Advanced Science


05 Mar 2010
Geometric factors can have a strong influence on the seemingly random walk of objects across pores in a thin membrane
05 Mar 2010
The identification of a gene involved in steroid hormone signaling in plants could benefit agriculture and reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide
03 Mar 2010
* Agreement to establish a Joint Center with the Max Planck Society (MPG) * General agreement for cooperation with the Technical University of Munich (TUM)
26 Feb 2010
Long-predicted physical effects confirmed for the first time by a model system of strongly interacting electrons
19 Feb 2010
A microchip fabricated with femtosecond lasers at RIKEN allows the rare observation of microalgae behavior
12 Feb 2010
X-rays emitted from the remnant of a supernova provide clues to its explosive history
29 Jan 2010
Molecular fluorescence applied in an unconventional way allows the life-sustaining chemical reactions in genes to be observed in real time
15 Jan 2010
Combining design concepts produces a high-sensitivity detector that could enable greater exploitation of terahertz radiation
08 Jan 2010
Controllable quantum systems that allow us to better understand complex physical processes are now within reach
26 Dec 2009
A new terahertz light source and detector could open the way for the practical application of terahertz waves
18 Dec 2009
The joint symposium was held on November 12, 2009 at the RIKEN Wako campus and featured presentations by five visiting members of the UoL and five RIKEN researchers.
11 Dec 2009
Genetic analyses help decode symbiosis in the termite gut as a model for the highly efficient conversion of plant cellulose
04 Dec 2009
The plant hormone abscisic acid makes use of a surprisingly elegant and straightforward system to regulate its many essential functions
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20 Nov 2009
Surprising complexity underlies the seemingly simple process of chromosome pair separation during cell division
20 Nov 2009
A fluorescent sensor helps scientists track specific chromosomal modifications that can alter gene activity
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13 Nov 2009
Visualization of stress in the cell’s protein factory, the endoplasmic reticulum, may lead to new treatments for many debilitating diseases
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16 Oct 2009
Astrophysicists at RIKEN lend their expertise to biologists to develop one of the world’s fastest and most sensitive cameras to observe cell behavior at the nanometer scale.
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09 Oct 2009
Researchers at RIKEN created a new graphite nanotube that conducts electricity when exposed to light, which could lead to efficient solar batteries based on organic materials and developed molecular devices that can respond to various types of stimuli, similar to living organisms.
02 Oct 2009
Photosynthetic processes in an artificial system can be described accurately by a quantum physical theory
Quantum Simulators
01 Oct 2009
Press Release - A review in Science this week outlines the main theoretical and experimental aspects of quantum simulation and emphasizes some of the challenges and promises of this fast-growing field.
14 Aug 2009
Radiation bursts from thunderclouds may not always be associated with lightning
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07 Aug 2009
Mutual controllability of electricity and magnetism in a weak magnetic material points the way to low-power electronics
24 Jul 2009
To enable the identification of different varieties and prevent illegal cultivation, a broad range of research and development at the DNA level has been conducted so far.
17 Jul 2009
A technique for characterizing ultrafast light pulses will lead to better optical probes for studying electron dynamics
17 Jul 2009
A total of around 200 people, including 24 members of RIKEN, attended the event, which showcased cutting-edge research and technology in chemical and materials science.
10 Jul 2009
‘Metamaterials’ — artificially created materials with nanostructures designed to control light — are attracting considerable attention for the development of a range of new technologies, such as very thin eyeglass lenses, optical microscopes that will allow the observation of atoms and optical fibers with no transmission loss.
03 Jul 2009
A chance observation leads to potential insights into the basis for cell damage associated with disorders like Alzheimer’s disease
26 Jun 2009
Research on the function of a type of RNA called ‘Gomafu’ is the primary field of study at RIKEN’s Nakagawa Initiative Research Unit.
19 Jun 2009
An organic compound provides the rare opportunity to study electrons that behave as if they have no mass
19 Jun 2009
A newly created yeast gene archive will enable efficient analysis of the function of bioactive compounds with potential pharmaceutical use


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