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2023 Magazine articles

red light streaks

Swarm molecular robotics delivers cargo

Biotech, Medicine, Nanotech10 Mar 2023Hokkaido University
Scientists have shown that swarming molecular robots can deliver cargo five times more efficiently than a robot working on its own.
big bang impression

An institute bridging divides

Space, Technology, Women10 Mar 2023Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU)
Asia Research News met five female researchers to learn about their research, what drew them to Kavli IPMU, and their experiences there. These women, from diverse backgrounds, excel in their fields and show what can be achieved when women are not held back.
Electric flashes

Pour water and shake for electricity

Energy, Inventions, Technology10 Mar 2023National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
Shaking the compact, lightweight device generates enough electricity to power 100 LEDs.
rice stalks

Baiting arsenic in rice paddy fields

Environment, Food, Plants & Animals10 Mar 2023
Naturally formed iron oxides on the surface of plastic tubes offer an inexpensive and sustainable method to reduce arsenic contamination in crops.

Robotics engineers pay attention to matters of the heart

Medicine, Robots, Technology10 Mar 2023Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
A new apparatus uses electromagnets to remotely control guidewires through tiny, tortuous blood vessels for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

Communicating about life beyond Earth and other big news

Communication, Education, Space10 Mar 2023Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI), Tokyo Institute of Technology
Finding extra-terrestrial life would transform how we view our place in the Universe, but reporting on the search for it poses challenges for scientists and the media.

Ultrathin, wireless palm patch brings touch to virtual reality

Technology10 Mar 2023City University of Hong Kong (CityU)
Tactile sensations could soon be coming to virtual reality, surgical robotics and prosthetic sensing.
Covid-19 vaccines and syringe

Vaccines and vitamin D: Measuring immune responses

Covid-19, Diseases, Medicine10 Mar 2023Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Researchers in Sarawak, Malaysia, measured the immunity responses of people who received different COVID-19 vaccines.
Band-aid with electric streaks

Tiny electric generators aid wound healing

Biotech, Medicine10 Mar 2023National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
Researchers are working to overcome challenges in order to bring wearable, electric, wound-healing devices to clinical practice.

An unexpected journey

Science, Space10 Mar 2023Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU)
One astronomer never thought of leaving Japan, but then he did and became a world best.

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