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17 Apr 2009
RIKEN scientists, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Tokyo, Japan, and Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, have unveiled the possible existence of a new magnetic phase in the spatial arrangements of electron spins
17 Apr 2009
“People think cholesterol is bad for health. But without cholesterol, we could not survive. Cholesterol is important, but its function remains elusive.”
16 Apr 2009
There are many types of medicine for which effects are improved and side-effects are decreased when attention is based to the rhythm of ingestion. For example, people with hyperlipidemia are prescribed with medicine that reduces the formation of cholesterol, and this medicine is best taken in the evening.
10 Apr 2009
A detailed structural analysis reveals new insights into the operating mechanism of a protein pore
10 Apr 2009
The research at the facility will be useful in developing electronic devices that utilize molecular fluctuation and instability. It is also expected to produce new functional materials and information-processing technologies.
03 Apr 2009
Cellular proteins assist plant cells to ensure their offspring inherit the capacity to support themselves
03 Apr 2009
The controlled rearrangement of surface-adsorbed molecules can be achieved by careful application of an electric field between a scanning tunneling microscope tip and a surface
03 Apr 2009
Controlled collisions of molecules allow RIKEN scientists to visualize dual microscopic chemical reaction pathways
03 Apr 2009
A genomic study reveals important details about how microbes dwelling in the termite gut help their insect hosts to wreak havoc
27 Mar 2009
Experiments with a rotating magnetic field provide new understanding on its coupling to the electric polarization of a multiferroic material
20 Mar 2009
Ultrafast lasers instantaneously track a molecular twist in progress
13 Mar 2009
A new quantum theory describes magnetism in multiferroic materials more realistically than earlier theories
06 Mar 2009
The powerful x-rays from a RIKEN synchrotron can provide high-contrast images of biological specimens
06 Mar 2009
A new theory predicts an unusual excitation spectrum for a chain of ultracold gas atoms
20 Feb 2009
Cellular proteins assist plant cells to ensure their offspring inherit the capacity to support themselves
13 Feb 2009
A standard measurement of resistance, the quantum Hall effect, changes dramatically at the edge of a sample
13 Feb 2009
A team of scientists in Japan has demonstrated the possibility of switching the magnetization of a thin magnetic film with a non-conventional and innovative method, achieving a considerable step forward in magnetic data storage and the field known as spintronics.
06 Feb 2009
Long-range spin currents induced by heat herald a new era for spintronic applications
30 Jan 2009
Non-coding RNAs play a role in regulating the expression of genes in yeast
23 Jan 2009
Solitary waves trapped in superconducting junctions could illustrate time dilation effects similar to those in special relativity
23 Jan 2009
A new twist on an old technique helps researchers identify proteins with a regulatory ‘death sentence’
23 Jan 2009
A group of Japanese scientists including former RIKEN researcher Toshiyuki Nakagaki were among this year’s winners of the Ig Nobel Prizes, recognized for their discovery that a unicellular amoeboid organism can figure out the shortest distance in a maze.
16 Jan 2009
A novel numerical technique permits researchers to study the interaction between elementary particles within a material without approximations
16 Jan 2009
The Casimir force between objects in a vacuum shows a complex dependence on temperature
09 Jan 2009
Computing based on photons rather than electrons, on the other hand, promises significantly faster computation and information processing. An international team of researchers has now developed a theoretical system that would allow single photons to be controlled reliably.
06 Jan 2009
Waseda University was the first private university to be selected by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) for the "Super Centre of Excellence" program. This is a review article for the program which ends in 2009.
19 Dec 2008
Structural and electronic rearrangements discovered in the new oxide LiRh2O4 provide hints for improving electricity generation from heat
12 Dec 2008
The complex arrangement of spins in a magnetic oxide gives rise to a magneto-electric effect
05 Dec 2008
The search for improved ‘multiferroic’ materials may benefit from a new discovery in an iron-based oxide compound
28 Nov 2008
A new large high-precision mirror is capable of focusing x-ray radiation to spot sizes of just a few nanometers

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