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Articles tagged with: tokyo

Tokyo Museum Set To Unveil Interactive OLED Globe

The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo will present an OLED geo-cosmos. The Geo-cosmos was designed to display images of the Earth taken from a meteorological satellite, and includes cloud formations and storm patterns.

The globe measures six meters around and has a resolution of approximately 10 million pixels, spanning 103,620 PMOLED (Passive Matrix OLED) panels, each measuring 96 sq mm.

IEEE Approves WiMax-2 Blazing Speeds

According to PCWorld, The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers has approved IEEE 802.16m, the next generation of WiMax. Expected speeds of this new technology are greater than 300M bits per second. If you’re unfamiliar with WiMax technology, the term stands for Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access and is a telecommunications protocol that provides both fixed and mobile Internet access.

The current revision provides up to 40M bits per second. The IEEE 802.16m is also termed WirelessMAN-Advanced or WiMax-2. It has been reported that the new standard was…

Japan Remains Online Despite Quake Devastation

The ongoing damage and devastation in Japan is of epic proportions. The 8.9-magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami has claimed the lives of many and destroyed villages along its coast. It is even created a nuclear scare with the possibility of having a meltdown in one the nuclear plants. However, one thing that withstood the ordeal is Internet connectivity.

According to Renesys, only a small fraction of Japan’s Internet connections were affected by this massive catastrophic event. Vital communication systems have not gone down and this has enabled those in Japan to communicate with others in and outside the devastated areas.