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Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
06 Aug 2021
Development of a deep learning technique that reduces the difference between image domains by separating and converting domain information of image capturing environments
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
06 Aug 2021
Researchers from the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology have developed a faster and more reliable way to print flexible digital devices.
Tohoku University
05 Aug 2021
People with autism spectrum disorder interpret facial expressions differently. A group of Tohoku University researchers have revealed more about how this comes to be. They induced abnormalities into a neural network model to explore the effects on the brain’s learning development.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
04 Aug 2021
Combining two magnetic effects can manipulate the magnetic behaviours of a device, offering a novel opportunity for the next generation IT technologies.
Hokkaido University
04 Aug 2021
Sleeping safe and sound is one of human’s most fundamental needs to stay reenergized and maintain our bodily functions. How does hearing environmental sounds influence our sleeping quality? Assistant Professor Junta Tagusari from the Laboratory of Regional Environmental Issues, Graduate School of Engineering, is investigating the best method to measure noises and how they affect human health.
Lingnan University (LU)
03 Aug 2021
Covid-19 appears to be easing in Mainland China and Hong Kong. In June, the School of Graduate Studies of Lingnan University (LU) in Hong Kong conducted a follow-up survey based on last year’s Understanding Hong Kong and Mainland university students’ intentions to study overseas after the COVID-19 crisis, to get to know Mainland university students’ views on pursuing postgraduate studies abroad before, during, and after the pandemic.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
02 Aug 2021
The Research Center for Thin Film Solar Cell, DGIST succeeded achieving the world’s highest PCE of 12.2% for flexible CZTS thin film solar cells.
Lingnan University (LU)
02 Aug 2021
A recent study conducted by Lingnan University (LU) in Hong Kong confirms a positive association between educational attainment and life satisfaction at the individual level. However, once labour market outcomes and especially income levels are accounted for, this positive relationship disappears.
Tohoku University
30 Jul 2021
Salamanders can navigate complex and unstructured environments thanks to their impressive body-limb coordination. Researchers have built a model that mimics a salamander’s walk with the hope it aids the development of agile and adaptive robots that can flexibly change their body-limb coordination.
Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), the University of Tokyo
30 Jul 2021
Researchers from The University of Tokyo Institute of Industrial Science develop an experimentally supported mathematical model that defines the velocity jump mechanism in crack propagation
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City University of Hong Kong (CityU)
30 Jul 2021
Following its earlier announcement of the launch of the flagship innovation and entrepreneurship programme “HK Tech 300” with an allocation of HK$500 million, City University of Hong Kong (CityU) held today (29 July) the HK Tech 300 Seed Fund Presentation Ceremony, presenting seed funds with the total sum of HK$6.5 million.
A suspension of lipid nanoparticles synthesized from the novel lipomer AA03-DL-10. Photo by Takuya Isono.
Hokkaido University
30 Jul 2021
Testing a large library of compounds reveals an easy-to-make lipid that can carry genetic code into the lung to treat disease.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
30 Jul 2021
Scientists design an innovative file system that overcomes current performance bottlenecks when using solid state drives
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
29 Jul 2021
Korea’s DGIST collaborates for mass production of semiconductor-based optical switches.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
29 Jul 2021
M.S. Student Sejin Kim & Jungwoo Kim, won the “Outstanding Paper Award” at the largest computer society conference
Osaka City University
29 Jul 2021
Using a CeO2 catalyst, researchers develop an effective catalytic process for the direct synthesis of polycarbonate diols without the need for dehydrating agents. The high yield, high selective process has CO2 blown at atmospheric pressure to evaporate excess water by-product allowing for a catalytic process that can be used with any substrate with a boiling point higher than water.
Exposure of a PCB metabolite to whale-derived induced neurons caused apoptosis and neurodegeneration
Ehime University
27 Jul 2021
Using neurons directly reprogrammed from tissues of stranded whales to assess brain health A research team of the Center for Marine Environmental Studies (CMES) of Ehime University, Japan succeeded for the first time in direct reprogramming of whale somatic cells to neuronal cells, and conducted a neurotoxicity test using these cells. Exposure to a metabolite (4′OH-CB72) of polychlorinated biphenyls, ubiquitous environmental pollutants, caused apoptosis in the reprogrammed neurons. Transcriptome analysis of 4′OH-CB72-treated whale neurons showed altered expressions of genes associated with oxidative phosphorylation, chromatin degradation, axonal transport, and neurodegenerative diseases.
Wildlife Conservation Society
27 Jul 2021
An international team of scientists say that tigers could come roaring back in an unlikely place: northeastern China.
Tohoku University
27 Jul 2021
The university has unveiled a few more details of its new Green Goals Initiative, which includes developing green technology and promoting resilience and social Innovation. It also hopes to achieve carbon neutrality on campus by 2040.
The newly developed catalyst in powder form (left) and under a transmission electron microscope (right)
Hokkaido University
27 Jul 2021
Adding lead and calcium to an industrial catalyst dramatically improves its ability to support propylene production at very high temperatures, making it stable and active for a month.
Asia Research News Partnerships
27 Jul 2021
On 4-5 August 2021, EDUtech Indonesia will once again bring together the entire Indonesian education ecosystem to discuss new strategies, pedagogies and innovations to help inspire the next generation.
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
27 Jul 2021
A research team at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) emphasises the use of local research to inform parenting practices. It provides evidence-based strategies for parents that take into account local customs and ideas. The research results have helped educate over half a million parents, promoting parent–child relationships and leading to more positive child development.
Tohoku University
27 Jul 2021
Researchers have shown that postpartum depression can inhibit a mother’s ability to instill healthy tooth brushing habits in children. The study demonstrates the need to foster greater mental support and management for mothers and incorporate these factors when assessing children’s oral health.
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City University of Hong Kong (CityU)
22 Jul 2021
The State Key Laboratory of Marine Pollution (SKLMP) at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has been endorsed by the United Nations (UN) to initiate a ten-year "Global Estuaries Monitoring (GEM)" Programme (www.globalestuaries.org) to collect and study environmental pollutants in the estuaries of major cities around the globe so as to formulate a long-term policy of promoting clean estuaries.
Prior to the pandemic, a combination of occlusion (top left) and priming (middle left) led to a perception that individuals wearing face masks were less attractive. Due to the pandemic, the priming effect was eliminated (middle right) and only occlusion affected attractiveness perception; hence, faces with lower attractiveness were perceived as more attractive when wearing a face mask.
Hokkaido University
22 Jul 2021
The Covid-19 pandemic has improved perceptions of facial attractiveness and healthiness of people wearing face masks in Japan.
RIKEN
21 Jul 2021
Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR) have succeeded in creating the first genetically engineered marsupial. This study, published in the scientific journal Current Biology, will contribute to deciphering the genetic background of unique characteristics observed only in marsupials.
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
21 Jul 2021
Magnetic field could boost blood vessel growth to regenerate damaged tissue.
Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU)
21 Jul 2021
Kavli IPMU's Kai Martens and Masaki Yamashita are two of many researchers who have signed an MOU to work together to design, construct, and operate a new, single, multi-tonne scale xenon observatory to explore dark matter.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
21 Jul 2021
Recognized for its Research Outcome Related to PIM-based AI Processor Using TSMC’s Multi-bit RRAM
Osaka City University
20 Jul 2021
Using electron microscopy and high-speed atomic force microscopy, researchers show the internal molecular motor behind the gliding mechanism for Mycoplasma mobile to consist of two ATP synthase-like molecules. Sharing a similar structure with ATP synthase suggests a common evolutionary ancestor. This synthase-like ATPase is challenging the origin of cells and proteins themselves.