War and Piecemeal Data

Around this time last year, SAFECAST held a 16-hour global livestream event to mark our 10th anniversary and that of the March 2011 triple disaster in Japan — earthquake, tsunami, Fukushima NPP meltdowns. What a difference a year makes.  The sense of emergency in Fukushima dissipated several years ago, having been supplanted by better understanding…

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Yesterday, much of the world watched astonished, appalled, and terrified as Russian ground forces attacked the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) in southern Ukraine, setting a building onsite ablaze. We had thought the armed occupation of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (ChNPP) a week prior on February 24th, and holding the plant’s operation crew hostage,…

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Safecast Summer Workshops Introduce Kids to Virtual Geiger Counters

Two summer workshops this year gave children hands-on science experience through building a Geiger counter. This year’s events included the chance to make a virtual version of Safecast’s kGeigie.  Safecast partnered with Panasonic’s AkeruE Creative Museum and Mori Building and offered two online summer workshops for children this year. As a result, they, and their…

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Safecast Daiichi Water Release Plan Report

We have made downloadable English and Japanese pdf versions of our recent commentary and critique regarding the Fukushima Daiichi water discharge plan. Readers are welcome to share them freely. こちらより福島第一原子力発電所における放水計画に対する解説および批評のPDFが、英語および日本語でダウンロード可能です。ご自由に共有下さい。 English version here   日本語版はこちら Safecast operates on a volunteer basis and depends on public support. Please visit our DONATION PAGE. Safecastは皆様のご支援によりボランティアベースで運営しています。ぜひこちらのリンクから寄付をご検討ください。

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Fukushima Daiichi Water: The World is Watching… or Should Be

On April 13, the Japanese government announced that it had approved a plan by Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings Inc. (Tepco) to discharge treated water currently being stored in tanks at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean. Safecast considers it important to highlight our specific concerns in regard to this…

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Musical interlude: Becoming Fukushima

  We were very honored that Scottish composer Katrina Gordon agreed to write and record a new piece for the Safecast 10 anniversary livestream.  Katrina is an accomplished contemporary composer with an experimental bent, and as we discussed  Safecast and our data, she asked us to send her a set of data points from different…

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SAFECAST-10 EVENT: “Read the Air” — Thu, April 22 18:00 JST

— Introducing the Most-Easy-to-Use Air Quality Monitor Ever Built! The Airnote with Safecast — — Join the competition to win an Airnote (by April 20th) see below! — “Read the Air”: This year, Safecast is introducing several IoT devices including the Airnote, the Most-Easy-to-Use Air Quality Monitor Ever Built!, and the bGeigie Zen, the exciting…

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Leaders speak out

This week we highlight a few of the leaders who joined us for the Safecast 10th anniversary mobile livestream event last month.  Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa, Dr. Jun Murai, and Chiaki Hayashi have all been key supporters and advisors of Safecast, each with a different focus and background. All of them have brought a new style of…

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Ray Ozzie and IoT

April 9th is IoT Day, with virtual conferences, lunches, and events being held around the world.  In commemoration we wanted to share the segment titled called “Ray’s Big Reveal” from the Safecast 10 global livestream held on March 13, 2021.  In it, Safecast senior advisor Ray Ozzie showcases his design thinking and how that led…

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NFT Fundraiser on OpenSea

When Safecast started we took inspiration from the worlds we already lived in. Hackerspaces, DIY, Technoarts, Design, Open… these things are deeply woven into our DNA as an organization and a community. In the last decade we’ve continued to pull in passions from other areas of our lives, intentionally blurring the lines between work and…

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