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Gravity Light (GravityLight) to Nauright (NowLight)

Innovative GravityLight (gravity light) that generates light from gravity has won the 2013 Best Innovation Award. Through the spreading activity of gravity light, I also understood the situation that the kerosene lamp which is hazardous, many accidents and fuel cost can be used due to the danger of developing countries. The British non-profit organization GravityLight Foundation has also worked on improving the safe, pollution-free gravity light, but now the charging function of mobile phones and smartphones, which have been rapidly spreading in developing countries, is indispensable. We utilize the usefulness of gravity light to accumulate capacity that is not influenced by the weather, and we are developing Naurite (NowLight) which is much brighter and more operable, which further increases power generation efficiency. Nauright (NowLight) generates more than one hour of light by pulling the code for 1 minute. Power can be supplied from the USB port to the device. On sunny days you can fully charge from the solar panel in 5 hours. You can toggle five brightness from 10 lumen night lighting to 160 lumens super bright lighting. For purchasing tools to manufacture NowLight, we are implementing a fixed fund raising campaign at Cloud Funding (Indiegogo). The target amount is 75,000 dollars, the remaining 17 days. (If you do not reach it, funds are zero) Production can be started by supporting the campaign, and it will be possible to give power to refugee camp families in Rwanda through cooperation with IFRC (International Red Cross Red Crescent Federation) I can do it. I am supporting you as well. (Caroline Angus) The world's most attractive "African nation" ICT nation "Rwanda's wonders (02/27 Forbes Japan) Manufactured in Africa Gravity light (GravityLight: GL 02)

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Pacific plastic waste, up to 16 times (The Ocean Cleanup)

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) is the world's largest ocean plastic accumulation area, located between Hawaii and California. The Ocean Cleanup researchers have conducted the broadest analysis that has never been done in this field. According to research by the research team, we announced that plastic waste sedimented in the Pacific Ocean is up to 16 times more than what was pointed out in past investigations. GPGP is a place where garbage dumped in the ocean flows and where the amount of plastic garbage deposits is said to be the largest. In the conventional survey, a method of collecting sediments by collection nets has been used, but because there are variations depending on the size of the net for collection etc., there was a problem in the accuracy of the data . In the survey over the past three years, we used 30 vessels to collect sediments, and two aircraft (C-130 Hercules) loaded with high-performance 3D sensors that can reconstruct the situation of marine garbage, thoroughly We are conducting a survey. As a result, the amount of plastic garbage deposited on GPGP is more than 10 kg / km 2, equivalent to about 1.6 million km 2, which is three times the French land. The amount of plastic garbage deposited is about 1.8 trillion, weighing about 80,000 tons. This is the weight of 500 jumbo jet aircraft, which is 4 to 16 times the deposit estimated in past investigation. Within GPGP, it became clear that the level of plastic contamination including microplastic, which is pointed out by marine organisms and human beings by food chain, has increased exponentially since the measurement started in the 1970s It was. We emphasize the urgency to deal with plastic contamination which is a wonder of the marine ecosystem. Technology: OUR CONCEPT (The Ocean Cleanup) Ocean Cleanup in the Netherlands aims to collect about half of the garbage of GPGP within 5 years. We are planning to collect dozens of floating barriers drifting in the wind and currents, and to collect garbage. GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH GROWING RAPIDLY, STUDY SHOWS (22 MARCH 2018 / Press) Marine Plastic Removal Project (The Ocean Cleanup)

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Innovation

"Super Straps" to relieve tension in the shoulder and back by the backpack

Since both hands are free, rucksacks (backpacks) are indispensable for hiking and outdoor sports. Many people use it for commuting, going to school. However, if you put heavy items on the backpack, your head will fall forward and you will be in a forward-looking posture in order to get a balance. This attitude places a burden on the neck, shoulders, back and so on. Just put Super Straps (Super Strap) on your backpack, you will be able to balance with your luggage and keep you in the right posture. Super Straps transforms backpack into ergonomically correct weight distribution backpack. It is said that it will become able to walk with a perfectly correct posture by releasing the weight from the shoulder, back, neck relief and weight. Catherine (Katherine Krug) of BetterBack took over a year and developed the test repeatedly and again. The project at KickStarter will be up to April 28, but now it is $ 302,072 (approximately 32.16 million yen), and the achievement rate is 1,678%, against the target of 18,000 dollars (about 1.92 million yen). BetterBack is developing an orthodontic tool BetterBack (Better Back) that easily makes it perfect in 2015. Super Straps: Relieve Backpack Strain & Improve Posture (Kickstarter) BetterBack - Perfect Posture Effortlessly (getbetterback.com) (Kickstarter) Katherine Krug (Website)

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Gravity chopsticks 2.0 (Gravity Chopsticks®) that makes it simple to design

The idea of ​​gravity chopsticks® which floats at the tip when placing chopsticks is said to have been born in troubled places of "chopsticks" when they were eating at a restaurant, Dang Tran (San Tran) says. Even if the cross section of the grip part of chopsticks is placed as a rectangle, it does not roll and it is designed to be thinner to the tip. The biggest feature of this chopstick is that when it is placed, the tip part is in a floating state, there is no need for "chopstick rest", you can use chopsticks hygienically anywhere. In Japan, since the culture of "chopstick rests" is common sense, I feel the idea and design of this "gravity chopsticks" is interesting (^ ^) Moreover, it has a simple chopsticks with chopsticks culture and no chopstick culture I think like a design. Did America's rationality create it? (Laugh) Although the first "gravity chopsticks" was expensive at 59.95 dollars (about 6,500 yen) because it sticks to aluminum material, "Gravity Chopstick 2.0" is cheap and cost as $ 5.95 (about 650 yen). This GC 2.0 has adopted a seamless design, material, manufacturing technology, it corresponds to washing with a dishwasher without impairing quality, and it states that it is optimum for everyday life. Gravity Chopsticks 2.0: Levitate your eating experience (Kickstarter) The Newest Generation of Chopsticks: Gravity Chopsticks (Kickstarter) Shop Gravity Chopsticks (gravitychopsticks.com)

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Kenya's first girls alpine skier challenges Pyeongchang Olympics

The opening ceremony was held at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium from 8 pm on February 9, and it opens gorgeously. At the Winter Olympics to be held until 25th, Mr. Sabrina Wanjiku Simader (19 years old) from Africa / Kenya will participate as the first women's alpine skier in Kenya. Although Kenya produces the world's top level athletes on land long distances, the vast land of Africa is free of snow and cold climates, with little experience in winter sports. In addition, it will be the only girls player in Africa. In Austria, Sima del plays a training base in Austria, won the Winter Olympic Games qualification in the winter Olympics at the Alpine World Ski Championships 2017 in Switzerland in February 2017, and in the Pyeongchang Olympics, I will challenge you. I want you to work hard (^ ^) Sima dele wants to take the mother who supported the dream of participating in the Olympics from the time of childhood (father dies in 2012) to Pyeongchang Olympics. Then challenge Crowd Funding (I believe in you) about the funds for making their own participation expenses (including team travel expenses and stay expenses) and alpine racing suit (designing favorite snow leopard) was doing. Earn 11,411 EUR (about 1.53 million yen) exceeding the target amount and challenge the dream Pyeongchang Olympics alpine skiing. PyeongChang2018 (Website) PyeongChang 2018 - 2018 평창 동계 올림픽 대화 및 동계 패럴림픽 대화 (Facebook) Sabrina Simader (en: Website) Simonel's official website 19-year-old Simonel in Kenya, to the Pyeongchang Olympics as the first national women's alpine skier (AFPBB News)

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Innovation

Kickstarter (kick starter) Japanese version service started

Kickstarter (Headquarters: Brooklyn, NY, USA), the funding platform for the world's largest creative project, officially launched Japanese version service on September 13, 2017. Since its launch in 2009, Kickstarter has supported more than 130,000 creative ideas by more than 13 million backers (project supporters) and has provided over 350 billion yen in funding. More than 300 creators from Japan have collaborated with creators from around the world to realize various projects. In addition, about 100,000 backers have supported the creation of all creative projects from all over the world from Japan. I also supported 17 projects (^ ^) Wesite of Japanese version Kickstarter is the same as traditional Kickstarter, but you can choose "Japanese" from the lower language selection. You can also search for projects from Japan. In order to publish a project from Japan (Kickstater) project, you need to be a resident of a country 18 years of age or older and the country Kickstarter offers services. We will release the project as a corporate name that can prove personal name or corporate corporation number. Also, regardless of personal / corporate person's address, bank account, identity card (in case of a corporation, all history items certificate), credit card or debit card is also necessary. The first project (Limited T-shirt) was released on April 28, 2009 but it was "unsuccessful" (^^) The following video is the history of Kickstarter (5 years). Kickstarter (Kick Starter) Japanese version service will be officially available from September 13 (PR TIMES)

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I want to build a database that shares the experiences of those suffering from bipolar disorder

Hakumaku Tamaki (Kana) is a person with disabilities who holds a handbook for persons with disabilities due to mental disorders of bipolar disorder (hereinafter referred to as "bipolar disorder"). Due to this illness, I have taken a leave of absence or leave of absence in the past. In recent years, with regard to work, we repeat that it will reoccur and retire in a short period of time, and the annual income is less than 500,000 yen. I am also experiencing divorce and separation from children. In addition to myself, many of the parties have not only suffered from the symptoms of illness, they have seen the present situation facing serious difficulties in various aspects such as work, family, friends, income, life That's right. So Takuma Takamaki wants to do something about everyone who has been treating life a lot due to this illness, and has launched a project by Readyfor that shares the knowledge of the parties. The target amount is 250,000 yen (6/30 deadline) I want to save those suffering from manic depressive disorder by experiencing between patients! (Readyfor) In this project, we will build a database-based website that allows parties to share know-how for living with good bipolar disorder with individual differences greatly. The support money is the development cost of the website and the operating expenses of the first year, and the cost of Web advertisement expenses to get to know more parties. And, "The project is aiming at open sourcing (free release) of all knowledge (knowledge) owned by individuals of bipolar disorder.This makes bipolar disorder not to be forgotten about future life It is that a virtuous circle is created that the number of people who can survive is increased and the database is further enriched. " We support the construction of a "bipolar disorder knowledge base site" that reduces the "difficulty of living" of disabled people. White horn is very hard to live (white tamaki blog) White trommel (Facebook) white tympeit @ tamakishiraku (Twitter)

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Movie

A movie of world controversy "Mr. whale - the story of two justices"

A documentary movie "Mr. Whale-sama: The Story of Two Justice-" depicting worldwide controversy over whales will be released from September 2017. Wakayama Prefecture Taiji Town (Google Search) I wrote numerous awards, including the 82nd Academy Awards featured documentary film award, painting a dolphin driven fishing at Taiji Town, "The Cove" Since publishing, it was a theme that could be bashing whatever the dolphin and whale fishing was sent out. I will capture a wide variety of opinions that are not bound by pros and cons, rather than a simple graphic that "Japanese want to protect whaling" and foreigners who do not allow it. Is it possible to coexist with history, religion, ideology, others who are incompatible with myself? This movie has a hint to overcome the "diversity crisis" that the world is facing right now. Director Sasaki Shigeno said, "Why does Japan take a world criticism of whales and dolphins? If you have been to Taiji for years to find the answer, now that we have many The more I knew, the more I knew how I did not know, the question is whether I agree or disagree with whaling or dolphin fishing.What about specific animals, why We are conflicting and hateful.What is happening in the world now, what is happening in your life, how can we understand.I am glad that you can find the hint from this movie, " I am talking. The movie "Whale-sama: Two stories of justice" (Official website) Movie "Whale" (Facebook) Megumi Sasaki (IMDb) Theme of the World's Dispute over Whale and Dolphin Problems

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Waseda University's research news media Waseda Chronicle (Waseda Chronicle)

Waseda Chronicle (Waseda Chronicle) is a non-profit research news media based on Waseda University Journalism Institute (Director: Tatsuro Hanada). Waseda Journalism Research Institute is an arbitrary organization that journalists and engineers from invited researchers who are approved for appointment by the Comprehensive Research Organization participate. Students aiming to be a journalist who received recommendations from research institutes at each university participate as researchers and are responsible for research journalism. As a model case of recent research coverage, there is a "Panama document" coverage (2017 Pulitzer Prize) co-sponsored by the International Research Report Journalists Association (ICIJ) and the South German newspaper. It is pointed out that Japan's journalism is weakening. In addition, the majority of media in Japan are managed by companies, mostly adopting advertisement models or content models. It is no exaggeration to say that there is no media specialized in research coverage. The weakness of journalism supports the decline of democracy, the world's press organization and journalist collaboration and development. An article distributed by Kyodo News to national newspapers was "bought" by the Dentsu Group. Waseda University journalism research research report media "Waseda Chronicle" revealed its beginning. We are looking for assistance (5/31 deadline) for news gathering by Cloud Funding. WASEDA UNIVERSITY BASIC INSTITUTION MESSAGE WASEDA CHRONICLE Issued Featured Issue "I bought an article - Dentsu want to continue reporting the reward for success to Kyodo newsletter" (MotionGallery) In 2017 Pulitzer Prize, a US NPO "Propublica" and a huge Awards not dependent on organizational form and size, such as agricultural right and editorial work by The Storm Lake Times (The Storm Lake Times) editorial staff of 3,000 employees who worked in front, was. In the Pulitzer Prize this time, it seems that a small family newspaper was honored # Newspaper (4/12 DON)

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English brochure of wooden gold leaf big statue of Buddha in Iwanai Town

Iwanai Town in Hokkaido is at the base of Shakotan Peninsula, and since the Meiji Period, it was prosperous as a fishing ground for herring. There was a momentum approaching 30,000 people 40 years ago, but in recent years the depopulation has progressed due to the decline of the fishery, and the population has decreased to about 13,000 people. Mr. Kenichi Narita, who is a priest who has become a monk from a general office worker, wants to create an English brochure for the Great Buddha of the Izuchiin Temple, an important cultural property in Iwanai Town, challenging cloud funding. It seems that local cooperation and English ability are indispensable for regional revitalization. There is also the impact of the largest "6.8 m high wooden gold leaf large Buddha" north of Tokyo, and it has become a hot topic beyond the target amount of 200,000 yen on the third day (the remaining 32 days) on the beginning of cloud funding ^ ^) Foreign tourists are also increasing in Iwanai cho, which is the birthplace of asparagus cultivation in Japan, from nearby towns and villages in Niseko (Niseko). Ski resorts and resort developments are planned, and future development is also expected. "Kaneta Yoshida Kamaboko Store" founded in 1898, Tent shop inaugurated in 1949 "Muramoto tent", a fishermen's direct processing aquatic processing company "Ishizuka Fishery", such as regional revitalization and charm of Iwanai Town and well- I think that I want to know more, "Limited goods" which only "Refugee" is available here (^ ^) Wooden gold leaf large Buddha of height 6.8 m! I want to raise the region with English brochure creation (Faavo) Buddhist temple homecoming house (Facebook) Fun photos and so on also published

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WE THE PEOPLE (people, people) campaign

A Poster written as WE THE PEOPLE (We, People) was posted on one side of Washington Post posted on January 20 in the inauguration ceremony of President Trump. In the copy from President Lincoln's "Politics for the Peoples by the Peoples People", we are a diverse population, such as indigenous peoples, Muslims, African Americans, Hispanics, LGBT and other minorities, It is emphasizing that it is. Because Mr. Trump got many discriminatory remarks and disbelief's remarks that would divide the American society during the election period, in order to post the artist's poster on one side of the Washington Post newspaper on the presidential inauguration day Fund raising was done at Kickstarter. The target amount of this campaign was initially $ 60,000, but in the 8 days it gained $ 1.37 million (about 150 million yen) of funds. In addition to the Washington Post newspaper, I heard that one-page advertisement was also posted on New York Post and USA Today. On Wednesday DC, it was distributed free of charge in Washington DC. We the People: public art for the inauguration and beyond (Kickstarter) The Amplifier Foundation (Website) A lot of posters can be freely downloaded. The Amplifier Foundation (Facebook) Free Art Liberty ♪ living in New York is an article that says, "In addition to criticizing and complaining, not only are these opportunities opportunities to support socially vulnerable people such as minorities and women, Acting to spread the importance of diversity, positive attitude is good, is not it? ", And" Although "HOPE" that was at the time of Obama is "WE THE PEOPLE", that is it, after all, it is minority It is an opportunity to think of women and people, and I feel that it is becoming a message of hope as well. "I said. Whichever way you draw hope ... WE THE PEOPLE (How to play NY)

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Medical Doctors Without Borders "Do not Shoot Hospitals" Campaign

At the UN Security Council on May 3, 2016, we strongly condemn attacks on hospitals in dispute, medical and humanitarian aid workers, and injured people, and promptly and fairly investigate such situations The resolutions we requested were unanimously adopted. Japan has also joined the proposal as one of the five proposed countries. This UN Security Council resolution ends with a desk topic, and attacks on medical facilities should never become normal. We ask for your support and cooperation from our staff (photograph exhibition / online signature activity) on our "do not shoot the hospital!" Campaign (medical doctors without borders) October 1 (Saturday) to 5th ( At the Tokyo Tower Hall, we organized a photo exhibition "Medical Doctors Without Borders" in the "Conflicting Areas" at Tokyo Tower Hall until the afternoon. Not only in Afghanistan but also in the realities of hospital bombardment that is repeatedly occurring throughout the world, including Syria, Yemen and South Sudan, and so on, so that we can feel the way people live, It is an exhibition. I would like to develop this photo exhibition not only to Tokyo but to the whole country. In this project (A-port), the amount gathered until January 11, 2017 23:59 is funding regardless of the target achievement. 1,270,000 yen is gathered against the target amount of 5 million yen. I support you! Do not shoot the hospital! (Doctor Without Borders: MSF) Special site "Do not shoot the hospital!" To protect the place to save lives. A photograph exhibition of a medical doctor without a society nationwide! (A-port) "Do not shoot the hospital!" Campaign signature site (MSF without borders) Syria: confined in East Aleppo - reality faced by serious injuries (11/1 MSF)

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