Press releases

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
15 Apr 2019
A delegation from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) (HKBU) won a Gold Medal with the Congratulations of Jury, a Gold Medal and a Silver Medal at the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva held in Switzerland from 10 to 14 April 2019.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
15 Apr 2019
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) (PolyU) was among the big winners in the Hong Kong delegation this year at the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva (Geneva Inventions Expo), the exhibition regarded as the most important specialist event of its kind in the world.
IAP Cochairs
TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world
15 Apr 2019
New IAP Chairs include Dr. Cherry Murray, Member of the US National Academy of Sciences and the US National Academy of Engineering and Dr. Peggy Hamburg, Foreign Secretary of The US National Academy of Medicine.
Asia Research News
15 Apr 2019
This conference brings together a focus on technology development as well as applications for biomarker analysis in cancer, cardiovascular disease and other disease classes. Call for Posters deadline: 31 August 2019.
 Formation of brominated, chlorinated and mixed halogenated diphenyl ethers and dibenzofurans during e-waste burning
Ehime University
15 Apr 2019
The composition of mixed brominated/chlorinated dibenzofurans (PXDFs) and diphenyl ethers in soils from an e-waste site in Ghana suggests a formation of PXDFs through condensation of the flame retardant PBDEs and subsequent bromine-to-chlorine exchange. PXDFs were substantial contributors of toxic equivalents among dioxins from e-waste burning.
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National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)
11 Apr 2019
Japanese researchers contribute to paradigm-shifting observations of the gargantuan black hole at the heart of distant galaxy Messier 87.
Ice Wedge
Hokkaido University
11 Apr 2019
Evidence of historic marine life present in Alaskan permafrost is helping scientists reconstruct ancient changes in the ice cover over the Arctic Ocean.
The WorldFish Center
The WorldFish Center
10 Apr 2019
WorldFish, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) signed a five-year tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
10 Apr 2019
Designated as a KELAF and held signboard hanging ceremony as organized by the Ministry of Drug and Food Safety. To lay the foundation for advanced bio research by securing the reliability and ethicality of animal experiments
New algorithm optimizes quantum computing problem-solving
Tohoku University
10 Apr 2019
Tohoku University researchers have developed an algorithm that enhances the ability of a Canadian-designed quantum computer to more efficiently find the best solution for complicated problems, according to a study published in the journal Scientific Reports.
Asia Research News
09 Apr 2019
Geoengineering experiments underway to protect Australia’s Great Barrier Reef from climate change highlight the need for Australian law to catch up, researchers say.
Asia Research News
09 Apr 2019
Innovators Under 35 expands its remit to the top 20 in the region.
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Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
09 Apr 2019
Research achievement through an Undergraduate Group Research Program (UGRP) was published in an international scientific journal. The finding is expected to lay a foundation for the development of a new personality test method that can complement the existing psychology test.
Prototype in precision
Tohoku University
09 Apr 2019
A finger print can serve as identification to access locked doors and more, but current scanners can be duped with fake or even similar fingerprints. That may change soon, thanks to a collaborative research team based in Japan.
Asia Research News
09 Apr 2019
Director of the National Program for SMEs and Projects from the Ministry of Economy opens AIM Startup
Sox8 protein comparison
Hokkaido University
08 Apr 2019
Joint press release by Hokkaido University and Keio University Scientists have identified a protein critical to the immune system development and antibody production in mice, which could contribute to understanding the gut defense mechanism in infants.
Asia Research News
08 Apr 2019
The AI Hardware Asia Summit is the second in a global series focusing on AI accelerator technologies and the design and application of silicon and systems for processing deep learning, neural networks and computer vision.
Asia Research News
08 Apr 2019
With the theme “Convening for Collective Impact,” IN_PACT Asia 2019 is an opportunity for more than 300 experts and social innovators across various sectors to find potential partners and resources to help launch their social innovations while creating social and sustainable impact.
Asia Research News
07 Apr 2019
Rising demand for smart vehicles and IoT solutions driving market growth; Future Cities Show to convene experts to tackle impact of smart mobility
TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world
05 Apr 2019
Policy practitioners and leading scientists working at the science-policy interface will meet at the 2019 IAP Conference ‘Science and the Sustainable Development Goals: The Role of Academies’ (9-10 April 2019) in Incheon, Korea.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
05 Apr 2019
DGIST chose Chairman Young Kuk of Samsung Science & Technology Foundation as Its 4th President
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
05 Apr 2019
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) (PolyU) today organised The 1st International Forum on Marine Robotics for international and local experts to share insights on how to advance marine robotic technology and its applications in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area (GBA).
What and where in the processing of body-part information
Tohoku University
05 Apr 2019
Our brain tells us where parts of the body are in space. We know without looking if our arm is in the air, our foot is in front of the other or beside it. It is called proprioception or body localization and helps us locate our body parts.
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Hokkaido University
04 Apr 2019
A new computational method can help fast track the development of tiny, ultrafast electronic devices made from small clusters of molecules.
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
03 Apr 2019
In shape memory alloys, the right combination of crystal grains can achieve high strength and still retain memory
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
03 Apr 2019
Chemists use free radicals to produce polymers strong enough to encapsulate drugs while remaining degradable.
Grey Glacier
Hokkaido University
02 Apr 2019
Glaciers extending into freshwater lakes can form long, submerged terraces that menacingly rise above the surface when icy chunks fall into the water.
Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU)
02 Apr 2019
An international team has found evidence dark matter may not be made of tiny black holes.
Tohoku University
02 Apr 2019
Japanese scientists have developed a technique to transform a copper-based substance into a material that mimics properties of precious and pricey metals, such as gold and silver.
Loricrin keratoderma sample
Hokkaido University
02 Apr 2019
Pathogenic gene mutations causing a type of intractable skin disease can be eliminated from some parts of patients’ skin as they age, according to Hokkaido University researchers and their collaborators in Japan. This represents a form of natural gene therapy.