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Kanazawa University
06 Mar 2020
Point set registration problems, i.e. finding corresponding points between shapes represented as point sets, are important in a variety of fields, so algorithms have been developed. Here, a new algorithm is discovered for point set registration problems. This algorithm is demonstrated to solve several typical problems remarkably faster than conventional methods and with the highest accuracy. This novel algorithm will be beneficial to a wide variety of technologies including computer graphics, computer vision, authentication etc.
06 Mar 2020
The International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) Asia is conducting a survey on “Science in Policy Making”.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
06 Mar 2020
A design team, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has been honored at the international design competition, iF Design Awards 2020.
Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) at Kyoto University
05 Mar 2020
Molecular changes could improve the efficiency of next-generation photovoltaics.
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)
05 Mar 2020
An international team of astronomers using ALMA has captured the very moment when an old star first starts to alter its environment.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
05 Mar 2020
An international team of researchers, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has for the first time succeeded in demonstrating the ionization cooling of muons.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
03 Mar 2020
DGIST joint research team identified the roles of 'Somatostatin,' which mediates the functions of GABAergic synaptic protein
Ehime University
02 Mar 2020
The theoretical mineral physics group of Ehime University led by Dr. Taku Tsuchiya has developed high-precision computational techniques for studying Earth and planetary materials based on quantum mechanical theory and reported several outcomes for Earth’s lower mantle minerals and high-pressure hydrous phases. Their insights and discoveries clarify the mineralogy of Earth’s lower mantle and new mineral phases stabilized at the deep mantle.
Hiroshima University
02 Mar 2020
Researchers explore the links between happiness and productivity at a factory in Laos
Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU)
02 Mar 2020
A physicist and mathematician have found a string theory link in a class of complex numbers.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
02 Mar 2020
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has unveiled a novel catalyst (Pt1/CNT) for electrochemical chlorine generation.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
02 Mar 2020
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has presented a new biofuel system that uses lignin found in biomass for the production of hydrogen.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
29 Feb 2020
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has unveiled an ion concentrate electrolyte using a solvent containing fluorine atoms.
Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) at Kyoto University
28 Feb 2020
A new compound with the potential to turn genes on and off could lead to new cancer and hereditary disease treatment strategies.
Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) at Kyoto University
28 Feb 2020
Converting crystalline metal-organic frameworks into glass or liquid could give them unique properties and lead to the design of new materials.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
28 Feb 2020
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has presenter in-depth study of the interaction mechanism between the lignin nanofilms.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
28 Feb 2020
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has introduced a flexible and transparent solar cell, using silicon microwire composites.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
27 Feb 2020
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has signed MoU with the Korea East West Power Co., Ltd. (EWP) to cultivate professional personnel in renewable energy.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
26 Feb 2020
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has been collaborating with Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QE) and the Hospital Authority (HA) respectively to design and produce 3D-printed eye shields and face shields.
Hokkaido University
26 Feb 2020
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are promising materials for inexpensive and less energy-intensive gas separation even in the presence of impurities such as water.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
26 Feb 2020
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Jeju Free International City Development Center (JDC) for research collaboration.
The number of species shifting out of each exclusive economic zone (EEZ) by the year 2100 under a moderate and more severe greenhouse gas emissions scenario.
Hokkaido University
26 Feb 2020
Policymakers will need to step up to the challenges caused by significant shifts in fish species distributions caused by climate change.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
26 Feb 2020
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has succeeded for the first time in making the crystalline silicon solar cell transparent with dark and muddy colors.
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
25 Feb 2020
From biomemory to implants, researchers are looking for ways to make more eco-friendly electronic components.
National University of Singapore
25 Feb 2020
An international team of researchers has found that there is cause for optimism for now as the global loss rate of mangrove forests is now less alarming than previously suggested.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
25 Feb 2020
Professors from the Faculty of Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have been recognised by their inclusion in the AI 2000 Most Influential Scholar Annual List (AI 2000). Among those included, three scholars, Professors Irwin Kuo Chin KING, Michael Rung Tsong LYU, and Sean Xiaoou TANG have been named in the list in multiple fields while eight scholars have been recognized each in one field. The awardees have earned international acclaim for their research excellence in artificial intelligence. For the awardee list, please refer to table 1.
Hiroshima University
25 Feb 2020
Study explores strategies that could help reduce emissions from the transport industry
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
25 Feb 2020
Mayor Cheol-ho Song (Ulsan, South Korea) visited the startup facilities of Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) on January 4, 2020.
A joint research team, led by Professor Ja Yil Lee (School of Life Sciences, UNIST) has unveiled the mechanism of DNA high-order structure formation.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
24 Feb 2020
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has unveiled the structure and mechanism of proteins that are highly overexpressed in various cancers and associated with poor patient prognoses.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
23 Feb 2020
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), in collaboration with POSTECH, have developed a new biomimetic ‘moving’ surface, inspired from the biomachanics of the pectoral fins of the Batoidea.