Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun newspaper article about Safecast Loftwork event on March 25, 2012

Introduction by the translator: The following is an unofficial English translation of the original article in Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun a Japanese newspaper about industrial matters. The Nikkei group also publishes the Nihon Kezai Shimbun which is the major financial newspaper of Japan. Please note that the journalist solely used the term “Senryokei” to describe radiation…

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Safecast seminar in Iwaki

This is a guest post written by Ryuichi Mori, ex vice chairman of Dentsu and Advisor to MIT media lab. On March 1, I was invited by Pieter and Joe of Safecast Japan to convene a radiation seminar in the City of Iwaki, Fukushima. The tsunami all but wiped out Fukushima Prefecture’s fishing industry. The…

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Berliner Gazette: Learning From Fukushima Report

Earlier this year I was lucky enough to be invited by The Berliner Gazette to participate in a symposium called “Learning from Fukushima” that they were producing in Berlin. Krystian Woznicki and his team organized a fantastic collection of speakers and many thought provoking discussions were had. In follow up they have produced a report…

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Safecasting Seabrook

Earlier this year this we had the pleasure of meeting some of the folks at C-10, which is one of the oldest citizen radiation monitoring groups in the world. Established in 1986, they work to address the health and safety issues related to the Seabrook Station nuclear power plant in New Hampshire and small sensor…

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PBS story on Safecast Earlier this year Miles O’Brien and Xeni Jardin joined us in Japan to learn a bit about Safecast and joined us on a trip through Fukushima – I blogged about the day when it happened. They were working on a piece for PBS which aired in the US tonight. The full segment is viewable…

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A High School Student’s experience Safecasting

My name is Richard Zajac and I am a senior at a St. Louis, MO High School. I first learned about SafeCast when I began looking for information about the radiation levels in Japan in preparation for a visit filming a documentary. I soon discovered that SafeCast was the best source of this data, and…

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Safecast at Ars Electronica

Last month we were lucky enough to be invited to Linz, Austria to participate in the annual Ars Electronica festival. We were invited to talk about Safecast and show off some of the devices we’ve been using. Joi Ito, Pieter Franken and I attended and we displayed an iGeigie prototype and a working bGeigie. We…

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Safecasting Seoul, Korea & Hong Kong, China

Is the radiation level in Japan higher, equal, or lower than in neighbouring countries to Japan that did not (yet) experience a Nuclear Disaster? I decided to find out, so I packed a bGeigie in my check-in luggage when leaving on a business trip to Seoul, Korea, and Hong Kong, China. After arriving at Incheon…

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All about the Safecast car

At Safecast we have been happy to been driving with our own car for the past months. The most driven member of the Safecast Fleet is a 1999 Nissan Wingroad. Like many other Safecast cars, the color is bright red. 幸いにもここ数ヶ月、セーフキャストは自分たちの所有する車で測定することができるようになりました。1999年以来、日産ウィングロードが一番良く使われて来ましたが、この新しい車は、他のセーフキャストの車両と同じく真っ赤な色をしています。 福島でのセーフキャスティング ~岩城から郡山の途中で~

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Safecasting Mount Fuji

From August 25 through 28 I made a family vacation by car circling Mount Fuji staying at pensions by the Fuji 5 lakes and in the Hakone-area, basically locations in a circle around Mount Fuji. From the start from my home near Shimo-Kitazawa in Setagaya, Tokyo I mounted a Safecast bGeigie equipped with a MedCom…

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