October 5, 2008

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    3D invisible force field you can feel

    Remember that post I made about games you can actually feel talking about a haptics system that Japanese developers created that uses ultrasound to create a 3D representation of an object that you can feel with your hands? Yea, that one. Well a video has now surfaced! Check it out. Via Geekologie. More

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    Designer fire extinguishers for your designer kitchen

    When most people think of fixing up their kitchen, and getting the latest new kitchen appliances, one faithful must have in your kitchen gets overlooked… your fire extinguisher. Don’t despair. Bicycle maker Miyata Industries has you covered. Miyata’s new line of stylish fire extinguishers come in 4 eye pleasing colors, and have been approved by […] More

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    Japanese researchers prove amoeba are smart

    I didn’t know that there was such a thing as the Ig Nobel Prize. Apparently it’s a parody of the Nobel Prizes, and it has been going on since 1991. This year a group of Japanese researchers won the cognitive science prize for their research on amoeboid organisms. Toshiyuki Nakagaki, Ryo Kobayashi, and Atsushi Tero […] More

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    86-year old nun writes cell phone novel

    Jakucho Setouchi is an 86-year old nun from the Buddhist temple in Iwate prefecture (northern Japan). She is a well known writer, and has been credited with being one the the first people to translate The Tale of Genji, the world’s first novel. However, she has kept a secret from her fans till now. Setouchi-san […] More