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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Sony develops the most efficient Fuel Cell


Sony has developed a fuel cell capable of generating 100 milliwatt-hours of power per sq. centimeter at room temperature, the highest generation efficiency ever achieved by a "direct methanol-type" device.

The firm attained this level of efficiency, about 60% higher than that possible using conventional technologies, by reducing the amount of power generation loss caused when methanol oozes out of the fuel cell into the atmosphere, company sources said.

The reduction was achieved by increasing the ability of the cell's electrolytic membrane to block the methanol to a level two to five times higher than other technologies.

In making the membrane, Sony used molecules called fullerenes.

Source: FuelCellWorks.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Juroku Bank Adopts Hitachi's Finger Vein Authentication System for ATM Machines


Tokyo (JCN) Nov 24, 2005- Hitachi announced on November 21 that the Juroku Bank in Gifu has adopted its proprietary finger vein authentication system and will begin offering a biometrics service for customers on December 26.

The bank will issue a cash card embedded with an IC chip and install automated teller machines (ATMs) with a finger vein authentication system provided by Hitachi. Hitachi will provide comprehensive support to the bank in everything from issuing smart cash cards to installing the authentication system to ATMs.

Initially the service will be available at the bank's head office and its Gifu Chuo Branch. The bank plans to deploy ATMs with the finger vein authentication system at all branches. With this move, the bank aims to reinforce its security measures and prevent crimes, such as unauthorized withdrawal and credit card skimming.

By Aki Tsukioka, JCN Staff Writer

From: JCNNetwork.

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Transcend Japan's 8GB USB Flash Memory Drive

"Transcend claims that this is the largest USB flash memory drive in the world."
AkibaLive.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Nikon D200


Engadget.

Japan developing remote control for humans

A special headset designed by Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp. can control human movement.
CNN.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Panasonic D-snap

"Ayumi Hamasaki, 27, promotes the new Panasonic digital audio players in Tokyo on Tuesday. Panasonic announced four new D-snap audio digital audio players and two micro stereo systems featuring a built-in HDD that can record up to 40,000 songs without the need for a PC."
Japantoday.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Sony Ericsson Introduces first Walkman 3G Phone W900

"Sony Ericsson is adding a 3G (UMTS) handset to the Walkman range of music phones bringing the total number of phones in the range to four. The W900 is a music player, phone and imaging device all in one, and capable of connecting to a fast 3G cellular network for downloads in general but with multimedia (music, video and graphics) focus. "
Read full article at Geekzone.

Sanyo Epson Develops High-Resolution LCDs

"Photo Fine Chromarich, which they claim “achieves more than 100% coverage of the NTSC* color gamut.” This really means you’ll get better color rendering and higher resolution while the display actually consumes less power."
Read on at Gizmodo.

Sony Ericsson MMR-60 musicphone FM transmitter

Engadget.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Japanese Researchers develop technology to reproduce cord blood stem cells

"A health ministry team has developed technology to safely and effectively reproduce stem cells from umbilical cord blood, sources close to the matter said Saturday."
Read on at Japantoday.

Pioneer AirWare XM2Go Portable XM Satellite Receiver

I4U News.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Secom develops security robot

"Secom has introduced in Japan a new robotic security guard prototype. The machine can be used to securely transfer funds, following human security agents and avoiding obstacles or stairways when it is moving. It obeys to voice orders and is equipped with a wireless camera and many sensors."
Read on at Robotslife.com

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Hitachi Develops World's Smallest Finger Vein Authentication Device

Tokyo (JCN) - Hitachi has prototyped the world's smallest device that has been able to authenticate an individual's ID based on his/her finger vein patterns. Applicable to notebook PCs and PDAs, the prototype measures 39x34x15mm, 1/20 the size of conventional devices.

The company has applied its proprietary biometrics technologies that it has worked on since 1997, to develop the flat optical authentication system that sheds light from the back of a finger and monitors vein patterns by measuring light transmitting through the finger.
From JCNNetwork.

Matsushita Electric Industrial, Hitachi and Pioneer have jointly developed a plasma display panel that runs on half the power of earlier designs.

TheInquirer. via Engadget

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