A week in tech; part 1

The latest tech news from Japan and Korea.

A week in Japan tech

Life Sciences

- Ebara Jitsugyo has developed an air sterilization system for hospitals, which are preparing for the possible spread of SARS in Japan. The system eliminates airborne bacteria and viruses using ultraviolet rays. While no confirmed case of SARS has been reported in Japan, health care institutions in the country are stepping up efforts to counter a possible outbreak of the disease.

Telecommunications

- Fujitsu Social Science Laboratory develops a fax system that employs optical communications for faster transmissions, halving the phone line charges associated with faxing using conventional analog lines. The company anticipates demand from mail order firms, travel agencies...

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