If you are seriously into taking photos of stars, it might be worth purchasing Nikon's new "D810A" DSLR camera for ¥420,000. The camera is exclusively made for taking shooting astrophotography and it's especially good at taking photos of diffuse nebula.
From intricately designed manhole covers to the jaw-droppingly realistic food samples seen in restaurant window displays, Japanese people have long been known for creating aesthetically pleasing objects in the human environment. Leave it then to a Japanese artist to decorate space. Literally.
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At Keio University, the Ishigami Laboratory, in the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, is investigating robotic mobility systems. The main mission of this group is to perform fundamental and applied research for application to extreme environments, notably lunar and planetary rovers.
"In our lab, we focus on field robotics that works for extreme environments."