Quick Bits: Feb 20

A few exciting bits this week at Safecast. Over on National Geographic, Ari Beser published “How Citizen Science Changed the Way Fukushima Radiation is Reported” detailing Safecast’s efforts and impact. This is a fantastic endorsement of the efforts and commitment of Safecast volunteers worldwide. We’ve also gotten news that Congressman Jason Hsu showed off his…

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Safecast Conference 2015 Video

http://vimeo.com/133349609 The team at Make It Creative who helped us organize the Safecast Conference 2015 put together this short (3 minute) video about the event and the project overall. We think it’s a wonderful video and hope you’ll enjoy it as well.http://vimeo.com/133349609 The team at Make It Creative who helped us organize the Safecast Conference…

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Anniversary & Conference : March 22 – 25

Watch Live! Download the Safecast Report Executive Summary here (Currently English only) The Future of Citizen Science & the First Safecast Report A Free Symposium & Hackathon in Tokyo, and ‘Super Presentation’ in Koriyama We’re excited to announce the 4th Anniversary of Safecast and the 1st Safecast Conference. This multiday event will begin on March…

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Fukushima: The Next Three Years Symposium

Above: Everything looked great on the huge screen, including Joi Ito Skyping in from MIT to say hello. The “FUKUSHIMA: THE NEXT THREE YEARS” symposium SAFECAST organized in commemoration of the third anniversary of the start of the Fukushima disaster was held at the Komaba Research Campus of Tokyo University on March 15, 2014. We’re…

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Safecast 3 Year Anniversary Event: Schedule

On March 15th and 16th we’ll be holding events to commemorate three years since the Tohoku Earthquake and resulting Tsunami and meltdowns at Fukushima Daichi which led to the founding of Safecast. The 2-day program will consist of  both talks and hands-on events. On Saturday, we’ll host a discussion at Tokyo University called “The Next…

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Vice Japan Covers Recent bGeigie Build Event

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vZUg1HEKI4 Recently, we held a build your own bGeigie Nano workshop at our offices in Shibuya, Tokyo. We’d been talking to the great folks at Vice Japan for a while and they decided they wanted to join the workshop and build a geiger counter for themselves. We were fortunate that schedules worked out and Yuka…

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bGeigie Workshop – Aizu

A few weeks ago we gathered in Aizu with a crew of Safecast volunteers to celebrate hitting 10 million datapoints though we actually had a productive goal for the weekend as well. We held what will hopefully be the first of many bGeigie workshops based on our new bGeigie Nano kit. The idea being, get…

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Safecast Air Force (drone program)

http://vimeo.com/channels/safecast/65520001 The above video is a hexacopter with an onboard bGeigie Nano taking radiation readings in flight and broadcasting live via wifi. It’s the result of the just finished week long Safecast hackathon that just took place in Cambridge, MA. There were a number of reasons to focus on a drone during this hackathon. Of…

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Tokyo Hackathon Roundup

Earlier this year we held what will hopefully be the first of many Safecast Hackathons. Since Safecast has such a fantastic team of volunteers working together, we thought it might be beneficial to bring everyone together in one city for a week to hash through ideas and cross things off the todo lists. While the…

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Tokyo Hackathon underway

We kicked off the first hackathon of 2013 today in Tokyo. In many ways today was a planning session for what the rest of the week will look like. We ran through the issues lists on several key Safecast repositories on GitHub and created some milestones of things we’d like to solve this week, as…

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