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ELSI

ELSI graduate course tackles fundamental questions of life

Education, Space08 Mar 2022Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI), Tokyo Institute of Technology
The Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) in Tokyo launches a new integrated graduate course exploring the origin and evolution of life and planets.
Conceptual artwork in the theme of 'the Origins of Life' by Padi Faraji.

Placing science outreach centre-stage in Japan

Communication, Science08 Mar 2022Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI), Tokyo Institute of Technology
A team at Japan’s Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI), at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) is conducting evidence-based outreach to demonstrate why science communication training is so important, with an aim of encouraging other higher education and research institutions to follow its lead.
Stars and forest at night

Dye-based device sees the invisible

Materials, Technology08 Mar 2022National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
Devices that can see shortwave infrared light, which is invisible to the naked eye, could soon become cheaper and more accessible to a broader consumer base.
The scientists injected the nanoparticle solution into the tail veins of live mice and were able to obtain high quality MRI (left) and near-infrared fluorescence (right) scans of tissues and blood vessels.

Size matters: Surgical imaging receives nanoparticle enhancement

Materials, Technology08 Mar 2022National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
A nanoparticle’s size is fine-tuned to offer high-resolution images before and during surgical procedures.
Woodpecker

Absorbing Impact: Inside the Head of a Woodpecker

Materials, Plants & Animals, Technology08 Mar 2022Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Inspired by the woodpecker’s ability to strike trees with its beak rapidly and repeatedly without injury, engineers in Malaysia have used computer simulations to find ways to improve the design of composite beams used in impact-prone structures.
SignTown

Sign language for all

Artificial Intelligence, Education08 Mar 2022The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
Computer game uses a camera and AI-based movement recognition to teach sign language to a broader public.
OMNI ocean sensing system

Floating sensors to gather ocean data

Environment, Science, Technology08 Mar 2022Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo (UTokyo-IIS)
Device designers at the University of Tokyo are developing cheap and accessible ways to monitor and explore the sea.
Spinning electricity under the sky

Spinning electricity under the sky

Energy, Environment, Materials08 Mar 2022National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
A magnetic hybrid system generates electricity day and night with radiative cooling and solar heating.
Skeleton

Mind the gap: Bone defects get new filling

Medicine08 Mar 2022National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
A novel biomaterial promotes bone tissue regrowth, showing promise for surgical procedures.
STAM Image

Improving machine learning for materials design

Materials08 Mar 2022National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
A quick, cost-effective approach improves the accuracy with which machine learning models can predict the properties of new materials.

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