December 28th, 2012Published by:VR-Zone2
On the other end of the spectrum, Felix Baumgartneraccomplished the highest skydive ever, by jumping fromliterally the edge of space, 24-miles high. Though he did not break the free fall record at 4 minutes and 20 seconds, he was the first to break the sound barrier without a jet or spaceshuttle. Oh, and by the way, he landed on his feet. A Step Forward in Breast Cancer ResearchScientists in the UK found that breast cancer is not onedisease, but can be differentiated into 10 types, a finding which will help tailor treatment and potentially increasesurvival rates.3-D Liver PrintingIn the United States, an artificial liver made of sugar wasprinted in 3D, for blood vessels to grow into. An artificial jaw was also printed in 3D and successfully transplanted.3D printing will continue to grow in usage and popularity inthe coming year. Home 3D printers will soon drop below the $2,000 mark. Brian Barrett, the managing editor of the blog Gizmodo, explains, “Instead of printing ink ontopaper, it takes these little spools of plastic, [usually], and youcan feed it instructions and it will use that to form basically any shape that you want, whether it's a utensil or a replicaof the White House," he said. "You can go on the Internet,find a design, download it, send it to your 3D printer, andin the course of either several minutes or several hours,depending on how large your order is, it will construct thisthing. What's fascinating about it is the limits are only as faras the imagination goes."Mobile Technology Mobile technology develops at an ever rapid pace each year,as more and more people are using their mobile devicesin lieu of computers for most tasks. Microsoft joinedthe fray with its new Windows 8, specifically engineeredfor touchscreen use. It is growing increasingly evidentthat touchscreen laptops will soon become the industry standard.2012 has been quite a year for science and technology,and with the rapid development of new technologies, 2013promises to see growth at an even faster rate. So, fasten yourseatbelts. It’s going to be quite a ride.
Century develops live infoterminal for earthquakes inJapan
Source:http://vr-zone.com/articles/century-develops-live-info-terminal-for-earthquakes-in-japan/18534.htmlDecember 28th, 2012
The JMB-AH is an information terminal that is specifically used to monitor seismic activity all across Japan from ahome or on other places where there are a large numberof people. It can provide live, real-time data, so users inJapan can have an early warning forecast of an impendingearthquake.Japan's has a particular "specialty" for earthquakes due to itslocation. In fact, we all know that one of the worst ones justhappened a year ago. That is why it is always an imperativetask for the Japanese to develop their technologies inmeasuring and predicting seismic activity as accurate asthey could. Getting the entire nation to know the current"ground status" is also equally important, as what this new innovation from Century demonstrates.The JMB-AH is an advanced emergency earthquakeinformation relay terminal. This particular model isdesigned for general, all-purpose use, allowing it to be easily placed and installed at homes and at various facilities likeschools and train stations where information can be quickly accessed. The terminal connects to the internet, and relaysall kinds of seismic activity data such as an earthquake'smagnitude, epicenter, the entire area affected, duration andthe time left before it arrives. All of the information can be presented in the terminal in real time, so informationabout earthquakes in other areas can be sent instantly tohelp people take an early and immediate course of action.Though the JMB-AH has its own "advanced user" mode, it isof course made to be generally user-friendly. The advanceduser setting is mostly set only when the unit is installed inlocations where it is required to be used by professionals andresearchers in earthquake-related fields.The JMB-AH uses a 240x320 LCD touchscreen. Aside fromlive seismic activity data, it is also capable of providing minordata-related stuff such as a tuner radio capability. It also hasslots that allow mobile devices to be charged. It requires four AA batteries to work, but it can also be plugged to an ACsocket. Its dimensions are 146 x 43 x 101mm and it weighs350 grams.The price for the JMB-AH is set at 31,500 yen (390 USD).The information it sends via the internet though is totally free.Source:MyNavi(JP)
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