STRANGE CREATURES IN DEBRIS

Debris dragged out to sea by the 3/2011 tsunami arrived on the other side of the Pacific Ocean bringing unfamiliar creatures as well as concerns that invasive species will threaten ecosystems on the West Coast of the United States. A 20-meter-long pier was swept away by the tsunami from the fishing port of Aomori, and…

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Smiling Umbrellas

Koji Mizutani had a simple message when he displayed 100 ‘smiling umbrellas’ in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 2010. “I want to send a ray of hope to ease the friction of war and conflict where bombs were dropped,” he said. After traveling to the United States and seeing girls whose smiles were wonderfully hearty and…

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August 2013 Newsletter

Dear Praying Friends,                                                                                          August  2013  Genesis 24:27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the Lord led me to the house of my master’s brethren. Many times we are asked, “How…

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NEW QUAKE SYSTEM

The next-generation K supercomputer was ranked as the world’s fastest computer in June and November 2011. A University of Tokyo research team has developed a system that will use a next-generation supercomputer to simultaneously predict tremors, tsunami and movements in the Earth’s crust after a massive earthquake occurs. The team, led by Takuto Maeda, an…

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HARDER THAN DIAMONDS

A team of researchers at Ehime University in Matsuyama, Japan created the world’s first perfectly spherical diamond and named it the Hime diamond. It is a perfect four-carat sphere with a diameter of 7.5 mm. The potential for this technology’s usefulness in order to shape an artificial diamond into a perfect sphere is vast. In…

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I love photos!

This is an entry into a wonderful contest to get photo books made –12 books–1 a month!! Oh what I could do with a gift like this!!  So I am posting about this give away!! http://www.photobookgirl.com/blog/the-mother-of-all-giveaways-a-year-of-photo-books-dream-prize-package-from-mypublisher/comment-page-9/#comment-26975 At that page by PhotobookGirl you can also apply!! Wouldn’t it be great if one of us won!!Have a…

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Death Notebooks in Japan

Activities in preparation for the final stage of life are enjoying a quiet boom. These activities include taking photo portraits to leave behind, writing final thoughts and wishes in a special notebook and attending a workshop on how to write a will. Experts believe that the recent rise in these activities reflects an uncertainty over…

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