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New method for exhaustively isolating olfactory receptors responding to specific odorants

29-Apr-2016

A research group led by Osaka University and Panasonic Corporation developed a method for making a prompt, exhaustive isolation of olfactory receptors (ORs) responding to the odorant of interest. This achievement will enable quick and easy exhaustive analysis of ORs responding to specific ...

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Controlling ultrafast electrons in motion

25-Feb-2016

An international team has used the light produced by the Free Electron Laser FERMI at the research Centre Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste in the AREA Science Park to control the ultrafast movement of electrons. The experiment opens the way to the study of more complex processes which occur in nature ...

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Successful real-time observation of atomic motion with sub-nanometer resolution

24-Feb-2016

Associate Professor Muneaki Hase of the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences of the University of Tsukuba, Dr. Paul Fons, Chief Researcher in the Nanoelectronics Division of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Lecturer Toru Shimada of Hirosaki University, Dr. ...

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Elementar Expands its World-Wide Organization to Japan

12-Feb-2016

Elementar announces that the company has opened its regional office in Japan to support the constant growing demands. Yuji Hirohata, General Manager at Elementar Japan K.K. said: “The aim is to establish a strong local presence in all our target markets in order to provide optimum support for our ...

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To hear a pitter patter from afar

Catching heartbeats with millimeter-wave radar

21-Jan-2016

Heartbeats can now be measured without placing sensors on the body, thanks to a new technology developed in Japan. Researchers at the Kyoto University Center of Innovation, together with Panasonic Corp, have come up with a way to measure heartbeats remotely, in real time, and under controlled ...

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Visualizing atoms of perovskite crystals

12-Jan-2016

Organic-inorganic perovskite materials are key components of the new generation of solar cells. Understanding properties of these materials is important for improving lifetime and quality of solar cells. Researchers from the Energy Materials and Surface Sciences (EMSS) Unit, led by Prof. Yabing ...

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The search for happiness

Using MRI to find where happiness happens

24-Nov-2015

Exercising, meditating, scouring self-help books... we go out of our way to be happy, but do we really know what happiness is? Wataru Sato and his team at Kyoto University have found an answer from a neurological perspective. Overall happiness, according to their study, is a combination of happy ...

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Birth of photo-sensitive magnets

New functional photonic materials and devices based on magnetism

26-Aug-2015

Members of the spin-photonics team at Tokyo Tech including KosukeYamamoto, a master's course graduate student at the School of Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering, Yoshitaka Kitamoto, professor at the same school, and Hiro Munekata, professor at the Imaging Science and Engineering ...

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Detecting small metallic contaminants in food via magnetization

A practical metallic-contaminant detecting system using three high-Tc RF superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs)

31-Jul-2015

The detection of metallic contaminants in foods is important for our health and safety. However, existing inspection methods have limitations. For instance, the X-ray radiation method cannot detect contaminants with sizes smaller than 1 mm with current practical X-ray levels, and it cannot be ...

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'Seeing' molecular interactions could give boost to organic electronics

30-Jul-2015

Organic materials are increasingly being applied in cutting-edge technologies. Organic semiconductors, for example, are being used to develop paper-thin, plastic LED screens.Materials scientists need to understand the structures and physical properties of organic materials at the atomic level to ...

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