Institute of Informatics (NII) and Maezawa Mold have been co-developing a wearable device, the Privacy Visor, to protect users' privacy from SNS facial recognition.

The Privacy Visor is a Google Glass-style device that uses LEDs. By illuminating a user's face with invisible light, it can prevent privacy invasion through surveillance camera-based face recognition systems.

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