Posts tagged anime
Because I needed to: Pic of me being silly with my anime eye glasses from @jlist and anime sweat drop from @modondi
Because I needed to: Pic of me being silly with my anime eye glasses from @jlist and anime sweat drop from @modondi, a photo by thepetecom on Flickr.
Hm, I think I need to Windex the bathroom mirror one of these days.
Japan finds lots and lots of Rare Earth Minerals Under the Ocean Floor
Japan Finds Vast Reserves of Rare Earth Minerals That Could Be Used to Make Solar Panels and Other Electronics
by Brit Liggett, 07/05/11
Japan just announced that they’ve discovered a deposit of rare earth minerals off their coast in the Pacific Ocean that, if commercially viable, could change the worldwide market for the expensive materials. The deposit could yield as much as 80 to 100 billion tonnes of rare earth minerals and though Japan isn’t being specific about which materials they’ve found there, it is likely to contain gold and copper. China currently holds an estimated 97% of the world’s stores of rare earth minerals, which are used in many high tech gadgets like solar panels, cell phones, television sets and vehicles. Will Japan’s find change all of that?
Just so long as they don’t find any sakuradite. ^_^
NBG J-cast episode 3: Hanami, Akihabara, Anime and MORE!
This week, Jeff-san and thepete talk about Hanami festivals, the Akihabara section of Tokyo and thepete’s favorite anime. ALSO: the Japanese Phrase of the Week—can you translate it?
Thanks for listening!
Creepy Evangelion-esque telepresence robot created in Japan; Second Impact Imminent
Found this yesterday on http://pinktentacle.com and was mildly creeped out by it’s appearance—but it sounds perfectly reasonable on paper:
The Telenoid R1 robot is designed to add an element of realism to long-distance communication by recreating the physical presence of the remote user. The robot’s actions mirror those of the remote user, whose movements are monitored by real-time face tracking software on the user’s computer. Users can also transmit their voice through the robot’s embedded speakers.
Yeah, but seeing that thing in the (silicone) flesh is kinda freaky. They’re going to have to do something about that thing before I’d want something like that in my home.
Maybe give it better limbs, a wig and breasts perhaps?