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There is [tippy title ="a new drug" header=“off”] 新薬[/tippy] [tippy title ="about to hit the market" header=“off”] まさに市場に出ようとしている[/tippy]. It is cheap. It [tippy title ="comes in a powdered form" header=“off”] 粉末状で売られる[/tippy] so it [tippy title ="can be snorted" header=“off”] 鼻から一気に吸える[/tippy] or …
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|Palcohol||パルコール（パウダー + アルコール = パルコール）|
|a new drug||新薬|
|about to hit the market||まさに市場に出ようとしている|
|comes in a powdered form||粉末状で売られる|
|can be snorted||鼻から一気に吸える|
There is a new drug about to hit the market. It is cheap. It comes in a powdered form so it can be snorted or it can be mixed with liquid and drunk. It is guaranteed to get you drunk and best of all it will be perfectly legal if it gets approval from the US government. It is alcohol in a powdered form.
The idea was the brainchild of Mark Phillips. Mark came up with the idea for powdered alcohol after lugging around heavy bottles of alcohol on an outdoor trip. He thought it would be great if you could have instant alcohol just like there is instant coffee.
Mark did some research to see if there was anything like it on the market. When he discovered there wasn’t, he began a project to develop powdered alcohol. Over several years, he worked with scientists around the world and finally succeeded in producing alcohol in a powdered form, which he named Palcohol.
Here’s how you make it. You start with a one-ounce packet of Palcohol and mix it with five ounces of water. This makes a standard drink. Then you can mix it with your favorite mixer like soda, coke, orange juice, etc. Palcohol comes in different types such as vodka and rum among others.
The product has a few hurdles before we see it on store shelves. Some say it may never get approval due to fears of it being abused.
[tippy title ="Do you have trouble" header=“off”] ～に苦労しているか[/tippy] [tippy title ="keeping up with your things" header=“off”] 自分のものをきちんと管理する[/tippy]? [tippy title ="Are you constantly misplacing items" header=“off”] あなたは絶えずものを置き忘れている[/tippy] and [tippy title ="wasting your precious time" header=“off”] 貴重な時間を無駄にしている[/tippy] …
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|The Lapa: Never Lose Anything Again||ラパ：二度と何もなくさない|
|Do you have trouble||〜に苦労しているか|
|keeping up with your things||自分のものをきちんと管理する|
|Are you constantly misplacing items||あなたは絶えずものを置き忘れている|
|wasting your precious time||貴重な時間を無駄にしている|
Do you have trouble keeping up with your things? Are you constantly misplacing items and wasting your precious time hunting for them? Then the Lapa may be what you need.
The Lapa is a device that you attach to something you don’t want to lose. When you do misplace an object with a Lapa, you use the Lapa App on your smart phone to search for it. You can scan a Lapa up to 70 meters away in optimum conditions. But the Lapa’s real power lies in its network. As a Lapa communicates with other Lapas in a Lapa network, you can find your Lapa virtually anywhere. For example, when another Lapa comes near your lost Lapa it will update your Lapa’s position automatically but without accessing its data. Your data is always securely protected.
A Lapa is hardly bigger than a quarter and weighs only five grams. They are powered by a CR2016 battery, which can last up to eight months and are easily replaceable. You can manage an unlimited number of Lapas with the Lapa App. You can even manage your friends’ Lapas if they need help finding them.
Lapas can be attached to almost anything you don’t want to lose. You can stick it on or hang it from a string or just drop it inside.
Lapas even work with social media. You can share access to your Lapa with friends on Facebook and they can help you find it. Or if you choose, you can use the ‘Go Public’ feature and ask for help from the whole Lapa community. Anyone can help you search with the free Lapa App.
Lapas are expected to start shipping this April. Find out more about the Lapa at the following link: http://lapa-app.com/
[tippy title ="The other day" header=“off”] 先日[/tippy], someone [tippy title ="sent me a link" header=“off”] リンクを送ってきた[/tippy] to [tippy title ="an awesome aerial video" header=“off”] 素晴らしい空中のビデオ[/tippy] of Takeda Castle in Japan. (See video below.) [tippy title ="At first" header=“off”] 最初は[/tippy], [tippy title ="I assumed that" header=“off”] 思い込んでいた[/tippy] [tippy title ="it had been shot using a helicopter" header=“off”] ヘリコプターを使って撮影された[/tippy], but [tippy title ="as I was watching the video" header=“off”] そのビデオを見ていたら[/tippy] [tippy title ="I realized that" header=“off”] 気付いた[/tippy] …
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|The Drones Are Coming!||無人機が到来！|
|The other day||先日|
|sent me a link||リンクを送ってきた|
|an awesome aerial video||素晴らしい空中のビデオ|
|I assumed that||思い込んでいた|
|it had been shot using a helicopter||ヘリコプターを使って撮影された|
|as I was watching the video||そのビデオを見ていたら|
|I realized that||気付いた|
The other day, someone sent me a link to an awesome aerial video of Takeda Castle in Japan. (See video below.) At first, I assumed that it had been shot using a helicopter, but as I was watching the video I realized that it had been made with a drone. This got me interested, so I checked the YouTube Channel of the video. There, I discovered a description of how the video was made and the drone that was used—the Dji Phantom 2 Ready to Fly Quadcopter.
I have seen drones used for filming at the Olympics or other such events, but I always assumed they were very expensive. I was surprised to find that this drone was only about $1,200. Actually, there are even cheaper models; the cheapest ones start at around 300 dollars including the camera. I immediately thought I want my own drone.
Of course I am not the only one. Drones are already flying off the shelves in the US. According to an analysis by the Teal Group, sales of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) will reach $8.2 billion dollars by the end of this decade. This is incredible growth for a category that did not even exists a few years ago.
As usual, powerful technologies bring serious problems. There have already been reports of amateur-operated drones crashing into downtown buildings or dropping onto crowded city streets— not to mention issues of privacy invasion. As of now, they are largely unregulated in most countries.
What do you think? Are you ready for your own drone or do you think they should be more tightly regulated?
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