Ryo Ohsawa

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This paper introduces a novel way to allow non-expert users to create smart surroundings. Non-smart everyday objects such as furniture and appliances found in homes and offices can be converted to smart ones by attaching computers, sensors, and devices. In this way, non-smart components that form non-smart objects are made smart in advance. For our first(More)
In this paper, we present an architecture to create ex-temporaneous networking on u-Texture. u-Texture is a tile shaped smart material which can be used to construct Smart Furnitures[13]. Each u-Texture reacts according to what the entire Smart Furniture is shaped like. This reaction greatly affects the networking within a u-Texture. We therefore must allow(More)
The morphological variations (growth habit, leaf shape, leaf color, height, stem diameter, number of branches and internodes, leaf area, blade ratio, leaf thickness, number of leaves, and total leaf area) and protein content of 53 Indonesian amaranths (Amaranthus spp.), consisting of weedy-, vegetable-, and ornamental-types, were assessed. The extent of(More)
Malnutrition has affected almost 31% of preschool children. This paper provides the information of nutritional values (leaf protein, 15 amino acids, biomass and leaf dry matter) of grain, vegetable and weedy types of amaranths (n = 76 accessions); particularly those novel materials originated from the highland areas of Sumatra-Takengon. The highest values(More)
Photoperiod sensitivity is an important trait related to crop adaptation and ecological breeding in common buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench). Although photoperiod sensitivity in this species is thought to be controlled by quantitative trait loci (QTLs), no genes or regions related to photoperiod sensitivity had been identified until now. Here, we(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Flower shapes are important visual cues for pollinators. However, the ability of pollinators to discriminate between flower shapes under natural conditions is poorly understood. This study focused on the diversity of flower shape in Primula sieboldii and investigated the ability of bumblebees to discriminate between flowers by combining(More)
Genetically modified, herbicide-tolerant (GMHT) Brassica napus plants originating from seed spill have recently been found along roadsides leading from Japanese ports that unload oilseed rape. Such introductions have potential biodiversity effects (as defined by the Cartagena Protocol): these include replacement of native elements in the biota through(More)
Requirement of in-country confined field trials for genetically modified (GM) crops prior to unrestricted release is well-established among countries with domestic regulations for the cultivation approval of GM crops. However, the requirement of in-country confined field trials is not common in countries where the scope of the application does not include(More)