Itasha is a term made by combining the Japanese word for painful (itai) and car (jidosha), and it basically means just that: Painful Car. The term describe cars that are usually covered in pictures of anime or game characters.
So you want to inject a chip into your body. Hey, it’s the 21st Century, and barbed-wire bicep tattoos are so over. How we interact with the inorganic world is becoming more seamless, more frictionless. Our gadgets are already talking to one another, and it’s getting easier to join the conversation.
KAGA HIGHTECH introduced a wireless shutter button for iPhone/iPad called "TAXAN MéoSnap Pachil". It will be released for 1,980 yen on May 28.
One very big benefit of the product could be to take a group photo without sacrificing somebody to be the photographer.
It can be used with Bluetooth 4.0 and iOS 7.0 or later compliant iPhone or iPad. Once you pair it up with your iPhone or iPad via Bluetooth before the initial use, you can use it every time without installing any application or complicated setting.
The keyword in the Tetsuya Suzuki Laboratory of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Keio University is ''nanomaterials''. The researchers in the Suzuki Lab are working to develop high-performance thin-film materials and to analyze such materials at the atomic level. In particular, Diamond-like Carbon, or DLC for short, is the main target. The researchers improve the DLC films and apply them in a variety of fields.
Licca-chan supports Team Japan, too!
Takara Tomy is going to release Licca-chan in the Japan National Soccer Team uniform on June 12 in a limited edition, with only 8,000 units available.
This Licca-chan wears the national team's uniform with the number "12", which is considered to be the supporter/fan's jersey number, fashionable white lacy skirt and sneakers.
At the Terakawa Laboratory of Keio University's Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, research is being conducted on technology that explores and utilizes laser-material interaction to contribute to engineering, biotechnology, and medicine.
Here, keywords of the research are laser processing, micro- and nano-structure, and biomedical applications.
In particular, the laboratory is focused on processing with a femtosecond laser that enables them to achieve more precise processing than with lasers currently used broadly in industry.
Honda Aircraft Company, Honda's subsidiary aircraft business, has just introduced their currently in-development lightweight jet called HondaJet to the public at the 2014 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland.
They also announced that they will begin the full-scale process for commercial production in order to start delivering to end customers within 2015 after being able to obtain the aircraft's type certification by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) of the United States.