Ice Floes May Disappear At The End Of This Century

Ice floes may disappear at the end of this century

A scientific research group says ice floes may disappear from Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido at the end of this century.

Ice floes from Russia's coastal areas are spotted off the coast of the city of Abashiri in January or February each year. They attract many tourists.

Aiba Masaki To Be The Host For This Year's 'fns Kayousai'

Aiba Masaki to be the host for this year's 'FNS Kayousai'

On the November 7th broadcast of Fuji TV's 'VS Arashi,' it was announced that Arashi's Aiba Masaki will be hosting the year-end music program 'FNS Kayousai 2019.' 

At the end of the program, the members lined up but Aiba was the only one with formal wear. He started by saying, "There's a reason why I'm dressed like this," and announced, "I, Aiba Masaki, will be the host for 'FNS Kayousai.'

Pg&e Should Try This Alps Drone For Fully Automated Power Grid Inspections

PG&E Should Try This ALPS Drone For Fully Automated Power Grid Inspections

ALPS, known for its in-car electronics components has put together a Done system that can autonomously inspect powerline infrastructure.

The drone has highly precise and sensitive sensors, including a Lidar, which is a laser-based radar that provides 3D awareness of what’s around the drone. As an upgrade, ALPS is working on adapting an RF (radio-frequency) positioning system that has a 30cm (11-inch) precision instead of the normal 16 feet precision of civilian GPS systems.

Hori's Mario Kart Racing Wheel Will Be Arriving Stateside This November

Hori's Mario Kart Racing Wheel Will Be Arriving Stateside This November

According to the description of the accessory, “Hori is pleased to announce the Nintendo Switch Mario Kart racing wheel Pro. The racing wheel is ideal for the Mario Kart and racing gamer. The ergonomic wheel design, pedals, and convenient on-board controls were built to create an authentic racing simulation. Officially licensed by Nintendo.”

While the controller seems to suggest that it is for Mario Kart, Hori notes that it will be usable with other racing games as well, so you should be able to use it with more than just one game. While Hori is not the only company to release a steering wheel controller for the Switch, it does come with some added accessories like pedals that will make the game feel a bit more realistic.