Saturday, 24 March 2012
Monday, 19 March 2012
Sunday, 11 March 2012
On 5 April, TEDxChange will be held in Berlin under support of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. And just two days after, we will have TEDxKyotoChange, a Kyoto version of TEDxChange. Ichi Kanaya is supporting TEDxKyotoChange and TEDxKyoto.
Monday, 5 March 2012
Friday, 2 March 2012
Scanning for clues - Recording the mysteries of a 4600-year-old pyramid
Surrounded by the Sahara, the step pyramid built by the king Djoser is the oldest pyramid in Egypt, built some 4,600 years ago. Two machines on tripods were facing the pyramid, while a man cautiously rappelled down its steep slopes with an arm-spread equipment, like the wings of Icarus, on his back. More than 20 people stood watching, with computers and transceivers at hand. This is not the typical excavation where artifacts are discovered, uncovered gently with camel hairbrushes. A 21st Century approach to archaeological research using cutting-edge technology - that, is what this project is all about. Using the latest laser scanning technology, the goal of this project is to capture detailed 3D measurements of the pyramid. The stars of this project were Topcon’s laser scanner GLS-1000 and Develo Solutions’ own laser scanner “Djoser.”