2009年3月23日月曜日

Bio-sensor

Bio-sensor that has been enabled by a combination of semiconductor technology and biotechnology.  According to this video, there will be a variety of applications considered while practical applications for mass production will be available in 2.5 to 3 years.




3/23/09

2009年3月11日水曜日

Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cell

Fuel cells use hydrogen and oxygen as the raw materials to generate electricity, while there are many ways to get hydrogen and oxygen.  The phosphorice acid fuel cell presented by the following video reportedly allows two types of gases to get the two essential gases including city gas and bio-gas.  This system sounds pretty environmentally friendly with a high efficiency rating of power generation.




3/11/09

2009年3月6日金曜日

The sky is in your hands!

How quickly to find a star or stars in the sky depends on clearness of the sky, whether conditions, knowledge level of a planisphere and on quality of an astronomical telescope.


StellarWindow seems to ease us quickly to find a star by putting up a flat panel screen (actually tablet pc) with which an USB type sensor is connected and StellerWindow software is installed. This fantasy animation video well present on how to use it.


According to the supplier, 3TEC, the package price which includes the software package and the USB device but excludes the tablet PC, is Japanese Yen25,000.- plus consumption tax within Japan.


Source: 3TEC Corporation & its groups' page


3/6/09

2009年3月5日木曜日

Video Presentation on Japanese Technologies

There are a few good sites that well summarize a trend of Japanese science and technologies in English. This video site created by National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) is one of the good ones.

Its URL is http://www.aist.go.jp/aist_e/video/. More sites would be expected to be provided by many other organizations maintaining at least this level of quality in English.

3/5/09

2009年3月4日水曜日

Bio-battery

Bio Battery sounds interesting.   The technology product seems to be changing our concept of battery when it's commercially available in the market. 



Source: DigInfo via YouTube

3/4/09