Researcher at the center of an epic fraud remains an enigma to those who exposed him

JAPAN—The first thing that went through Alison Avenell’s head when she heard Yoshihiro Sato had died was that it might be a trick. It was March 2017, and in the previous years, Avenell, a clinical nutritionist at the University of Aberdeen in the United Kingdom, had spent thousands of hours combing through Sato’s papers, together with three colleagues in New Zealand. They had discovered that Sato, a bone researcher at a hospital in southern Japan, had fabricated data for dozens of clinical trials published in international journals. “With so much going on, so much fabrication, you just wonder if it’s convenient for the person to go and hide,” Avenell says.

Her second thought was that Sato might have killed himself. “We have no indication that he committed suicide, but it concerns us,” Avenell said when I met her at her office in late 2017. Three years earlier, Japanese stem cell scientist Yoshiki Sasai had hanged himself in the stairwell of the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe after he was caught up in a stem cell scandal. “We were aware of the culture in Japan and the dishonor something like this could bring,” Avenell said.

It was one more mystery in a deeply unsettling case…

1クリックでHTML要素の構造を可視化し、セマンティック要素が正しく実装されているか検証できる -Trashy.css

Webページに実装されているHTML要素の構造を可視化し、header, nav, main, articleなどセマンティック要素が正しく実装されているか検証できるスタイルシートで、デバッグ機能も備えており、不正なマークアップや問題のあるマークアップを表示することもできます。

Trashy.css -GitHub


Linus Torvalds takes a break from Linux

In a surprising move, Linus Torvalds, Linux’s creator, is taking a break from his Linux kernel work to work on his behavior toward other developers. In a note to the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML), Torvalds wrote, “I need to change some of my behavior, and I want to apologize to the people that my personal behavior hurt and possibly drove away from kernel development entirely.”

Installing Linux on your PC is super easy – here’s how to do it

I will show that it’s possible to install, configure, and use this Linux distribution with absolutely no command-line access.

If you follow the trials and tribulations of Linux developments, this is mind-blowing. For the almost 30 years that Torvalds has been working on the kernel, he’s been famous — or infamous — for his outbursts toward programmers and others who didn’t meet his high expectations.


Qrio Lock(キュリオロック)- カギが自由になる生活

Qrio Lock(キュリオロック)は、スマートフォンでカギを操作できるスマートロックです。単にスマートフォンでカギを操作するだけでなく、家のカギに便利と安心をプラス。あなたのライフスタイルが、もっと新しくなります。


A Monitor’s Ultrasonic Sounds Can Reveal What’s on the Screen

Researchers have demonstrated that they can discern individual letters on a display based only on the ultrasonic whine it emits.

The technique, presented at the Crypto 2018 conference in Santa Barbara on Tuesday, could allow an attacker to initiate all sorts of stealthy surveillance by analyzing livestreams or recordings taken near a screen—say from a VoIP call or video chat. From there, the attacker could extract information about what content was on the monitor based on acoustic leakage. And though distance degrades the signal, especially when using low quality microphones, the researchers could still extract monitor emanations from recordings taken as far as 30 feet away in some cases…

【React Native】Googleマップを利用する(iOS) – Works by

React NativeでGoogleマップを使いたい場合、 プレーンなreact-native initからのプロジェクトだと導入が大変でした。 一方、Expoをサポートするcreate-react-native-appでプロジェクトを作成したところ googleマップの導入がスムーズにできたのでメモしておきます。

MapView – Expo Documentation Usage

プロジェクトの作成 create-react-native-appを利用して、プロジェクトを作成します。

$ create-react-native-app react-native-map-app
$ cd react-native-map-app

まだcreate-react-native-appをインストールしていない場合は、以下の記事を参考にしてください。 (more…)


平成31年度概算要求額 9.0億円(新規)
(1)(2)製造産業局 金属課 金属技術室
(3)製造産業局 素形材産業室



  • 低環境負荷型社会の構築及び高度化・多様化する顧客ニーズに対応するため、熱伝導性、耐熱性など機能性を高めた合金材料を迅速に開発することが求められています。
  • 材料開発の迅速化を実現するために、実験データとシミュレーションを活 用したマテリアルズ・インテグレーション(MI)の活用が期待されています。 合金材料の開発にMIを活用するには、大量かつ信頼性の高い実験データが必要となりますが、従来の実験方法では、データの取得に相当 な期間とコストがかかることが課題となっています。
  • 本事業では、効率的に実験を行い、データを取得する材料探索基盤 技術等を産学官が一体となり開発することで、機能性合金開発期間の短縮を目指します。


The (broken) economics of OSS – Matt Klein – Medium

Last week, Redis Labs announced a change in how they will license some extensions to the core Redis project (see here and here for more information on the change). This prompted substantial dialog about the efficacy of the new license as it relates to Redis the OSS project as well as Redis Labs (the business trying to generate revenue on top of the OSS)…

Google’s Doors Hacked Wide Open By Own Employee

Google employee finds he can hack his own office doors open. Many could remain vulnerable, even if Google has secured its properties.

Last July, in Google’s Sunnyvale offices, a hacker found a way to trick doors into opening without the requisite RFID keycard. Luckily for Google, it was David Tomaschik, an employee at the tech giant, who only had good intentions.

When he sent his malicious code across the Google network, he saw the lights turn from red to green on the door to his office. Then came the satisfying thunk as the lock opened. It was the culmination of work in which Tomaschik had uncovered vulnerabilities in technology made by Software House, the creator of the office controllers managing the physical security of the California site…