All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Japan’

Google Launches Online Exhibits Looking At Hiroshima, Nagasaki Bombings

Google announced on Monday that it has collaborated with the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum on a group of online exhibits for the Google Cultural Institute. This month marks the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombings in Japan. Four exhibits are from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. These, as Google explains, “illustrate the bombing from …

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The Japanese Are Now Using 3D Printers To Catch Terrorists

The Japanese have come up with some ingenious (and terrifying) uses for 3D printers since the technology became largely mainstream last year. It’s latest use of the technology is once again an entirely new take on 3D printing that will surely be used by others around the world. ANN News reports that Japanese police used a 3D printed bust, based …

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Hiroshima: Japan Honors 68th Anniversary

Today marks the 68th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima by the Enola Gay on August 6, 1945. The AP reports 50,000 people gathered in the Hiroshima peace park accompanied by many of the “hibakusha,” or “explosion-affected” and burned incense in honor of the over 140,000 decedents who perished in the inferno. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Hiroshima mayor Kazumi …

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Artist Uses 3D Printer To Make Awesome Homes For Her Hermit Crabs

Hermit crabs aren’t especially interesting on their own, but it can be fun to see what kind of things the tiny crustaceans decide to call home next. One Japanese artist decided to make custom homes for her hermit crabs and the results are amazing. Japanese artist Aki Inomata acquired a 3D printer and got to work designing custom homes for …

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Japan Scrambles Jets: Chinese Military Plane Breaches Int’l Airspace

A frustrating dispute in the south Pacific has all of Southeast Asia on high alert as China has seemingly escalated the conflict by flying a military craft through international airspace near Chinese islands. Reuters reports the Chinese plane was a Y-8 early warning craft, and flew over the islands of Okinawa and Miyako around noon, repeating its route over the …

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Average Global Internet Speeds Are Still Increasing

Most of us in the U.S. love to rag on our ISPs and blame them for what we perceive as painfully slow Internet speeds. Our ISPs certainly do deserve their fair share of criticism, but we should also celebrate when things are headed in a positive direction. The latest report from Akamai is cause for celebration as it shows things …

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Google Takes Street View Trekker Up Mt. Fuji

Google announced today that it has taken its Street View Trekker camera device (you know, the backpack) up Mt. Fuji to gather some new imagery. The 360-degree panoramic shots cover the Yoshida trail that takes hikers up the mountain, as well as the full walk around the crater at the top and the “quick zigzag” descent. “Back in June UNESCO …

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The Japanese Are Still 3D Printing Fetuses

We all thought it was over. The nightmares brought upon by 3D printed fetuses had just subsided last month, but Fasotec had to force its way into the news cycle once again with another story of how it 3D prints the fetus of an expecting mother. CNN recently stopped by Fasotec to talk about their bizarre, but apparently lucrative, business …

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Woolly Mammoth Goes On Display; To Be Cloned?

A 39,000-year old woolly mammoth found in Siberia last year is about to go on display in Yokohama, Japan for curious parties to check out on a three-month exhibition. Named Yuka, the 2-year old female was found with permafrost on her shoulders but the rest of her body was encased in cold soil, so she is remarkably well-preserved. So much …

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Japanese Officials Confuse Google Groups Privacy Settings, Leak Internal Trade Memos

It appears that some government officials in Japan have found themselves scrambling after a Google Groups privacy misstep allowed internal memos to be open and available for anyone to browse at their convenience. According to the AFP, the incident occurred within the Environmental Ministry. Unaware that the default setting for Google Groups in public (in terms of who can see …

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Google Street View Trekker Goes To ‘Dead City’

Google is releasing some new Street View imagery from the abandoned Hashima Island, which is known by “Dead Island” or “Dead City” from the James Bond flick Skyfall. Google announced the imagery in a Japanese blog post, and shared this video: This is just the latest imagery from the Trekker. Earlier this year, Google released some Grand Canyon imagery taken …

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Would You Wear These Goofy Glasses To Protect Your Privacy?

Google Glass makes some people feel rather uncomfortable. The biggest concern seems to stem from the idea that Google Glass will eliminate more of our privacy with facial recognition software and the like. Despite Google banning such software on Glass, some developers are already working on privacy solutions. Japan’s National Institute of Informatics has unveiled what it calls privacy visor …

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