South Korea’s Live Park uses RFID and Kinect to bring your Holodeck fantasies one step nearer | Engadget

. Located near Seoul, Live Park uses 3D video, holograms and augmented reality, interacting with RFID wrist bands and Kinect sensors to stitch together a continuous immersive story. You (and your avatar!) have 65 attractions, over seven themed zones, and the world’s biggest interactive 360 degree stereoscopic theater to wave, jump and shout your way through. Two years and $13 million in the making, Live Park’s creator d'strict is now looking to license the concept out internationally, with locations in China and Singapore already earmarked.

Smart-dust: Hitachi Develops World’s Smallest RFID Chip. Nicknamed “Powder” or “Dust”, the surface area of the new chips is a quarter of the original 0.3 x 0.3 mm, 60µm-thick chip developed by Hitachi in 2003. And this RFID chip is only one-eighth the width of the previous model.
– Hitachi expects this tiny size will open the way to new applications for wireless RFID chips. The RFID “powder” can be incorporated into thin paper, such as currency, creating so-called “bugged” money.

The RFID Loc8tor can identify special RFID tags from a distance of up to 183 meters (600 feet), and the RFID chips have GPS capabilities.

“By taking advantage of the merits of compactness, high authenticity and wireless communication, and combining it with Internet technology, the µ-Chip may be utilized in a broad range of applications such as security, transportation, amusement, traceability and logistics” – said Hitachi engineers who worked on the project.

uhh yea.

SmartHat Developers Hope to Make Construction Sites Safer - RFID Journal

Researchers at Georgia Tech and Duke University have developed and tested an energy-harvesting EPC Gen 2 RFID tag and reader designed to alert workers and equipment operators in the event of an imminent collision.

A team of researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Real-time Automated Project Information and Decision Systems (RAPIDS) laboratory and Duke University have completed testing of an energy-harvesting radio frequency identification system that, when tags are attached to hard hats, can issue an alert in the event that heavy equipment is moving too close to a worker on a construction site. The solution is unique, in that the tag can operate from power stored on a built-in capacitor, enabling the tag to be smaller than it would have been if it had a battery, while also ensuring that the system does not fail due to batteries requiring replacement.


PINK LIGHT: Shouldn’t we be doing this anyways?

A new campaign has begun to remind South Korean commuters to give their seats to pregnant women. It’s called the Pink Light Campaign.

It distributes signal chips to pregnant women to carry around. When the signal chip enters a train car, it activates a dedicated pink light by the dedicated pregnant courtesy seat, alerting the person sitting there that a pregnant woman has entered the train and is standing. The light remains on until the woman has found a seat

Watch our full video to learn more about this campaign.

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BBC - Future - Why I want a microchip implant

The BBC, the king of propaganda, lovingly wants you to believe getting chipped is a good idea. Cause you can trust big government and corporations right? Like the NSA and Google…. There’s no need to worry!

Oh and ignore people like Aaron Russo who, before he died, said that the end goal of the New World Order is to get everybody chipped, for complete totalitarian control.

A Rover In Penguin's Clothing Causes Less Fuss

by Michael Keller

How do you get to hang out with penguins and elephant seals without raising much of a fuss? Let a rover be your guide.

In the ongoing quest to understand and conserve wildlife, researchers need to collect data on species for science and management goals. But humans and animals don’t mix very well in the wild, and getting information can cause a great deal of stress to individuals and populations. The presence of people can be so disturbing to animals that it even biases the data scientists are trying to collect.

Wildlife researchers are well aware of this problem and many are turning to new technologies to get a glimpse of animals while minimizing interference in their lives. Some are using drones, DNA and satellites to monitor species movements and thwart poaching. Others are deploying autonomous tools like camera traps and undersea gliders to better understand how and where wildlife operate in their habitats. Now, a group has shown that little rovers can bring the animal world closer while less significantly changing the behavior of the creatures being studied.

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RFID Tool Tracking for Trailers, HVAC Trucks and Other Mobile Supply Vans

The RFID tool tracking software also allows management to analyze the use of tools in a particular work environment, and to have better information on the amount of tools and supplies that will be needed for prospective projects. These RFID tool tracking gates can be installed on existing trailers, or a business may purchase a 53-foot trailer already equipped with the RFID gate. There are also intentions to produce this technology in 40-foot shipping containers. This will enable them to be transported from one job site to another without the use of a mobile trailer.

This is NOT a mosquito. • It’s a miniature spy drone, developed for use in urban areas, already in production, funded by the US Government. It can be remotely controlled and is equipped with a camera & microphone. It can land on you. It can fly through an open window. Or it can attach to your clothing until you take it home. It may have the potential to take a DNA sample or leave RFID tracking nanotechnology on your skin.
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MythBusters Was Banned from Talking About RFID Chips Because Credit Card Companies Are Little Weenies

RFID Equipped Hangers Make Shopping A More Interactive Experience (video)

Teamlab has unveiled a new style of clothing rail which is just debuted by Vanquish in one of their men’s stores in Tokyo and incorporates RFID tags into the hangers to create an interactive shopping experience. The hangers look the same as a normal hanger but with a larger head section which contains an embedded RFID chip

The RFID hangers are then positioned below a row of LCD monitors and as a garment is picked up by a customer the monitor will display additional images, movies and product information related to the clothing which is being viewed by the customer. Watch the clothing rail and RFID hangers in action after the jump.

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 If the customer replaces the clothing the LCD screen clears until another garment is selected and removed from the rail.  The RFID hangers not only provide customers with data, they also provide the store with valuable stock information together with stat tracking details on which items have been viewed whilst on the rails.

Source: Teamlab : CScout Japan : Gizmodo