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New: a Personal Vegetable Factory

New: a Personal Vegetable Factory

Agri-Cube – an inside look Agri-Cube – an illustration One of Japan’s largest construction companies – Daiwa House recently introduced a line of ready-made hydroponic vegetable units called Agri-Cube, intended for hotels and restaurants the unit might also be suitable ...

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GEN H-4 – Personal Helicopter

GEN H-4 – Personal Helicopter

GEN H-4 is the world’s smallest co-axial helicopter. This ultra-light aircraft weighs only 155 lbs (70kg) when empty, and is capable of reaching a maximum speed of 55 mph (88 km/h). The GEN H-4 is powered by four twin cylinder ...

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Solar Ark

Solar Ark

Sanyo’s Solar Ark, located in the Gifu Prefecture at the center of Japan, is a 315m-wide (1033 feet), 37m-tall (121 feet) solar photovoltaic power generation facility. Its design was inspired “by the vision of an ark embarking on a journey ...

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Data Stored in a Bacteria DNA

Data Stored in a Bacteria DNA

A research team from Japan was able to store data on the DNA of a bacteria. Although this breakthrough doesn’t seem to have any immediate applications it might be an important step in the development of future biological computers. Biological ...

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Space Telescope Reveals Solar Enigma

Space Telescope Reveals Solar Enigma

The Hinode space telescope recently released data and images reveals for the first time that the Sun’s magnetic field is much more turbulent and dynamic than previously known. The images and videos of the Sun’s chromosphere (thin layer of solar ...

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Hinode Telescope Images Solar Corona

Hinode Telescope Images Solar Corona

In a December 20th, 2006 press conference in Japan, data, images, and videos of the Sun’s atmosphere from the Hinode X-Ray Telescope (XRT) were released. The Sun’s corona (or Solar Corona) reaches temperatures of over one million degrees and scientists ...

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