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[9 Jul 2013 | One Comment | ]
World’s First Commercially Available Power Suit??

What’s the best way to sell a state of the art 12.5 million yen robot suit? Get a school girl to model it of course. Sagawa Electronics has released a video with their spokesperson “Scar-face Santaro”  of what they call the world’s first commercially available powered suit: The Powered Jacket MK3.  Video below.

Assuming that you’ve just watched that hilarious video; you must be wondering if it’s a joke or not.  Though  it’s obviously not what you’d consider a power-suit, apparently 5 units of the MK3 is actually available for purchase.  There is …

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[2 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
Tokyo at Warp Speed – Breathtaking Time Lapse Video of Tokyo Train Ride

Vimeo user darwinfish105 has uploaded a truly amazing time-lapse video of Tokyo’s Yurikamome line. Shot the Panasonic DMC-GH3’s continuous shooting mode, the video consist of both day and night shots edited beautifully together with a mirrored effect. Definitely worth the watch.

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[29 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
How to avoid leaving your fly unzipped

Guys, it’s happened to all of us. The weird looks you get from strangers after leaving the bathroom. Maybe you’ve got something on your face? Nope, your fly is open and to your horror you realize that girl wasn’t smiling at you because you look so sexy in those jeans.
Probably frustrated by this happening over and over again, a resourceful Nico-Nico Douga user created a device to prevent forgetting to zip up. It’s pretty simple, if your zipper is open, an LED lights up making it easier for you to …

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[22 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Video: What happens when lightning hits a florescent bulb?

Getting struck by lightning certainly won’t give you superpowers, you’ll be lucky to walk away from it. But if you happen to be holding a florescent bulb when it happens you’ll look really cool. Back in 2010 the Japanese T.V. show Tobidase! Kagaku-kun conducted an experiment to see what it would looks like. They used a 12-million-volt artificial lightning generator to hit a dummy holding a florescent bulb. You can the results above in super slow-mo.

via: Pink Tentacle

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[21 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Images of Japan’s Solar Eclipse on May 21

On May 21 Japan experienced an annular solar eclipse. Despite the weather being pretty cloudy, it didn’t stop Tokyoites from standing outside their buildings in droves staring up at the sky. Special glasses for viewing the eclipse were sold-out nationwide, understandable as the next total solar eclipse of this nature won’t be until the year 2386. So in case you don’t feel like waiting 374 years for the next one, here are some of my favorite pictures and videos internet users have uploaded.

by Youtsr on Flickr

@bluestylecom on TwitPic

by Stefano e …

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[14 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Today’s Video: Creepy crawling salaryman

Japanese performance artist Momoyo Torimitsu takes her robot for a crawl in downtown Sydney, Australia. Crowds watch the bizarre sight of the life-like Japanese businessman in suit and tie slowly crawling on all fours along the pavement. The robot is a symbol of the Japan’s rigid Salaryman culture.
by itnsource on youtube 2006

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[16 Oct 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Hikari No Tokei – It’s LED time

Hikari no Tokei (Light Clock) is a stunning installment in Tokyo’s Seibu Department flagship store.

The clock has 4 LED surfaces on each side of a column. The time is displayed in animated typography and on every hour, viewers are treated to a light show accompanied by music.
THA, the company that designed the light clock have an awesome video of it in action. Check it out.

via: THA

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[27 Apr 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Dr. Nakamats!

After reading that Sony discontinued the making floppies this month. (Moment of silence……….). I was reminded of the genius mind who invented it*[0]. None other than the great Dr. Nakamats. He was been described as one of the greatest minds of all time. The good doctor claims to have the world record for most inventions at 3375 and counting*[1]. Thomas Edison had only 1093. Nakamats inventions also include the CD, DVD, cinemascope, taxicab meter and the digital watch. *[2]
He’s also a bit on the eccentric side. Most of his inventions …