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This paper presents an automated truck platoon that has been developed under a national ITS project named “Energy ITS.” The project, started in 2008, aims at energy saving and global warming prevention with ITS technologies. A platoon of 3 fully-automated trucks currently drives at 80 km/h with the gap of 10 m on a test truck and along an(More)
Recent annual CO<sub>2</sub> emission from Japan sums up to 1.2 billion ton, and about 17 percent of it is from automobile traffic. There are many approaches to reduce CO<sub>2</sub> emission and to prevent the global warming, and one of the important approaches is the Intelligent Transport Systems. This article surveys the effects of the ITS on the energy(More)
Several infaunal bivalve taxa show patterns of decreased biomass in areas with higher densities of adjacent reef-associated predators (the snapper, Pagrus auratus and rock lobster, Jasus edwardsii). A caging experiment was used to test the hypothesis that patterns observed were caused by predation, using plots seeded with a known initial density of the(More)
Although certain saponins in soybean seeds have been reported to have health benefits, group A acetyl saponins cause undesirable bitter and astringent tastes in soy products. Therefore, reduction or elimination of group A saponins is an important target for soybean breeders. A wide survey of cultivated and wild soybean germplasm identified a mutant line(More)
We detected a QTL for single seed weight in soybean that was stable across multiple environments and genetic backgrounds with the use of two recombinant inbred line populations. Single seed weight (SSW) in soybean is a key determinant of both seed yield and the quality of soy food products, and it exhibits wide variation. SSW is under genetic control, but(More)
The estimated number of static web pages in Oct 2005 was over 20.3 billion, which was determined by multiplying the average number of pages per web server based on the results of three previous studies, 200 pages, by the estimated number of web servers on the Internet, 101.4 million. However, based on the analysis of 8.5 billion web pages that we crawled by(More)
An epidermoid cyst arising within an intrapancreatic accessory spleen (ECIAS) is rare, and also difficult to correctly diagnose before surgery. It is mostly misdiagnosed as a cystic tumor, such as a mucinous cystic neoplasm or as a solid tumor with cystic degeneration, such as a neuro endocrine tumor. We herein report a case of ECIAS and also perform a(More)
Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) provides high diagnostic accuracy with a low incidence of procedural complications. However, it occasionally causes serious complications, and factors that increase the susceptibility to such adverse events remain unknown. We aimed to examine post-procedural events and determine risk factors(More)