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Earth + She = Zero

2020-01-23T19:24:15+09:00

Natural disaster is reimagined in this story as an expression of illness emerging from the body of the planet. Earth + She = Zero by Sarina 4500 words   Nothing. Pure and empty as the depth of space. Darker than pitch and more sluggish than tar. Zero was simply nothing, floating in an abyss of mindless movement, orders followed, lessons taken. Zero was not real. Zero was not something: she was nothing. Not born, but made, grown like a common weed in a convenient chamber and modified to produce antimatter. They called her [...]

Earth + She = Zero2020-01-23T19:24:15+09:00

Sickness and Pain

2020-01-23T19:24:07+09:00

This story of ecoterrorism and compassion interrogates how perspective and education influence one’s moral development. Sickness and Pain by Maile 250 words   Once there was a boy named Terrum. He was a good person, but he sadly died at the age of eight due to a horrible sickness. You might think that it was just a fever, but that’s not the case. You see, Terrum actually was the planet Earth itself.  At first, everything on Earth was peaceful and untouched until one species evolved into what we call human beings. The humans [...]

Sickness and Pain2020-01-23T19:24:07+09:00

The Fountain by Caryn

2020-01-23T19:24:01+09:00

Caryn’s story examines human greed through the lens of indigenous Andean and Incan mythology.   The Fountain by Caryn 3300 words   Mother Earth strained her ear to the strange cacophony that erupted from the jungle. The monkeys chattered and cried of a man-beast that stormed beneath their homes. The flapping and cawing of birds could be heard as they took flight to the pavilion of Pachamama. There they felt comforted by her presence. A small eddy carried their caws to the ears of Mother Earth. She heard the words loud and clear [...]

The Fountain by Caryn2020-01-23T19:24:01+09:00

Open Source Software For Analysis And Correlation Of Reading Patterns With Superior Sat Scores Using Eye Gaze Tracking Device [Completed]

2019-05-19T22:01:33+09:00

Open Source Software For Analysis And Correlation Of Reading Patterns With Superior Sat Scores Using Eye Gaze Tracking Device Abstract An open-source application using a gaze tracking device for investigating a correlation between reading patterns and superior Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) reading scores is presented. An eye gaze tracking device tracks where the reader is looking across the screen and provides the coordinates of the gaze. The collected data enables us to determine reading patterns and times spent looking at specific sections of the screen and analyze them. The statistical analysis shows that the ratio of [...]

Open Source Software For Analysis And Correlation Of Reading Patterns With Superior Sat Scores Using Eye Gaze Tracking Device [Completed]2019-05-19T22:01:33+09:00

Development of Facial Recognition Algorithm for Marking Attendance

2019-05-19T22:01:33+09:00

Development of Facial Recognition Algorithm for Marking Attendance Abstract We propose to use a facial recognition technology in a smart attendance application in order to make the attendance taking process more efficient. The conventional method, such as manual roll call, is inefficient and time consuming. However, with the application of facial recognition technology, the attendance taking process becomes automated and unobtrusive, thereby making it a smarter alternative to traditional methods. In this paper, we introduce an open source attendance taking program using OpenFace for the facial recognition module. We use a machine learning approach to build [...]

Development of Facial Recognition Algorithm for Marking Attendance2019-05-19T22:01:33+09:00

Effect of Sleep Quality of Examination Performance

2019-05-19T22:01:33+09:00

Effect of Sleep Quality of Examination Performance Abstract This research was conducted because the student was interested in finding out how sleep quality affected exam results. At the time, the student was using a sleep tracking application every night to gather the necessary data for this study. While sleeping, humans become immobile, so a sleep tracking application is needed to track sleeping patterns as data for this project. At first, the student wanted to know how sleep tracking apps worked, so the student wanted to create a sleep tracking app of her own. However, after the [...]

Effect of Sleep Quality of Examination Performance2019-05-19T22:01:33+09:00

An Open Source Software For Post-Match Spatio Temporal Performance Analysis Of Soccer Players

2019-05-19T22:01:33+09:00

An Open Source Software For Post-Match Spatio Temporal Performance Analysis Of Soccer Players Abstract An Open Source, post-match analysis software that recreates player and soccer ball movements as two dimensional trajectories as seen from a bird’s eye view is implemented. This allows for spatio-temporal analyses of player movements in relation to the soccer ball to be made. Each player is outfitted with a Global Positioning System (GPS) device that collects high frequency data from geostationary satellites at a constant interval of less than one second. The collected player and soccer ball position data are visualized using animation-type plots [...]

An Open Source Software For Post-Match Spatio Temporal Performance Analysis Of Soccer Players2019-05-19T22:01:33+09:00

Winners chosen for Tokyo Academics Young Writers’ Essay Competition

2019-05-19T22:01:33+09:00

Aren Mizuno, a ninth grader at Phillips Exeter Academy, is the winner of the Tokyo Academics’ first Young Writers’ Essay Competition. The runner-up is Yin Lin, a ninth grader at St. Maur International School. Our inaugural competition was open to all citizens and residents of Japan aged 18 and under as of July 1, 2018, and enrolled in school. We asked the question: What is Japan’s role in the international community? Students submitted a number of excellent answers, on subjects from Aibo robotic dogs to the legacy of sakoku. Our tutors selected the winner and runner-up based on the quality of their analysis and research. [...]

Winners chosen for Tokyo Academics Young Writers’ Essay Competition2019-05-19T22:01:33+09:00

Paving the road abroad for Japanese students

2019-05-19T22:01:33+09:00

While there has been a push for more Japanese students to go abroad for university these past few years, there still remain numerous hurdles and difficulties in doing so. Examples of such hurdles include perceived cost, time commitment, and access to resources and information regarding the application process. To combat these hurdles and make the path easier for prospective students, a group of four students from Japan who had made that arduous jump (Nana, Yuki, Elena, and Christina) joined together to create Ryu-Kit, a comprehensive resource and guide for those looking to continue their studies overseas. The website, set to launch [...]

Paving the road abroad for Japanese students2019-05-19T22:01:33+09:00