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Fujitsu Conducts Field Trials to Grasp Irrigation Water Levels, Improve Agricultural Productivity in Myanmar

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Fujitsu Limited

Fujitsu Conducts Field Trials to Grasp Irrigation Water Levels, Improve Agricultural Productivity in MyanmarFujitsu today announced that it has conducted two types of field trials in which data on irrigation and river water levels could be easily managed. Fujitsu has now reported the results of the trials, which were conducted in the Taungoo region of Myanmar from late 2016 to January 31, 2017, to the trials' cooperating authority, the Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department of the Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation.

In these trials, farmers and on-site participants other than Irrigation Department personnel could check the water level of irrigation water in irrigation facilities and fields, as well as the water level of rivers, using the water level scales installed in various locations. 

Fujitsu Adds IoT Utilization Functionality to GLOVIA ENTERPRISE MES, a Manufacturing Execution System

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Fujitsu Limited

Fujitsu Adds IoT Utilization Functionality to GLOVIA ENTERPRISE MES, a Manufacturing Execution SystemFujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Advanced Engineering Limited today announced that FUJITSU Enterprise Application GLOVIA ENTERPRISE MES, a manufacturing execution system for customers in the assembly and manufacturing industry, has been enhanced by the addition of the new GLOVIA ENTERPRISE MES Smart Shop-Floor Option, which automatically collects and visualizes positional data of people and things in manufacturing facilities using beacons, as a service to promote the use of IoT in factories.

The new Fujitsu Advanced Engineering-developed option is available in Japan beginning today. With this new option, data that previously had to be entered by hand, such as manufacturing performance on the factory floor, or inventory status, can be collected, aggregated, and visualized in real time using sensing technology and beacons.

10 Inspirational Movies Based on True Events for Every Tech Enthusiast

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Neha Rastogi

10 Inspirational Movies Based on True Events for Every Tech EnthusiastSince a very long time, the entertainment industry has been playing a major role in getting people close to Science, mainly through Sci-fi flicks and TV shows. However, apart from the Sci-fi subjects, there have been a lot of movies based on the true events of Scientists, Engineers or other reputed personalities that have left a big impact on the audience. Such creations not only impart knowledge but also inspire us as to how we can overcome the challenges and keep on working towards our goals with full conviction.

Here, we have compiled a list of such movies that will give you an insightful picture of Science and Technology while conveying valuable life lessons. Let’s have a quick glance at the compilation of movies that every tech enthusiast must watch

Atmega 32u4 Based USB Musical Keyboard (Part 18/25)

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Amanpreet Singh

Atmega 32u4 Based USB Musical KeyboardThe music keyboard is one of the most common musical instruments. The electronic musical keyboards have been around for a long time. The electronic music keyboards synthesize musical sounds electronically according to MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) standards. Fortunately, the USB protocol does have provision to implement the MIDI standard under Audio Class Devices. The USB protocol has the MIDI subclass under the Audio Class 1.0.  In this project, the device designed is based on the MIDI subclass and it transmits the MIDI Data Packets using Audio Class of the USB protocol.

On any musical keyboard, there are physical keys pressing which specific musical notes having predetermined pitch and volume are generated. Any electronic music keyboard also works similarly.

Electricity Anti-Theft System - Over Loading Detection and Automatic Shut Down

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Pawan Kumar

Electricity Anti-theft System Block DiagramElectricity theft is a common problem. Due to electricity theft, not only there are losses to the revenue of the government but over loading and damage to the transformers is an unwanted consequence of the theft as well. 

The project demonstrated here is to show the mechanism of electricity anti-theft system. A pack of parallel connected bulbs is used as load while the programmable circuit operating the supply controlling relay is based on Arduino. The principle used behind detecting overloading is voltage comparison and an additional buzzer circuit is attached to the project to alert electricity theft in the locality. The buzzer mechanism has been added to alert people of electricity theft and demoralize the mischievous elements.

Driving Toward a Greener Future

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The road to zero-emission vehicles is paved with semiconductors. But the automobile is not a friendly environment: ICs face extreme voltages, currents, temperatures and vibration. Further, electric propulsion needs a battery rated in hundreds of volts, which challenges semiconductor materials, processes, designs, packages, and qualification. Managing the batteries of hybrids and full electric vehicles is a key area for innovative high-voltage technologies. Read more about it in the white paper ]]>“Driving the green revolution in transportation.”]]>

Virtual Reality vs. Augmented Reality: a Comparative Analysis

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Neha Rastogi

Virtual Reality vs. Augmented RealityThe lives we lead today would never have been the same without technology. It’s quite evident that machines and gadgets play a crucial role in our day-to-day activities and hence it is important to understand the concept of these technological innovations before we interact with them. We all know that both augmented reality and virtual reality offer an amazing gaming experience but there’s a lot more than that.

Both these technologies incorporate a common element of 3D images thereby indulging the user in a world which is unreal but still seems to be real. Besides, the media attention and market growth have been equally favourable for the two. A novice user may think of these as the same thing but technically there is a lot of difference. 

3D Printing Processes - Vat Photo polymerisation (Part 3/8)

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Nikhil A

Vat Photopolymerisation 3D Printing technologyVat Photo polymerisation is another popular 3D printing process. The process is based on hardening of photopolymers on exposure to the ultraviolet radiation. The photopolymer is in the form of a liquid resin filled inside a Vat, that is why, it got the name Vat Photo polymerisation.

Stereolithography was invented in 1986 by Charles Hull at the time when he founded his company 3D Systems. For Stereolithography a Vat is filled with the liquid photopolymer resin. The 3D model is built on a platform which dips into the resin to a depth of a single layer. The height of a single layer is usually 0.05 mm to 0.15 mm. An ultraviolet light source which direct the radiation onto resin by reflection from motor controlled mirrors is mounted at the top of the apparatus.

The DIY Judd Treat Machine

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Shalini Verma

The Judd Treat Machine from the NYC CNC Machining & Prototype Shop is a Raspberry Pi based dog-treat-dispensing machine that let people to remotely allot doggie treats from anywhere with an internet connection. It dishes out the goodies whenever the pet gets an email. This do-it-yourself device is similar to the Pintofeed remote pet feeder, where the pet owners were able to feed their pet via smartphone.

Further, it's a combination of various skillsets like CAD, machining, fabrication, powder coating, Raspberry Pi, electrical engineering and programming. The device is named after the inventor’s dog name. Whenever Judd receives an email, he becomes a recipient of the goodies dispensed by the machine.