Hamamatsu Corporation, Can you tell me? Globally accessible remote experiments for education and new industries

Hamamatsu Corporation,

Can you tell me what kinds of experiments might use your soft x-ray sources? I am interested in teaching statistics and many people are interested in x-rays. This might be a good way to introduce them to the topic. A stable and reliable source with variations. And, presumably, various easy to use detectors and and basic experiments. But your site is not very friendly to people new to these technologies.

There are about 2 billion children from 4 to 24 going to school and every one of them will learn the word “x-ray” and about 1 in hundred (20 Million) will want to know more. If teachers have a safe and reliable way to introduce them to data collection and processing, model building and basic scientific and engineering, they can get hands on. I want to have experiments that can run continuously on the Internet, collect and store and share the raw data. Share algorithms and results. Share classroom methods and new experiments. Gather requirements for new globally accessible remote experiments. When Moon and Mars experiments are available, they will be ready, since most first projects will be run from orbit.

Your photodiodes look interesting, but none of your products is suitable now for students. It is too much to ask busy teachers to develop from scratch. Yet, if you have your systems in every high school and college, you can have whole generations who know your products, capabilities and quality. Apple did it.

There are about 5 billion people using the Internet, and most of the online training has NO experimental data. So running the basic experiments on the Internet for every one makes sense. Again, probably in your lifetime, Mars and Moon and millions of citizen scientists will be thirsty to know more about how space systems and science work. i have been tracking science technology engineering mathematics and computing activities on the Internet for the last 25 years. Finding best practices needed for global collaboration, research and education. There are tens of thousands of small groups forming, but no resources, no real support and guidance. Many countries have no teachers, even poorer parts for richer countries. I think I can get sponsors, but if you company is not interested at all, I will keep looking. You say you want entrepreneurs, but a better strategy is to find the groups, see what they are doing, help them get the tools they needs, and help new industries grow. Not wait for people to have to ask.

If you have low noise amplifiers, high sampling rate ADCs and automatic storage to network drives, most of the groups can take the data and use it. There are groups making seismometers, magnetometers, gravimeters, weather data, electromagnetic sensors of many kinds (natural signals). I have tracked most of the senors on the Internet that groups want to use and share. I think GeoScope, NIST, ESU, CERN, LIGO, the space telescopes, radio telescopes. climate change groups, volcanoes and satellites. There is lots of raw data, in various levels of shareable. But what is missing are global standards of excellence for sharing of data and algorithms, and platforms for collaboration – at all ages, from 4 to 94. There are just over 700 Million people over 65 today.

I have talked with a lot of agencies and companies in the last 25 years.

Richard Collins, The Internet Foundation

Hamamatsu Corporation,

Your LiveChatInc.com email arrived and did not mention Hamamatsu Corporation, or my request, at all.

So I treated it as spam.  It goes to a site I do not recognize, that requires login, and that is also very spam like.

I wanted to know about products from Hamamatsu Corporation.
So, no, I am not satisfied.
Richard Collins, The Internet Foundation
Richard K Collins

About: Richard K Collins

Director, The Internet Foundation Studying formation and optimized collaboration of global communities. Applying the Internet to solve global problems and build sustainable communities. Internet policies, standards and best practices.

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