2005年12月19日(月) 9時51分
In Japan, a lot of snow falls in winter. Some places are covered with snow. When roads are flozen, many traffic accidents happen.

In Hokkaido, there is road heating system as a provision for snow and road fleeze. The system is that warm warter flows in a pipe under a road. So it prevents roads from being flozen.

Various measures against snow are performed in winter.


Sapporo Snow


2005年12月12日(月) 9時26分
assistant measure
k(kilo) = The cube of 10
M(mega) = The 6th power of 10
G(giga) = The 9th power of 10
T(tera) = The 12th power of 10

linear measure
1 inch (in.)= 0.0833 ft. = 2.540 cm
1 foot (ft.) = 12 in. = 0.3048 m
1 yard (yd.) = 3 ft. = 0.9144 m
1 rod (rd.) = 5 1/2 yd. = 5.029 m
1 chain (ch.) = 22 yd. = 20.12 m
1 furlong (fur.) = 10 ch. = 0.2012 km
1 mile (mi., mil.) = 8 fur. = 1,760 yd. = 1.609 km

square measure
1 square inch (sq. in.) = 6.4516 cm2
1 square foot (sq. ft.) = 144 in2 = 0.0929 m2
1 square yard (sq. yd.) = 9.105 ft2 = 0.8361 m2
1 square rod (sq. rd.) = 301/4 yd2 = 25.293 m2
1 square chain (sq. ch.) = 16 rod2 = 404.67 m2
1 acre (A) = 10 ch2 (= 4,840 yd2) = 4,046.7 m2
1 square mile (sq. mil.) = 640 A = 2.5900 km2

cubic measure
1 cubic inch (cu. in.) = 16.387 cm3
1 cubic foot (cu. ft.) = 1,728 in3 = 0.02832 m3 (= 28.32 dm3)
1 cubic yard (cu. yd.) = 27 ft3 = 0.7646 m3

avoirdupois weight or mass
1 grain (gr.) = 64.8 mg
1 dram (dr. avdp.) = 27.3438 gr. = 1.7718 g
1 ounce (oz.) = 16 dr. = 28.3495 g
1 pound (lb.) = 16 oz. = 0.4536 kg
1 stone (st.) = 14 lb. = 6.350 kg
1 quarter (qr.) = 2 st. = 12.70 kg
1 hundredweight (cwt.) = 100 lb. (= 45.36 kg)
1 (short) ton (t.) = 2,000 lb. = 0.9072 tonne
1 (long) ton = 20 cwt. = 1.016 tonne

capacity measure
1 fluid ounce (fluid oz.) = 29.57 cm3
1 gill (gi.) = <米>4 fluid oz. (= 0.118 dm3)
1 pint (pt.) = 4 gi. = 0.4732 dm3
1 quart (qt.) = 2 pt. = 0.9464 dm3
1 gallon (gal.) = 4 qt. = 231 in3 (= 3.785 dm3)
1 milliliter (ml) = 0.00176 pt.
1 centiliter (cl) = 10 ml = 0.0176 pt.
1 deciliter (dl) = 10 cl = 0.176 pt.
1 liter (l) = 10 dl = 0.264 gal.

1 dollar = 120.82 yen

30.5 centimeter and 12 inch ruler

A bottle of 3 gallon


2005年11月28日(月) 9時22分
Today, there are several companies that study technologies of robots. A company "HONDA" is also studying technologies of robots with a robot called "ASIMO."

One of the technology of ASIMO is intelligent realtime flexible walking called "i-WALK." The technology is that robots can forecast the next step and control center of gravity. The robot could not turn a corner while walking up to now, but now, the technology "i-WALK" made it possible. In the past, the robot used the patterns of steps memorized in advance and turn the direction. Now, by using the technology "i-WALK", the robot can create the pattern in real time and determine angle of turning.

Now, The robot "ASIMO" can change the pattern of walking continuous and freely anytime.


The technology of ASIMO

An Article of ASIMO

Mobile Phones 

2005年11月21日(月) 9時20分
Today, mobile phones have spread rapidly in Japan. At the same time, the functions of mobile phones have been advanced. For example, almost all mobile phones have the functions of camera that we can take photos, some mobile phones have the functions of TV, and so on.

The mobile phones that have the function of camera are called "Mobile phone with camera." By using the function, we can take photos anywhere. Now, the ability of the function of camera become higher and higher. Some mobile phones have the ability that the number of pixels is 400 Mega.

The mobile phones that have the function of TV are called "Mobile phone with TV." By using the function, we can watch TV anywhere. And we can watch TV when we are free.

There are some mobile phone that have the function of music player that are called "Music mobile phone." The mobile phones have the function of portable music player. In the furure, portable music player may disappear by spreading of music mobile phones.

I can find that people demand other functions of mobile phones.

Mobile phone with camera

Mobile phone with TV

News of mobile phones

vodafone homepage

Cold and Flu 

2005年11月14日(月) 9時19分
What is the difference between cold and flu?

First, a person who has a cold have a sore throat, a runny nose, a sneeze, and a cough. Second, a person who has a flu have a fever that is more than 38 degrees celsius, headache, joint pain, musculer pain, and so on.

If aged people have flu, they may die. In Japan, flu spreads from Novemver to April. Once flu starts spreading, young to old people are involved in a surprisingly short time.

There are 3 types of flu. They are called "A type," "B type," "C type." Therefore, there is a person who has a B type flu after having an A type flu.

People are easy to have a cold and flu when their throats are dry. So, not to have a cold and flu, when we go out, we should wear a mask. And when we are indoors, we should keep from 50 to 60 persents of humidity.

Germ of influenza




2005年10月31日(月) 9時21分
These days, people who have the iPod from Apple Computer are increasing in number. 25 million i-pod are selled in a year.

By using the iPod, we can not only listen to music, but watch TV. We can watch TV by downloading automatically. This system is called "Pod TV." We can use this system free. The maker says, "In the future, the number of Pod TV programs will be increased to 100 programs."

Pod TV is watched by downloading. So this system has copyright problems. But Pod TV is very convenient. So the iPod will be widely spread.


Display picture

I like Mr.Children.

Hybrid Car 

2005年10月24日(月) 9時16分
Hybrid cars are wonderful. Hybrid cars run by engines and motors.

When cars accelarate, cars burn a lot of fuel. At that time, hybrid cars run by motors. Motors excel in accelaration. By using motors, hybrid cars are very economical on gas, and they are superior in accelaration to other cars.

In the future, hybrid cars will become major.

HONDA New CIVIC (Hybrid Car)



2005年10月03日(月) 9時41分
Today, I use blog for the first time. I don't know about blog.

I took this picture at "Osaka Auto Messe".
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