Articles tagged with ‘Japan’

Image: Sugano Laboratory, Waseda University
3 July 2014
Researchers in Japan are developing robots that have the ability to perform household tasks and provide emotional comfort for the elderly. With birth rates declining and populations aging in many developed countries, demand for eldercare is growing. One creative solution is to...
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Schematic view of a mesoporous polymer. Image: National Institute for Materials Science
3 July 2014
Japanese researchers have developed a method to clean oil-contaminated water at oil and natural gas development sites.   Large volumes of oil-contaminated water are generated at oil and natural gas development sites. Such sites need low-cost and efficient water treatment systems that...
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Image: Professor Ji-Hyun Jang
3 July 2014
Researchers are using the ancient art of blown sugar to produce three-dimensional graphene for supercapacitors. Graphene is a two-dimensional material made from a single layer of carbon atoms. Despite being very thin, graphene is extremely strong, lightweight, and excellent at conducting electricity,...
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2 July 2014
Researchers in Taiwan have developed a simple, colour-based diagnostic approach with the potential to detect target DNA sequences found in tuberculosis-causing mycobacteria — in just a fraction of the time required for established diagnostic tests. More than a century after the identification...
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Image of Khonsuemheb and his family. Image: Institute of Egyptology, Waseda University
30 June 2014
Japanese archaeologists from Waseda University have discovered a tomb that probably dates back more than 3000 years to the Ramesside Period of Ancient Egypt (c. 1292–1070 BC). The tomb’s owner was Khonsuemheb, chief brewer for the goddess Mut. Led by Professor Jiro...
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Image: Waseda University Research Institute for Advanced Network Technology
30 June 2014
Japan is starting to test demand-response (DR) control technology that will eventually allow the remote coordination and control of low-voltage electric equipment used in residential and business settings. When widely deployed, DR control technology will allow electricity suppliers to control the settings...
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Methyl blue is a toxic organic dye generally used for staining biological samples. Image: Wikipedia
26 June 2014
A new method to manufacture cloth involving the use of a common industrial bleaching agent promises an environmentally safe way for waste water filtration. Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is an odourless white powder used as an industrial and commercial bleaching agent for paint, paper,...
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26 June 2014
Researchers of the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM) at Nagoya University in Japan have developed a technique to boost energy production in plants and enhance their growth. If applied to food crops and fuel plants, the technique could help in creating a...
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Koinobori: carp-painted wind socks
20 May 2013
Children’s Day takes place annually on 5th May in Japan to honour the personalities of children, promote their well-being and thanking their mothers. 
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The activation maps of the two contrasts (hot color: mammal > tool ; cool color: tool > mammal) computed from the 10 datasets of our participants.
5 October 2012
Tokyo Institute of Technology researchers use fMRI datasets to train a computer to predict the semantic category of an image originally viewed by five different people.
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