TED

"Surprises underwater" and "The mystery and wonder of the deep sea" (TED: David Gallo)

Dr. David Gallo's marine biologist's "Surprises Underwater" is a fun TED Talks that is in the popular Top 25 (25 Most Popular). Enjoy the amazing images of the dark deep ocean, squid changing color, octopus completely camouflaging, and fish emitting neon light like Times Square. Anyone excited to explore the unknown world (^ ^) In the image introduction of squid changing color, "Squid's male's right side is white and the left side is brown, he is a bit behind from the female (right side of the photo) I climb the other male by lowering one color to aggressive white.This is not a phenomenon limited to squid male "(Applause) We human beings only know 3% of the sea yet. We have already discovered the highest mountains in the world, the deepest valley in the world, the world's best lakes, waterfalls and so on. Humans did not know that much about this planet. There are still 97% left. Is there nothing there, is it full of surprises? It is a fun Galo's lecture (3) (^ ^) TED Speaker / TED Attendee: David Gallo (Oceanographer) The deepest and darkest part of the ocean has more diverse ecosystems than the rainforest. From the deepest trench to the remains of the Titanic, marine biologist David Gallo will take us to a trip to the sea and explore the beauty and wonders of the sea creatures. The following is TED-Ed.

By Nobuyuki
India

A nice short film "cup of tea" depicting human kindness

The short film "cup of tea" was a story development that initially makes me think, but it was a short work that remembered a nice and exciting touch (^ ^) Even if I could not understand the words, the impression was transmitted I will come. A nice female photographer is photographing the unexplored nature at the outback of India. Looking back, I have a single boy. When I point the camera to my eyes, "a nice smile" .... A female photographer nailed to the smile of a boy who is poorly dressed. It will be an unexpected development after this · · ·. It is short, about 3 minutes so please take a look. It is the title "cup of tea", but it seems to be an expression used as "favorite activity or good work" often used in the UK (^ ^) Film Production Production established in 2013 It is "Matheno Films". Director / screenwriter is Jitendra Rai (IMDb). It seems that it was produced as promotion of the Mukul Madhav Foundation (MMF), but it has become a wonderful video work. It has been awarded and praised at various film festivals. Cup of Tea (2017) (IMDb) Rating: 8.5 Matheno Films (Facebook) Matheno Films (YouTube) The Mukul Madhav Foundation (MMF) was founded as a Public Charitable Trust in 1999 and today, in the fields of medical, social welfare and education It is known as a charity project in. Since 1999, we have been supporting educational aid to medical care and disadvantaged people in economically weak society. Mukul Madhav Foundation (Website)

By Nobuyuki
Innovation

The California economic scale is fifth in the world

According to the data released by the US Department of Commerce on May 4 (local time), California's state de facto GDP (Gross Domestic Product) in 2017 amounted to about 2,046.9 billion dollars (about 299.3 trillion yen) It is growing by 3.4%. In comparison with the latest GDP statistics (IMF), the economic scale is the fifth largest in the world through the UK. Because the population of California is 39.54 million (2017) and the population of the United Kingdom is 6564 million (2016), the size of its economic scale stands out. The above is the ratio of the industrial composition of California's GDP released by the US Department of Commerce Economic Analysis. Compared to the whole of the United States, the information industry (Information) has nearly doubled in composition ratio. There are Silicon Valley and Hollywood in California, and it is driving growth as a high-tech industry. Agriculture fields such as California rice, oranges, and wine are also growing. (See below) California / GDP last published on May 4, 2018. (134 KB: pdf / BEA) California has a larger area than Japan and has diverse climates and topography, many ethnicities and immigrants live and diversity It is oriented towards innovation. Advancements such as enhancement of educational institutions such as Stanford University, California Institute of Technology, University of California University Berkeley, UCLA, and deregulation of state government agencies are also promoting growth. California permits fully unattended test of automatic driving car, Waymo is applying immediately (4/14 TechCrunch Japan) California state "three division" plan, referendum proposal in November (4/15 CNN)

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TED

Why does a cat do this? (TED-Ed: Tony Buffington)

Why does cat do such a thing? Cats are cute and can not hate. With more than 2 million YouTube played 26 billion times, cats jumped to something, jumped up, climbed, entered a narrow place, obstinate, stole, scratch, make a sound, throat I will ring. One thing I can understand is that cats are very pleasant (^ ^) Somehow strange cats' behavior is fun and incomprehensible, and a lot of people think, "Why cats do this "Tony Buffington (Mr. Tony Buffington) explains the mysterious cat's behavior with an easy-to-understand animation. "Cat always acts alone, predators small animals than me and it was also a prey of a large carnivore," catch of species "is an extremely important instinct as both the predator and the predator It took actions. It is also found in the current "wild cat" and "house cat". Grismo's behavior at home cats may seem inexplicable, but for millions of years between wild cats, it has been inherited naturally. " Finally, "From the cat's point of view, who are we? Would it be a big, foolish and cat-free cat to hold prey with them? Are they terribly stupid predators that they can go out every day? Perhaps the cat thinks we are prey. "(Laugh) Why do cats act so weird? - Tony Buffington (YouTube) Looking at YouTube. Watch TED-Ed videos (TED) Animation explains in an easy-to-understand way (^ ^) Japanese by translation by Hiromi Yanagawa. Reviewed by Claire Ghyselen. (Read Japanese subtitles) The world's smallest cats, contrasting Sabi-neko and Cro-

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Media

World happiness ranking 2018 (World Happiness Report 2018) Japan 54th

On 14th March, the UN Research Institute for Global Earthquake announced the latest "World Happiness Report 2018", "Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)" established by the United Nations and Columbia University, USA. Finland, which was ranked fifth in the last year, is the leader, surpassing Norway, who ranked first. The third place and the following continues to be a large proportion of Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden, Australia and the top ten Nordic countries. Happiness ranking is based on per capita gross domestic product (GDP: deep purple), social support (red color), healthy life expectancy (orange color), freedom to make life choices (yellow green) , Generosity (green), Corruption absence / frequency (Perceptions of corruption: blue), Destopia + Residual value (Dystopia (1.85) + Residual: Light purple) are analyzed and integrated. In the major countries (2017), the United States is 18th (14th), Germany (15th) (16th), Britain 19th (19th), France 23rd (31st), Italy 47th (48th) It is. Neighboring Korea was 57th, Russia 59th, China was 86th. Japan ranked 54th and retreated from 51st last year, and it is still the lowest in 7 advanced countries (G7). In this year's report I also focus on the degree of happiness of immigrants. The top 10 in happiness degree also ranks 11th in the ranking of happiness of immigrants, Finland has the highest level of happiness of immigrants. "The degree of happiness of immigrants surprisingly agrees with the happiness degree of people born locally," experts point out. World Happiness Report (Website) World Happiness Report (Facebook) Tags: Happiness Ranking (Nobuyuki Kokai) Happiness in 2016 and 2017 The world's happiest countries are Finland, Japan ranks 54th in the United Nations Survey (CNN)

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Media

Ten challenges to us (Bill Gates and Melinda Gates)

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) is the world's largest charity fund organization founded in 2000 by Microsoft president Bill Gates and his wife Melinda. In 2006, the scale has doubled as a result of Mr. Warren Buffett's contribution of $ 30 billion. In the annual letter announced on February 13, "I will answer as frankly as I can, so I hope that you will be optimistic just like we are when you finish reading" I am talking. The sixth question "What influence does President Cardinal's policy have on the activities of the Foundation?" I am worried about "the world first view of the United States First" because the United States It does not mean that you should not take care of your people.The problem is "How can you do it best?" I believe that it has historically proven that all people, including Americans, will benefit by deeply engaging and cooperating not to draw hands from the world situation. Even if we measure the policy of the government with only the benefits that Americans receive, I think that facing the world is a prudent investment. " Mr. Melinda also wishes that "When the current president speaks and tweets, it wishes more respectful respect to people, especially women, equality is an important national principle, each individual's dignity Is part of the American spirit regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, and gender.The president shows the model and is responsible for improving the status of all Americans through statements and policies. " It is. The Japanese version of the annual letter can be read from the following. Our 2018 Annual Letter (gatesnotes.com) Annual Letter of 2018 "10 Troubles for Us" (PDF / Bill Gates and Melinda Gates) In the YouTube video, "When saving the lives of children, it leads to excessive population Bill Gates explains to the question "Is it? Mr. Bill Gates, Millionaire "pay more taxes" pay more than 1 trillion yen (2/20 AFP BB News) Gates and business leaders established investment funds for clean energy technology

By Nobuyuki
Innovation

Lovely scene and creative of baby and mama

"Liberty ♪" posted the landscape that I saw at Grand Central Station in New York subway station. I feel like a "lovely scene" and "creative landscape". Is there anything you can see in the station building in Japan? Is it only developed countries to maintain special facilities for "babies and moms" or to set up a private space? Is it a mature rich society? Is it a creative society? Can you respond to the digital economy? Looking at public spaces such as railroads, subway stations, art museums and libraries around the world, we see "social values ​​of values", "welfare policy", "social acceptability", "diversity" "education" "Creativity" etc. are visible (^ ^) There are public facilities and commercial facilities that need consideration for "baby and mama", but human beings are "people" from baby's time to elderly people. Human society has "babies and moms", "elderly people" and "disabled people" in every space. In the post-war growth period of the Japanese society, it has fostered "priority, hierarchy, discipline", "social norms", etc. in all fields, and also narrowed the tolerance and diversity of society ... "Baby and Mama", is a keyword that can be said to be the most important task that Japan has. I want to make casual "nice scene" not only in the children's park but also in everyday living space, public space and commercial space, and Japan as "creative society" including "baby and mama" (^ ^) Baby in New York "No Music, No Life":) (How to play in NY) Tags: street corner musicians & performers (113) (How to play NY) A beautiful scene and future creativity is nurtured.

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Innovation

Active youngest professor "Takanori Takebe"'s "Dream"

Mr. Takanori Takebei was born in 1986 (originally from Yokohama city), 31 years old, who cashed aspiration of medicine, said that his father was stroke at elementary school. And, "In a hospital attached to an American university visited for the purpose of organ transplant training, serious patients are excluded from the list of organ transplants, and among patients with a high possibility of being saved, priority is given to those who need urgent I also saw the reality that I do transplant surgery.I also felt inconsistency in medical treatment which I had to wait until the death of someone else.So, I decided to replace organ transplant with "the last fortress" I focused on regenerative medicine as medical care and decided to go to the researcher's way. "It describes the motivation. Even if Takanori Takebe says "to make an organ itself", it is not realistic to reproduce all of this in the hands of humans, since a wide variety of cells are arranged orderly inside the organs. So I heard that he thought that "If it is an initial structure like a fetal organ, it can be created relatively easily." Based on this idea, we created the primordia (seed) of the liver, and it becomes obvious that in 2013 it will grow from a primordium to a functional liver with a human vasculature and eventually exert its therapeutic effect I made it. This result was received a great deal of attention, including being published in British scientific journal "Nature". I recommend you to read the interview article that tackles the practical application in the world and to aim for the cutting edge of research. Takebe Lab (Cincinnati Children 's Hospital Medical Center) On YouTube, Takanori Takebe is a researcher at Takebe Lab (Yokohama City University) "It is my dream to provide treatment for patients who can not be treated with conventional transplants, save patients that are waiting," he says. In addition to research on "regenerative medicine", we have also launched a new project called "advertising medicine" and are also working on research and development that collaborated with companies and local governments. takebelab.com (Website) WE ARE THE 'PROTOTYPER' Succeeded in mass production of mini-liver from human iPS cells - Accelerated application to regenerative medicine - (12 / 06,2017 YGU) Young people active youngest, 31-year-old professor is born! (Pdf press release presentation: YGU with 1/15)

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Media

A wonderful 2017 Christmas campaign (John Lewis # MozTheMonster)

In the holiday season every year, John Lewis, a long-established department store in the UK who is producing beautiful Christmas campaign videos, has released the campaign for 2017 on YouTube. The content of this year is a short story that will become a friend soon although it is bothered by a mysterious monster appearing in a boy 's room at night. It is a fictitious monster created by the imagination of an innocent boy, but only for a boy who reflected various experiences and experiences such as a picture book, a fairy tale, a zoo, a museum, a movie, a small adventure and a challenge, etc. It is a visible monster. I think that there are many adults who watch this campaign video and remember the sensitivity of childhood. It seems there is something in the dark, I am afraid, I have watched a strange dream (^ ^) I think that people should not lose innocent sensitivity and heart for ever. Meet Moz The Monster (John Lewis) The Making of Moz The Monster | John Lewis (YouTube)

By Nobuyuki
Innovation

Google's fun AIY Vision Kit and AIY Voice Kit

DIY is self-made (self-made), but a kit that looks fun has been released (released) from Google's AIY (Do-it-yourself artificial intelligence) project. Vision Kit (AI camera etc for product) and Voice Kit (product is Google Assistant). The appearance is made of corrugated cardboard so that people around the world can easily try AI service as easily and cheaply as possible in various devices. I also feel the importance of intellectual production like Google and AI First policy (^ ^) aiyprojects.withgoogle.com (Website) These two products are kit, equivalent to eyes, ears and mouth connected with artificial intelligence (AI) is. Image recognition AI's "Vision Kit" is scheduled to be released on December 31, separately requires "Raspberry Pi Zero W", camera "Raspberry Pi Camera 2", microSD card, power adapter and so on. The price is $ 44.99 (about 5,000 yen). "Voice Kit" which corresponds to the smart speaker on sale is sold online at $ 24.99 (about 3,000 yen). It is an assembly kit that you can enjoy learning about cutting edge AI technology (^ ^) In addition to the functions that the kit has from the beginning, using SDK (software development kit) and TensorFlow (machine learning library provided by Google) , Function expansion, customization can be done. With Raspberry Pi, you can add state-of-the-art AI technology more easily. It is an important field of 21st century type digital skills which is an infinite possibility to question our creativity. Google AIY Vision Kit (Micro Center Web Store) Reservation Inquiries YouTube is an explanatory video about the Google AIY Voice Kit (1/3).

By Nobuyuki
Canada

Reason why I do not use smartphone (TEDxTeen: Ann Makosinski)

Ann Makosinski (Ann Makosinski) is proficient in video shooting and video editing using "Final Cut Pro" and "Adobe Premiere". In order to relax, I play the piano, read books, dance dance, watch classic movies and operas, and disassemble hard disks and printers (^ ^) Flashlights that do not need batteries, hot coffee He invented mug cup eDrink which charges smartphone with heat, and has won each in Canada (Wide Science Fair), Google Science Fair 2013, Intel International Student Science Fair. In TEDxTeen published in February 2016, An 18-year-old took out a folding cell phone and tells why he was not using a smartphone so far. I will tell you why Ann was interested in electronics and science and technology since ancient times. Her first toy seems to be a box of semiconductors and miscellaneous electronic parts (photograph) (laugh) It seems that interest in creating the work of electronics and things has come to my feet. Although it is a photograph that brings a close affinity to me personally, I still have miscellaneous electronic parts in the box of sweets and I'm in the drawer of my desk (lol) When she is 11 years old living in the Philippine countryside Friends discovered that they were unable to proceed because they did not have lights at night and thought about ways to create lighting, invented "a flashlight that does not need batteries" which applied Peltier elements. Currently I am currently studying at the University of British Columbia, but I am trying to eliminate batteries that can not be recycled from low-power equipment as an energy and environmental improvement measure. (^^) Why I Do not Use A Smart Phone - Ann Makosinski (TEDxTeen) Andini Makosinski (Linkedin) ANDINI (YouTube Channel) Try Read more ...

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Media

Movie Gifted (Gifted) and Early Gifted Education

Movie Gifted (Gifted) will be released on November 23 in Japan. Gifted (Intellectual giftedness) refers to a person who in congenitally has a significantly higher intellectual ability, or average than average. Two strange two people and one family living in Florida in the United States. A 7 - year - old cheeky Mary (Mckenna Grace), her uncle, Frank of the single, and Fred of "the greatest cat in history". Mary had a genius talent in mathematics by nature, but in accordance with the deceased elder sister's mother, "I want to grow normally" my uncle Frank stubbornly refuses Mary's gifted education . But Frank's mother who should have broke into it appeared and tried to rob Mary from him. Flowering of a talent changing history, or life living with loved ones - Which is happier for Mary? In Frank who worried further, there was a "secret" entrusted by my sister. This movie seems to be "a story honoring all life that tells me that it is a talent I love, the most important thing than any excellent talent." It may be the best treasure in life (^ ^) Japan 's "gifted education" seems to be in fact delayed considerably. In Japanese society where standards are regarded as the most important, it leads to "bullying" and it is hard to live. Gifted (2017) (IMDb) Ratings: 7.6 School principals from 10 prestigious schools in Shanghai gathered every other Sunday at the Shanghai Youth Executive Management School to attend the 2nd Sunday of the movie, Activity was held from August to September to talk with them. There, almost all the principals are aligned, and it seems that the parents advised that the precious time of the children should not be wasted by "early gifted education". Primary school principal: "Early gifted education" is just a waste of time for children (11/3 AFPBB News)

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