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) Finland, the world's happiest countries 54, the United Nations Survey (CNN)
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
"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 the public spaces such as railroads, subway stations, art museums and libraries around the world, it is said that "social values of values", "welfare policy" "social acceptance", "diversity" "educational policy "" Creativity "etc. (^ ^) There are public facilities and commercial facilities that need consideration for" babies and moms ", but human beings are" people "from the time of babies to the elderly people. Human society has "babies and moms", "elderly people" and "disabled people" in every space. Japanese society has fostered "priority, hierarchy, discipline", "social norms", etc. in all fields throughout the postwar period of growth, narrowing 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.
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)
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)
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).
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 opera, and disassemble hard disks and printers (^ ^) Flashlight that does 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 live in the country of the Philippines 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 New Things! Challenge) Flashlight without batteries (Google Science Fair 2013)
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)
On 18th October, the National Congress of the Communist Party of China will be held and the party convention will be held until October 24, which will also determine the basic policy of China over the next five years.習近 made a speech at the beginning tournament flat Jintao, China has stated that greeted the "stand on the stage in the center of the world" should be "a new era". Opening of the Communist Party of China Congress "The time has come to be at the center of the world stage" and a master's seat (BBC News) Japan is a major indicator of national economic and financial indicators, exceeding that of China and India. The same goes for the competitiveness of the whole country. However, that situation may change in the future. There is an interesting article (10/21 Forbes) that it is because human resources will eventually become the source of maintaining the advantage in terms of competition in the world economy. China and India are already beyond Japan in two important indicators of competitiveness. The World Economic Forum (WEF) "2017 - 2018 International Competitiveness Ranking" clarifies. Japan is superior to China and India by competitiveness (10/21 Forbes Japan) While Japan was 73th in 'Capacity to acquire human resources', India ranked 19th, which is significantly higher than that, while China 23 It is a place. In addition, "Power to secure human resources" is Japan: 44th place, India: 24th place, China: 34th place. "There are two points as to why China and India can attract and maintain more talented people than Japan, one of which is" high liquidity of human resources ", Mr. Mourducouta (Panos Mourdoukoutas) is. Human resources move towards places where there is growth and opportunity. In the past few decades, the Japanese economy has been sluggish, and China and India have achieved rapid growth. Secondly, China and India in each situation, China has invested heavily in acquiring excellent talent for foreigners to improve the level of university in recent years. As a result, the ranking of Chinese universities in world ranking has risen. In addition, there are companies that have expanded their presence in international markets, such as Alibaba, Tencent and Lenovo. Regarding Japan, "While calling by the government, companies are unable to attract and utilize foreign talents, which means that foreign companies are not ready to provide" careers "for work . And socio-economic circumstances and talented individuals are able to extend and improve their career, and lack cultural thinking. " In China, we want to increase the level to a higher level by expanding the development promotion strategy based on novation, "Public founding · Manufacturer's innovation (entrepreneurial entrepreneurship / innovation by all people)". Also known as "Silicon Valley in China", there is an interesting article in Shenzhen (Shenzhen) City that developed at an unprecedented speed in history. Series "The city that continues to change" Shenzhen (Taiwa Masakazu / DIAMOND online) Interesting article Switzerland has ranked No. 1 in international competitiveness for nine consecutive years in the world, 9th in Japan
Why are you spending your time watching the screen and getting away from happiness (TED: Adam Alter)
What impact do electronics screens around us have on us? Psychologist Adam Alter - (Adam Alter) is studying how much time such screen takes from us and what time it is. Talk about smartphones, tablets, computer screens and spending time talking about how miserable it can be and what measures can be taken. Mr. Alter said: "School Waldorf School of the Peninsula near the Silicon Valley does not use computers until the second grade of middle school. Very interesting is that 75% of the children attending the school are Silicon Valley To listen to this story, I am surprised and interested at the same time, what kind of influence the electronics screen has on me, my family, loved ones and eventually the people of the world I began thinking deeply as to what I was giving it. " Waldorf School of the Peninsula (Facebook) Hints to think about how to do it is in Western Europe. A lot of wonderful ideas are adopted in the workplace. I will mention one example of the Netherlands. This is a design office. Here the desk is hung from the ceiling. Every evening at 6 o'clock, the desk will rise to the ceiling no matter what you are doing whatever you are doing. (Laugh) (Applause) TED Speaker / TED Attendee: Adam Alter (Psychologist) Transcript (Read Japanese subtitles)
At the 2017 Robotics Challenge 2017 held in Nagoya, Australia, Robotic Vision Center (ARCV) ranked the top eight teams (7 / 30th) to $ 80,000 8,800,000 yen) was acquired. ARCV is a team formed by researchers and students of the Australian Center for Robotic Vision, a research base that 4 universities in Australia is participating in. It was sixth in the item sorting robot contest (Amazon Picking Challenge 2016) in 2016. ARCV who won the championship is not a mainstream arm robot type, but designed and manufactured an inexpensive custom robot (Cartman) of 24,000 dollars (about 2.44 million yen). We are developing an original method of image recognition and machine learning that we can pick and place tasks even in a cluttered environment. Center Team Wins Amazon Robotics Challenge with Low Cost Robot (roboticvision.org) Cheap Australian robot uses 7 images to ID Amazon products (zdnet.com) 16 teams from all over the world (below) participated. Second place is Bonn University in Germany, Third place is Nanyang Science and Technology University in Singapore. NAIST - Panasonic, who participated for the first time in Japan, was ranked sixth. It is like a college robot contest in the world (^ ^) MC ^ 2: Mitsubishi Electric, Chubu University, Chukyo University, Nakagyo University NAIST - Panasonic: Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Panasonic Team T2: Tottori University, Toshiba Team K: The University of Tokyo MIT-Princeton:
On June 30, a demonstration of near-future prosthetic limbs was held at the veterans' hospital in New York. Luke Arm (LUKE Arm) is in line with the prosthesis (cybernetics) worn by Luke Skywalker of the movie "Star Wars". The Luke Arm, which was first shown in Washington in May 2016, can grab from fragile objects like eggs to small ones of grapes and can handle screwdrivers. A US company that has been engaged in the development of Luke Arm with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) shows that the price will be around 100,000 dollars (about 11 million yen). Fred Downs (72), a veteran who lost his left arm 40 years ago who took part in the demonstration says he remembered holding back tears when he could lift objects. Giving the Gift of Independence on Fourth of July: Veterans Receive DARPA's LUKE Arm (6/30 DARPA) Mobius Bionics (Website) US company manufacturing Luke Arm Mobius Bionics Sells state-of-art artificial limb "Luke Arm" (AFP BB News) In one 3D printing prosthesis (photo), on the official website (Enabling The Future), how to make artificial hands that anyone can easily produce, various types of designs (including CAD data ) And other information is made public. If you have basic knowledge and equipment for children who have lost their hands or arms due to sickness or accident, you can produce prosthetic hands cheaply using 3D printing. 3D Printed e-NABLE Hand (YouTube search) Produced full of smiles Produces original artificial hands that match the growth of children, yet simple material costs can be made with only 20 to 50 dollars (3 to 6,000 yen) It is. Liberty of New York is in the article. Encourage prosthetic hands with 3D printing to children who lost their hands and arms! Enabling The Future (How to play NY) DARPA's Luke Arm is developed by cutting-edge technology. One 3D printing artificial innovation made inexpensive by open data. The common thing is pursuing "people-friendly technology" "independence of people with disabilities". It is a wonderful innovation that makes people smile facing forward.