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  • See What An Electromagnetic Field Looks like Through the Lens of a Microscope

    See What An Electromagnetic Field Looks like Through the Lens of a Microscope

    Hitachi has long been at the forefront of advanced technologies and it has proven itself a leader once more with the development of an atomic-resolution holography electron microscope. This new microscope has the point resolution of 43 picometers (‘pm”), which is equal to an astounding 43 trillionths of a meter.  The ability to measure electromagnetic fields at atomic resolution will help contribute to the advancement of fundamental sciences. 

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    By Hitachi April 24th 2015
  • SCiO is the Shazam for Food and Meds

    SCiO is the Shazam for Food and Meds

    There is a new device being developed that can tell you a whole lot about the objects around you. Once paired with your phone via Bluetooth, the handheld SCiO molecular scanner is able to identify the chemical makeup of all kinds of things, from the food on your plate to the pills in your medication bottles. About the size of a USB key, SCiO can also scan bodily fluids and skin. This means it may one day be used as a portable medical device.

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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
  • Learn how Traffic May Help Stop the Spread of Disease

    Learn how Traffic May Help Stop the Spread of Disease

    Establishing the best routes to get around a city can be timesaving for commuters and live-saving in the case of a natural disaster. Researchers have discovered a new way of predicting how traffic will flow using data from the US Census, information on where people work, and the highway network. Identifying which destinations are “absorbers” (places that bring people in from different directions), and which are “emitters” (places where people live), the model makes it easier to know how traffic flow would be disrupted in an emergency, and how networks flow in general.

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