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19 Jun 2019
A research team of Tohoku University, Nissan Motor Co., Shinshu University, and Okayama University made a groundbreaking discovery in the quest to replace hydrofluorocarbons in refrigeration systems with natural refrigerants such as water and alcohol.
Infographic of Data Sharing in Japan
24 May 2019
As the move towards open science progresses, the relevance of data sharing and data management increases. In a survey of more than 1,000 researchers in Japan, 95% say they are sharing research data, but a majority of them share only privately among their peers.
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23 May 2019
Researchers at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have developed a highly flexible, high-energy Textile Lithium Battery.
CYBATHLON Wheelchair Series Japan 2019
29 Apr 2019
The CYBATHLON Wheelchair Series Japan 2019, a competition in which people with physical disabilities compete against each other to complete everyday tasks using the latest technical assistance systems, will take place on May 5, 2019 in Kawasaki, Japan.
Holographic Cube
24 Apr 2019
Tiny pinholes in a thin film could pave the way for more widespread applications for 3D holographic displays.
Fingerprint
26 Mar 2019
A transparent, flexible smartphone sensor also measures skin temperature and tactile pressure, which could combat fingerprint forgery and make mobile devices even more compact.
https://www.tohoku.ac.jp/en/press/all_solid_state_batteries.html
25 Mar 2019
Scientists from Tohoku University and the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization have developed a new complex hydride lithium superionic conductor that could result in all-solid-state batteries with the highest energy density to date.
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22 Mar 2019
Stretchable devices could have a wide range of potential uses, from wearable health monitors to elastic solar cells to artificial skin.
20 Mar 2019
The Nature Index 2019 Japan supplement shows that global research performance in Japan continues to fall, but the number of international research partnerships is increasing
Electrons
06 Mar 2019
The ability of thermoelectric materials to convert heat into electricity has been more than doubled. This could help reduce the amount of wasted heat, and thus wasted fossil fuel, in daily activities and industries.
Schematic illustration and morphological information of supercoiled fibres
25 Feb 2019
DGIST Senior Researcher Changsoon Choi’s team coiled the existing carbon nano tube/spandex fiber and developed a new fiber of supercoiled structure. Expects to be applied in developing various wearable device platforms with super-coil that stretches up to 16 times
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15 Feb 2019
Uncovered details of a molecular pathway in cancer cells could lead to improved treatment.
Palladium nanoparticles in reaction mixtures
08 Feb 2019
Adding olefin enables efficient solvent-free cross-coupling reactions, leading to environmentally friendly syntheses of a wide range of organic materials.
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06 Feb 2019
Mimicking how the biological world arranges itself could help advance the next generation of nanomaterials.
23 Jan 2019
Recent work by Professor Eunmi Choi at South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has been honored with ‘2018 National Top 12 R&D Performance’.
Professor Ja-Hyoung Ryu, Professor Chaekyu Kim, and Professor Sebyung Kang at UNIST.
17 Jan 2019
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has introduced a novel targeted drug delivery system in the fight against cancer.
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15 Jan 2019
Understanding how liquid crystal molecules change positions, creating structural deformations known as topological defects, could unlock questions about similar defects in the fabric of the universe.
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22 Oct 2018
Experimental evidence shows that Asian elephants possess numerical skills similar to those in humans.
16 Oct 2018
Printable solar materials could soon turn many parts of a house into solar panels.
Professor Jaephil Cho and his research team
11 Oct 2018
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), has introduced a novel electric vehicle (EV) battery technology that is more energy-efficient than gasoline-powered engines.
Professor Hajin Kim
18 Sep 2018
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has presented the notion of “DNA Phase Separation”, which suggests that the DNA within the nucleus may trigger phase separation, like oil in water.
Mitochondria
12 Sep 2018
Uncovered details of a molecular pathway in cancer cells could lead to improved treatment.
11 Sep 2018
Research counters the expectation that organs of babies with congenital heart disease are smaller than average.
Fig. 1: Importance of particle size and coating amount of black carbon (BC) particles.
11 Sep 2018
Collaboration between Nagoya University and Cornell University develops improved model to assess the ability of black carbon to warm the Earth's atmosphere.
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10 Sep 2018
How cells arrange themselves into precise tissue structures like wings is a response, and a resistance, to global mechanical patterning in a tissue.
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06 Sep 2018
Genetic study shows that Javan lutung monkeys have a poor sense of taste.
01 Sep 2018
International study develops innovative method to discover new anti-epileptic drug in record time, with potential to do the same for other diseases.
Fig. 1 An “eat me” signal makes severed neurons regenerate
27 Aug 2018
Researchers at Nagoya University have identified the series of molecules involved in the regeneration of damaged nerves in roundworm, showing that it largely overlaps with the signals used by the intrinsic removal system to take up and process dying cells.
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30 Jul 2018
Researchers observe that red-fronted lemurs may chew on millipedes to rid themselves of intestinal parasites.
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23 Jul 2018
The table groups molecules according to the nano-shapes they form.

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