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SOFTBANK’s battery cries at the painful loss Fujii and Umino can’t stop crying after being hit

“Seibu 3-1 Softbank” (1st, Belluna Dome) Softbank greeted with the winning magic “1”, but lost goodbye. The dream of winning the league for the first time in two years was carried over to the game against Lotte (ZOZO) on the 2nd.
In the 9th inning, Yanagita collapsed from his chair at the moment of being hit, and Yanagita’s comeback solo. Softbank, whose victory is decided by a draw or a win, sank in one shot. In the eleventh of the tie, when Mori got a hit with two outs, the following Yamakawa gave a painful goodbye and got hit by a 2-run shot. The fork from 2-1 floated slightly higher and was carried to the left wing seat. At that moment, the victory was carried over to the final match on the 2nd. Both Fujii, who was beaten, and Umino, who played the role of his wife, who had been wearing a mask since the eighth episode, cried. Shuto, Kai and other teammates comforted the two who wiped away their tears, and went to greet the fans in the right wing seats. On the 2nd, Softbank wins or draws, or Softbank wins with Orix’s defeat, but if Orix wins and Softbank loses, Orix’s come-from-behind victory will be decided.

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Tesla unveils humanoid robot prototype Mass production makes it ‘cheaper than cars’

On September 30, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, a major US electric vehicle (EV), unveiled the prototype of the humanoid robot “Optimus” at the company’s artificial intelligence (AI) presentation. Musk said he expects humanoid robots to be mass-produced in the future and that they will be “much cheaper than cars, costing less than $20,000 each.”
The first prototype that appeared was a humanoid robot with exposed wiring. Although he walked awkwardly, he walked slowly across the stage and waved to the audience. It is said that it is the first time for him to walk without a string to support his body so that he does not fall down. Another prototype of the latest version appeared without walking on its own, being supported by staff. It is said that it has 28 actuators to move the joints of the hands and feet, with batteries installed in the body part. It weighs 73 kg and is about 170 cm tall when announced last year. Using the AI ​​technology of Tesla’s driving support system, it is said that it will recognize the surrounding situation from the image captured by the camera.

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[Original] Mitsubishi UFJ Bank to discover promising ventures in the world with AI … Scoring cash flow and growth potential

It was revealed on the 4th that MUFG Bank will use AI (artificial intelligence) to routinely collect and analyze the management data of ventures (emerging companies) around the world and introduce an investment model that will be scored by the end of the year. . It will be used to unearth promising investment destinations, such as startups that have just been established with high growth potential. It plans to invest a total of about $500 million (about 70 billion yen) in ventures in partnership with Israeli IT companies and US investment funds.

 Specifically, with the consent of the target venture, business and financial data such as daily sales, number of service users, and cancellation status are automatically collected. Based on the collected data, AI evaluates and scores about 15 areas, such as the company’s cash flow and future growth potential.

 MUFG Bank will use this score as one of the criteria to decide whether to invest. Scoring criteria can also be changed according to industry and growth stage, so that investments are not judged based on uniform criteria.

 Traditionally, banks have tried to grasp the business conditions of small and medium-sized enterprises such as venture companies by having employees visit them. If AI can collect and analyze a large amount of daily information in a short time, it will be possible to greatly reduce labor and speed up investment decisions.

 Ventures can also save the trouble of creating materials to explain to banks. Business expansion can be expected to speed up if banks make investment decisions more quickly and fund procurement progresses.

 However, the consent of the venture is a prerequisite for data collection. In Japan, not a few companies hesitate to provide important management information. For this reason, the target will be expanded to Asia and Europe, and it is assumed that Internet service companies such as electronic commerce (e-commerce), which have a strong demand for funds.

 In Japan, low interest rates have continued for a long time, and megabanks have been working on venture investments since the late 2000s. However, it was difficult to judge investment decisions for ventures, and the risk of loss was high. Mitsubishi UFJ wants to differentiate itself from rival banks by introducing an AI-based investment model.

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Influenza vaccination for the elderly Concern about simultaneous epidemic with Corona Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

A special subcommittee of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare approved on the 5th a policy to encourage elderly people to get the flu vaccine this winter.
There are concerns about simultaneous epidemics with the new coronavirus, and the ministry has secured influenza vaccines for about 70.4 million people (adults), the highest number ever. Anticipating an increase in demand, the aim is to distribute the drug to people at risk of becoming seriously ill. In addition to people aged 65 and over, people between the ages of 60 and 64 who have underlying diseases are encouraged to get vaccinated. In July, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare approved the simultaneous administration of the new coronavirus and influenza vaccines, stating that “there are no issues with safety or efficacy.”

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Cockroaches turned into cyborgs, RIKEN succeeds Expectations for disaster relief

A research team at the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research has succeeded in turning cockroaches into cyborgs. By developing an ultra-thin solar cell and carrying it on the back of a wireless communication device, it was confirmed by experiments that it could be bent in the indicated direction. By attaching a small camera and temperature sensor, it can be expected to be useful in dangerous areas where people cannot enter, such as investigating disaster sites.
In order to turn an insect into a cyborg, a power generator is needed to control it and collect data. Normally, attaching a large device to a small creature such as an insect would slow it down. Therefore, a team led by researcher Kenjiro Fukuda of RIKEN, which has been conducting research to create ultra-thin solar cells, has used the world’s thinnest solar cells of 4 micrometers, which can be used without impairing the normal movement of insects. It was possible to install a solar cell and generate electricity. As long as the insect is alive, it can be recharged and will not run out of battery. The current study used Madagascar cockroaches. With a body length of about 6 centimeters, it is relatively large among insects, and the area of ​​the solar cells attached to its back can be increased to ensure a large amount of power generation.

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Truss to be new Prime Minister of the Conservative Party

In the United Kingdom, the results of the leadership election of the ruling Conservative Party, which will choose the successor to Prime Minister Johnson, were announced earlier, and Foreign Minister Truss was elected. The Conservative Party leader election was a battle between Foreign Minister Truss and Finance Minister Sunak, the main ministers of the Johnson administration, and voting by party members was closed on the 2nd. At 8:30 pm Japan time on the 5th, the voting results were announced, and Foreign Minister Truss was elected as the new party leader. Truss will be sworn in as prime minister after an audience with Queen Elizabeth on June 6. The 47-year-old Truss was first elected to the House of Commons in 2010 after graduating from Oxford University, and has served as Minister for International Trade and Foreign Affairs in the Johnson administration. His presence in the Russian aggression against Ukraine was heightened in recognition of his adamant stance to support Ukraine. In the UK, record inflation continues, and Mr. Truss will immediately work on price measures such as tax cuts after the new government is launched.

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U.S. delays rocket launch again

On the afternoon of the 3rd (early morning of the 4th in Japan time), the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) postponed the launch of a lunar exploration rocket scheduled for the Kennedy Space Center in Southern Florida. It was supposed to be the first mission of the Artemis Project, which aims to land humans on the moon for the first time in about half a century.

The dream project of eating “sweet tomatoes” on the moon has been postponed for the second time after August 29th. Following the previous engine failure, a leak of liquid hydrogen, which is fuel for the rocket, was discovered this time. This mission is an unmanned test flight to put the spacecraft “Orion” on the new rocket “Space Launch System (SLS)” into lunar orbit. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) also participated in the plan. The small probe “OMOTENASHI” will be placed on the SLS and sent to the lunar surface. NASA will start full-scale lunar exploration with this, and the third mission scheduled for 2025 aims to land humans on the moon for the first time since Apollo 17 in 1972. NASA has announced that the third mission will be the first female astronaut to land on the moon. 

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‘Diamond rain’ erupts all over space: study

A phenomenon that “rain of diamonds” generated in the subsurface of Uranus and Neptune is thought to be sinking toward the core of the planet may be occurring in many parts of the universe, a paper suggests. Announced on the 2nd. The researchers replicated this phenomenon in experiments with common plastics.

Previous hypotheses have suggested that on Uranus and Neptune, hydrogen and carbon are transformed into solid diamonds by extreme pressures and temperatures, sinking deep underground like rain of diamonds. The addition of oxygen to hydrogen and carbon could make diamond rain more common than previously thought, said the paper, published in the journal Science Advances. Given that icy giant planets like Neptune and Uranus are thought to be the most common exoplanets, diamond rains could be ubiquitous in space. Dominik Kraus, a physicist at the HZDR Institute in Germany and one of the paper’s co-authors, explained that diamond rain is very different from rain on Earth. Underneath the surfaces of Uranus and Neptune are “hot, dense fluids,” where diamonds form and slowly sink into rocky cores the size of Earth more than 10,000 kilometers below. It is believed that there are Krauss told AFP that the sedimenting diamonds could form vast layers “of hundreds of kilometers or more,” adding that diamonds “are not as beautiful as they are in a ring.” It is unlikely that it will shine like a “jewel,” but the mechanism of generation is thought to be the same as that on Earth. To reproduce this process, the research team prepared PET (polyethylene terephthalate), which is used in food packaging containers and plastic bottles, as a mixture of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. The researchers used brand-new PET, but Krause said, “In principle, you could also experiment with Coca-Cola plastic bottles.” The research team is located at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in California, USA. Laboratory) to irradiate this plastic with a high power laser. We succeeded in observing the process of generating nanodiamond particles, which are invisible to the naked eye, by “rapidly shooting extremely bright X-rays”. “The abundance of oxygen on these planets makes it easier for hydrogen atoms to be stripped from carbon, making diamonds more likely to form,” Krause said. The experiments also show the potential for new methods of producing nanodiamonds. Nanodiamonds have a wide range of applications, including drug delivery technology for adjusting medicinal ingredients, non-invasive surgery, and quantum electronics.

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[Breaking news] Actively promote the conversion of My Number cards into driver’s licenses Minister Kono declares “Convenient life” also appeals to improve convenience

Digital Minister Kono appeared on Fuji TV’s “Sunday News The Prime” and said about the My Number Card, “At some stage, it has to be a driver’s license.” was to be actively promoted. On top of that, he said, “I’m grateful for the minor points, but there’s a bit of a wickedness. Having a My Number card makes the world so much more convenient, makes life so much more convenient, and that’s a good thing. The royal road.” He said that it is more important to show the improvement of convenience than the granting of minor points in order to promote the spread of My Number Cards.

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Cyber ​​attack on Meiji subsidiary Demands payment of 14 million yen

During an interview with Meiji on the 1st, it was revealed that Meiji’s subsidiary in Singapore was attacked by a ransomware-type computer virus called “ransomware” and demanded payment of $100,000 (approximately 14 million yen). It is said that there will be no impact on Meiji’s business activities. The attacker was the world’s largest cybercriminal group “Rockbit 3.0”. He has posted a claim on a highly anonymous dark web site and threatened to release the stolen information unless he paid $100,000 by September 25th. Meiji Seika Singapore, a subsidiary that manufactures and imports confectionery, was attacked, according to Meiji. Details of the stolen information are being confirmed.