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毎日1分ビジネス英語 - Basic

英語は情報収集しながら学ぶ!
毎日1分ビジネス英語 - Basic

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英語は情報収集しながら学ぶ!一流のビジネス誌 The Economist や The Financial Times を教材にしているから、ビジネス英語と国際情報が一度に獲得できます。1日1本、月から金曜日まで5日間毎日更新です。

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エリザベス・ウォーレン氏、2020年米大統領選に出馬

Jan 12, 2019

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Elizabeth Warren for 2020 U.S. elections Elizabeth Warren announced her bold opposition to the Republican president Donald Trump in 2020. Sixty-nine-year-old Warren is a senator from Massachusetts since 2013.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

サムスン、ヘッドフォンに別れを告げる

Jan 11, 2019

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Samsung bids goodbye to headphones Samsung Galaxy A8s is expected to debut without a 3.5mm headphone jack. This will be the first Galaxy smartphone without a 3.5mm headphone jack. Apple has done away with the jack long time back in its iPhone family.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

「地下に行く」イーロン・マスク氏

Jan 10, 2019

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Elon Musk "goes underground" Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk unveiled the first tunnel completed by Boring Company, his underground transit venture launched two years ago as an ambitious solution to Los Angeles’ heavy traffic.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

土星の消える環

Jan 9, 2019

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The disappearing rings of Saturn Saturn’s rings were first seen in 1659 by Dutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens. Since then, they have made the planet the most striking in the solar system. But as NASA’s probes Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 now confirm, the rings are being pulled into the planet by the force of gravity. But we needn’t worry too much because the rings will last for almost 300 million years, well beyond our lifetimes.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

2019年の経済見通し

Jan 6, 2019

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Economic outlook 2019 The year 2018 was not easy for the world economy. Unfortunately, 2019 is unlikely to bring much relief.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

良い時と悪い時があるCOP24

Dec 30, 2018

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COP24: Hits and misses The 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference took place in Poland. It was the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Held between December 2 and 15, it is also known as COP24.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

再生可能エネルギー、コスタリカに電力をほぼ1年供給

Dec 29, 2018

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Renewables power Costa Rica for almost a year Climate change is undoubtedly a major problem today. From rising temperatures and sea levels to unseasonal storms, changing seasons, and floods--the environmental impact is easily visible. It is for this reason that most nations passed the climate change agreement in Paris. However, Costa Rica has shown that renewable energy could be a practical solution to climate change. The Central American country used only renewable sources to power the entire country for a record 300 days.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

GSKファイザー、消費者医療部門の合併を発表

Dec 28, 2018

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GSK-Pfizer announce merger of their consumer healthcare units GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer have decided to enter into a collaboration to sell over-the-counter healthcare products. The joint venture is expected to have sales of up to 9.8 billion pounds ($12.7 billion). Pfizer will have a 32% stake, while GSK will have the controlling share of 68%.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

ダイムラー、電気自動車を目指す

Dec 26, 2018

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Daimler drives for electric vehicles German automobile company Daimler is planning to buy electric vehicle batteries worth $23 billion. Its objective is to introduce 10 electric cars by 2022. Daimler has many brands, such as Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG, Smart Automobile, Detroit Diesel. The company has announced that it will first make the Mercedes‑Benz electric.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

失速するGEパワー

Dec 23, 2018

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GE Power losing steam, and quickly As the year draws to a close, GE Power would be hoping for a turnaround in 2019. But the challenges might be too many to handle for the management. The company is facing liquidity problems because of lack of cash flow, while regulatory issues remain unresolved.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

世界を変えるプロジェクトルーン

Dec 22, 2018

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The Loon Project: Changing the world One of the main objectives of technological development is to better the lives of the people. This is exactly what the Loon project launched by Alphabet Inc is trying to do. Alphabet Inc is Google’s parent company.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

宇宙で競う億万長者、ブランソン氏がリード

Dec 21, 2018

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Billionaires in space war: Branson steals a march Virgin Galactic, led British billionaire Richard Branson, is one step closer to space tourism. The company’s SpaceShipTwo passenger rocket ship reached a height of 82.7km. This is the first human flight to the boundary of space by a private vehicle designed to carry commercial passengers. On board the rocket were pilots Rick "CJ" Sturckow and Mark "Forger" Stucky, and a replica named Annie as the passenger.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

アップル、新オースティンキャンパスに10億ドルを投資

Dec 20, 2018

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Apple to splurge $1 billion on new Austin Campus Tech companies like Google, Amazon, and Apple are moving rapidly to increase their presence within the country and create new jobs. The latest move in this drive has come from Apple. The iPhone-maker has Apple announced that it would spend $1 billion to develop a second campus in Austin. The 133-acre campus will initially have 5000 employees, but the number can be increased up to 15,000 later.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

AT&Tタイムワーナー合併、訴訟合戦

Dec 19, 2018

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AT&T-Time Warner Merger: the legal battle This year there has been some very big unification among media companies. The Department of Justice (DoJ) of the U.S. government, however, does not approve the merger between AT&T and Time Warner. A U.S. district court on 12th June had allowed the unification. The DoJ is appealing against the judgment in a higher court now.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

エルビス・プレスリーのダンスを見せる交通信号

Dec 16, 2018

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Traffic lights show Elvis Presley’s dance moves Elvis Presley is regarded as the king of rock and roll. But few people would know that in the 1950s, he was stationed as a U.S. soldier in a small German town called Friedberg. In his honor, the town has installed three pedestrian lights with images of the American rock singer.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

トラック運転手不足

Dec 15, 2018

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Shortage of Truckers The U.S. will soon need more truck drivers. Many people avoid this job, mainly because this doesn’t pay well. Also, young people find it easy to work in eateries than become truck drivers.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

OPEC、原油減産で同意

Dec 14, 2018

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OPEC meeting agrees to cut production After two days of tough negotiations in Vienna, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) finally achieved a breakthrough: the group and its allies agreed to remove 1.2million barrels a day from the market.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

PETAの「言葉に気をつけよう」運動

Dec 13, 2018

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Mind your language, says PETA In a tweet last week, the animal's rights group PETA has asked followers to avoid using "anti-animal language." It said that many commonly used words show cruelty to animals. However, PETA’s idea is being mocked in the media.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

英国離脱と金融部門

Dec 12, 2018

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Brexit and the Banking Sector As debates and discussion are on, one thing is very clear--Brexit will have a lot of impact on the banking sector in the U.K.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

7歳のライアンはユーチューブの稼ぎ頭

Dec 9, 2018

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7-year old Ryan is YouTube’s top earner Forbes has published a list of the top ten earners on You Tube between June 1, 2017 and June 1, 2018. Surprisingly, at the head of the list is a seven-year-old kid named Ryan. His earnings in the 12-month period reached $22 million.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

韓国の「刑務所ツアー」

Dec 8, 2018

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"Prison tourism" in South Korea For an average South Korean, working 14 hours a day is not uncommon, nor are six-day workweeks. Small wonder, then, that professionals seek ways to reduce stress. The problem of work stress is increasingly realized by even the South Korean government--a new law, effective from July, caps workweeks for many employees at 52 hours. The government is also encouraging companies to let employees go home for the night and to free up their weekends.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

日産・ルノーの騒動

Dec 7, 2018

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The Nissan-Renault row It’s been more than a fortnight since the arrest of Carlos Ghosn, CEO of the of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance. However, there are still doubts on whether the partnership between the French and Japanese carmakers will survive the arrest and its outcome.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

G20、あつれきの中で意見の一致を探す

Dec 6, 2018

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G20: Looking for consensus in the midst of divisiveness The two-day G20 Summit concluded in the city of Buenos Aires in Argentina on December 1. Despite the increasing differences among many leaders, the Summit tried to tackle some important issues. The tariffs and counter-tariffs imposed by the U.S. and China over each other’s imports have shaken international markets. At the Summit, the leaders of both nations held discussions for a possible agreement.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

ピサの斜塔の傾斜が減る

Dec 5, 2018

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Leaning tower of Pisa is leaning less We always strive for perfection in our work. Very few things in this world are known for its imperfection--The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of them. Built in the 14th century, the tower has stood tall, but slightly bend at an angle, through ages.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

スーパーヒーローの亡くなったスーパーヒーロー

Dec 2, 2018

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Superhero of superheroes no more One of the greatest comic book writers Stan Lee died on 12 November 2018 leaving behind a huge legacy of fantastic comic book characters, such as Spiderman, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Daredevil etc.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

戦争の被害、フランスの廃虚の町

Dec 1, 2018

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Ravages of war: Ghost villages in France One of the most vicious battles during World War I took place on the hills north of Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeastern France. It not only resulted in the deaths of scores of German and French soldiers, but also in the desertion of nine villages in the region.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

気候変動は生活に損害を与える

Nov 30, 2018

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Climate change will damage lives The pressure of climate change is being felt across the US with increases in disastrous wildfires in the west, flooding on the east coast, soil loss in the Midwest and coasts wearing away in Alaska.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

ピンク・レガシー

Nov 29, 2018

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The Pink Legacy Pink diamonds are exceptional. They are known for their color as well as their size. They are one of the costliest gem stones on our planet. One such diamond, called the Pink Legacy, was sold in Geneva, Switzerland, on November 13. It was bought for $50.2 million by Harry Winston, a U.S.-based luxury jeweler.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

Googleの最新特許、VR用の靴

Nov 28, 2018

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Google’s latest patent: Virtual Reality sneakers Virtual Reality (VR) enables you to be transported into a world of fantasy even when you have very little space available in the real world. For example, you can experience jogging by just wearing a motion tracker, or running on the treadmill by using a plastic platform that mimics the movement of a treadmill. In comparison, however, Google has something completely new and much more interesting: a patent to develop motorized VR sneakers.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

キログラムを再定義

Nov 25, 2018

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Redefining the kilogram One of the globally accepted norms adopted by societies and cultures is the kilogram, which is part of the Metric System. It is a universal unit of measurement across the world.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

マリー・アントワネットの真珠、3600万ドルで落札

Nov 23, 2018

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Marie Antoinette’s pearl auctioned for $36 million A pearl and diamond pendant belonging to French Queen Marie Antoinette was sold for a record $36 million at an auction at the Sotheby’s sale of jewelry in Geneva.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

空を飛びたいアマゾン

Nov 22, 2018

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Amazon wishes to fly! Amazon has been persuading the Government authorities of New York to allow the company to establish helicopter services.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

クラウドファンディングで宇宙探査

Nov 21, 2018

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Crowdfunding space exploration In Kyrgyzstan 12 women, aged between 17 to 25 years, are trying to make a cube satellite (CubeSat) through crowdfunding. They started the work in 2017 and want to complete it by 2019.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

世界的に減少する出生率

Nov 18, 2018

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Decline in global fertility rates Worldwide, the fertility rate is on a decline. This is the reading of the 2017 Global Burden of Diseases (GBD) study published in the well-known publication Lancet. The report comes as an urgent warning signal about a fragile and fragmented world.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

AIがテレビ司会者の仕事を奪う?

Nov 17, 2018

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Watch out, TV hosts: AI could take your job too! Artificial intelligence is venturing into new areas with each passing day. Its latest application is a robotic news anchor who can deliver news around the clock. The virtual anchor was introduced on November 7 by China’s state news agency Xinhua at an event held in Wuzhen.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

ファーストフードチェーンでの雇用、人口移動

Nov 16, 2018

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Hiring at fast-food chains: The demographic shift Gone are the days when restaurant groups like McDonald’s hired teenagers as part-time workers. Instead, eatery chainsare now turning to senior centers, churches, and websites like AARP to attract the 50-plus age group to their workforce.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

ケプラー宇宙望遠鏡が引退

Nov 15, 2018

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Kepler Space Telescope retires After collecting data from the universe for nine years, the journey of the space telescope Kepler has ended. Since 2009, Kepler has discovered numerous objects in space, such as planets outside our Solar System. It also confirmed that planets outnumber stars in the galaxy.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

人間とカカオ、永遠の愛の物語

Nov 11, 2018

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Humans and Cacao: The eternal love story Chocolate is a universally loved food and is consumed in various forms. Studies show that chocolate was partaken by many ancient civilizations across South America including the Mayans. They consumed it mostly for its medicinal benefits.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

新しいiPad、Mac、Mac Mini登場

Nov 10, 2018

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The new iPad, Mac, and Mac Mini are here! Following its main event in September to launch the latest iPhones, Apple held a second event on October 30--this time in Brooklyn--to unveil the new iPad Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac Mini.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

小国パラオ、サンゴ礁保護で日焼け止めを禁止

Nov 9, 2018

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Micro-nation Palau bans sunscreens to protect coral reefs When people wear sunscreen and then go for a swim in the ocean, the chemicals wash off and mingle in the ocean. This adversely affects the coral reefs because many sunscreens use harmful substances like oxybenzone and octinoxate. Taking this into consideration, the government of Palau, a tiny country in the Western Pacific, has banned the sale or use of some sunscreens in the country.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

絶好調の億万長者

Nov 8, 2018

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Billionaires have never had it this good The wealth of new-age billionaires is constantly growing. Most of these super-rich people are in the U.S. However, thanks to a new brigade of entrepreneurs, technology innovations, and increasing number of unicorns, the number of billionaires is growing fast in China.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

スペイン、人工知能で文書でのウソを見抜く

Nov 7, 2018

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AI tackles written lies in Spain The invention of the modern polygraph by John Augustus Larson in 1921 was hailed as a major breakthrough to detect lies. Since then, the instrument has been employed in scores of criminal cases, but the results are not considered to be foolproof. In the case of written statements, however, scientists at Cardiff University and Charles III University of Madrid have developed an AI tool that is very accurate in exposing lies.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

売り物件のお化け屋敷

Nov 4, 2018

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The Pillars Estate: Haunted house for sale The Pillars Estate in Albion, New York, is one of the many officially haunted properties that are on sale. They are all luxurious properties with no takers because they are all supposedly frequented by ghosts.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

まだ夕食が着陸していない!

Nov 3, 2018

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Wait, my dinner is yet to land! Since the first drones arrived in 2002, they have been used for surveillance, filming, oil and gas explorations, planning for real-estate development, and many other purposes. However, one area that promised much but hasn’t quite taken off is direct-to-home deliveries. But a start has been made by AHA, one of Iceland's largest e-commerce companies.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

新しい50ポンド紙幣で笑う人は?

Nov 2, 2018

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Who shall smile on the new 50-pound note? The Bank of England announced recently that a new 50-pound note would be introduced in 2020 to replace the existing note of the same denomination. The new note will be made of polymer and have more security features. But that’s not what has caught the public imagination. Instead, it is the discussion about whose face should appear on the new note.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

タイタニックII、2022年に出航

Nov 1, 2018

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Titanic II to set sail in 2022 On April 12, 1912, the mighty HMS Titanic sank on its maiden voyage. One hundred and ten years later, another Titanic will retrace the same route, starting at Southampton and sailing across the Atlantic to New York.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

世界最長の海をまたぐ橋

Oct 31, 2018

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World’s longest over-sea bridge On October 23, Chinese premier XI Jinping announced the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge at a gala ceremony at the Zhuhai Port terminal.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

サウジアラビアの5,000億ドルの巨大都市

Oct 28, 2018

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Coming up: Saudi Arabia’s $500-billion mega city Saudi Arabia had, for long, depended on its oil-rich territory to boost its economy. However, with declining oil prices, the country had to look for other sources of revenue. In October 2017, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced a grand plan for a mega city that would be 33 times the size of New York City. The $500-billion project, called Neom, would link the country with Africa by a bridge over the Red Sea.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

ポール・アレンの功績

Oct 27, 2018

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Paul Allen’s legacy Paul Allen, cofounder of Microsoft, died this month from a rare cancer, but he leaves behind a legacy not only for the tech world but also for science, sports, and music.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

近い将来にペーパーレス搭乗

Oct 26, 2018

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Paperless boarding on the horizon The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has come forward with its strategy to implement facial recognition and other biometric identification tools to simplify the way passengers board planes at airports. TSA has tested its biometric system in Los Angeles and Atlanta, and now plans to introduce the system in a gradual manner.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

3つの異なるインターネットに分けられるインターネット

Oct 25, 2018

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The Internet could split into three different Internets! Speaking at a private event in September, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt said that there could be two, not one, Internets in the next 10 to 15 years. He said that one Internet would be regulated by U.S.-led countries, while another would be a heavily censored version of the Internet created by China. However, we cannot discount the possibility of a third Internet governed by the strict regulations being put in place by European authorities.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

パスポートスキャン、ID詐欺の温床

Oct 24, 2018

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Passport scans: An easy recipe for ID fraud Despite the tough regulations and biometric security systems implemented by the authorities, the business of fake passports is prolific in the dark web. Passport scans and physical passports are both available for sale for few dollars, which gives an opportunity to cybercriminals to easily steal identities, divert money from secure accounts, or assume control of the payment systems of innocent users.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

長距離路線

Oct 21, 2018

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The longest haul Singapore Airlines has started a long-haul flight between Singapore and New Jersey. On Friday, the 9500-mile journey was completed in about 18 hours, making it the longest commercial flight today.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

世界初の農業従事者は人ではなくアリ

Oct 20, 2018

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Ants, not humans, were the world’s first farmers 60 million years ago, we had the world’s first farmers in South America. No, there were not humans, but leafcutter ants that raised fungus. The ants stored bacteria that could prevent parasitic diseases from destroying the fungus.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

未来の木でできた街

Oct 19, 2018

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Wooden cities of the future If we go back in history, many cities were made of wood rather than brick. Now, of course, most modern cities are concrete jungles. But construction technology is constantly evolving. This is evident in a move back to wood for building modern offices and homes.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

ブランドとブランド価値

Oct 18, 2018

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Brands and brand value Branding helps us identify a product and the company behind it. Similarly, brand ranking provides an understanding of the businesses around the world. In this context, global brand consultancy company Interbrand announces an annual ranking of global brands, which helps us understand the dynamics of the business scenario.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

Eコーマスが鬼門になったシアーズ

Oct 17, 2018

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What is the future of retail? Sears Holding, once the top retailer in America, is on the brink of bankruptcy. Unable to compete with e-commerce sites, the 125-year-old company has failed to make a profit since 2010 and has a debt of $134 million.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

セルフィーで死亡

Oct 14, 2018

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Death by Selfie Clicking a selfie, which means taking one’s own photograph via a smartphone, is one of the most popular activities across the world. However, there is big risk involved with clicking selfies, as is being shown by studies.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

チョコレートでできた家

Oct 13, 2018

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Home is where the chocolate is The saying ‘Home, sweet home’ was never more appropriately used than for a cottage in Sevres, an hour’s drive from Paris. It is made entirely of chocolate and designed by famous chocolatierJean-Luc Decluzeau. It is attracting considerable attention and has an offer price of 50 euros a night.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

2018年のノーベル賞受賞者

Oct 12, 2018

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Nobel Prize winners for 2018 Swedish scientist Alfred Nobel established the Nobel Prizes in 1895. It is a set of six annual international awards declared by Swedish and Norwegian institutions. Most of the awards for 2018 have already been announced.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

イギリス、多くの孤独な若者

Oct 11, 2018

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The young are a lonely lot in the UK One would expect the elderly to be lonelier than people in their teens and twenties. However, a new survey by BBC Radio 4 indicates quite the contrary.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

米連邦準備理事会、金利引き上げ

Oct 7, 2018

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Fed raises interest rates After the financial crisis of 2008, the U.S. Federal Reserve had kept interest rates near-zero until late 2015, when it started revising borrowing rates. This was done mainly to boost economic activities; encourage borrowing by consumers, businesses, and government, and trigger inflation to encourage investments.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

大富豪も住宅ローン

Oct 6, 2018

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Mortgages are for ultra rich too A new trend is being noticed in the acquisition of properties. Many celebrities, who have millions in their bank accounts, prefer to take on a mortgage on their homes and keep the cash safe for other high-return investments.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

人はなぜまばたきをするのか

Oct 5, 2018

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Why do we blink? Have you ever wondered why we blink repeatedly, and yet do not notice it or register it in our brain? Past researches have indicated that we blink about 20 times a minute, 1,200 times per hour, and up to 28,800 times a day. But scientists have only just discovered which part of the brain is responsible for the action.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

急成長する欧州の観光地、ミニ国家サンマリノ

Oct 4, 2018

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Micro-nation San Marino is fastest growing European tourist destination Many tourists like to go off the beaten track and travel to beautiful but less prominent destinations. Europe has plenty of such places. According to the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) data for 2018, a 24-square-mile nation leads the list of top ten fastest-growing tourist destinations in Europe.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

コムキャスト、スカイの争奪戦で勝利

Oct 3, 2018

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Comcast wins battle for Sky After a prolonged bidding war between Comcast and 21st Century Fox, the former finally succeeded in acquiring UK telecommunications company Sky. The American cable giant’s winning bid was ($22.65), which put the value of Sky at $40.1 billion.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

タイ、東南アジアのハブになるか

Sep 30, 2018

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Thailand could reemerge as a South East Asian Hub Thailand, which was once involved in changing the economic course of third-world countries, faced major challenges due to the East Asian crisis. However, it is reinventing itself and is keen to emerge as the next knowledge- and service-based hub of Asia.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

米国の鉄道、軌道に戻る?

Sep 29, 2018

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Trains in America: Back on track? Modern America owes a lot to the railways. This is best seen in the world’s first transcontinental railroad (1869) joining the East and West coasts. However, the advent of cars after World War II lowered the position of the railways, ending with the nationalization of rail links in 1971. But Florida-based startup Brightline is set to revive the railways in the U.S.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

1億8000マイル離れた場所で、飛び跳ねるロボット

Sep 28, 2018

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Hopping robots, 180 million miles away In a significant achievement, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has landed a pair of tiny bouncing robots on the surface of the asteroid Ryugu, 180 million miles away from the Earth.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

世界規模の貿易は貧困を減らすか

Sep 27, 2018

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Can global trade reduce poverty? Billionaire media entrepreneur and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg believes that global trade can help reduce poverty. He was speaking in New York prior to the Bloomberg Global Business Forum, which begins this week.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

HBOとネットフリックス、第70回エミー賞で最多受賞

Sep 26, 2018

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HBO and Netflix share honors at 70th Emmy Awards It’s been more than a year since HBO ended its fantasy show Game of Thrones, but viewers haven’t got over it yet. The show won the best drama Emmy for the third time in four years, beating last year’s winner from Hulu, "The Handmaid’s Tale." Overall, HBO and Netflix were tied with 23 Emmys each.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

金融危機から10年

Sep 23, 2018

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10 years since the financial meltdown Ten years ago, a major financial crisis hit the world. It started in the U.S. and soon affected most parts of the world.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

初の月旅行客!

Sep 22, 2018

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We’ve the first moon tourist! In a giant step toward commercial flights to the moon, Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX has signed up the first private passenger for a round-trip flight on the company’s Big Falcon Rocket (BFR). The name of the passenger will be announced on September 17.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

アップルの9月の発表

Sep 21, 2018

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Apple’s September revelations It would not be like September if we didn’t hear from Apple about its new babies on the starting block. This year is no different with the Cupertino-based company debuting its next-generation iPhones, Apple Watch, and operating system.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

ビールが先か、パンが先か?

Sep 20, 2018

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Which came first: beer or bread? Researchers at Stanford University have found the earliest evidence of manmade beer while studying 13,000-year-old stone mortars found in a cave near Haifa, Israel. More importantly, their study shows that beer came before agriculture and could have encouraged the ancient people to take up agriculture.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

街のインフラは肥満率を表す

Sep 19, 2018

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City infrastructure can reveal obesity rate Researchers at the University of Washington have developed an algorithm to identify cities that have an obese population by studying satellite imagery of their buildings and infrastructure.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

ブリティッシュ・エアウェイズ、データ漏洩

Sep 16, 2018

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British Airways Data Breach Personal and financial data of customers who used Ba.com website and British Airways app was hacked. This incident took place between 21st August (10.58 p.m.) and 5th September (9.45 p.m.) and about 380,000 transactions were affected. The episode was publicly announced by the British Airways. This is one of the worst incidents of cybercrimes in recent times.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

貨物で火事を避けるためのアルゴリズム

Sep 15, 2018

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Algorithm to avert fire in the hold Smiths Detection, a multinational supplier of X-ray detectors at airports, claims to have developed a deep-learning algorithm that can detect dangerous objects like li-ion batteries in the cargo hold of passenger planes. The new software increases the rate of detection up to 90%.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

100万ドルの靴を回収

Sep 14, 2018

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Million-dollar shoe recovered The FBI has announced the recovery of a stolen pair of ruby slippers that were originally used by Judy Garland in the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz. Only four or five pairs are known to be surviving today, each worth a million dollars or more. The slippers were designed by MGM's chief costume designer Gilbert Adrian.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

空へのエレベーター

Sep 13, 2018

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Elevator to the sky On September 11, researchers at Shizuoka University in Japan will carry out an experiment in space to test the idea of an elevator from the Earth to space.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

中国の医薬品部門、次のブーム

Sep 12, 2018

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Chinese pharma sector: the next boom The Chinese pharmaceutical sector is ready to face the international market. This has been possible due to some policy changes brought about by the Chinese government.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

コカ・コーラ、コーヒー市場に参入

Sep 9, 2018

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Coca-Cola goes the coffee way Coca-Cola is acquiring Costa Coffee, one of UK's largest cafe chains, for 3.9 billion pounds ($5.1 billion). Costa’s current owner Whitbread, which also owns budget hotel chain Premier Inn, expects the deal to be completed by the first half of 2019. Whitbread plans to utilize the proceeds from the sale to expand its hotel business.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

まとまりそうでまとまらない新しいNAFTA

Sep 8, 2018

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New NAFTA: So near, yet so far? On August 31, the deadline for a new NAFTA deal, talks between the U.S. and Canada ended for the week without a final deal.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

考古学者、世界最古のチーズを発見

Sep 7, 2018

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Archaeologists discover oldest cheese in the world A team of archaeologists stumbled upon a broken jar filled with cheese made 3200 years ago. That makes it the oldest cheese known so far. But along with the cheese, the scientists discovered some disease-causing bacteria that might have infected the contemporary society.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

飛行機やドローンとの垣根を無くする新型ヘリコプター

Sep 6, 2018

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New helicopters converge with airplanes and drones The helicopter, the airplane, and the drone are different flying machines, each with its unique set of functions. However, two companies are revolutionizing the helicopter and bringing it much closer to airplanes and drones.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

高い関税、米自動車業界にとって逆効果

Sep 2, 2018

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Higher tariffs backfire for the U.S. auto industry The U.S. government has been increasing import duties on many products to protect U.S. domestic manufacturing. This decision, however, is having a negative impact on the auto industry, which is one of the largest manufacturing industries in the country.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

空飛ぶ車は予想よりも早く日本に登場するか

Sep 1, 2018

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Flying cars are coming to Japan sooner than you think Last week, the Japanese government announced a tie-up with 21 organizations to bring air taxis to Japan within the next decade.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

物価の下落

Aug 31, 2018

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Commodity prices take a beating Several factors are contributing to declining commodity prices: the trade war between the U.S. and China, a stronger dollar and higher interest rates in America, weakening currencies in emerging markets, and oversupply of some agricultural products.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

ケチャップゲートがフォルクスワーゲンを襲う

Aug 30, 2018

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Ketchupgate hits Volkswagen It might surprise you to know that German carmaker Volkswagen’s bestselling product is not cars but sausages. Last year, the company made 6.8 million currywursts, more than the number of cars it manufactured through the year. This product, rather than Volkswagen’s cars, is in the news now for a controversy referred to as "ketchupgate" in the media.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

信頼できない建設技術

Aug 29, 2018

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Construction technology: Far from solid The collapse of the Morandi bridge in Genoa, Italy, has drawn attention to today’s construction technology. It also raises questions about the state of hundreds of bridges worldwide.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

英国離脱の不安、英ポンドを直撃

Aug 26, 2018

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Brexit uncertainties hit the pound sterling The process of exiting from the European Union has been a difficult one for the UK over the last two years since the Brexit vote. Prolonged political uncertainties are affecting the economy with the pound sterling going through one of the worst declines in recent times. The value of the currency dipped to one of its lowest points in the second quarter this year, falling to $1.27 in July.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

ZOZOSUITで計測が可能に

Aug 25, 2018

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Order to measure: the Zozosuit makes that possible A Japanese company has introduced the Zozosuit, a body-fitting suit that can reproduce a 3D image of an online buyer. Using that data, sellers ship the best-fitting garment, and thus avoid returns and dissatisfaction among customers.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

スパゲッティ麺で数学

Aug 24, 2018

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The math in a spaghetti stick A question that had baffled American theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate Richard Feynman many years ago has finally been answered by scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology: how to break a spaghetti stick into two pieces.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

ソーラーパワードローンが記録を樹立

Aug 23, 2018

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Solar-powered drone sets record When the Zephyr S, a solar-powered drone, landed in Arizona on August 6, it had set a record for an aircraft of its kind. It was airborne for 25 days, 23 hours and 57 minutes. This has raised hopes that drones like Zephyr S may one day function like satellites.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

ソーシャルメディアでショッピング

Aug 22, 2018

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Shopping for social media According to a survey commissioned by credit card company Barclaycard, 9% of UK shoppers admit to buying clothing only to take a photo on social media, and then return them to the store. The survey sample size was 2002 adults, and the results showed that the age group 35-44 years was the most likely to return clothes after a single photo upload.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

マカオは世界一リッチな都市

Aug 19, 2018

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Macau set to become wealthiest place on Earth According to the IMF World Economic Outlook, Macau will pip Qatar to become the richest place on Earth by 2020. Its economy will reach the equivalent of about $143,116 per person while Qatar will reach $139,151 by the same year.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

楽園バリ島の問題

Aug 18, 2018

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Trouble in paradise Bali The success of Bali as a tourist destination has prompted President Joko Widodo to announce a "Ten Balis" plan. The plan aims to spread the tourist influx to other parts of the country.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

次世代リチウム電池は倍の寿命を約束

Aug 17, 2018

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Next-gen lithium battery promises double the power A Massachusetts-based startup called Pellion Technologies claims to have developed a reliable rechargeable lithium-metal battery. Pellion’s battery provides almost double the energy of a conventional lithium-ion battery. The 100% increase in energy content is a huge improvement on the industry’s 10% average increase in battery power per year.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

日本の賃金、1997年以来最高値を記録

Aug 16, 2018

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Japan registers highest wage growth since 1997 The Bank of Japan has been targeting an inflation rate of 2%, but that has remained out of reach. However, there is new hope for the officials after the country registered the highest growth in wages in 21 years. The inflation adjusted household income increased 4.4% in June. This is also a sign that Japan’s prolonged economic recovery is bearing results.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

コーヒーカップのカフェイン、どのチェーン店が最も出費に見合うだけの価値があるか?

Aug 15, 2018

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Caffeine in a coffee cup: Which chain gives you bang for the buck? Much has been written about the positive impact of caffeine on the body and mind, provided of course that it is consumed within the limit of 400 milligrams per day. Recently, Quartz analyzed the caffeine content in coffee served at Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, 7-Eleven, and McDonald’s to ascertain which chain gives the most value for money in terms of caffeine content.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

Drive.ai、実践的な自動運転サービスを提供

Aug 12, 2018

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Drive.ai brings a practical self-driving service There is lot of enthusiasm and interest for self-driving cars, but most of the developments in this field have been limited to experiments.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

牛乳の代替品、成長する市場

Aug 11, 2018

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Milk alternatives: A growing market Increasing awareness about health issues and concern for the environment is prompting many people to replace dairy milk with plant-based substitutes like soy, almond, and oat milk. Out of all these options, oat milk has emerged as the most popular in recent times.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

眼鏡と生産性

Aug 10, 2018

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Spectacles and productivity A recent study has shown that spectacles, the oldest wearable known today, are an invaluable accessory for the poor, working class. The study, conducted in a tea garden in Assam (India), was led by Nathan Congdon, a professor of ophthalmology at Queen’s University, Belfast.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

10億ドルの土地

Aug 9, 2018

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The $1 billion plot A 157-acre property, which lies at the highest point in Beverly Hills, is up for grabs at the highest price tag in the history of real estate in Los Angeles: $1 billion.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

ボディカメラの良い面、悪い面、醜い面

Aug 8, 2018

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The good, bad, and ugly side of body cameras Body cameras are used by many officials, including the police. Its main purpose is to record any wrongdoing by the public. However, groups working to protect privacy of individuals say that the device is being misused by the authorities.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

ジョンのクレイジーソックス、父と息子の成功物語

Aug 5, 2018

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John's Crazy Socks: An inspiring success story of a father-son duo A sock company called John’s Crazy Socks was started just eighteen months ago by a father-son duo. Today, it’s a multimillion-dollar business. But that’s not what distinguishes this company. It also represents an inspiring story of how you can make things count even when faced with great difficulties.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

実現していない治療のための渡航

Aug 4, 2018

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Medical tourism: Potential yet to be realized Many patients are driven to seek treatment overseas. This is mainly because of lack of facilities or expertise within the country or the availability of comparable medical procedures at a much lower cost abroad. In 2016, a research firm estimated the industry’s value at $61 billion.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

自動車販売代理店が多国籍化

Aug 3, 2018

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Auto dealers go multinational In the past, most car dealers had a local presence. They were able to dominate that small market and make profits. On the other hand, it was a good arrangement for car manufacturers because small dealers did not have the clout to demand higher price discounts. However, the trend is now changing with mega car dealers acquiring smaller ones in other countries.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

世界経済の上昇で、航空運賃やホテル料金も上昇するか

Aug 2, 2018

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Upswing in global economy could drive up air, hotel prices The global economy is perking up, partly due to rising oil prices. However, an upswing in the economy will lead to a spike in hotel and airline prices. This is according to the annual Global Travel Forecast, published jointly by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Carlson Wagonlit Travel.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

火星に水、生命の存在を意味しているのか

Aug 1, 2018

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Water on Mars: Does it indicate any life form? Astronomers have confirmed that Mars has as much as 5 million cubic kilometers of ice, some of which could be in the liquid state.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

色覚異常者のための日本の新しい暑さ指数

Jul 29, 2018

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Japan’s new heatwave index for the colorblind Japan is reeling under a heat wave that has claimed 65 lives. The government has declared it a natural disaster. With temperatures soaring to 41 degrees Celsius, it is crucial that people are warned about extreme heat. For this, the Ministry of Environment has a color-coded index about heat conditions in a specific locality.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

Netflixの鈍化、市場にわずかな不安

Jul 28, 2018

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Netflix stumbles, sends few jitters in the market Netflix has declared that it has fallen short of its forecasted growth in subscribers. It expected to add 6.2 million subscribers between April and June, but could manage only 5.2 million. This announcement resulted in the shares of the streaming giant going down by 14%.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

空飛ぶ車リバティ、リトルネリーが現実に

Jul 27, 2018

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A flying car called Liberty: Little Nellie reborn In the 1967 blockbuster You Only Live Twice, James Bond thrilled audiences with an autogyro called Little Nellie. Half a century later, we have a similar autogyro called Liberty.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

普通の風邪が、普通ではなくなる?

Jun 29, 2018

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The common cold: Not so common soon? Almost all of us have suffered from an attack of what is generally referred to as "common cold." Scientists have struggled to find a real cure for this irritating problem, but none have succeeded so far. However, some studies have now reached a point where they seem to be close to finding a remedy.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

ソーラーパネル業界、補助金なしの生活

Jun 28, 2018

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Solar panel industry: Living without subsidies In 2013, China surpassed Germany as the world’s largest solar-panel market. In 2016, Jinko became the world’s largest provider of solar panels, shipping almost 10GW globally. The main factor that helped the solar market succeed was financial incentives for installing solar panels, generally called feed-in-tariffs (FITs).... http://www.wisdomsq.com

地震を記録できる海底ケーブル

Jun 27, 2018

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Undersea cables can record earthquakes About 70% of the Earth's surface is covered with water. This makes it difficult for satellites to observe what occurs beneath the waves. To tackle this problem, Giuseppe Marra of Britain’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and his colleagues have proposed the idea of using the 1 million-kilometer network of undersea fiber-optic cables as a giant submarine sensor.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

マクドナルド、ペーパー製ストローに移行 

Jun 24, 2018

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McDonald’s is moving to paper straws McDonald’s has taken a small but significant step toward reducing plastic waste. Beginning from September this year, the restaurant chain will set in motion a process to withdraw plastic straws in all its outlets in the UK and Ireland. It hopes to complete the process in 2019.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

人を冷やし、世界を暖かくするエアコン 

Jun 23, 2018

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ACs: Cooling us, warming the world Modernity and advancing technology have brought many comforts to our lifestyles. One of them is the air conditioner, which is found almost everywhere. From its invention in 1902 by Willis Carrier, founder of Carrier Corporation, the AC has come a long way in providing advanced cooling features to both homes and offices. It has transformed itself from a luxury commodity to an essential one, and many of us cannot imagine life without it. However, it is ironic that a machine that helps us keep cool is adding to global warming.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

マイクロソフト、GitHubを75億ドルで買収

Jun 22, 2018

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Microsoft buys GitHub for $7.5 billion On June 4, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced plans to acquire software developer platform GitHub for $7.5 billion. Linux Foundation reacted to the news by saying that the takeover is evidence of the growing importance of open source software.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

ヤフーメッセンジャーが終了

Jun 21, 2018

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Yahoo Messenger going offline After 20 years of connecting people from all over the world, the iconic Yahoo Messenger has announced the final wrap-up with its services coming to an end. Oath, the subsidiary of Verizon acquired Yahoo's web properties for $4.48 billion in a deal struck in February 2017. Yahoo Messenger will stop functioning on July 17. The users will be given six months to download their chat history to their personal computer or device.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

G7サミット、大混乱で閉幕  

Jun 20, 2018

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Chaotic end to the G7 summit The 44th G7 summit was held on June 8-9 in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada. By the time the meeting ended, there was total confusion. This was mainly because of U.S. President Donald Trump’s adamant stand on trade issues.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

多くの命を救える可能性を持つAI型ソフトウェア  

Jun 17, 2018

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AI-based software could save many lives In the healthcare industry, time is of great importance. Any delay in diagnosis could prove fatal for the patient. To avoid such delays, many AI-based systems are being developed in areas such as brain surgeries, skin and breast cancers, eye diseases, and heart problems.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

日本の観光産業のジレンマ  

Jun 16, 2018

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The tourism dilemma in Japan Although Japan has plenty of attractive locations, the tourism industry is facing many challenges. These include labor shortage, lack of infrastructure, and absence of marketing for the lesser-known destinations.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

人類へ「最後の贈り物」

Jun 15, 2018

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"Last gift" to Humanity A new research at the University of California, San Diego, is focusing on the tissues and organs of HIV-infected patients. The team, led by Davey Smith, is attempting to discover how the virus spreads through various organs in the body.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

フォーブズ、男性スポーツ選手の歴代高額所得者を発表

Jun 14, 2018

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Forbes announces all-male list of top sports earners Forbes recently published a list of the world’s highest-paid athletes for the year 2018, calculating their total earnings between June 1, 2017 and June 1, 2018. The list is full of surprises.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

肥満の新しい首都、イギリス  

Jun 13, 2018

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England: The new capital of obesity A recent study on obesity in England has shown that more than 50% of children are overweight when they leave primary school.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

ティーブームに乗るHEYTEA  

Jun 10, 2018

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HEYTEA: Riding on the tea wave How would you like your tea mixed with cheese? You now have that option with HEYTEA, a fast-growing Chinese beverage company.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

カードを受け付けるロンドンの大道芸人  

Jun 9, 2018

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London street performers say, "We accept cards too!" Street performers in London showcase their talent before admiring audiences in return for small change collected in an open box. But in a move toward cashless payments, the city has introduced a system wherein passers-by can use card readers to make contactless payments. This is believed to be the first such system in the world.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

在宅勤務者を歓迎し、お金も渡すバーモント州

Jun 8, 2018

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Vermont to welcome remote workers, and pay them too! If you are keen to work remotely, Vermont is the state for you. According to a new law passed on May 30, any out-of state worker who relocates to Vermont on or after January 1 next year stands a chance to win $10,000 for expenses.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

人質の市場

Jun 7, 2018

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The hostage market In the past, kidnappers asked huge amounts as ransom and got away with it because families of the victims were ready to pay any amount to secure their release. However, as Anja Shortland writes in a new book, things have now changed with the entry of special-risk insurers who are ready to cover kidnappings and even offer expert negotiators to bring down the ransom demand.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

JAB、プレタ・マンジェを傘下に加える

Jun 6, 2018

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JAB adds Pret A Manger to its fold Luxembourg-based JAB Holding is known for acquisitions of American and European coffee chains like Keurig Green Mountain, Espresso House, Baresso, and Balzac. However, it has now ventured into the ready-to-eat market by buying restaurant chain Pret A Manger for $2 billion.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

清潔すぎる幼少期は病気の引き金かも

Jun 2, 2018

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Germ-free childhoods could cause illness Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a form of blood cancer. It is mostly identified in children ages zero to 4 years old. It develops quickly and spreads to other parts of the body, including the lymph nodes, liver and nervous system.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

モバイル決済サービス、スターバックスが注目の的

Jun 1, 2018

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Mobile payments: Starbucks steals the show By the end of 2018, 55 million U.S. smartphone users over the age of 14 will make a mobile payment at a retail store. Out of them, 23.4 million people will use coffee company Starbucks’s mobile payment app. This is the new forecast by research firm eMarketer.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

フィッシャー・アイランド:超富裕層のための島

May 31, 2018

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Fisher Island: Home for the ultra-rich Fisher Island (zip code 33109), a little island off the coast of Miami, is the richest place in the U.S. The 216--acre island, reachable only by yacht or water taxi, has athletes, supermodels, executives, and lawyers. The average wage of residents is more than $2.5 million.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

UPS、キュートな丸い電気トラックで環境対策

May 27, 2018

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UPS goes green by launching cute and curvy electric trucks U.S. delivery service UPS and UK-based tech company Arrival have launched 35 electric delivery trucks. More than its technology, the truck has become the center of attention because of its cute looks.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

ヨーロッパの縄張り争い、欧州エアバス VS  米ボーイング

May 26, 2018

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Airbus versus Boeing on European turf There are several disputes awaiting decisions at the World Trade Organization (WTO), but many of them concern the two giants in the civil aviation industry: U.S. company Boeing and European rival Airbus.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

エウロパ、衛星に間欠泉

May 25, 2018

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Europa: Moon with water In 1997, NASA's Galileo Jupiter probe recorded some strange readings when flying by Jupiter’s moon Europa. More than two decades later, scientists claim that the findings could indicate the presence of icy water on Europa.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

道徳それとも人気、音楽業界、反対の態度を取る

May 24, 2018

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Ethics or popularity: The music industry takes a stand Spotify, the highly popular digital music service, has decided to stop promotions for artists who have been reported for crimes in their personal lives.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

エルサレム街の自動運転車

May 23, 2018

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Autonomous cars on Jerusalem streets Israeli tech company Mobileye, a subsidiary of Intel, has built 35 self-driving cars and plans for 65 more. This was announced by the company’s founder Amnon Shashua at the Intel Capital Global Summit held earlier this month.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

トレッドホイールからトレッドミルへ:健康器具の200年

May 20, 2018

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Treadwheel to treadmill: Two hundred years of the workout machine The treadmill was invented in 1818 by William Cubitt, a civil engineer. In those days, it was called a "treadwheel" because Cubit’s invention had a large wheel that had several steps. People had to stand and exert pressure on one step to move the wheel and bring up the next step.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

水中コミュニケーション、ナノモデム

May 19, 2018

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Underwater communication: Nanomodems Researchers have been exploring the seabed to find better data transfer techniques. Jeff Neasham of Newcastle University has developed one such nanomodem which utilizes less power than the existing underwater modems.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

コンピューターでさえ対処できない雑音

May 6, 2018

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Even computers can’t handle noise On April 18, a deafening noise emitted by a gas-based fire suppression system damaged the hard drives of Nasdaq’s servers at a DigiPlex data center in Upplands-Vasby, near Stockholm. This shut down Nasdaq operations across Northern Europe.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

SFから影響を受ける仮想通貨

May 5, 2018

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Cryptocurrencies take a leaf from sci--fi The success of bitcoin has spewed several other cryptocurrencies that sound remarkably similar. These include litecoin, dotcoin, bytecoin, and gridcoin. However, the latest trend seems to be to adopt a name from science-fiction movies.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

大気メタンの不可思議な増加

May 4, 2018

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Mysterious rise in atmospheric methane The last decade has seen a sharp rise in methane in the atmosphere. In particular, 2017 saw a massive spike, as confirmed earlier this month by America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).... http://www.wisdomsq.com

ドイツ銀行の迷走

May 3, 2018

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Deutsche Bank in the doldrums Deutsche Bank, one of the oldest banks in the world, is in a mess. After recording a 79% decline in its profits for the first quarter, the bank has announced that it will reduce its workforce drastically.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

私たちの周りにある多くの世界

May 2, 2018

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The many worlds around us Space scientists have conducted many experiments to look for exoplanets. In the process, they have identified almost 4000 planets, but most of them are too far away to collect information about them. However, a new satellite has just been launched to locate planets that orbit stars closer to the Earth.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

ESPN+、ライブスポーツストリーミング

Apr 29, 2018

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ESPN+: live sports streaming New owner Disney has launched ESPN+, a new direct-to-consumer sports streaming service. The launch of the service shows the changing trends in the entertainment industry: the shift toward wireless viewing and streaming.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

海の遊牧民

Apr 28, 2018

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The sea nomads For more than a millennium, the Bajau people have resided near Malaysia and the Indonesian archipelago, depending largely on their supernatural powers to dive deep underwater to fish, and that too for as long as five minutes without any modern breathing equipment. Very aptly, they are also called the sea nomads.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

監視技術、「StingRays」で一層向上

Apr 27, 2018

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Surveillance technology goes up a notch with ‘StingRays’ The Department of Homeland Security has detected a spying activity in Washington, D.C., where unknown agencies are collecting data from mobile phone conversations by using a high-tech device called StingRay.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

大気汚染、ほぼ普遍的な健康被害

Apr 26, 2018

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Air pollution: An almost universal health hazard The new report by the Health Effects Institute has shown that 95% of people breathe polluted air. In urban areas, the air is polluted by automobiles and factories. On the other hand, most rural people are exposed to the burning of solid fuels like wood, charcoal, and coal.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

死を扱う事業は大事業

Apr 25, 2018

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Death business is big business The death of a relative is a sad event. But for companies in the business of arranging funerals, it is a time to make profit.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

農場問題、米国で2億個の卵のリコール

Apr 22, 2018

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Farm trouble: 200 million eggs recalled in U.S. After reports of 22 illnesses due to salmonella contamination, a farm has recalled more than 200 million eggs. The US Food & Drug Administration has announced a full list of stores that have been directed to abide by the recall order.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

楽天の反撃

Apr 21, 2018

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Rakuten fights back American firms Amazon and Yahoo are catching up with Japanese e-commerce group Rakuten. In fact, Amazon has 20.2% of the market, pushing Rakuten to second place. To fight back and regain lost ground, the company has now decided to invest 600 billion yen in the telecom sector.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

タンザニア政府、ブログを有料化

Apr 20, 2018

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Want to blog? Pay up, says Tanzanian government The government in Tanzania has passed a new law called the Electronic and Postal Communications (Online Content) Regulations, which requires all online content providers to register with the government and pay a license fee of $930.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

米中貿易戦争激化

Apr 19, 2018

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U.S-China trade war heats up Tariffs and counter-tariffs have marked the trade standoff between the U.S. and China, with each country slamming heavy tariffs on imports from the other country.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

21世紀を創った発明家ニコラ・テスラ

Apr 18, 2018

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Nikola Tesla: The techie who invented the 21st century "Nikola Tesla, a renowned inventor of the early 20th century, is also known for his predictions about future technologies such as the smartphone, Wi-Fi, auto-pilot and self-driving cars, laser weapons, flying cars, and drones."... http://www.wisdomsq.com

規格外のイノベーションを後押しするXプライズ財団

Apr 15, 2018

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XPRIZE foundation: Driving innovation beyond the norm The XPRIZE foundation, based near Los Angeles, offers $15 million in prize money to unusual research proposals.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

ジョークにならなかった、イーロン・マスクのエイプリルフールのツイート

Apr 14, 2018

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Elon Musk’s tweet on April Fool’s Day: Not far from truth? On April Fool’s Day, CEO of Tesla Elon Musk tweeted that his company has gone bankrupt. Although that was a meant as a joke, Tesla’s future is far from rosy.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

ロボットバチで赤い惑星探査

Apr 13, 2018

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Expedition to the red planet with robot bees On a future voyage to Mars around 2030, NASA plans to send a swarm of robotic bees called Marsbees. They will be equipped with an extremely efficient power management system to enable them to operate in the thin atmosphere of Mars. prices.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

サンフランシスコの斜塔

Apr 12, 2018

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Leaning tower of San Francisco San Francisco has its own version of the leaning tower of Pisa: the Millennium Tower. Barely five years ago, luxurious condos in the 58-storied tower were selling at a premium. But things changed two years ago when it was discovered that the building was sinking and tilting. As expected, owners are now selling their apartments below existing market prices.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

中国、車の自販機を設置

Apr 11, 2018

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Car vending machine opens in China A giant "car vending machine" has opened in Guangzhou, China. The multi-storied machine offers consumers an upgraded test-drive experience. They can complete the process to test drive a Ford car much quicker than by visiting a dealer.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

ウーバー、東南アジアから撤退

Apr 1, 2018

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Uber withdraws from Southeast Asia Recent events have raised questions about Uber’s position as the leading cab-hailing company. In the newest such development, Uber has decided to exit from Southeast Asia and yield place to its principal rival Grab. This is Uber’s third such move after it withdrew from China and Russia in 2016 and 2017 respectively.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

オピオイド乱用に対するトランプ氏の計画

Mar 31, 2018

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Trump’s plan to deal with opioid abuse Declaring a battle against drug addiction in the country, President Trump has advocated the death penalty for drug dealers. The statement has been prompted by a rise in the number of deaths due to opioid overdose in America.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

ソウル、7時に停止

Mar 30, 2018

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Shutdown at seven in Seoul According to a new initiative by the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG), computers in government offices in Seoul will be shut down at a specific time on Fridays. The plan will be implemented gradually.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

ユニリーバ、ロッテルダムに移転 英国離脱の代償か

Mar 29, 2018

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Unilever moves to Rotterdam: A Brexit casualty? After making London its home for nine decades, Unilever has decided to move to Rotterdam in Holland. The decision is a major setback for the UK as it fights to keep its position as a financial capital after Brexit.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

クリアモーション社のスマート・サスペンション

Mar 28, 2018

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Smart suspension from ClearMotion The latest in vehicle suspension technology is an intelligent system being developed by ClearMotion, an auto-tech firm funded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).... http://www.wisdomsq.com

東京オリンピック委員会、メダル作成にEスクラップを使用

Mar 25, 2018

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Tokyo Games committee to use e-scrap for making medals The organizers of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo have decided to go green. In a campaign that kicked off last week, it was decided to collect metal from discarded mobile phones and appliances and use it to manufacture Olympic medals.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

アイソトープでインチキビールと戦う

Mar 24, 2018

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Fight against beer fraud using isotopes Brewers are very careful to retain the quality and taste of the beer they serve. They try to obtain specific types of hops from specific plants to ensure the distinct flavor of the drink. The hop plants offer a grassy or citrusy flavor to the beer.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

宇宙ステーションが制御不能状態だとどうなるのか?

Mar 23, 2018

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What happens when a space station goes out of control? Tiangong-1, a space station launched by China in 2011, has gone out of control and is expected to fall to Earth very soon.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

空からお宝が降り注いだ日

Mar 22, 2018

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The day when treasures rained from the sky The temperature in Yakutsk, one of the coldest regions in Russia, is usually well below zero. On March 15, it was no different. The weather was sunny, but freezing cold at -21 degrees Celsius. What was not predicted in the weather report was that showers were expected of gold, platinum, and diamonds.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

2エーカーに、人口1,200人

Mar 21, 2018

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Two acres, 1200 people The Santa Cruz del Islote near the Colombian coast is the most densely populated island on Earth. More than 1200 people are settled on two acres of land, making it four times more populous than Manhattan.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

テクノロジー主導型の兵器

Mar 17, 2018

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Tech-driven weaponry After the Cold War, the tension between nuclear nations eased considerably. But alarmingly, things are changing once again. With advanced technology, the weaponry is also going high-tech, as revealed in a recent address to the parliament by Russian President Vladimir Putin.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

思ったより早く実現しそうな空飛ぶ車

Mar 16, 2018

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Flying cars are coming sooner than you think How would you like to own a small drone-like vehicle that can fly you to various destinations, just like cars do on roads? You might be surprised to know that many firms are working on that idea already. You could even summon such a flying drone by using a smartphone app, just like hailing a cab.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

プラスティックへの対策、できていますか

Mar 15, 2018

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Drive against plastic: Are we doing enough? Plastic management is one of the most difficult problems in the world due to its non-biodegradable nature. Plastic is harmful for humans and the environment as it releases toxic chemicals.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

アカデミー賞

Mar 14, 2018

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And the Oscar goes to… This year, Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water grabbed four Oscars for Best Picture, Direction, Production Design, and Original Score. The other big winners were Best Actor Gary Oldman for The Darkest Hour and Best Actress Frances McDormand for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

5つ星ホテルをまねた空港ターミナル

Mar 11, 2018

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Airport terminals ape five-star hotels Unlike earlier days, air passengers in the post-recession era demand a much higher quality and wider range of services when they are waiting at airports between flights. As a result, the best airport terminals today are run by luxury brands rather than by small private organizations or families.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

独自動車メーカーの影響力の衰え

Mar 10, 2018

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The heft of German carmakers might wane German carmakers BMW, Daimler, and Volkswagen produced 22 million vehicles in 2016, a fifth of the world output. However, the global car industry is changing rapidly with an emphasis on electric vehicles, non-diesel engines, and autonomous cars. These are major challenges for the German car industry.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

台湾のトイレットペーパー問題

Mar 9, 2018

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Tissue trouble in Taiwan Late last month, retailers in Taiwan announced that prices of toilet paper are going to rise by as much as 30% in the next few days. Consequently, people are on a shopping spree to have enough stock of the essential household commodity.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

アップル、コバルトを鉱山から直接調達

Mar 8, 2018

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Apple hunts for cobalt from mines Apple is one of the world’s largest end users of cobalt, an essential component of lithium-ion batteries that power the iPhone, the iPad, the Apple Watch, and the MacBook. With the growing demand for the mineral from lithium-ion battery makers, a global deficit in cobalt could have a major impact on Apple’s business. Recognizing this possibility, Apple is in direct talks with mining companies to buy cobalt in large quantities.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

キヌア、それは肥満と無味乾燥の答えになっているか?

Mar 7, 2018

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Quinoa: Is it the answer to obesity and aridity? Once confined to the Andean region, quinoa has now spread across the world to become a much sought-after grain. The demand has risen sharply in the last few years because the West is increasingly becoming health conscious and wants to reduce the incidence of obesity.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

世界最大のモバイル・ワールド・コングレス

Mar 4, 2018

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Mobile World Congress in full swing The Mobile World Congress (MWC) opened in Barcelona on February 26. The event brings together manufacturers, distributors, carriers, marketers, designers, and engineers to exhibit their latest work.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

法人税改革、勝者と敗者

Mar 3, 2018

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Corporate tax reforms: Winners and losers Donald Trump’s much publicized tax reforms, formally called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, reduced corporate tax rates from 35% to 21%. This will enable firms to have an additional $330 billion to invest in their businesses. But a new analysis reveals that the impact of the reforms varies depending on the nature of business or industry.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

麻酔は脳内に一番表れる、とMIT博士

Mar 2, 2018

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Anesthesia is best indicated in the brain, says MIT doctor Anesthesia has been used for at least 150 years, and more than 60,000 patients in the U.S. alone receive general anesthesia each day. Doctors monitor changes in the heart rate or blood pressure to ascertain the wellbeing of those patients. However, a new study reveals that the safety of anesthesia can be increased manifold if brain activity is used as the main indicator of a patient’s physiological condition.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

我々は突然の津波に先回りできるか?

Mar 1, 2018

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Can we outsmart the stealth of a tsunami wave? Currently, scientists are unable to gather enough information from an undersea earthquake to say whether it will lead to a tsunami wave. By the time the required information is assembled to reveal the wave’s path, it is too late.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

迷惑広告ブロックへ

Feb 28, 2018

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Bad ads must find new address Ads account for a major chunk of Google’s revenue because it controls a third of the global online ad market. Despite that, the Internet giant has decided to give first place to users by blocking all intrusive ads on Chrome from February 15.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

エレベーター技術、更なる革新

Feb 25, 2018

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Elevator technology: Reaching higher than ever before It is estimated that 1 billion people undertake twice as many journeys in an elevator a day as airplane passengers take in a year. With more mega-towers being built each year, elevator technology also has to keep on improving.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

マクドナルドのカロリーを意識したハッピーミール

Feb 24, 2018

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McDonald’s will introduce calorie-conscious Happy Meal McDonald’s has decided to pull out cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its Happy Meal menu in an attempt to cut calories and provide balanced healthy meals for kids.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

ノンアルコール飲料、増加傾向

Feb 23, 2018

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Non-alcoholic drinks: A growing trend Beverage companies are trying to save teetotalers from the boredom of fizzy drinks.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

ロボットがスキーをして、人間が観戦

Feb 22, 2018

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When robots skied and humans watched On February 12, a skiing competition was held over a slalom course for robots at the Welli Hilli ski resort in Hoenseong, few miles away from the Winter Olympics city PyeongChang.... http://www.wisdomsq.com