How 3D Printing Helped Team USA Go for Gold

How 3D Printing Helped Team USA Go for Gold

At the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Chris Mazdzer of the U.S. got his silver medal in a men’s luge singles event. He and his team won the competition using 3D printing technology. There are three reasons aerodynamics, lightweight material, and comfort.

First, the team worked with an American company called Stratasys. The company made a scan, or image, of the body of every member of the luge team. This data contributed to optimizing aerodynamics to get a faster record.

Second, snowboard maker CAPiTA provided team USA with stronger sidewalls for its snowboards. The boards were made with complex materials such as wood and plastic. The boards’ potential was improved by these materials.

Finally, another 3D company, Materialise, gave them form-fitted insides for ski boots. These parts were made by the 3D scan data of a teammate. In my opinion, 3D printing technology is used extensively for not only sports, but also for industries such as education and medical. In the future, we might live in new style houses made by 3D printing technology.

TED Talk: The secret to great opportunities? The person you haven’t met yet

Tanya Menon: The secret to great opportunities? The person you haven’t met yet | TED Talk

I would like to introduce one episode from a TED Talk that was presented by Tanya Menon. The title is “The secret to great opportunities? The person you haven’t met yet”. In this presentation, she suggested to audiences to meet people who they don’t know. At first, she showed her teaching experience to describe how it is difficult for general people to do make new connection. Normally, we met the same people everyday and it is a risk for someone who needs get a new idea or a new job. For example, think about your friends. Typically friends are the same nationality, of the same gender, the same race, have the same look, the same hair style, and same texture of body.

After that introduction, she gave the audience three ways about how to meet new people to get a new social network. First of all, use a more imperfect social search engine. Second, be courageous in traveling your social universe. Third, reach out to people as partners rather than resources.

In conclusion, she talked about metaphor of life. Most common one is that life is journey and which means life looks like train ride and you’re a passenger. However, she showed audiences another one that is think of yourself as an atom. We are bumping up each other like atoms. Sometime transferring energy to someone and creating something new.

In my opinion, I totally agree with her suggestions because recently I went to some meetup to create my new social network. Especially, if I want to make a new product, to cooperate each other is stronger way than to do something by myself.

A Man’s Life

ELLLO Views #897 A Man’s Life

In this audio, a woman and a man talked about the best and the worst things about a being man. he man from England named Paul answered the woman’s questions.

First, a being man had two bad things. One of them is the pressure from work.or example, men need to earn money in order to get a good career, like a bank manager for family. Another one is that men don’t have time to make relationships with their kids. So, the distance between mothers and their children is closer than the distance between fathers and their children.

Then, they talked about the good things of a being man. One of example is appearance. For a man, when he doesn’t have a job, he doesn’t need to care about his appearance. He can wear any clothes as not expensive. Because normally, men don’t care about their outfits, unlike women and men think shopping is boring. . And another one is that men can do fun things as compared to women because men can go anywhere by themselves such as traveling or play something.

I disagree with their opinions because I think this is such an old style, and it depends on the country or culture. Nowadays, women also have to work, and they don’t have time either. And sometimes, men like shopping.

Do You Have TV?

If your answer is yes, you should care about your lifestyle because TVs have negative influence on people’s behavior. TVs were born in 1950’s and it have been spread explosively to ordinary homes until recent years. Thus almost people have a TV at their home. However, if you watch TV everyday, you will lose your health, your time, and your productive life. Therefore you should save time of watching TV.

One reason is that your body might be waste away by watching TV. For example, watching TV is not good for your eyes. Because if you look something at a short distance for longtime everyday, your eyesight will be weak day by day. In addition, you can’t exercise while watching TV. Regularly exercise can contribute construction your body. On the other hand, when you are watching TV, you are just sitting a sofa or a chair.

Second of all, you might waste your time by watching TV because it’s easy to access and you don’t feel stress. Most people are lazy thus they chose more easily option to do something. To watch a TV, you have to push a TV remote controller just one time. Then the TV shows you a lot of funny media. Also TV programs are provided 24 hours a day, every day because TV program companies want people to keep their eyes on TVs to earn profits from advertising companies. For that reasons, you lose your time such as to do homework or to sleep in the night.

Finally, you may lose your energy to do something new by watching TV. Someone say, there are a lot of useful information from TVs and you can access it more easily than by searching yourself. However heavily depending on TVs is dangerous because sometime you mistakenly perceive information provided by TVs as your real experience. Experiences from TVs are not special and not unique. A your real experience is worth a thousand TV programs. Your originality is most important for you. Don’t be a robot watching TV.

Overall, watching TV is not to be good effective for people. Health, time, and original experience could be lost by it. Our lifetime is limited resources and we should use it for creative something more and more. Go back home and pull your TV’s cable right now. Welcome to new life except bad influence.

Star Wars Episode VIII ‘The Last Jedi’

It’s one of the best movies in the world. As you know, when George Lucas started making Star Wars, he decided that it would have just six episodes. Then, he made episode IV in 1977 as the first movie and episode III as last one in 2005. However, after 10 years, episode VII was released in 2015 in theaters because the Walt Disney Company bought his film company. Not only that main character’s casts were same as Mark Richard Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher. Episode VII is the most recent episode. In this movie, the power of the dark side was more powerful than before, and the resistance had a hard time because most Jedi had died in the space war. Rey is a lead character of three new episodes, where she tries to fight the dark side with the resistance. However, it was not enough to win. Then, she contacted the Jedi legend, Luke Skywalker. In the end, we could see Luke Skywalker for the first time in 34 years. I can’t wait to watch the coming episode IX.

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy Rocket

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy Rocket Soars in Debut Test Launch From Florida – The New York Times

Yesterday, I saw news about SpaceX on Twitter and CNBC. Therefore, I chose the article ‘SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy Rocket Soars in Debut Test Launch From Florida’. SpaceX succeeded in launching a big rocket Falcon Heavy. It was big space science news. There were 3 reasons: First, they launched Elon Musk’s personal Tesla Roadster into space and took some pictures of the car and the earth. Second, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy is the biggest rocket, thus they could bring not just the Roadster, but also some satellites from commercial companies. Finally, the rocket costs are cheaper? than most rockets because it can be reused sometimes. Most rockets can only be launched just once and launching costs are expensive. It is a kind of a big problem to grow the space market. Elon? solved this problem by using system control engineering. I think this topic conveys Elon’s message to future that we live in the new world of 2018, and we can go to Mars anytime using cars.

Pets Find Their Way Into Our Hearts When We Need Them Most

‘Pets Find Their Way Into Our Hearts When We Need Them Most’ Skip’s ESL BITS

The audio talked about one pet story. Idea is what we learn from pets. First they are member of family and loved by human. Second We give our cats and dogs our hearts for life, and then their lives run out after just a few years. Thus the cats and dogs we bring into our families refresh our view of the world. Finally they show us simple logic in their life that what is most important. I think it’s good experience for especially children.

Artificial Intelligence Beats Humans in Major Reading Test

Artificial Intelligence Beats Humans in Major Reading Test

The article talked about a news of artificial intelligence. Idea is that Machines equipped with artificial intelligence have performed better than human beings in a high-level test of reading comprehension. First the author introduced two natural language processing tools developed by Microsoft and Alibaba Group. They tried the reading comprehension test developed by researchers at Stanford University and got score over of 82.304 as human. Alibaba has already plan that reading comprehension model to use telephone calls from customers. However people are still much better than machines at understanding the complexity and nuances of language. In my opinion we should think what is most effective work in future and prepare it.

Cats are Better than Dogs for Young Business Person

I like dogs because my family had a dog before. However when I started to my work and decided to have new pets with my wife, I chose to have a cat. Most people who want to have new pets will choose dogs because they don’t know some good points of cats. The cats owner will not only get a healing effect, but will also save your costs and keep your work style. Living with cats is a suitable lifestyle for young business person.

First, being an owner of cats saves your costs. Carrier of most young business person is shorter than older person. Thus their income are not enough to rent a big house. Most cats are smaller than dogs. It’s a good reason for living with cats. If you had some dogs except too small dogs, you should prepared much food and big space in your room. In comparison to that, you should not prepared it for living with cats. Therefore you can save your costs.

Second, cats do not steal your time by comparison dogs. At the nature of the world, dogs are making group with each other to live. Therefore pets dogs have master and they want to live with your family every time. However most business person have to work in over 8 hours per day at weekday. If anybody were not in your home at evening that could made your dogs to feel sad. By contrast cats do not feel sad if it was happen because they are thinking about you are just roommate. In addition if you had some dogs, you had to take them outside every morning and every night because it is a habit of dogs. However cats owners don’t need to do it because they can go outside themselves or you can chose living with your cats at just your home.

Finally, living with cats is one of the best ways for healing to mental stress of the owner. Depression of business person are at issue in recent years. Most business person have to work too harder every day. Also dogs should work too because they check enemy to save your home every time. However the lifestyles of cats are in contrast to the lifestyle of people and dogs. Cats are sleeping much of the day and doing slow life. Take a sleeping with cats a good way to heal your mental stress. If you were living with them you could learn an important thing for rest in your life.

In conclusion, I recommend cats instead of dogs to who want to live with new family especially for young business person. Because you can save your cost and keep your work style. And furthermore, your mental stresses are decreased by living with cats. If you want to live with a cat, you don’t worry about anything just prepare a little warm bed for the cat.

Flight to California

If you want to go to San Jose, California from Tokyo, I think you have some choices. First, you can go to San Jose airport from Narita airport directly. In this case, the cost is pretty high, however, the flight time is shortest of the any itineraries.. Second, you have to trans for once in Los Angeles or Las Vegas, thus, making the cost cheaper than other plans. Third, the cheapest plan is to transfer twice somewhere. I chose the final, cheapest plan because I am a student who needS to save money.

Next, I used Kiwi.com, provided by a startup in Czech, to search for good priced tickets. We can search for all airlines tickets, especially low-cost carriers, and match them to get to a destination on the website. I bought two tickets for me and my wife for $1200 on the website, unaware of the trouble we would encounter later.

My flight routes had Narita, Kansai, Honolulu, and San Jose airport with each flight provided by a different airline, such as Peach Aviation, AirAsia X and Hawaiian Airlines. We had trouble at Kansai airport. When I went the check-in counter of AirAsia X to get the tickets, the staff told me that I hadn’t paid for the baggage costs and I should pay $400. I was confused because I paid all costs on Kiwi.com and had receipt for it. I tried explaining, but they just said Kiwi.com always has trouble with us and if you don’t pay extra costs, you can not bring your baggage onto our airplane. I didn’t have time to call Kiwi.com, therefore, I paid again. This time, I saw a man talking to the staff at the next counter. He also was explaining about his baggage costs. Then he suddenly sounded IN despair because he couldn’t use his credit card at the counter and didn’t have any options. I don’t know whether he could go back his country or not.

Anyway, I ARRIVED AT San Jose airport safely. I love this location, especially the weather. In conclusion, if you have to use AirAsia X by Kiwi.com, be careful about extra baggage costs.