Humans Sense Earth's Magnetic Field, Brain Wave Study Indicates

Humans sense Earth's magnetic field, brain wave study indicates

Migratory birds depend on Earth's magnetic field to navigate, and now there is evidence that humans may be unconsciously in touch with it as well, research shows.

"It appears humans are subconsciously sensing geomagnetism," said Ayumu Matani, a University of Tokyo associate professor of cognitive neuro-engineering and one of the team's researchers. "Earth's magnetic field may be influencing human behavior in some way or other."

Japan Protests China's Ocean Gas Field Activity

Japan protests China's ocean gas field activity

Japan has lodged a protest with China after detecting what appears to be fresh test drilling for natural resources in an area near the two countries' median line in the East China Sea.

Japan and China agreed in 2008 to jointly develop gas fields in the region. While negotiations for a related treaty remain stalled, China has unilaterally been carrying out development activities, including building structures near the median line.

Govt. Puts Off Missile Defense System Field Survey

Govt. puts off missile defense system field survey

Japan's Defense Ministry has decided to postpone a procedure to deploy a new missile defense system due to opposition from candidate host communities.

The ministry hopes to install one Aegis Ashore unit each in Self-Defense Force grounds in the western city of Hagi and the northern city of Akita.

Japan Protests China's Gas Field Activity

Japan protests China's gas field activity

Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono says Japan has protested to China over its gas field activity in the East China Sea.

The Foreign Ministry says a new mobile drilling rig was spotted earlier this month on the Chinese side of a median line that separates the 2 countries' exclusive economic zones. The rig is believed to have a deeper drilling capacity than others in the area. The ministry told the Chinese Embassy in Tokyo that unilateral development of gas fields cannot be tolerated.

Seedlings Planted For Rice Field Mosaic

Seedlings planted for rice field mosaic

Volunteers have planted seedlings in a paddy field near Tokyo to create an artwork with colored strains of rice.

About 500 people, including local high school students and farmers, gathered on Saturday at the paddy covering an area of 28,000 square meters in the city of Gyoda, Saitama Prefecture.

Canon's Full-frame Mirrorless Reportedly Being Field-tested By Professionals

Canon's Full-Frame Mirrorless Reportedly Being Field-Tested By Professionals

Canon's mirrorless camera efforts have been somewhat lukewarm where the company has typically launched entry-level models in a market that appears to be largely dominated by the likes of Sony. However the company has recently hinted that a high-end mirrorless could be in the works, corroborating some of the rumors we've heard.

Now according to the folks at Canon Rumors, they have heard from a source that Canon's development of their high-end full-frame mirrorless camera is progressing nicely, and that the camera is said to have already found its way into the hands of select Canon professional photographers for testing.

Mitsubishi Electric Field Testing Worlds First Autonomous Driving System Using Clas

Mitsubishi Electric Field Testing World's First Autonomous Driving System Using CLAS from Quasi-Zenith Satellite System - FareastgizmosMitsubishi Electric announced today that it began field testing the world’s first autonomous driving technology on highways to use a centimeter-level augmentation service (CLAS) broadcast from the Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) on September 19. CLAS is a positioning-augmentation service for high-precision positioning, distributed free of charge in Japan from the QZSS, which operates under the auspices of the Cabinet Office. CLAS is scheduled to begin operating in April 2018 and is currently in the final stages of verification. It is expected to be used for practical applications such as safe-driving assistance and automated driving.

CLAS improves precision by using positioning-augmentation data from a network of continuously operating reference stations (CORS) administrated by the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan. The data is broadcast via the QZSS to high-precision positioning receivers installed in automobiles that can detect locations with centimeter-level accuracy. Driving tests will be conducted to verify the possibility of infrastructural driving, utilizing CLAS signals and high-precision 3D maps combined with Mitsubishi Electric’s intelligent driving technology, including sensing technologies such as millimeter-wave radar and cameras.

Jdi Shows Off 8k Lcd Light Field Display

JDI Shows Off 8K LCD Light Field Display

Japan Display Inc (JDI) exhibited a light field display at the Society for Information Display 2017 (SID 2017), an academic conference that took place from May 21 to 26, 2017, in Los Angeles, the US.

Light field displays realize 3D viewing by reproducing many lights going in various directions. They enable to see 3D images without special glasses. Also, unlike parallax barrier glasses-free 3D displays, their images change in accordance with the viewing angle like real objects.

Toyota Hilux And Corolla Lead The Field

Toyota Hilux And Corolla Lead The FieldToyota has recorded its best August new-vehicle sales in nine years with the ever-popular HiLux and Corolla leading the market for the month and also for the year so far.
The two leading Toyota vehicles were joined by Camry in fifth place, handing Toyota three of the top five spots on the sales ladder, while LandCruiser wagon had its best result for any month since June 2004.

Huge Toyota 86 Racing Series Field Ready For Round Two

Huge Toyota 86 Racing Series Field Ready for Round TwoA full complement of 38 cars will be on the grid for the second round of the Toyota 86 Racing Series, a key support category at this weekend's Sydney Motorsport Park SuperSprint (Aug 26-28).
All competitors from the new series' successful debut at the Winton SuperSprint have backed up with entries for round two as the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship makes its first visit to NSW in 2016.