Category: Tech

JAXA being Privatized?

It seems that the Japanese government is planning to privatize the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) so that it will qualify and be in the running for Google and the X Foundations 30 million dollar worth of prizes for getting robotic rover on the Moon....

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Google and X Prize Foundation Sponsor Lunar Race

Screw NASA, ESA, ROSCOMOS, JAXA and any other international government funded space exploration agency. Google (yes the one and only search giant) and the X Prize Foundation is giving away 30 million dollars worth of prizes to successful, privately funded companies who manage to get...

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Top 30 Countries With Fastest Internet

Remember my post about the average internet connection in Japan, while surfing around today I ran into a detailed chart showing the top 30 countries ranked in terms of internet speed. It’s no surprise who came out on top. From that post a few months...

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iPod touch, touching really is good

I missed the iPod bus and still haven’t caught it with all the stops it made to upgrade and add spin offs plus the iPhone is what a categorize as a wallet raper and when I thought about it, it didn’t make sense to go...

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X-Seed 4000 – This building this is possible

The Shimizu Mega City is just one of the many buildings completely planned out for Japan and only waiting on the materials, funding and technology to be able to bring them to fruition. One other such project is the X-Seed 4000, at 13,123 feet high,...

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Walk2Web – a visual search and link tool

Walk2web.com is a nice tool that allows web users to browse through the “linking underbelly” of any website they wish. It shows a visual illustration of the sites being linked to, a screen shot of the page, the ability to rate websites you view, bookmark...

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In Japan even furniture is “high tech”

An interactive table and chairs that can change colour has been developed by Japanese researchers. On display at the Siggraph show, the Fuwapica furniture uses sensors embedded in the table-top to work out the colour of items placed upon it. The colour of the stools...

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My Blog looks messed up in Internet Explorer

So here I was a few hours ago showing my friend my site when I booted up my site only to see my sidebar missing! Unfortunately my friend has no clue what Firefox is so it wasn’t installed on his PC. I came to the...

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Japan’s Kiha E200 Commercial Hybrid Train begins operation

Starting tomorrow Japan will begin to operate a commercial hybrid train service on the Koumi Line of the East Japan Railway Company who has been developing and testing the service for many years. Fuel efficiency is increased by about 20 percent and emissions reduced by...

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Infrared Astronomy Satellite AKARI Maps the Universe

The infrared astronomy satellite AKARI started the regular observations in May 2006. In the last one year, AKARI has carried out the All-Sky Survey observations to map the entire sky, as well as thousands of pointed observations of selected targets. Here we show the beautiful...

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