Boston

Boston Public Library, the world's first "FREE TO ALL"

The Boston Public Library (BPL) is the oldest municipal library in Boston, the United States. It was founded in 1848 (the first year of Jiyoung), the world's first modern public library that was released to the public free of charge rather than membership system. In addition to Chuo-kan, there are 26 branches, and in addition to about 6.1 million books in general, it holds about 1.2 million rare books, hand-drafts and the like. As important collection materials, there are Shakespeare's first edition book, John Adams' personal collection, and so on. The Boston Public Library, which left the grand school's debt in 1858 and moved to the new wing, has rapidly increased the number of books and has become the second largest library in the United States, following the Library of Congress. In addition, it has developed into a large-scale public library with multiple branches by absorbing several leading libraries such as membership Boston merchant libraries. Mr. Mikishi in New York residence (Petite New York) stayed in Boston on a short trip, introducing the charm of Boston including Boston's freedom trails, museums, gourmet, hotels with nice photos and videos. And, "I was touched by many beautiful museums in Boston, but as in the case of New York, there is something that was touched as beautiful as I thought it might be more than that" as an article on the beautiful interior of the Boston Public Library. In the new building, "FREE TO ALL" is listed, and the openness that shows "Anyone can use it" in multiple languages ​​is wonderful (^ ^) The Boston Public Library that you want to visit in Boston (Petite New York ) Boston's deluxe museum in the atmosphere of Europe Europe Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Petite New York) Boston Public Library (Google Image Search List)

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Boston City to improve traffic flow with Waze and data sharing

On February 13, Boston, Massachusetts, USA announced that it will utilize data received from Waze for map services against traffic congestion caused by weather, various events, traffic accidents and regulations. The city of Boston shares data from Waze's crowdsourcing traffic information function, and provides road information to approximately 400,000 smartphone users, including pedestrians and bicycles. In addition to the collection and distribution data of the traffic control center, we also want to properly control intersection traffic lights and road information signs. It is a wonderful policy (^ ^) Boston City says it will receive data (information) from Waze to establish "innovative way" to improve the flow of highway and urban transportation. Waze is an Israeli startup company that Google acquired on June 11, 2013. Mayor Walsh Announces Data-Sharing Partnership with Waze Aimed at Improving Traffic in Boston (2/13 Boston News) Drawing the next generation map with the acquisition of the new Google Maps and Waze (Nobuyuki Kokai) The 87th Academy Awards Ceremony (Dolby Theater ) The traffic regulations around the venue and the traffic jams around Hollywood are shown using Waze, the broadcasting station abc is conveying. It's easy to understand (^ ^) Waze related news (Google search) Boston's cloud service "Reduce costs by more than 30%" (Nobuyuki Kokai)

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The 2014 Pulitzer Prize (The 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners)

The 98th 2014 Pulitzer Prize awarded for outstanding coverage was announced on 14th, and the press of the Guardian newspaper and the Washington Post that revealed the information gathering activities of the American National Security Agency (NSA) in the utility sector was awarded . The Guardian newspaper and the Washington Post posted this activity based on confidential documents provided by Mr. Edward Snowden, former contractor of NSA. Following this report, discussions over the restrictions of government monitoring activities became active, President Obama announced measures to restrict the activities of the NSA. Public Service (pulitzer.org) Guardian and Washington Post win Pulitzer prize for NSA revelations (The Guardian) The Boston Globe paper, which reported last year's bombardment incident last year in the US Boston marathon Has won the award. In addition, in the special feature photography division, a series of photographs (20 pieces) awarded a year of youth who lost both feet in Boston · marathon was awarded. (Josh Haner / The New York Times) Feature Photography / Josh Haner (pulitzer.org) There is a slide show. Beyond the Finish Line (The Read more

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Boston's cloud service "Reduce costs by over 30%"

Until April 9, 2014 when Microsoft Microsoft will end support for the PC software "Windows XP" it cuts six months. There are also many related news. Windows XP End of Support (Google News Search) IDC Japan predicts that "Windows XP" will remain at 3.71 million after the end of support. In related articles, "Reasons why it can not be updated" are also posted along with "security issues", but basic IT skills such as "lack of knowledge of personal computer" or "unavailable" despite a sufficient transition period I think that the shortage of Japan sees the biggest weakness of Japan. I think that OECD's International Adult Fitness Survey is No. 1 20 years ago (Nobuyuki Kokai) On May 10, 2013, Boston Massachusetts State, Massachusetts, used mail systems and office suites used by city government officials and educational institutions, We announced that we will move from various on-premises products including Microsoft's Exchange and Office to Google's cloud service Google Apps. Mayor Thomas Menino said in a statement (May 10) that "By adopting the cloud for the municipal government, Boston City will modernize its technology while saving taxes, so that city officials can concentrate on serving citizens It will be. " Approximately 75,000 people, including 57,000 public school students, will be transferred to Gmail. Approximately 18,000 city officials also moved to Google Apps, and they decided to use Gmail, Google Hangout, Google Docs, Google Drive, etc. In Boston City, open governance, efforts towards social media (Social Media Center), and correspondence are progressing (^ ^) In the blog of Chikirin, in the white collar division of Japanese society, "The lack of concept of productivity There is an article that made it serious. What do you guys think? "Lack of concept of productivity" probably accelerates innovation most probably (Chikirin's diary) America gov2.0 (Nobuyuki Kokai)

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I would like to welcome Ambassador of Japan to Caroline Kennedy

US President Barack Obama strengthened his policy to nominate former President Kennedy 's eldest daughter and attorney Caroline Kennedy (55) to the next ambassador to Japan. The women's ambassador to Japan in Japan will be the first time. JFK's eldest daughter, President's announcement (Yomiuri Shimbun) White House, narrowing down to Mr. Kennedy, was carefully pursuing huge assets and personal investigation. Russell US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and the Pacific Ocean also met with Mr. Kennedy and he explained that he explained explanations about Japan-US relations. After graduating from Harvard University and Columbia University Law School, Mr. Kennedy received a lawyer qualification. I met Edwin · Schlossberg while I was in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and I am married in 1986. Currently he serves as director of the Kennedy Memorial Library (John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum) and a consultant at Harvard Kennedy School. In the 2008 presidential election, he announced his support for his uncle Sen. Edward Kennedy and Barack Obama. Even in the presidential election of last year, he joined Obama's campaign's campaign headquarters and contributed to re-election. Regarding the appointment of Mr. Kennedy, diplomacy and political experience are scarce, there are some opinions with unknowns as to whether you can demonstrate your skills with TPP, the tense North Korea situation, Okinawa's US military Futenma base relocation problem, and so on. We hope to appoint the ambassador to Japan, hoping that Japan will present a new viewpoint and approach as the first female ambassador for many issues that Japan has held for many years but can not find an exit. Producing a large number of politicians, the appointment of ambassadors from the "Kennedy family", the most famous family in the United States, is attracting high interest in Japan as well as in the United States. President's ranking of the past (Wikipedia) Thinking of President John F. Kennedy (Nobuyuki Kokai) Declining population Declining birthrate An aging population "Women unutilized power country" Prescription of Nippon (Nobuyuki Kokai) Ambassador Kennedy appointed Obama's "answer"? (7/23 Akihiko Koizumi / Newsweek)

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Boston

Explosion at the Boston marathon, investigation due to the possibility of three deaths

Two explosions occurred near the goal of the Boston marathon held on April 15 in Boston, Massachusetts, three people including an 8-year-old boy died according to the same state investigation authority. Federal authorities are looking at it as a bombing terrorist incident. According to a local hospital, more than 141 injured people were treated, at least 17 of them were serious. There are 8 or more children in the injured. President Obama promised "judgment" to the perpetrator in a statement, "Boston is a strong city, US people support Boston citizens in all aspects." 3 killed, at least 144 injured in Boston Marathon blasts (bostonglobe.com) President Obama Speaks on Explosions in Boston (whitehouse.gov) Boston marathon bombings terrorist attacks America (Akihiko Koizumi / Newsweek) Boston marathon bombing incident Crowdsourcing (Wired.jp) Boston marathon related news (Google News Search)

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Boston

The world's most beautiful university campus (Forbes)

In March 2010, the US economic magazine Forbes released the ranking of "the most beautiful university campus in the world" ranking. The World's Most Beautiful College Campuses (forbes) About the beautiful campus "Wellesley College" located in Wellesley, Massachusetts in the Mediterranean blog is featured as one of the things you definitely want to see when you come to Boston. It is a fusion of the brilliant architecture with the harsh nature of the New England region (^ ^) There is a former Secretary of State Secretary Hilary Clinton. (Mediterranean blog) The US Department of State announces the open book project (Nobuyuki Kokai) Beijing Tsinghua University is the only university in the Asia-Pacific region, the only prestigious university in the Boston suburbs Ranked in, "The buildings on campus are rich in variety, have a historical background, the view of the Tsing Hua Garden is a beauty like prose". The following is the world's most beautiful university campus 14 schools, and the link is Wikipedia. In Streetview view, it links to Street View (Google). Kenyon College (Ohio, USA) Princeton University (New Jersey, USA) Scripps College (California, USA) Stanford University (California / Streetview) Inter American Air Force Academy (Colorado, USA / Google Images) University of California Santa Cruz ) University of Cincinnati (Ohio, USA) Virginia University (Virginia USA) Wellesley University (Massachusetts, USA) Yale University (Connecticut, USA) Oxford University (UK) Trinity College (Ireland / Streetview) University of Bologna (Italy) Beijing Tsing Hua University University of Oxford (University of Read more

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Maki Fumihiko's architecture: MIT Media Lab new building

Maki Fumihiko (Maki Fumihiko, September 6, 1928) - Mr. is a Japanese architect (first-class architect). It is known for works of modernism and metallic works such as Makuhari Messe. He graduated from Keio University Engineering Department (Bachelor of Engineering) with Department of Architecture withdrawing from his department. He has completed a master's degree program at the Cranburg School of Fine Arts and the Harvard University Graduate School of Architecture. He is an award-winning architect in Japan and a world-renowned Japanese architect. Maki Fumihiko's project list is on the following site. Maki and Associates Official Site (Official site of Maki Comprehensive Planning Office) CHRONOLOGY (project currently in progress) "MIT Media Lab New Center" completed in 2009 is also designed by Maki Maki. Please see below. Massachusetts Institute of Technology New Media Research Laboratory (Maki and Associates) Media Lab is also deeply involved in Japan, Professor Hiroshi Ishii (deputy director) of the Tangible Media Group and last year Mr. Eiichi Ito took over as the fourth president It is. Mr. cruasan of "Mediterranean blog" architect who is staying in Boston introduces MIT Media Lab of Maki Fumihiko. It's fun to introduce the appearance and interior from the architectural perspective (^ ^) MIT Media Read more

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Stimulating creativity Frank Gehry's architecture

Frank Owen Gehry (February 28, 1929 -) is an architect from Toronto, Canada, based in Los Angeles. Currently Professor of Architecture, Columbia University. I also teach at Yale University. Now the architecture designed by Frank Gehry is in all over the world, its fun unique architecture becomes a tourist attraction (^ ^) Frank Gehry (Wikipedia) 写真 あ り あ り List of Frank Gehry buildings (Wikipedia) 写真Yes Dancing House completed in Prague in Czech Republic in 1996. It seems as if the partner is holding a woman who is dancing a couple dancing and holding a body (^ ^) Initially, there are also many historic buildings, too distorted and innocent architecture has a controversy It seems to have brewed (^ ^) Recently, there is an article that visited MIT's Stata Center (Stata Center) on the Mediterranean blog. An architect, Mr. cruasan, said, "This is the first time that Gary, who is a super-famous architect and super-seller, has seen quite a bit of work, but this time it will be among office-type works he created." Frank Gehry's Architecture: MIT's Stata Center (Mediterranean Blog) Also, Tomomi Yamazaki is at the W3C office in MIT's Stata Center It seems he went. Many pictures are posted on the blog. (Fumi Yamazaki) I went to the W3C office in Boston (Fumi Yamazaki) It is innovative (laughing) that the PC motherboard is designed at the entrance door of the W3C office. Let's overturn space and design, fixed concepts and common sense that increase creativity. It is a pleasant world (^ ^) On August 24th, Facebook announces that it will build a new office building that will accommodate 2,800 engineers at the head office campus in Menlo Park, California, with Gary's design . Read more

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DARPA also promoted, the role model is a wonderful advanced function of creatures

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is a US Department of Defense agency that develops and conducts new technologies for military use, with the abbreviation being Da Paa (DARPA). It is also known as ARPANET which is a prototype of the Internet at the time of ARPA, and GPS development. It is an organization under the direct control of the President and the Defense Secretary, which is not configured to receive direct interference from the military. The number of people is about 300 people. Since all research contents take the form of general public offering, all research targets are published, there are not many top secret studies and there are many interesting and unique research (^ ^) DARPA (US Defense Advanced Research Projects Bureau) US prevention A team of scientists from Harvard University sponsored by the ministry and others announced that they developed a silicone-based "soft" robot that can simulate according to surrounding environments, moving squids and octopuses as crawling did. A 4-legged robot with a total length of 13 cm is the latest type of robot called a so-called "soft machine" made of a translucent polymer. You can camouflage themselves in protected colors according to the surrounding environment, or conversely make them stand out. DARPA Releases (8/16) With video There is a video model Develop octopus and squid, mimic robot Sponsored by US Department of Defense (AFPBB News) Also, the teams at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University, Seoul National University We are developing a robot named "Mesh Worm" to crawl like crawling. It is made of a shape memory material that stretches by heat, and it will not break even if you hit it with a hammer or throw it. It is suitable for activities with rough terrain and narrow spaces. It seems that DARPA support is also obtained, but I think that it is a highly versatile research. Soft autonomous robot inches along like an earthworm (8/10 MIT News) There is a state-of-the-art science and technology, not a science museum, but an amazing era in zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, etc. (^ ^) A robot that imitates gecko 's ultra - fine hair and crawls on the wall Abigaille

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Cybernetics founder Wiener (Norbert Wiener)

Norbert Wiener (Norbert Wiener, 1894 - 1964) is a mathematician in the United States. I will nurture a gifted education and grow up as a priest. In September 1906, I entered Tufts University at the age of 11. In 1909, I got a degree in mathematics at the age of 14 and entered the graduate school of Harvard University. At the age of 18, Ph.D. was awarded from Harvard University by a paper on mathematical logic. In 1919, at the age of 24, he became a lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) mathematics department, and in 1948 published his main work "Cybernetic". Cybernetics tried to elucidate the mechanism of communication and control by considering the human nervous system as an information system. The generalized cyborg (cyborg) stands for Cybernetic Organism. In 1945 he began joint research with von Neumann and cybernetics. Von Neumann also wanted the name of a genius, and earned basic achievements in the field of mathematics, physics, computers (all the current computers are von Neumann type). Since the founding of the United States, children of poor immigrants have raised "the rare talent" as a driving force to lead the country (industry, society) by giving "opportunity of growth and success" We have made it a national strategy. Besides movies, music, arts and sports, we have created heroes / ventures in all fields such as politics, economics, science and technology, and have supported and praised the mass media and the general public, making it the growth power of the nation. When Japan was a backward country, the national strategy of growing while improving the overall level with centralization and public education system worked well and was praised from the world well. There was a time when the US learned from Japan. Mr. Chikirin enters "The story that" only Kira star "will rescue". >> If left alone, only children with "parents' high financial strength" in any country will be less likely to succeed socially. But as it progresses, the next generation of leaders will be less likely to appear in that country. It is advantageous for children to have parents that they are wealthy, but not only to families whose parents are rich, "talent for the next generation" is not born. (From Chikirin's diary) Japan and the US national growth system, both have drawbacks, but looking at Japan's "lost 20 years" and sluggish "world competitiveness rankings" Is not it the way to the fall? I will introduce the book "Yukari Kuramoto / released on June 19" and "Chikirin / released May 19" that looked at "the future of Japan". The era of global elite Person transcends state and makes the future of Japan (Yukari Kuramoto) Let's think about walking around the world of social school! (Chikurin) 2012 World competitiveness ranking, back to Japan 27th (Nobuyuki Kokai)

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