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Osaka University and Knowledge Capital - "From String Telephones to IT Telephone: The Future Relationship Between Electricity and String Telephones"

2016-11-29 (Tue) 19:00 - 20:30

With a grant from the Japan Science and Technology Agency "Project to Support Career Choices of Female High School Students in Scientific Fields," a group of universities led by Osaka University will hold the 11th Kansai Kagaku Juku for Female Junior and Senior High School Students during the 2016-2017 academic year.  Over the course of the year, this program will hold experiments and lectures, as well as provide opportunities for students to talk directly with female researchers currently working in companies and universities, with the aim of cultivating female researchers of the future.

Knowledge Capital will be co-hosting a series of 4 lectures entitled "UMEKITA Kagaku Juku for Junior and Senior High School Students." All high school students (both male and female) are welcome to attend the lectures held in September, while female members of the general public may attend the lectures in November. We hope to see you there.

Osaka University and Knowledge Capital

From String Telephones to IT Telephone: The Future Relationship Between Electricity and String Telephones

The "Funbrella" that we developed is cutting-edge technology that transmits the sensation of raindrops to the body through electric oscillation, even if it's not raining. The "Funbrella" won the grand prix awards at the "Grand Front Osaka Knowledge Innovation Awards 2013." If you trace the roots of this technology back in time, you'll arrive at the telephone, invented by Bell over 100 years ago. In this lecture, we'll remake the first telephone ever made using paper cups and string, and then we'll try to do the same not with strings, but with electricity. We might even be able to make a futuristic IT telephone that can transmit not only your voice or sounds, but also oscillations and your own movement!

Date and Time:

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 19:00 ~ 20:30

Venue:

Café Lab (1F, Knowledge Capital North Bldg., Grand Front Osaka)

Lecturer:

ITOH Yuichi (Associate Professor, Osaka University Creative Unit)

Intended for: Women (high school ~ adults)

Capacity:

35 (Prior registration is required. Applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.)

Attendance:

500 yen (includes 1 drink)

(Note: Parents/guardians may also attend. Because this lecture will take place at a café, parents/guardians must also apply prior to the event and pay the attendance fee (includes 1 drink).)

Applications will be accepted from 11:00 on November 15. Applications can be made by clicking here.

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A message to attendees

Those of you who aren't confident in your knowledge of science are especially welcome to join! Let's have fun making string telephones together just like you would while making sweets or doing other kinds of crafts. It's such a great feeling to hear sounds after connecting your completed string telephone to the phone jack! You will also be able to try a more powerful version of your string telephones, Prof. ITOH's very own "Sense Telephone." It's sure to make you say "What in the world is this?!"

Science Level 0/5 (Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University)

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Kansai Kagaku Juku for Female Junior and Senior High School Students is a program that was started in 2006 and is held every year through a collaboration between Osaka University, Nara Women's University, Kyoto University, Osaka Prefecture University, Kobe University, and Osaka City University.

Date: 2016-11-29 (Tue) 19:00 - 20:30
Organizer: Hosted by: Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University; Knowledge Capital; KMO; Co-hosted by: 11th Kansai Kagaku Juku for Female Junior and Senior High School Students
Venue: Café Lab
Registration: Registration is required for this seminar. (Web)
URL: http://21c-kaitokudo.osaka-u.ac.jp/events/2016/knowledge20161129
Contact: Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University
info@21c-kaitokudo.osaka-u.ac.jp

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