3D mapping the forest
Laser mapping, 3D imaging and drones are changing the world of forestry, as technologies gather and put together in ways no human can -- a much-needed addition to an industry that has a severe shortage of workers.
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Neuroscience made practical
Moving prosthetic hands and speaking with the eyes are just a few of the ways scientists are deciphering brain waves to enable communication as the ability to interpret the electrical signals of thoughts becomes more refined.
Prevening train station accidents
Platform gates have done wonders for reducing the number accidents at train stations, but the devices are expensive and can be logistically hard to install. New ideas are on the way.
Sｍartphone, smart public engagement
Make it all a game, says Iwate Prefecture, as it tries to boost off-season tourism by creating smartphone-based adventures. And it's not the only local government finding ways to get people engaged through tools they already have in their pockets.
Transforming everyday industries with GPS
Tour buses, farms and everyday logistics are getting boosts from GPS technology that goes beyond just location but also precision operation thanks to new refinements, some of which come from home electronics components.
These dishes don't break
Aritaware is already known as one of the world's finest porcelains, but it has a fresh claim to fame -- the world's toughest porcelain. New technologies have allowed makers to create bowls and plates unlike any other, and revive a sleepy industry.
Help a region by staying at a farm
Farm stays are becoming a way for foreign tourists to experience rural life in Japan, and also are helping farming communities to come together than pitch in to welcome these temporary guests.