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World’s lightest and thinnest circuits pave the way for ‘imperceptible electronics’

Researchers from Asia and Europe have developed the world’s lightest and thinnest organic circuits, which in the future could be used in a range of healthcare applications. Lighter than a feather, these ultrathin film-like organi[...]
World’s lightest and thinnest circuits pave the way for ‘imperceptible electronics’
World’s lightest and thinnest circuits pave the way for ‘imperceptible electronics’World’s lightest and thinnest circuits pave the way for ‘imperceptible electronics’World’s lightest and thinnest circuits pave the way for ‘imperceptible electronics’World’s lightest and thinnest circuits pave the way for ‘imperceptible electronics’World’s lightest and thinnest circuits pave the way for ‘imperceptible electronics’

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Privacy visor glasses jam facial recognition systems to protect your privacy

This is the world’s first pair of glasses which prevent facial recognition by cameras. They are currently under development by Japan’s National Institute of Informatics. Photos taken without people’s knowledge can vio[...]
Privacy visor glasses jam facial recognition systems to protect your privacy
Privacy visor glasses jam facial recognition systems to protect your privacyPrivacy visor glasses jam facial recognition systems to protect your privacyPrivacy visor glasses jam facial recognition systems to protect your privacyPrivacy visor glasses jam facial recognition systems to protect your privacyPrivacy visor glasses jam facial recognition systems to protect your privacy

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Creating Forests to Reduce Tsunami Damage

Yokohama National University professor emeritus Akira Miyawaki, who to date has planted over 40 million trees in 1,700 locations in Japan and overseas, is continuing his tree planting activities not only in Japan but also on twice mont[...]
Creating Forests to Reduce Tsunami Damage

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Dynamic target tracking camera system keeps its eye on the ball

Stationary Observation System for High-speed Flying Objects This camera system can track very fast moving objects, keeping them in the center of the screen at all times. Currently under development by the Ishikawa Oku Lab. at the Unive[...]
Dynamic target tracking camera system keeps its eye on the ball
Dynamic target tracking camera system keeps its eye on the ballDynamic target tracking camera system keeps its eye on the ballDynamic target tracking camera system keeps its eye on the ballDynamic target tracking camera system keeps its eye on the ballDynamic target tracking camera system keeps its eye on the ball

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Multi-viewpoint robotic camera system creates real ‘bullet time’ slow motion replays

This multi-viewpoint robotic camera system, under development by NHK, links the motion of eight sub-cameras to that of an individual camera, so that all the cameras film the same moving object. “Using this system, you can create [...]
Multi-viewpoint robotic camera system creates real ‘bullet time’ slow motion replays

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Purchasing behaviour analysis system wants to know what you like

This marketing analysis tool, under development by Fujitsu, uses technology to sense people’s movement. By analyzing how customers behave in response to merchandise, entirely new kinds of marketing information will be obtainable.[...]
Purchasing behaviour analysis system wants to know what you like

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Sony A4-sized digital paper notepad is light, durable and responsive

Sony has developed an A4 sized equivalent 13.3″ digital paper notepad. The display is the first in the world to use E Ink Mobius, a new flexible electronic paper display technology developed by E Ink in collaboration with Sony. T[...]
Sony A4-sized digital paper notepad is light, durable and responsive

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Measure your pulse in real-time with Fujitsu’s facial imaging technology

Fujitsu has developed technology which can measure a person’s pulse in real time by analyzing video of their face. “As blood circulates through the body, the amount of light absorbed by the face varies, depending on how muc[...]
Measure your pulse in real-time with Fujitsu’s facial imaging technology

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3D/4D ultrasound hologram printing service using Pioneer’s compact holographic printer

Pioneer has announced a service that prints the expressions of unborn babies as 3D holograms, using a compact full-color hologram printer developed by the company last year. “When an expecting mother has a check-up, a 3D/4D echog[...]
3D/4D ultrasound hologram printing service using Pioneer’s compact holographic printer

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SOINN artificial brain can now use the internet to learn new things

A group at Tokyo Institute of Technology, led by Dr. Osamu Hasegawa, has succeeded in making further advances with SOINN, their machine learning algorithm, which can now use the internet to learn how to perform new tasks. “Image [...]
SOINN artificial brain can now use the internet to learn new things

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Shibaful lush lawn iPhone case puts Yoyogi Park in your pocket

“Shibaful is the world’s first iPhone case modeled after a grassy park. This case is based on Yoyogi Park in Tokyo, and it’s the first in our World Parks series. For the next versions, we’re considering basing t[...]
Shibaful lush lawn iPhone case puts Yoyogi Park in your pocket

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Fujitsu Laboratories – Touchscreen interface for seamless data transfer between the real and virtual worlds

Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a next generation user interface which can accurately detect the users finger and what it is touching, creating an interactive touchscreen-like system, using objects in the real word. “We think [...]
Fujitsu Laboratories – Touchscreen interface for seamless data transfer between the real and virtual worlds

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DNA testing chip delivers results in one hour, paves way for personalized drug treatments

Panasonic, together with the Belgium-based research institution IMEC, has developed a DNA testing chip that automates all stages of obtaining genetic information, including preprocessing. This development is expected to enable personal[...]
DNA testing chip delivers results in one hour, paves way for personalized drug treatments

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Double the brightness in low light photos with Panasonic’s new color filtering technology

Panasonic has developed a unique technology that doubles the brightness of color photography, by using micro color splitters instead of conventional color filters in the image sensor. These two photos were taken using CCDs with the sam[...]
Double the brightness in low light photos with Panasonic’s new color filtering technology

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Management Game from Japan Simulates Actual Business Experiences

In 1976, Sony CDI developed a kind of business game called the Management Game. The game simulates running a business, with each participant as a manager. Participants can compare their performance, by producing a financial report for [...]
Management Game from Japan Simulates Actual Business Experiences

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Dummy cursors keep your passwords safe from prying eyes

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NmTPSgQjDs?feature=player_embedded&w=640&h=360] This is a system for preventing password theft, by mixing several dummy cursors in with the real cursor. The software keyboards used in on[...]
Dummy cursors keep your passwords safe from prying eyes

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Photoshop-like interior light control interface

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id8Md7sw2Lc?feature=player_embedded&w=640&h=360] “This is a lighting system, called Lighty. There’s a group of robotic lights on the ceiling, and their orientation and brightn[...]
Photoshop-like interior light control interface

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NTT – Visual SyncAR – Using digital watermarking technology to display in sync companion content (from DigInfo.TV)

Another innovative application of technology reported by Don Kennedy and Ryo Osuga of DigInfo.TV. Visual SyncAR, under development by NTT, uses digital watermarking technology to display companion content on a second screen, in sync wi[...]
NTT – Visual SyncAR – Using digital watermarking technology to display in sync companion content (from DigInfo.TV)
NTT – Visual SyncAR – Using digital watermarking technology to display in sync companion content (from DigInfo.TV)NTT – Visual SyncAR – Using digital watermarking technology to display in sync companion content (from DigInfo.TV)NTT – Visual SyncAR – Using digital watermarking technology to display in sync companion content (from DigInfo.TV)NTT – Visual SyncAR – Using digital watermarking technology to display in sync companion content (from DigInfo.TV)NTT – Visual SyncAR – Using digital watermarking technology to display in sync companion content (from DigInfo.TV)

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DigInfo.TV – The award-winning Smart Trash Can moves autonomously to catch your trash

Don Kennedy and Ryo Osuga of DigInfo.TV in Tokyo bring this video and story of Japanese technology applied to one of the most unlikely of places. How useful this will be for Japanese and worldwide homes remains to be seen, but so far, [...]
DigInfo.TV – The award-winning Smart Trash Can moves autonomously to catch your trash
DigInfo.TV – The award-winning Smart Trash Can moves autonomously to catch your trash

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Ricoh demonstrate Omnidirectional camera at CP+. Takes 360° photo, sends it to you smartphone

This omnidirectional camera, currently under development by Ricoh, takes a full 360° panoramic image in one shot. “It has two fish-eye lenses, each of which covers 180 degrees. The camera combines the two pictures, and sends them[...]
Ricoh  demonstrate Omnidirectional camera at CP+. Takes 360° photo, sends it to you smartphone

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[Hands-On] 10.1″ Xperia Tablet Z – the world’s slimmest tablet

“This is the Xperia Tablet Z SO-03E. It’s the world’s slimmest tablet, and Japan’s lightest, too. Until now, tablets have been heavy and thick, so they end up getting left at home. But this one’s light and[...]
[Hands-On] 10.1″ Xperia Tablet Z – the world’s slimmest tablet

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[Hands-On] MEDIAS W dual-screen Android smartphone

Docomo has unveiled a dual-screen smartphone, the Medias W. It features two 4.3″ displays, a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, an 8.1MP camera and runs Android 4.1. It will be released in April 2013. “This is the MEDIAS W. Ordinarily, [...]
[Hands-On] MEDIAS W dual-screen Android smartphone

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