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World News

Space Roasters Plans to Roast Coffee Beans in Space

A new startup company called Space Roasters is planning to use the residual heat generated from reentry from space to roast coffee beans.

In an interview with Room magazine, founders Hatem Alkhafaji and Anders Cavallini said that space is where they needed to go to create the perfect cup of coffee:

“Coffee has been roasted the same way for centuries now, and as space science has improved many technologies, we believe it is time to revolutionize coffee roasting using space technology.”

The company claims to have patented what they call a “Space roasting capsule”, in which heat from reentry will be evenly distributed around four cylinders – each containing 75kg of coffee beans.

As the beans will be freely floating thanks to the lack of gravity, the roasting process will be a more even process than a method possible on earth.

Space Roasters is yet to disclose a price for the beans, which will largely be determined by the cost of suborbital rocket launches.

Rocket Lab is one such company providing suborbital launch services and prices run from $6m a go – meaning these could potentially be the most expensive coffee beans on the planet.

residual 残りの、残余の
reentry (宇宙船の大気圏への)再突入
revolutionize ~を革命的に変化させる、~に大改革をもたらす
suborbial (ロケットなどが)弾道(準軌道)の、周回軌道に到達しない



Room Magazineとのインタビューで、創設者のHatem Alkhafaji とAnders Cavallini氏は、究極の一杯のコーヒーを作り出すには、宇宙に行く必要があると話す。





Rocket Labは弾道ロケット発射サービスを提供する会社で、料金は1回の打ち上げにつき6億円~。宇宙焙煎コーヒーは地球上で一番高くなるかもしれない。

Japan News:

Pop-up” signs on floor help guide Tokyo airport passengers

The power of optical illusion has been enlisted to help guide passengers at Tokyo’s Haneda airport.

Keikyu Corp., the operator of the Keikyu train network in the metropolitan area, has installed signs that appear to pop up from the floor in the style of 3D street art at Haneda Airport International Terminal Station.

The signs guide passengers who have flown into the airport toward nearby elevators to reach underground train platforms. According to Keikyu, most passengers carrying large suitcases or carts miss the elevators and go instead straight to the escalators.

There was a mishap in August last year in which a suitcase fell on the escalator and hit another passenger, an official of the company said, adding no one was injured.

One of the “pop-up” signs is a large arrow showing the location of the elevators and the other carries an image of the elevator and the words “to Platform.”

pop-up ポップアップ式の、ポンと飛び出す方式(仕組み)の
optical 視覚の、視覚的な
enlist 導入する、軍隊に入る
metropolitan area 都心
mishap 不運な出来事

目の錯覚で立体サイン 京急、羽田空港に導入







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corner the market 「市場を独占する」
Amazon more or less corners the online retailing market.


  「corner the market」で「市場を独占する」の意味。「corner」には「カーブを切る、追い込む」の意味があり、今回は「市場を追い込む」→「市場を独占する」の意味。「独占する」は、他にも「occupy」「monopoly」「keep … to oneself(…を独り占めする)」などの表現がある。More or lessは「多かれ少なかれ、大体」の意味。
Smooth sailing「順風満帆、とんとん拍子に進む」
Once our largest competitor went out of business, it was smooth sailing.


  「smooth sailing」は、何の問題もなく順調に物事が進むことを表します。(航海中に嵐や問題が全くなく、目的地にたどり着くこと。)似たような表現として「piece of cake(簡単だ、楽勝だ)」、「as easy as pie(簡単だ、楽勝だ)」がある。
ビシネス英会話 In full swing「最高(最大)の状態で、本格的に」
Construction of our new production site is in full swing now


  「in full swing」は、ある物事が最高潮に達していることを表現します。例文のように「建設作業が最高潮に達する」→「100%で稼働している」となる。またよく日本語で言う「宴たけなわ」も次のように表現できる。「The feast is in full swing.」他にも人の調子や機械の稼働状況にも使うことが出来る。



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A witty old man

An elderly man in Phoenix calls his son in New York and says, “I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; forty-five years of misery is enough.”

“Pop, what are you talking about?” the son screams.

“We can’t stand the sight of each other any longer.” The old man says. “we’re sick of each other, and I’m sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Chicago and tell her,” and he hangs up.

Frantic, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone.

“They’re not getting divorced if I have anything to do about it,” she shouts, “I’ll take care of this.”

She calls Phoenix immediately, and screams at the old man, “you are NOT getting divorced. Don’t do a single thing until I get there. I’m calling my brother back, and we’ll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don’t do a thing, DO YOU HEAR ME?” and hangs up.

The old man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife and says, “Okay, they’re coming for Thanksgiving… now what do we tell them for Christmas?”

【日本語訳】 頭の切れるおじいさん