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The University of Tokyo reveals next generation cargo ship concept with 50m high sails uses 30% less fuel

The aim of the Wind Challenger Project is to substantially reduce fuel consumption by large merchant vessels. Under development by a group including members from the University of Tokyo, the idea is to utilize giant retractable sails, [...]
The University of Tokyo reveals next generation cargo ship concept with 50m high sails uses 30% less fuel

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TalkTorque, a friendly robot

The Tsukuba University recently updated their page on the TalkTorque Project. The project aims at building a robot that can serve as a non-verbal interface to communicate with humans. This funny looking little guy is rigged with differ[...]
TalkTorque, a friendly robot
TalkTorque, a friendly robotTalkTorque, a friendly robotTalkTorque, a friendly robot

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IDC Japan Releases Japan Q3 Mobile Phone Report

The Japanese subsidiary of the IT marketing research company International Data Corporation released a report today announcing cell phone shipments in the third quarter in the domestic market. Mobile phone shipments increased 18.9 perc[...]
IDC Japan Releases Japan Q3 Mobile Phone Report

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A battery that charges by moving around

Researchers at Kanazawa University in Japan created a battery, the size of a 1-yen coin, made of a very special alloy, that allows it to be many times more effective than any vibration-based energy generating device currently existing.[...]
A battery that charges by moving around
A battery that charges by moving aroundA battery that charges by moving around

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