Monthly Archive: November 2008

500th post and thinking about converting to WordPress

Many years ago my geekiness flowed uncontrollably and I decided to register a domain and create a blog so that I would have a place to yap about my Japan obsession. Almost 3 years and 500 posts later this blog has grown into a labour...

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I’ve bought My Japanese Coach for the Nintendo DS

I’ve been meaning to buy a title for my Nintendo DS that would aid my study of Japanese and my latest purchase for my DS is a recently released title called “My Japanese Coach” which is a member of Ubisoft’s My Coach series. I’ve been...

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More Cloning in Japan – This time an Amami Rabbit

Scientists at Japan’s Kinki University have cloned an embryo of an Amami Rabbit and are awaiting its birth next month. The Osaka based researchers cloned the endangered rabbit by taking a cell from the ear of a dead Amami rabbit and injected it into the...

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Japanese Scientists have Cloned a Frozen Dead Mouse

The line between science fiction and reality continues to be blurred more and more. Recently a Japanese team of scientists at the Riken Center for Developmental Biology successfully made a clone mouse from braincells of a mouse that have been frozen for 16 years. The...

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Honda’s Robo-Legs – Futuristic Walking Assist Device

Honda recently revealed an interesting piece of technology. The device is a robotic exoskeleton that is worn like shoes to support the body and protect the joints while moving around and doing repetitive tasks like what workers might do daily in factories. Honda developed the...

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Let the Mobile Phone Service Wars Begin

Claro has now official launched in Jamaica (albeit with a few hiccups), Digicel is aggressively promoting it’s position as “Jamaica’s bigger better network” and Cable and Wireless is regrouping and rearming it’s entire Caribbean division to LIME to go on the offensive. The entire telecommunications...

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