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Japan Articles´╝ÜTraditional Japanese Inns - Your Questions Answered - JAPANiCAN.com. TATAMI, Tatami making kit---We are exporting the Tatami to 38 countries from Japan. IGUSA OMOTE is being used for the surface of the tatami mat.

TATAMI, Tatami making kit---We are exporting the Tatami to 38 countries from Japan.

IGUSA OMOTE is the product which is woven natural grass carefully. IGUSA OMOTE sends out the smell which makes a mind become calm. There is action which sterilizes bacteria in IGUSA OMOTE. Try to walk on IGUSA OMOTE barefoot. It is very pleasant. Blood Test Gets a Makeover. Photo: Mitchell Feinberg The blood test is, when you think about it, a remarkable thing.

Blood Test Gets a Makeover

With the prick of a needle, the molecules coursing through your veins can be extracted, centrifuged, and translated into a stream of digits, units, and acronyms. The Water-based Economy. Ruthenium water splitting. Ruthenium water oxidisation. Atomic Rockets: Life Support. "Pegasus to Acheron," he replied.

Atomic Rockets: Life Support

"I have three hundred passengers aboard. I cannot hazard my ship if there is danger of an explosion. " The Real Santa. There are approximately two billion children (persons under 18) in the world.

The Real Santa

However since Santa does not visit children of the Muslim, Hindu or Jewish religions, this reduces the workload for Christmas night to 15% of the total, or 378 million. Santa has about 108 million homes to visit and 31 hours of Christmas to work with, thanks to the different time zones and the rotation of the earth, assuming he travels from east to west. This works out at 967.7 visits per second.This is to say that for each Christian household with a good child, Santa has 1/1000th of a second to park the sleigh, hop out, jump down the chimney, fill the stockings, distribute the remaining presents under the tree, eat whatever snacks have been left for him and get on to the next house. Hitting a plane is nothing compared to the mess Santa would make if he existed. Boids (Flocks, Herds, and Schools: a Distributed Behavioral Model)

In 1986 I made a computer model of coordinated animal motion such as bird flocks and fish schools.

Boids (Flocks, Herds, and Schools: a Distributed Behavioral Model)

It was based on three dimensional computational geometry of the sort normally used in computer animation or computer aided design. I called the generic simulated flocking creatures boids. The basic flocking model consists of three simple steering behaviors which describe how an individual boid maneuvers based on the positions and velocities its nearby flockmates: Each boid has direct access to the whole scene's geometric description, but flocking requires that it reacts only to flockmates within a certain small neighborhood around itself. Flocking.