Noborito station, Tama river

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chuck-snowbug: 改装前の小田急線・登戸駅のホームより(Sep, 04)。 昔撮った写真を整理していて出てきたもの。何故、わざわざブログに載せたのかは、以下を参照のこと。正面のマンションは、「愛し愛されて」のPVで何度も映っていました★ http://chuck-snowbug.tumblr.com/post/23352316092 Noborito Station & Tama River in ‘04

flexible integrated circuit japan, nanotechnology

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Japan’s University of Tokyo Professor Takao Someya displays the world’s lightest and thinnest flexible integrated circuits and touch sensor system for stress-free wearable healthcare sensors at a press conference in Tokyo on July 24, 2013. (AFP/Yoshikazu Tsuno)

OKYO: A flexible electrical circuit one-fifth the thickness of food wrap could one day be implanted in humans, its Japanese developers say, as a health monitor or a control panel for paralysed people.

The team at the University of Tokyo said the device, embedded in an ultra-thin film, is unique because it works even after it has been crumpled into a ball or stretched.

Researchers unveiling the circuit said it could be used to monitor all sorts of physical data, such as body temperature and blood pressure, as well as electronic pulses from muscles or the heart.

For people who can only move their tongue, the sheet might be placed on the roof of the mouth and serve as a touch pad to operate a communications device, team members said.

“This can be attached to all sorts of surfaces and does not limit the movement of the person wearing it,” said professor Takao Someya of his research, which was published in the journal Nature on Wednesday.

Healthcare sensors often use silicon and other relatively rigid materials that can cause their users some discomfort.

The new flexible circuits should reduce or even eliminate such stress, he said.

Super-thin sensors could improve the lives of people who use artificial arms and legs, the research claims.

Wrapped around arms or other body parts, they would pick up nerve signals which the wearer’s brain sends to the muscles when attempting to move, and pass the impulses to the limbs.

Their flexibility means that people could put on more sensors that would be able to pick up biosignals at a far greater number of places, resulting in smoother, improved movement of artificial limbs, researchers said.

The circuit could also be used as a shock-proof sensor for athletes, monitoring the body temperature and heartbeat during vigorous exercise.

The circuit is just two micrometres thick — food wrap used in kitchens is typically 10 micrometres — and weighs only three grams (0.1 ounce) per square metre, Someya said.

The product is so thin and light that, when dropped in the air, it falls while gently rolling and rocking, much slower than a bird’s feather.

Its creation became possible after the team succeeded in creating a high-quality, super-thin insulating layer, Someya said.

Even in a salty solution, like those found inside the human body, the device worked well for more than two weeks, raising the possibility that it could be placed inside human bodies for data collection in the future.

Someya said more research needed to be done before that could happen.

For example, while the film is nearly imperceptible, its effects on the skin with which it is in contact are not fully known and it is possible that rashes could develop.

Making a reliable power source that is small enough to run the device is also a challenge.

 

obsessed with videogames

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Obsessed with videogames and much more…

Obsessed, yes. Many others were obsessed with video games. These days…I really live without playing any.

For months. I do not really want to do it. Maybe I played all video games I wanted to play in my life already.

What kind of games would I want to play now, or play again?

I have no idea about that but I wonder about it sometimes. Maybe I just changed over the years.

I want to do different things now.

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And I watched a bit from Nobody Knows tonight on my Android tablet. I can not really stand it for a long time (it makes me really depart completely). Or maybe it has no effect now. I watched “Your gas bill is overdue” scene.

Is it really like that?

OK I remember- people I used to know stole money. They made pirate copies. They stole games from a shop. All of that. They even whored off themselves to have money available (putting bits and pieces together many years after it happened).

I really think it happened…someone I used to know. Where can such A LOT OF MONEY really come from?

It does not take a long way to think in that direction…

I never witnessed it directly and I never participated, really.

In some matters I was really video game addicted when I was young. For a while at least. Or let say, obsessed. It went so far I even learned the technology.

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I examined Kawasaki two days ago, and Shibuya. Then I moved a bit upwards to the north, and then to Tachikawa station.

I already begin to understand about Tokyo bay area. It is hudge! Much larger than Dublin bay. So many large buildings, and so many smaller buildings as well. Numberless.

But it is not endless of course.

I remember my time in Tokyo well. Even if I only stayed a short time. OK I do not recall it right now.

Today I wear orange tshirt I own for some years. I did not wear it for a while. But it really suits me I think. Red or yellow really looks bad I should dispose them (or use in the night).

White one’s get dirty quickly. Greys and blacks are also good to use.

I have one fluoresecent yellow one from Nike. Also is good on some days. But I think I should use orange color more in the summer time.

I feel good today. I did some work on my project, and then at 9.30PM went to a shop + bought 6 cans FOSTERS.

There was a small queue just 5 people. A manager ordered another staff immediately just for me. I did not even have to wait even for 5 people!

Maybe I looked really serious today. Because I worked so hard with electronics again (after some months absence).

I can do it actually haha. Believe it or not. But really I did nothing for some months. Maybe old technology I had on the board was the cause.

I started to remove all of it- and it started to rain heavily. There was no rain here really in Dublin really for quite a long time or just only a little rain.

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Soon there is an update about my LED matrix. I spent 5 days! I removed most of the chips. And I use better technology now. Prefabbed carrier PCBs. I hope to post about it tomorrow.

I made photos today, but…it is just not ready.

I use a LINUX machine! It has 3 hard drives now. I can use it easily.

Matrix technology improvement means it is more scaleable. I want to use double buffering. There is a lot of work to rewrite the software from zero.

It is divided into 8 sections now. When I work at software, I think about it even in the night. But, I do not think that way every night (or day). Not really. I am capable to do it. To really use all brains computation power to think about a software I am working on. 24 hours even when I sleep, even during meals, or when I walk in the city.

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What do you expect to see here?

1. Pictures from eating.
2. Pictures from party.
3. Pictures from big cars.
4. Pictures from woman.
5. Pictures from sports.

OK there is it really- some baseball. I do not play baseball & I never watch it. I saw it a little in Japan eventually.

I never understood rules for soccer or baseball properly.

When I went to school I was supposed to try ping pong ball (table tennis). I found it pretty boring + sucked badly at it + gave it up very quickly.

Really if I watch television tonight here (in Ireland) I wonder what I should write here.

Many people shot dead in a crime movie.
Many totally stupid advertising clips. It is really beyond repair. You need a negative IQ to become trapped by these adverts.

OK here is something which survived on sun.ap.teacup.com/tetsuo

I maintained it in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009,…

All entries are removed now.

This is really years old i do not know where I found it. I do not remember. Might be 5 or 6 or even 7 years ago. OK I think 4 or 5 years.

Years just pass.

Do you care about that?

OK if you visit my teacup blog there is nothing to read, nothing to see.
I mainly use tumblr now.

But I never really like stagnation, to be conservative, to write in one single style only, or to use one single SNS only.

Really I liked Teacup a lot I had nearly 400 entries!

But some day, I lost interest and stopped to maintain it.

I even have Ameba blog…tried Yahoo Japan blog, and Surpara.

Yesterday I examine LINE website. It is like skype.
South Korean NAVER!
There is really weird Voodoo. Good luck!

Do you wish to deal with it? Maybe it is (dead) Curt Cobain carricature. It looks a bit like it. South Korean Naver SNS (LINE).

It is really too weird. Seems to be kind of a domestic problem.
I am not involved. Or I do not understand it properly. Or maybe I actually do understand quite well.

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Today I used Wifi in a public library. Downloaded “Daremo Shiranai”- 320 MByte. I own the original movie on DVD + paid full price. It is not stealing.

And I downloaded some 20 minute Beyblade clips really 6 or 7 of them.

All together about 500 MByte! It is not stealing either because I bought Beyblade DVDs + never watched them at all.

I paid my share in terms of movies. A lot. Must be about 3000 euro all together. If I want to watch it again on mobile device, it is OK to download it. Absolutely.

Oh yes, in the next few years, I will collect all Beyblade video clips available. If I wanted to I can watch them in a library in front of people or whereever…

Hehe…tonight I had no clue what to write but already produced 2 screens full of text.

http://sun.ap.teacup.com/tetsuo/1.html

that’s not funny – shining boy and little randy

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1 That’s not funny! 1. Switch video overlay off & make a screen capture with Windows Media Player. 2. Paste in Microsoft Word! 3. Register a WordPress blog with Microsoft Word. 4. Publish the document to the WordPress blog without doing anyt…hing. 5. Locate the wordpress blog + locate the image. Right click and select the image location. 6. Log into … Continue reading