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Self-healing gels could power future electronics

Materials, Technology12 May 2021National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
Ion-conducting gels that repair themselves following damage are under development for wearable electronics.

Putting a spin on Heusler alloys

Materials, Technology12 May 2021National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
Heusler alloys are promising contenders for faster and more energy-efficient computing and memory storage devices.

Manufacturing made easy with one-step printing

Nanotech, Technology12 May 2021The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
Printing electronic circuits could soon get easier and cheaper.

Elastomers develop stronger bonds of attachment

Materials, Technology12 May 2021National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
Molecular interactions within gels and rubbers can be controlled to fabricate stronger and more elastic materials.

AI helps design new alloys made to order

Artificial Intelligence, Materials, Technology12 May 2021National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
An artificial intelligence approach extracts how an aluminium alloy’s contents and manufacturing are related to specific mechanical properties.

Bringing the green revolution to electronics

Environment, Materials, Technology12 May 2021National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
From biomemory to implants, researchers are looking for ways to make more eco-friendly electronic components.
Mayuko Nakagawa operating a stable isotope mass analyser

Weaving a tale of early-Earth ecosystems

Environment, People, Plants & Animals, Science11 May 2021Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI), Tokyo Institute of Technology
“By looking at substances in volcanos, lakes and hotsprings, you can start to see the ecosystems that existed billions of years ago,” says Mayuko Nakagawa, a microbiologist and specially-appointed assistant professor at the Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) based at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. She analyses components left by microorganisms with colleagues from various disciplines, while as a lab manager, she looks after cutting-edge equipment and visitors from different countries.
Nakagawa in lab

見えない生態系が残した物語を紡ぐ

Environment, People, Plants & Animals, Science11 May 2021Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI), Tokyo Institute of Technology
火山や湖、温泉の物質からは数十億年前に存在した微生物の生態系が見えてくると語るのは、東京工業大学・地球生命研究所(ELSI)の中川麻悠子特任助教。異分野の研究者たちと共に微生物の作り出した成分を解析する傍ら、ラボマネージャーとして国内外の訪問者サポートや最先端の機材の管理などを行っている。
Interior of the Earth

Demystifying planet births from deep Earth

People, Science, Space11 May 2021Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI), Tokyo Institute of Technology
Earth scientist Hitoshi Gomi investigates how plants are made by studying materials from the deep Earth, while creating a hospitable workplace at the Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. He shared his research and the role of a lab manager with Asia Research News.
Interior of the Earth

地球の底から、惑星誕生の謎に迫る

People, Science, Space11 May 2021Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI), Tokyo Institute of Technology
地球の中心部の物質を研究しながら、共に研究をしている仲間が働きやすい環境を作るのが五味斎特任助教の日常だ。所属先の東京工業大学・地球生命研究所(ELSI)で地球科学者として行う研究活動と、ラボマネージャーの役目について、お話しを伺った。

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