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Drone Shots of Earthquake Aftermath • Geospatial Information Authority of Japan

Drone Shots of Earthquake Aftermath • Geospatial Information Authority of Japan | Broad-Impact Technologies: Communications, Space, Energy, Other Stuff | Scoop.it
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Hi-Res drone shots of the Kumamoto, Japan earthquake aftermath. (page is in Japanese, but videos are clearly labeled and easy to watch).
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CASIO Smart Outdoor Watch WSD-F10 Exclusive Hands-On (VIDEO; GALLERY)

CASIO Smart Outdoor Watch WSD-F10 Exclusive Hands-On (VIDEO; GALLERY) | Broad-Impact Technologies: Communications, Space, Energy, Other Stuff | Scoop.it
Before releasing a smartwatch, CASIO wanted to wait until they could offer a product with clear, well-defined utility, and resistance to the elements coupled with a difficult to bruise design makes it clear that survivability is the Smart Outdoor Watch’s killer feature. Exclusive hands-on herein!
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A smartwatch that might be worth considering....

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JAPANESE TECHNOLOGY FROM THE FUTURE FRIDAY!

JAPANESE TECHNOLOGY FROM THE FUTURE FRIDAY! | Broad-Impact Technologies: Communications, Space, Energy, Other Stuff | Scoop.it
China edition...kinda! This week China wants to get its hands on Japanese test-taking A.I. and is asking very politely; meanwhile, the U.S. is going to get an LA-to-Vegas bullet train from China - which technically means the Americans will finally get to ride some Japanese trains. We are not shitting you!
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TERMINAL ANANCHRONISM: Decomposing UNIVAC 120 Computer Found in Tokyo

TERMINAL ANANCHRONISM: Decomposing UNIVAC 120 Computer Found in Tokyo | Broad-Impact Technologies: Communications, Space, Energy, Other Stuff | Scoop.it
Sometimes you're on a corporate-sponsored press tour to get up-close and personal with the history of calculators and then you casually walk into the next room and BOOM! ...suddenly you're surrounded by the taxidermied carcasses of our technological ancestry.
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JAPANESE TECHNOLOGY FROM THE FUTURE FRIDAY!

This week China's probably pretty pissed that India's going to add Japanese bullet-train tech to cart, which is ironic since Chinese bullet train tech IS Japanese (ZING!), it's extra confirmed that Apple's going to finance Japan Display's new factory, and lastly, you may insert a lame pun here about how consistently under-performing, money-losing Sharp is…
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Will Nissan Beat Google and Uber to Self-Driving Taxis? - IEEE Spectrum

Will Nissan Beat Google and Uber to Self-Driving Taxis? - IEEE Spectrum | Broad-Impact Technologies: Communications, Space, Energy, Other Stuff | Scoop.it
Japanese automaker plans fleet of prototype autonomous cabs within two years
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Does organic food cause autism? Could Nicolas Cage movies make you more likely to drown? Six ways to misuse statistics

Does organic food cause autism? Could Nicolas Cage movies make you more likely to drown? Six ways to misuse statistics | Broad-Impact Technologies: Communications, Space, Energy, Other Stuff | Scoop.it

Back in the 1940s before the polio vaccine was invented, the disease caused a lot of anxiety among parents of small children. How could you reduce your child's risk of contracting this nasty illnes...


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JAPANESE TECHNOLOGY FROM THE FUTURE FRIDAY!

JAPANESE TECHNOLOGY FROM THE FUTURE FRIDAY! | Broad-Impact Technologies: Communications, Space, Energy, Other Stuff | Scoop.it
This week Hitachi is finally ready to send its snake/crawler hybrid robot into the heart of Fukushima Daiichi's severely melted-down reactor #1, and a Japanese booze maker that owns an American booze maker wants to get cozier and it's kind of funny.
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IN MEMORIAM: PlayStation 4 or Xbox One? Whatever, Give Props to Ralph Baer!

IN MEMORIAM: PlayStation 4 or Xbox One? Whatever, Give Props to Ralph Baer! | Broad-Impact Technologies: Communications, Space, Energy, Other Stuff | Scoop.it
Though he's not regarded in the same fashion, considering the impact this one guy has had on the entirety of humanity, in our opinion it's completely reasonable to place Baer among the ranks of your Steve Jobses, Bill Gateses, and Jeff Bezoses.
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Toyota to debut hydrogen fuel cell vehicle MIRAI

Toyota to debut hydrogen fuel cell vehicle MIRAI | Broad-Impact Technologies: Communications, Space, Energy, Other Stuff | Scoop.it
Toyota is releasing the world's first commercial hydrogen FCV called MIRAI. It's a super eco-friendly car that discharges only water, not exhaust gas.
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After teasing and trotting it out at auto shows for well over a year, #Toyota is finally ready to sell their $70,000 fuel-cell vehicle. And the name means "Future," JSYK.

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Top 5 Japanese Tech Videos of the Week

Top 5 Japanese Tech Videos of the Week | Broad-Impact Technologies: Communications, Space, Energy, Other Stuff | Scoop.it
AkihabaraNews on YouTube
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Face Mister, Calm Shibuya Scramble, Supercomputer Aerodynamics, Predicting the Wind, and Tech Dork on an A/V Cast! #TOP5

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VENTURE DAY TOKYO 2014: Who Has Japan's Next Big Idea?

VENTURE DAY TOKYO 2014: Who Has Japan's Next Big Idea? | Broad-Impact Technologies: Communications, Space, Energy, Other Stuff | Scoop.it
AkihabaraNews is proud to once again join Venture Day Tokyo as a media sponsor. We’re looking forward to the speakers, the pitches, the feedback, and the excellent networking. Jump here for a complete rundown on last year’s event.
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The world’s most advanced particle accelerator is just 12 inches long and sits on a lab bench in the US | ExtremeTech

The world’s most advanced particle accelerator is just 12 inches long and sits on a lab bench in the US | ExtremeTech | Broad-Impact Technologies: Communications, Space, Energy, Other Stuff | Scoop.it

'Go big or go home' might be the unofficial motto of the United States -- but in the case of the world's newest and most advanced particle accelerator, that's certainly not the case.


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Bionic & Biological: The Ferocious Conundrum of Being 50/50 (FOUR-YEAR FAR FAR FLASHBACKY)

Bionic & Biological: The Ferocious Conundrum of Being 50/50 (FOUR-YEAR FAR FAR FLASHBACKY) | Broad-Impact Technologies: Communications, Space, Energy, Other Stuff | Scoop.it
There are million different angles to discuss here, but by far the most interesting idea is a gradual, mutual, acquisitional merger - the pending-yet-not-far-off arrival of homeostasis between biological and mechanical life.
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Camera Tech: Tokyo Monorail iPhone 4K (VIDEO)

Camera Tech: Tokyo Monorail iPhone 4K (VIDEO) | Broad-Impact Technologies: Communications, Space, Energy, Other Stuff | Scoop.it
Camera nerds too young to remember shooting 320 x 240 video on an LG EnV in 2007 might not be impressed by the iPhone's 4K video capabilities. Whatever - get off my lawn, you goddamn kids.
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Face of the future rears its head - YouTube

Meet Zoe: a digital talking head which can express human emotions on demand with "unprecedented realism" and could herald a new era of human-computer interac...
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Afrofuturism to everyday futurists: new kinds of artists, power & tech

Afrofuturism to everyday futurists: new kinds of artists, power & tech | Broad-Impact Technologies: Communications, Space, Energy, Other Stuff | Scoop.it
New sounds from South Africa and Nigeria’s urban science fiction could change the future of technology and the city
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New Mombasa features prominently in Halo, so there's some precedent to this prophecy...

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Flexible sensors turn skin into a touch-sensitive interface for mobile devices | KurzweilAI

Flexible sensors turn skin into a touch-sensitive interface for mobile devices | KurzweilAI | Broad-Impact Technologies: Communications, Space, Energy, Other Stuff | Scoop.it
iSkin is a thin, flexible, stretchable and visually customizable touch sensor that can be worn directly on the skin. Saarland University computer scientists
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JAPANESE TECHNOLOGY FROM THE FUTURE SATURDAY (OOOPS)!

JAPANESE TECHNOLOGY FROM THE FUTURE SATURDAY (OOOPS)! | Broad-Impact Technologies: Communications, Space, Energy, Other Stuff | Scoop.it
This week it's the JTFFS talking about makeup and beauty products and the one thing Whitey's got plenty of which is not a balanced diet or regular exercise or a positive residual self image, but skin tone! And then it gets sleepy weird...
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JAPANESE TECHNOLOGY FROM THE FUTURE FRIDAY!

JAPANESE TECHNOLOGY FROM THE FUTURE FRIDAY! | Broad-Impact Technologies: Communications, Space, Energy, Other Stuff | Scoop.it
This week we find out that Apple is likely to invest in Japan Display, the bastard child of Sony's, Toshiba's, and Hitachi's floppy failed display businesses that, post-amputation, did a Wonder Triplets: ACTIVATE! move into profitability, and, entirely kinda unrelated, the de-displayed Hitachi has unveiled the world's most powerful microscope and Sony's commissioned it to…
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The Acceleration of Acceleration: How The Future Is Arriving Far Faster Than Expected

The Acceleration of Acceleration: How The Future Is Arriving Far Faster Than Expected | Broad-Impact Technologies: Communications, Space, Energy, Other Stuff | Scoop.it

One of the things that happens when you write books about the future is you get to watch your predictions fail. This is nothing new, of course, but what’s different this time around is the direction of those failures.


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Sharp - Health Cockpit

Sharp - Health Cockpit | Broad-Impact Technologies: Communications, Space, Energy, Other Stuff | Scoop.it
Sharp's Health Cockpit uses technology to measure and synthesize health metrics. It was unveiled at SEMICON Japan 2014 at Tokyo Big Sight this week.
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VENTURE DAY TOKYO 2014: Three Days to Submit Your Pitch!

VENTURE DAY TOKYO 2014: Three Days to Submit Your Pitch! | Broad-Impact Technologies: Communications, Space, Energy, Other Stuff | Scoop.it
We’re pleased to report that the Japanese startup movement is getting its legs, and a great indicator of such is the continuation of Venture Day Tokyo, an event assembled and presented by J-Seed Ventures, a Tokyo-based tech management consultancy, the IE Business School Madrid, and the Keio Graduate School of Media Design.
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LIVE FROM SPACE: Rosetta Mission's Philae Lander Prepping for Touchdown!

LIVE FROM SPACE: Rosetta Mission's Philae Lander Prepping for Touchdown! | Broad-Impact Technologies: Communications, Space, Energy, Other Stuff | Scoop.it
Space Science History Live!
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Japanese Scientists Create See-Through Mice (SFW; MAYBE ICKY)

Japanese Scientists Create See-Through Mice (SFW; MAYBE ICKY) | Broad-Impact Technologies: Communications, Space, Energy, Other Stuff | Scoop.it
This is Pretty Cool and a Little Yuck
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