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Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
18 May 2021
DGIST scientists have found a novel way to control magnetic spins in a localized space.
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
18 May 2021
Dr Li Jianbin, Assistant Professor at the Department of Early Childhood Education of The Education University of Hong Kong, was presented with the Rising Star Award by the Association for Psychological Science (APS) in February 2021. The award recognises outstanding APS members in the earliest stages of their research career.
Insoluble reactants are hardly reactive in solution, but may react in solvent-free systems using ball milling to drive chemical reactions in the solid state
Hokkaido University
18 May 2021
Scientists from Hokkaido University have developed a rapid, efficient protocol for cross-coupling reactions, vastly expanding the pool of chemicals that can be used for the synthesis of useful organic compounds.
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17 May 2021
ARN's May newsletter features research about plasma jets, a newly discovered molecule, plants, proton fuel cells, and women's football. Plus the Asia Research News 2021 magazine is here!
Tohoku University
17 May 2021
Landslide tsunamis are difficult to simulate because of the complex interaction between soil and water. But now, researchers from Tohoku University have come up with a hybrid numerical method that allows for relatively accurate simulations.
Two distinct biodiversity refugia (inset map, top panel) for marine communities (159 fish and invertebrate species) in the Eastern Bering Sea from 1990-2018
Hokkaido University
17 May 2021
Scientists from Hokkaido University have used species survey and climate data to identify two marine biodiversity refugia in the Eastern Bering Sea – regions where species richness, community stability and climate stability are high.
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
14 May 2021
Neurone-like junctions made of mixed oxide-based materials could reduce the massive energy consumption of artificial intelligence operations.
Asia Research News
14 May 2021
The global scientific community came together in an unprecedented way to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are selected research findings shared by our Asia Research News community.
Asia Research News
14 May 2021
Inspirational figures from our ongoing Giants in History series are featured in the Asia Research News 2021 magazine. Because role models matter.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
14 May 2021
Many hurdles remain to achieve gender equality in Myanmar politics and society at large. Research supported by Canada’s Knowledge for Democracy Myanmar Initiative is identifying opportunities to close the gap.
Hokkaido University
14 May 2021
Images from the Akatsuki spacecraft unveil why Venus’s atmosphere rotates much faster than its surface.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
14 May 2021
Researchers have observed DNA spooling and unspooling in real time using CRISPR to attach fluorescent tags to very specific DNA points in living cells.
Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI), Tokyo Institute of Technology
14 May 2021
Upcoming Solar System exploration missions will search for extraterrestrial (ET) life, but ET life may not be like Earth life. A new mass spectrometry analysis technique may allow for process-based ways to find ET life that is compositionally alien.
A close-up of a bridge, showing deteriorated asphalt pavement and concrete
Hokkaido University
13 May 2021
Scientists reveal that the deterioration of modern concrete and asphalt structures is due to the presence of trace quantities of organic matter in these structures.
long tailed macaque
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
13 May 2021
A simple tool allows researchers to track how different subpopulations of the Plasmodium knowlesi parasite are changing over time.
CityU millirobots
City University of Hong Kong (CityU)
13 May 2021
A spray-on magnetic coat turns any object into a robot controlled by a magnetic field. The biocompatible robots can walk, crawl and roll, and switch motions on demand.
UNIST UTI test
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
13 May 2021
A spinning toy meets hydrodynamics and sets point-of-care diagnostics in motion.
graphene battery concept
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
13 May 2021
The trick to extremely thin supercapacitors with improved performance is spraying graphene ink at an angle.
fuel cell diagram
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
13 May 2021
Controlling the organization of molecules within polymer membranes could lead to more efficient fuel cells.
Tohoku University
13 May 2021
Researchers from Tohoku University have unveiled an ion-selective smart porous membrane that can respond to outer stimuli. Until now, scientists had struggled to apply smart porous membranes to porous thin films of below 10 nm. The developed membranes, however, are applicable to porous thin films with a thickness of 8 nm, paving the way for new applications in molecular separation and sensing applications.
Lingnan University (LU)
13 May 2021
Everyone has to wear a mask to curb the spread of COVID-19. However, this is an additional communication barrier for people with a hearing impairment as they cannot read lips or facial expressions behind a mask. Invited by The Hong Kong Society for the Deaf, the Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative of Lingnan University in Hong Kong (LU) recently designed a transparent ASTM Level 3 face mask based on the needs of hearing-impaired people, and its fully transparent and anti-reflective design makes lip-reading easier.
Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), the University of Tokyo
13 May 2021
Researchers from the Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo have shown how glasses that apparently look frozen can crystallize, which could contribute to the improvement of the stability of glassy materials
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
12 May 2021
Ion-conducting gels that repair themselves following damage are under development for wearable electronics.
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
12 May 2021
Heusler alloys are promising contenders for faster and more energy-efficient computing and memory storage devices.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
12 May 2021
Printing electronic circuits could soon get easier and cheaper.
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
12 May 2021
Molecular interactions within gels and rubbers can be controlled to fabricate stronger and more elastic materials.
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
12 May 2021
An artificial intelligence approach extracts how an aluminium alloy’s contents and manufacturing are related to specific mechanical properties.
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
12 May 2021
From biomemory to implants, researchers are looking for ways to make more eco-friendly electronic components.
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
12 May 2021
Invented by Professor Ho Wing-kei at the Department of Science and Environmental Studies of The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK), the novel graphitic carbon nitride photocatalyst provides an innovative way for environmental purification. Compared to the traditional photocatalyst such as titanium dioxide, which can only be activated by UV light, and has a relatively low effectiveness in air pollutant degradation, the newly developed photocatalyst can utilise visible light (daylight or indoor light) as the light source for photocatalytic reactions.
Lingnan University (LU)
12 May 2021
A survey conducted by Lingnan University in Hong Kong's (LU) Department of Cultural Studies finds 65 per cent of lesbian and bisexual female respondents perceived a glass ceiling in financial services in Hong Kong. The research team noted an urgent need for employers to build inclusive workplaces for LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and related communities) employees.