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Cooler Master Power Fort 6000 mAh is a portable battery charger that can charge nearly any mobile device with a USB port. It provides up to 17 hours of extra power to mobile phones, gaming devices, tablets, bluetooth devices, mp3 players and more. Over charge and over current protection ensures that your device can be safely charged. The Power Fort is small and can easily fit in a purse or bag so you can charge your device anywhere.
AGC (Asahi Glass Co) will donate its disaster-resistant glass to Azuma Elementary School in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture as part of the effort to support the city, which suffered terrible damage in a tornado in May 2012. The disaster-resistant glass is comprised of two sheets of glass and special film that are thermal compression bonded with each other. With the following advantages, the glass will keep shelters safe even in the event of a natural disaster, such as earthquake or typhoon and prevent secondary damages caused by glass.
Mitsubishi Electric announced today that it has completed the construction of a new proton therapy system for cancer treatment at its Energy Systems Center in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture. The company has started testing of the new technology including a high dose-rate beam delivery system which reduces the irradiation time to one fourth of the current level. Mitsubishi Electric plans to perform the quality verification testing of this new system in collaboration with clinical institutions, and also utilize the preferred status granted as a member of the Kansai Innovation Comprehensive Global Strategic Special Zone in order to obtain early approval as a medical device.
Injectable nanoparticles developed at MIT may someday eliminate the need for patients with Type 1 diabetes to constantly monitor their blood-sugar levels and inject themselves with insulin. The nanoparticles were designed to sense glucose levels in the body and respond by secreting the appropriate amount of insulin, thereby replacing the function of pancreatic islet cells, which are destroyed in patients with Type 1 diabetes. Ultimately, this type of system could ensure that blood-sugar levels remain balanced and improve patients’ quality of life, according to the researchers.
A new technology has been developed in Japan by Morishita Jintan and Mitsubishi that uses microbe-filled capsules to cheaply and quickly recover rare earth metals contained in industrial wastewater. If realized, this would be the first full-scale, commercial use of microbes to recover rare metals in Japan, something that is reportedly quite rare worldwide. Industrial wastewater from factories that use rare metals to manufacture electronics parts, automobiles and other products often contains trace amounts of the metals. Recovering these dregs could contribute to the efficient use of this precious resource. Morishita Jintan developed the recovery capsules, which are two-three millimeters in diameter, based on technology the firm uses in its bifidobacteria supplements. The capsules, which contain high concentrations of microbes, are put into an apparatus 1.9 meters long, 1.4 meters wide and 1.9 meters tall. This device is then incorporated into a factory’s drainage facilities. When wastewater passes through the device, microbes inside the capsules capture the rare metals. These dregs are later removed and burned, leaving behind rare metals the capsules had absorbed.
Normally when a customer shops for, say, a jacket or a shirt, it’s up to the salesclerk to suggest matching items to generate a bigger sale. But now high-tech hangers can do the job. When a jacket is lifted from a rack, an embedded sensor sends a signal to a computer and switches on a brief video showing a recommended combination, or how it looks worn by a female idol. These so-called interactive hangers, developed by digital product firm teamLab , have succeeded in whetting consumer appetite at apparel and other fashion outlets targeting youngsters in a country where consumer sentiment has been depressed for years.
Mitsubishi Electric announced today the launch of three types of silicon carbide (SiC) power modules for home appliances, industrial equipment and railcar traction systems. The modules, which use schottky-barrier diodes (SBD) made with SiC, are expected to reduce the size, lower the weight and raise the efficiency of inverters in power electronics devices.
LG today unveiled Korea’s largest freezer F-A311GCS with 316 liters capacity. The energy efficient refrigerator with effective storage capacity can store a wide variety of foods such as cereals, fruits, vegetables, meat, fish etc. Large amount of food can be quickly frozen with innovative technology from LG. The stylish, energy saving fridge with eye catching metallic finish has a LED display. You can control the inside temperature (-25 to 17 degrees) via the LED display. Many other functions can be done via the LED display without opening the fridge door very often.
Casio announced the release of new additions to the Baby-G line of shock-resistant watches for women. The new BGA-170 watches feature numerals of varying sizes and heights that appear to be floating delightfully above the dial. These eye-popping new Baby-G watches are equipped with Neon Illuminator, which uses a black light LED to activate special luminous ink on watchface elements like the dial and numerals. The numerals are arranged to evoke layers of coral on a reef. With the rhythmical placement of numbers of varying sizes at different heights, the design conveys a feeling of depth. The numerals were realized using translucent resin combined with special luminous ink, creating a delightful floating appearance in the dark when activated by the built-in black light LED.
Baselworld 2013 sees a further expansion of the Seiko Astron GPS Sola collection and the launch of a very special edition that commemorates 100 years of Seiko watchmaking and honors the memory of Seiko founder Kintaro Hattori and his vision that Seiko should always be one step ahead of the rest. There could be no better testament to the enduring power of Kintaro’s vision than Astron, a watch of which he would be proud. Never before in Seiko’s history has a watch carried Kintaro’s name, nor the six words that define his vision, one step ahead of the rest.
Sony has returned to the black after five years of deficits, according to preliminary earnings results for fiscal year 2012. Sony is estimated to have posted sales of 6.8 trillion yen ($68.6 billion), 5 percent higher than its prediction, and an operating profit of 230 billion yen. Apple on Wednesday announced first-quarter sales of US$43.6 billion and net profit of US$9.5 billion. Sales were up 11 percent from a year ago but net profit slid 18 percent. This is the first first-quarter decline in net profit for Apple since 2003.
Casio announced today a new flagship model in the G-SHOCK Gravity Defier series which is conceived with pilots in mind- GW-A1100. The Casio GW-A1100 is a shock resistant watch that integrates the Multi Mission Drive, Casio’s unique analog drive system which moves the hands independently using separate motors, with sensor technology Casio developed while advancing its line of outdoor watches. A magnetic sensor miniaturized to just 5% of the conventional size and a unique noise reduction algorithm enable high-performance compass functions in a tough-style watch. Strong, light carbon-fiber is used for the second hand, which is also used to indicate the compass bearing. The hand maintains smooth, stable movement.
The limited edition Casio G-SHOCK watch DW-6900BS-8DR has been executed in a lustrous metallic silver finish, as a symbol of the progress toward the future represented by G-SHOCK in the motif of a statue newly on display in the Casio booth at Baselworld 2013. With 5,000 units to be released worldwide, this special model is one in a series designed to mark the 30th anniversary of the G-SHOCK shock-resistant watch this month. The design of the new DW-6900BS-8DR is based on the popular DW-6900, characterized by a rounded shape that arose from the pursuit of even greater toughness. As a symbol of the G-SHOCK affinity with the future, this 30th anniversary model has been given a metallic silver finish that makes the entire watch gleam.
Casio announced today the release of three new additions to its SHEEN family of watches for women, which are based on the concept of Elegant, Smart and Shining. The new SHE-3504 models feature a dial studded with Swarovski Elements and are magnificently finished. The dial is lavishly encrusted with small Swarovski Elements, and still more have been set into the bezel surrounding the face. Inside the bezel, the ring bearing the minute marks has been given a lustrous finish to reflect light. The crystals have been arranged like cobblestones to give the watch a brilliant sparkle.
LG today announced 13 new, models of home dehumidifiers and with this launch LG will further strengthen its Korean home dehumidifiers market. Recently LG has seen a great growth in its dehumidifier sale in local market. The new LG models comes in of 6 liters, 10 liters, 13 liters, 15 liters, 30 liters, depending on the space and dehumidifying the environment of use, such as living room, den etc. In short LG has a model to suite everyone’s demand. The LG dehumidifier is very useful during the rainy season, as well as in summer with high temperatures and humidity. With powerful dehumidification function comfortable indoor environment is maintained. Powerful dehumidification function is very effective for dry clothes and shoes.