p Japan has taken a step closer to realising its dream of launching flying cars in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, following investment from a major car company.Toyota is funding a project which aims to bring the world’s smallest flying car to the skies using the latest drone technology.Its creators are hoping to launch the manned protoype by the end of 2018, with the goal of a flying car being used to light the Olympic flame when the Tokyo Games open in 2020.The car is the brainchild of the Cartivator Project, a group of young engineers from the auto and aerospace industries who are based in a former school in Aichi Prefecture, supported mainly by crowdfunding.The project is now poised to receive a major boost following investment from Toyota, which is reportedly planning to provide funding of around £290,000 (42.5 million yen).The futuristic car, which has been dubbed SkyDrive, will have three wheels, four sets of propellers, an intuitive operating system and diminutive dimensions of 9.5 feet by 4.2 feet.
There’s plenty to look forward to in 2020: President Trump could be out of a job, and Japan will likely wow the world all over again as it hosts the Tokyo Olympics.Japan’s 26 million visitors in 2016 will inflate to an anticipated 40 million in 2020 – and the nation’s startups sense an opportunity.All those tourists will be doing a lot of ‘Gramming and Facebooking, so Fumiko Kato created a mobile SIM service called WAmazing that allows foreign travellers to register before they arrive, saving hassle once their trip starts.Then, upon landing, you seek out the WAmazing vending machine at selected airports.The QR code you received upon registration can now be scanned by the vending machine.Then out pops a box that contains your Japan SIM.
With the Tokyo Olympics just two years away, the event’s organizing committee has announced it wants to power the games using renewable energy only.That means building systems to supply the Games — both Olympic and Paralympic — with electricity generated from renewable sources such as wind and solar as part of efforts to promote decarbonization, the Japan Times reported.Described by an official as “unprecedented” for a major sporting event, the Games’ renewable energy target will also encompass the athletes’ village, the international broadcasting center, and the main press center.Part of the strategy designed to help it reach its target will involve renting and leasing items that are used during the event.If any need to be bought, the committee will make arrangements to guarantee their use once the sporting extravaganza is over.Organizers also plan to purchase renewable energy from power companies and to install solar panels where possible.
Officials in Tokyo are testing a new technology that utilises weather radar and terrestrial digital radio waves to “quickly and precisely predict torrential rain and tornadoes” up to 20 to 30 minutes in advance, the Mainichi reported on Sunday.The new technology is being developed by “industry, government and academic bodies including the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)” based in Koganei, the Mainichi wrote, and is hoped to be ready for deployment ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.Existing radar systems are limited in their ability to predict “guerrilla rainstorms,” so called because they form quickly from rising, cooling water vapour and strike with little warning in specific areas.However, the new system is much more powerful and capable of estimating the size of raindrops and the structure of clouds, the Mainichi wrote:Developers say the new “multi parameter phased array weather radar” (MP-PAWR) being tested can predict torrential downpours and tornadoes 20 to 30 minutes before they occur.This is because it has a flat antenna that emits radio waves over a wider range than the rotating bowl-shaped antennas used in traditional radars.
Officials in Tokyo are testing a new technology that utilises weather radar and terrestrial digital radio waves to “quickly and precisely predict torrential rain and tornadoes” up to 20 to 30 minutes in advance, the Mainichi reported on Sunday.The new technology is being developed by “industry, government and academic bodies including the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)” based in Koganei, the Mainichi wrote, and is hoped to be ready for deployment ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.Existing radar systems are limited in their ability to predict “guerrilla rainstorms,” so called because they form quickly from rising, cooling water vapour and strike with little warning in specific areas.However, the new system is much more powerful and capable of estimating the size of raindrops and the structure of clouds, the Mainichi wrote:Developers say the new “multi parameter phased array weather radar” (MP-PAWR) being tested can predict torrential downpours and tornadoes 20 to 30 minutes before they occur.This is because it has a flat antenna that emits radio waves over a wider range than the rotating bowl-shaped antennas used in traditional radars.
Ever since it was awarded the 2020 Tokyo Olympics six years ago, Japan has made it clear that it intends to use the global spectacle to show off a wide range of its advanced technologies.Japan’s Olympics organizing committee recently ramped up its tech-focused efforts with the launch of the Tokyo 2020 Robot Project, which will bring all of its initiatives together under one roof.At the project’s launch event last week, Toyota unveiled several new robots that it says will be able to assist disabled people attending next year’s sporting extravaganza.The Human Support Robot (HSR) and Delivery Support Robot (DSR) will work together to offer help to people as and when required.HSR is a meter-high wheel-based robot that can move autonomously or be controlled remotely.It features a robotic arm and hand that can reach up high to grab objects, or pick up items from the ground.
The Tokyo Olympics will be held in the hot and muggy Japanese summer where the ambient temperature is expected to be above 33 C. Athletes have to worry about performing under pressure of the high-stakes competition but also now have to deal with a very hot and humid climate.The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will also have high temperatures and athletes must use cooling strategies during the competition.Professor Hiroshi Hasegawa of the Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University says that this is an increasing problem for athletes due to both competition timing and increased temperatures due to global warming.Illness due to heat can have serious consequences outlines Hasegawa:"Because our body temperature is usually around 37 C, if your body temperature increases over 40 C that is a very big problem."Dehydration, decreased performance and decreased brain function are the dangers faced when our core body temperature climbs too high.
The US as shaggy blond male warrior?Japanese artists are re-creating flags of countries participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as anime characters.The warrior representing the United States wears stars and stripes armor, while Australia's anime character that looks a lot like Thor.Both Argentina and South Africa are represented as colorful samurai warriors at the ready with their swords.The reimagining, initiated by the World Flags project, aims to "introduce the flags of the world and some information about them using cool Japanese traditional clothes," according to the project web site.While the World Flags project isn't officially affiliated with the Japanese government or the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, it's a creative way to portray flags of some of the countries we'll see represented in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, which will be held from July 24 - August 9, 2020.
Ever wondered where parts of your phone could end up when you've sent it off to be recycled?Some of those who have recycled their phones in Japan over the last two years may find part of their electronic device hung around an Olympian's neck.Next year's Tokyo Olympics will use 5,000 medals that have all been made using 100% recycled materials from old electronics.Collected by the Olympic Committee, it used 6.21 million phones to be able to get the right amount of materials for gold, silver and bronze medals.Other devices collected included cameras and laptops, amounting to almost 80,000 tons of electronic devices.The Committee found it was able to extract around 71 pounds of gold, 7,700 pounds of silver and 4,850 pounds of bronze.
Olympic BMX Racing Enthusiasts from all over the world can book summer Olympic BMX Racing Tickets online from our one of the most trusted online ticketing market place.Such was the dilemma for the rising BMX stars, whose childhoods spanned Australia, then Japan, while their English father added a third option once their talents became apparent.Now 19, she aims to build on her first full year of professional racing and is just starting to scratch the surface of her talents with Tokyo less than 18 months away.Kai, 22, had a steadier start to his professional career but has steadily charted a course up the rankings and now sits eighth.A World Cup medal sits atop his to-do list in 2019 and he presents as another valuable cycling asset for the Australians at the 2020 Games.The pair, now based in Wollongong, was born on the Gold Coast, where Kai first found himself unleashing on a BMX track when aged just four.visit:https://www.olympictickets2020.com/olympic-games-tickets/olympic-bmx-racing-tickets/
Amstel Gold Model winner Mathieu van der Poel has said he really wants to ride a Grand Tour, making hints that he could ride one of the three-stage races soon after competing in the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020.Olympic Mountain Bike Fans from all over the world can book summer Olympic Mountain Bike Tickets online from our one of the most trusted online ticketing market place.Mathieu already decided to go Tokyo after coming second in the UCI mountain bike World Cup in GermanyAfter escaping from his spring Classics season, people are already asking the young Dutchman what his race calendar next year will look like, the 24-year-old saying that Paris-Roubaix will be added to the races he plans to ride.Van der Poel won Dwars door Vlaanderen, De Brabantse Pijl and the Amstel Gold Race in 2019, having only raced one of the spring Monuments, the Tour of Flanders, where he finished fourth.The Corendon-Circus rider will therefore try and add a Monument to his already impressive palmarès, having won one national road race championship as well as two cyclocross World Championships.visit: https://www.olympictickets2020.com/olympic-games-tickets/olympic-mountain-bike-tickets/ 
IOCC’s selection of Japan’s capital further highlights it as one of the world’s most dynamic cities.Tokyo made a big splash during the 1964 Summer Olympics, sealing its global reputation as the city of the future.Panasonic’s contributions, for example, include a translation device handling up to 10 spoken languages and a smartphone app enabling foreign visitors to instantly scan and translate signs.According to the Japan National Tourism Organization, this Olympian undertaking exemplifies Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s goal to increase the annual number of incoming foreign tourists to 40 million by 2020 and 60 million by 2030.The old structure enters the 21st century with the implementation of a nature-focused design by noted Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, employing Japanese lumber.The 10 new facilities, meanwhile, go up in the Tokyo Bay Zone on the reclaimed land of Odaiba, including the swimming competitions venue.Get your Olympic Hospitality Tickets online from one of the best online ticketing market places.visit: https://www.olympictickets2020.com/olympic-hospitality-tickets/ 
The 2019 EuroHockey Championship is here meaning the chance for teams to automatically qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.The pressure is on and the defending champions Netherlands will be in it to retain that title.You're in the right place to find out how to watch the hockey fun with TechRadar's 2019 EuroHockey Championship live stream guide - it doesn't even matter where in the world you are.The event runs from August 16 to 25 with the men's final on Saturday, August 24 at 8.30pm local time (7.30pm BST) and the women's final on Sunday, August 25 at 4pm local time (3pm BST).While Netherlands took the EuroHockey Championship title last year for the fifth time, it's Germany that could be a real threat having won the most as eight times champion.But with sixteen teams representing 10 countries across the men's and women's tournaments it's still anybody's title for the taking.
With just 10 months until the Tokyo Olympics, organizers are experimenting with various ways to keep spectators cool during what is likely to be a scorching hot and oppressively humid Summer Games.Along with mist machines and so-called “parasol hats” (essentially an umbrella that sits on your head), organizers recently tested the effectiveness of a snow machine at the Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo Bay, the venue for the Olympic and Paralympic rowing and canoeing events.While you might expect to see such a contraption at the Winter Games rather than at its summer equivalent, the organizers were keen to see if it could serve as a way to stop the spectators from overheating.During the test on Friday, the machine blasted around 300 kg (660 pounds) of fake snow over a crowd of volunteers sitting in the stands.But it seems that the experiment didn’t quite go according to plan.“Coarse shards of shaved ice”
Coordinators opened the paddling scene for one year from now’s Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, featured by a race between graduated class groups from Oxford and Cambridge — the two English colleges that broadly square off every year on the Thames in London — with Oxford winning this time.The new scene is situated in Tokyo Bay and is all set with the Olympics still 13½ months away, a lot to the enjoyment of Sydney Olympics gold award rundown and current International Rowing Federation president Jean-Christophe Rolland.“Everything has been on track, on schedule and I am very satisfied over one year before the Olympic Games to be in such a situation with no significant issues,” Rolland told journalists.There are still some seemingly insignificant details to improve however I can say we can be diminished we will have a decent course for the Olympic 2020 Games.The paddling site offers an all-encompassing perspective on the city and Mount Fuji on a crisp morning and was worked behind dams and water entryways to shield from waves and tides.On a bright however swirling day, the discussion rotated around the plausibility of wind influencing race conditions on a course with almost no characteristic insurance from the components.
Today, Huawei and Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics issued an important statement.They said the company will introduce several new smartphones supporting 5G next summer.Particularly, a senior official at the company’s Japanese unit, Wu Bo said in an interview that Huawei will “put a priority on using Google’s services” among apps for the new models.But as we know Huawei has been included in the US blacklist and the American companies can’t offer their products to this manufacturer.As a result, the latest flagship smartphone of the company has no Google service and runs on only the open-source system.US President Donald Trump views this company as a national security threat.
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