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  • Can the Next-Generation Airport Revolutionize the Way You Travel?

    Can the Next-Generation Airport Revolutionize the Way You Travel?

    If you were asked to develop a plan for the airport of the future, what would it look like? This question was asked of Hitachi, and a vision of the world’s next-generation airport was realized. The first goal was to provide a new experience for passengers using the latest information and communication technology. For example, instead of a departure lounge full of shops, how about ordering a coffee via your cellphone and having it delivered to you? Or an app that sends you real-time data on local transportation, your flight and the weather?

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    By Hitachi April 15th 2015
  • This New Wearable Technology Can Improve Your Management Skills

    This New Wearable Technology Can Improve Your Management Skills

    Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation has developed an amazing new wearable sensor that measures how happy and productive people are at work. The device gathers and analyzes data on human behavior and then uses the information to measure “organization activation level,” which has strong links to work productivity. The device acts as a well-being indicator, able to quantify the happiness level of a group by studying a distinctive pattern of physical movements. Knowing the collective happiness of a team at work can help evaluate management policies, among other important applications.

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    By Hitachi April 10th 2015
  • Can Boats Bring Hope and Happiness to Bangladeshis?

    Can Boats Bring Hope and Happiness to Bangladeshis?

    There are 20 million people living in remote areas of Bangladesh, and many of them do not have access to a reliable supply of electricity. This makes receiving life’s basics, such as healthcare, education and access to information, very difficult. A local charity has come up with a solution perfectly suited to the region: solar-powered boats that offer a range of services from classrooms and libraries to mobile phones and chargers for portable solar lamps. The purpose of the boats is to educate and help connect the villages to the world.

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    Read it on Ashden April 8th 2015

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