Taihei Environmental Science Center has developed a system that automatically performs water quality testing, and can detect bacteria such as E. coli. In the past, this work had to be done manually. The system uses three robots to completely automate all stages of the process, from collecting a predetermined amount of the sample, injecting agar, agitating, coagulating and inverting, to the placement and storage of the culture in incubators. This level of automation not only eliminates human error, substantially improving test accuracy, it also increases processing capacity.
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Oigawa Railway, a railway company in Shizuoka prefecture in Japan, will run a real Thomas steam locomotive from the internationally-famous British animated TV series Thomas & Friends.
They will provide the real Thomas SL service for a limited time mainly on weekends from July 12 to October 12. This will be the first time in Asia that a Thomas train will run!
Teragaki-Labo unveiled a speaker device that produces sound from a stylish, curved plate. The speaker is called Music Plate.
The price will be about ¥250,000. They will start accepting advanced orders on August 1 and delivering to buyers around early September.
Music Plate generates sound by vibrating a built-in voice coil located at the bottom of the device and transmitting the vibration to the front plate.
It's an awful feeling to keep leather shoes on all day in the summertime. Thanko could be your savior with their new product: the USB Soukai Shoes Cooler.
The USB Soukai Shoes Cooler is designed to eliminate stuffiness inside your shoes. Soukai means refreshment in Japanese.