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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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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Innovation

DARPA's advanced research theme is pandemic and underground space

There are more than 200 research projects in the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), but we are announcing new advanced research themes. "New species of pathogenic threat prevention program" prevents cross-species transmission of viral infections from animals and insects to humans by predicting the evolution and transmission path of the virus and actively intervening I aim to do. In addition, the "Contest of the Underground Space Exploration Technology" is a contest for underground malls, tunnels, caves, underground spaces such as underground spaces, navigation, sensor technology and other contests that enhance the ability to operate in the underground space. These advanced research themes can be applied to military as well as disaster, medical treatment, and private enterprises. Interesting 2017 edition "top 10 popular articles" and "popular tweets and Facebook post" of DARPA are also announced. The Ten Most Popular DARPA Stories of 2017 (DARPA) First Place Develops Space Plane The Most Popular DARPA Twitter and Facebook Posts of 2017 (DARPA) DARPA says, "Our mission is to create attractive science and technology knowledge and discoveries, We will strive to report work and activities so that we can not only inform the results but also understand in the full range of military and private industry and individuals. " In addition to simply publishing the research purpose and results, Japan should emulate the point that it has an easy-to-understand accountability. I think that it is impossible to distinguish between military and civilian fields in advanced science and technology research. Japan also has a clear perspective of prompt commercialization, I believe that a transparent and trustworthy organization is necessary. Tag: DARPA (Nobuyuki Kokai) Although DARPA is the main activity of cutting-edge science and technology to military technology, the Department of Biotechnology Room (BTO) J. Sanchez said, "As early as the results of military-related research by DARPA Commercialization is aimed at helping US forces maintain stronger capabilities at cheaper costs by further creation and competition in the market, shifting technology to a more mature stage, and creating new applications This model was effective for automatic driving cars, smart phones, mobile devices, microprocessors, cyber security, etc. Because life science is more fundamental than these cases and there is room for great evolution, even greater impact It is expected. " "Early commercialization of results of military-related research" is clear. Recognition and guidelines concerning DARPA's "basic research in the field of electronics" and "technological innovation in the field of biotechnology". It is no doubt that DARPA's advanced science and technology research is improving the technology development capability and competitiveness of the United States. DARPA Rolls Out Electronics Resurgence Initiative (DARPA) Read more

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Innovation

Research that makes people laugh and makes them think (TEDMED: Marc Abraham)

Marc Abrahams, the founder of the Ignor prize, will introduce the most strange research in the world. In this talk rich, sometimes it is a talk that brings up a campaign, he introduces truly funny science stories. And it is said that it is indispensable for enhancing interest in science. The first thing to introduce with this talk is the device invented by Mr. Broncski. I fixed the women who chewed on a round table, then rotated the table at high speed and urged childbirth by centrifugal force (Fig. 1965 US patent # 3216423) Next, Dr. Ivan Schwab's "Why woodpecker is Is not it a study of a headache? " This research has been in the limelight (^^) TED Speaker: Marc Abrahams (Science humorist) The Ignobel Prize (Ig Nobel Prize) was founded in 1991 to make people laugh and make people think It is a parody of the Nobel prize given to "research that will give me". Dr. Andre Geim, a Dutch personnel physicist born in Russia, has won an Ignorance award in "Magnetic levitation of frogs" in 2000, but in "2010 Innovative Experiment on Two-Dimentional Graphene" I will receive the Nobel Prize in Physics with Konstantin Novoserov. Mr. Guyme has won the Nobel Prize and Ignore Award and is the first double winner. Besides Japan, Britain is continuously awarded the Ignor Prize. According to Mr. Abrahams, the founder, it seems to point to the common point that "Japan and Britain have a tendency to be proud as many countries despise odd people and weak people" (^ ^)? What? List of ignor prize winners (Wikipedia) Ignore Award List of Japanese winners (Wikipedia)

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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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Innovation

Authorized driver without driver and Waymo's campaign

On October 11, the California state regulatory authorities in the state of California published a proposal to revise the rules concerning automatic driving vehicles to contents that allow for the first time to travel on the state's public road without having to board the driver. According to the authorities, the new regulation is expected to come into effect by June 2018. Under the existing regulations, car companies are obliged to submit safety assessment reports to state authorities, and approval was required when renewing car models. Also, the conventional rules obliged all driver cars to board a driver. U.S. Jeju, tolerate first-run driving without a driver (Reuters) On October 9, Waymo under the U.S. alphabet is "National Safety Council" and "Elderly people Let's Talk Self-Driving (FSL) "," Foundation for Blind Children "," Association aiming to eradicate drunk driving (madd.org) "etc. Talk about automatic driving car) announced the campaign. The campaign will start in Arizona, USA and campaign ads will be held on each media. Waymo also carries out a pilot program to have residents of Phoenix test drive automobile. On October 12, the television station in Arizona State (abc 15) covers the Foundation for Blind Children (organization for blind children). Marc Ashton, a representative of a facility that has a vision-impaired son himself, talks about how freedom will be to help the movement and independence of the visually handicapped by the introduction of automatic driving vehicles. (Movie below) Japan aims to become a "universal society", 13 years from the "resolution on the promotion of the formation of a universal society" in the Upper House in 2004, Japan with a declining birthrate and an aging population is bold deregulation and bold I think that I have to aim for digital innovation. Waymo has sparked a new education initiative that is starting right here in Read more

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Media

MV AUTOMATICA and CYMATICS (Nigel Stanford) where Art and Tech merged

Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, there is a funny MV (Music Video) by Nigel Stanford (Nigel Stanford), a ambient / trans musician who is based in New York. In this "AUTOMATICA", the movement that the robot arm lives and the escalating performance is destructive and seems to imply the future ... (^^) In Stanford's 2014 announcement work "CYMATICS" We are visualizing songs using Cradni Plate, Tesla Coil, water, fire and so on. An artistic and interesting music video has been played only about 14 million times on YouTube alone. Nigel Stanford (Vimeo) 2 works have been elected as Staff Picks. Nigel Stanford (Website) Nigel Stanford (Facebook)

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Innovation

Cornell Tech "Cornell Tech" aiming for NY version Silicon Valley

"Cornell Tech" of Cornell University aiming for NY version Silicon Valley on Roosevelt Island floating in East River, New York, partly opened on August 1st. Everything completed in 2043, Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, whose huge hi-tech campus and the last 20th century representing master of the 20th century, Louis Kahn last designed Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park , Liberty living in New York is featured as a feature article. Perhaps this is the first time in history, the fastest report that tells inside of Cornell Tech inside the Japanese media. Interesting (^ ^) Tag: NY version Silicon Valley (13) (How to play in NY) The park is a place where President Roosevelt 'Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Worship, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Liberty and Liberty' It is said that it expresses four freedoms (1941). In New York, "In New York City, the tendency to start with making a nice park first is extremely pronounced.This is also true for Cornell Tech, and I am building a park with a morning just south of it I'm introducing you. It seems to be thoroughly handled as New York's public policy, but in the 21st century when creativity and creativity are of utmost importance, I feel that innovation, technology, art, and creative are one inevality. Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park (Website) Parks that are likely to appear in the real world of Dragon Quest in NY (how to play in NY) Progress and Innovation of NYC Digital Roadmap

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Innovation

Innovative Luke Arm and Inexpensive 3D Printing Prosthesis

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 worked on 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 Smiley Production Movie Read more

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Innovation

IMD2017 Worldwide competitiveness and digital competitiveness ranking

On May 31, 2017, the International Management Development Institute (IMD) in Switzerland announced the 2017 "World Competitiveness Ranking" for 63 major countries / regions. At the same time, we are releasing a new report, Digital Competitiveness Ranking. In 2017 the overall leadership is Hong Kong, second place is Switzerland, Third place is Singapore, and the US has retreated from third place to fourth place. The Netherlands, Ireland, Denmark, Luxembourg, Sweden, UAE are among the top ten. 12th in Canada, 13th in Germany, 14th in Taiwan, 15th in Finland (20th in last year). And China has made a leap forward from last year's 25th place to 18th place. In Japan, the economy (Economic Performance) and the Government Efficiency (35th ranked) are the same as last year, slightly improving, but the business (Efficiency) is 35th (the 29th last year) greatly improved I am lowering it. Even if we create a new growth strategy, competitiveness remains stagnant for many years. The top of the digital competitiveness ranking is Singapore, second place is Sweden, third place is the United States. It ranks ninth in Canada, 13th in Israel, 17th in Germany, 19th in Korea, and 26th in Estonia. Japan is sluggish at 27th in 63 countries. IT human resources who are responsible for promoting the digital economy in Japan are ranked 41st, digital education is 31st, capital is 33rd, digital field regulation is 37th, digital ability to respond quickly (business agility) is 57th place! Reforms that utilize digital and IT do not proceed, and actual conditions that can not be quickly responded to business opportunities are reflected. JAPAN: DIGITAL TRENDS - OVERALL (pdf: Japanese digital competitiveness analysis) IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2017 Results (IMD World Competitiveness Center) The 2017 IMD World Competitiveness Scoreboard (pdf) Up to 63 JAPAN: Read more

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India

Developed world's smallest and lightest artificial satellite by Indian youth

The artificial satellite named KalamSat, former president of Abdul Khalam, who was also a scientist who directed the launch plan for the first domestic satellite in India, is the world's smallest cube of 3.8 cm and weighs only 64 g, which weighs only 64 g I have succeeded. This satellite was developed by a research team enrolled in Rifath Shaarook, an 18-year-old from Tamil Nadu in southern India, and a science educational institution "Space Kids India" in India. Rifath Shaarook (Facebook) Kalamsat which was supposed to be launched by NASA's educational program (Cubes in Space) is output by a 3D printer using carbon fiber as a material. By utilizing "light and strong carbon fiber" having 10 times the strength with a specific gravity of 1 / 4th of that of iron, we succeeded in ultra-lightweight weighing only 64 g. Eight sensors are built in small satellites, such as temperature and humidity, which can measure acceleration and rotation, and observe the Earth's magnetosphere. It plans to launch from Wallops flight facility on the eastern coast of Virginia in June 2017 and to run for 12 minutes in the microgravity environment of the universe while flying ballistically for 4 hours. NASA actively accepts and supports excellent external talent and ingenious ideas in a wide range of research and development activities related to space exploration. "Cubes in space" for children aged 11 to 18 is one such one, it is wonderful (^ ^) Weight 64 grams! Indian youth develops world's smallest and lightest artificial satellite (Yukiko Matsuoka / Newsweek)

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Innovation

Young inventor's Styrofoam Recycling Project (TED: Ashton Cofer)

From packing stuffing to disposable coffee cups, 9 million metric tons of Styrofoam are produced every year in the United States alone and it will not be recycled at all. Shocked by the waste of this resource and the current situation of the waste disposal facility overflowing, Ashton Cofer, together with the science fair teammate, heat treated the used polystyrene foam to create other useful substances It was. Let's take a look at their original designs that received the FIRST LEGO League World Innovation Award and the Google Science Fair's American Science Innovator Award (2016 Scientific American Innovator). The project name in Google Science Fair 2016 is "Reducing foam styrol waste with reuse filter (Project: Styro-Filter)". Three students, Mr. Luke, Julia, and Ashton (14), because 90 percent of Styrofoam is composed of carbon, wisdom wondering whether this substance can be useful in a cost-effective way I narrowed it. And what got it is activated carbon (carbon filter) which can remove pollutants from contaminated water. As a result of trying various kinds of chemical substances for many hours to make resource waste effective, 3 people succeeded in making activated carbon which can drastically reduce polystyrene from the landfill and make polluted water into drinking water . TED Speaker: Ashton Cofer (Youth inventor) Subtitles and Transcript (Read Japanese subtitles)

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