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Aerial Burton 3D display projects images into mid-air
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Aerial Burton 3D display projects images into mid-air
October 29, 2014

Aerial Burton has demonstrated an aerial 3D display, which can project text and images in mid-air. “The biggest difference between our technology and other displays is, this is a screenless display. This is the only device that can show text…

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Predicting Local Wind Pressure on Buildings and Developing a System to Control It
Predicting Local Wind Pressure on Buildings and Developing a System to Control It
 
October 24, 2014

The Institute of Technology, Shimizu Corporation, the results of tests using large wind tunnels are being replicated by ultra-large-scale simulations, using a supercomputer called the K Computer. In this way, the researchers are working to develop a new method for…

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Automotive Aerodynamics Simulation Using a Supercomputer
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Automotive Aerodynamics Simulation Using a Supercomputer
October 24, 2014

Hokkaido University and RIKEN AICS are researching aerodynamics simulation, to simulate the air flow around automobiles. Investigating the force exerted by air on a moving car is essential for improving fuel efficiency and safety. In particular, using a supercomputer called…

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Prediction Research to Prevent and Mitigate Damage from Natural Disasters
Prediction Research to Prevent and Mitigate Damage from Natural Disasters
 
October 24, 2014

Dr. Yoshiyuki Kaneda serves as manager of R&D projects for the HPCI strategic program field 3 -Advanced Prediction Research for Natural Disaster Prevention and Reduction-conducting research for improvement of prediction accuracy of earthquakes and tsunamis. This research has three main…

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Control systems to achieve a networked society that’s friendly to people and the environment
Control systems to achieve a networked society that’s friendly to people and the environment
 
October 24, 2014

At Keio University, the Ryogo Kubo Laboratory, in the Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering (Faculty of Science and Technology), aims to help achieve a society that’s friendly to people and the environment from the viewpoint of infrastructure services. The…

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Laying the Groundwork for In Silico Drug Discovery with the K computer to Increase the Pace of New Drug Development
Laying the Groundwork for In Silico Drug Discovery with the K computer to Increase the Pace of New Drug Development
 
October 24, 2014

Osaka has long been the home to many pharmaceutical companies in japan. The NPO Biogrid Center Kansai, located in Grand Front Osaka (opened in 2013), partners with universities and pharmaceutical companies to lay the groundwork for in silico drug discovery…

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Developing multiscale, multiphysics simulator of the heart
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Developing multiscale, multiphysics simulator of the heart
October 24, 2014

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…

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Aiming for Advances in IT from Three Viewpoints
Aiming for Advances in IT from Three Viewpoints
 
October 23, 2014

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…

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Self-tightening nut that provides tight fastening with the aid of a unique screw thread
Self-tightening nut that provides tight fastening with the aid of a unique screw thread
 
October 22, 2014

Izushi has developed the Kinglock Nut, which achieves tight fastening through an innovative new structure and surface, unlike those in conventional nuts. “Regarding surface fastening, at Izushi, we achieve fastening over the entire surface, which ensures that the force is…

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PCD Twisted Helical End Mill features reduced cutting resistance
PCD Twisted Helical End Mill features reduced cutting resistance
 
October 14, 2014

Chukyo has developed the Eco Helix, a twisted shaped PCD helical end mill with blade edges that exhibit minimal cutting resistance when machining parts. “The tip is made of PCD, which is an extremely hard material that is made under…

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