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2022.11.30 Research ResultsLife & Health
Toward early detection of pathological social withdrawal, Hikikomori
Researchers develop a questionnaire that may identify hikikomori in its early stages
2022.10.25 Research ResultsTechnology
3D flora and fauna at your fingertips
Repository of over 1,400 highly detailed 3D models of animals and plants captured with ‘Bio-photogrammetry’ publicly available
2022.10.18 Features
In the wake of fire, authenticity in the spotlight: Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral and Shuri-jô Castle
The fire in the heart of Europe provided a breakthrough in the discussion of authenticity of cultural heritage after traumatic events
2022.10.14 Research ResultsPhysics & ChemistryTechnologyEnvironment & Sustainability
Scientists count electric charges in a single catalyst nanoparticle down to the electron
Tenfold improvement in the sensitivity of electron holography reveals the net charge in a single platinum nanoparticle with a precision of just one electron, providing fundamental information for developing future catalysts
2022.09.09 Research ResultsPhysics & ChemistryMaterialsTechnologyEnvironment & Sustainability
A little strain goes a long way in reducing fuel cell performance
Small changes in crystal structure at the interface between materials in ceramic fuel cells linked to drastic changes in conductivity that must be overcome to improve performance
2022.08.26 Research ResultsPhysics & ChemistryMaterialsTechnology
Small molecules, giant (surface) potential
Researchers create organic molecules that spontaneously align on a surface to generate controlled electric fields that could improve OLED performance and lead to new devices
2022.08.26 Features
Indigenous dancers in blue jeans
Discovery of oil, Indigenous dance, and two different paths to tradition taken in Alaska
2022.08.24 Research ResultsHumanities & Social SciencesTechnologyEnvironment & Sustainability
Digging through patents to make mining greener
Researchers identify R&D strategies for greener tech in the mining sector
2022.07.29 Research ResultsHumanities & Social SciencesEnvironment & Sustainability
Listening to the people results in a more sustainable future energy system
Energy plan for 2050 based on consumer preferences and future demographics of the US population includes 50% more electricity derived from renewable sources than current projections
2022.07.25 Features
Issue-based and cross-disciplinary education at Kyushu U
Programs at the School of Interdisciplinary Science and Innovation lead the way
2022.07.19 Features
A shared vision for Kyushu University
President Ishibashi and early-career researchers candidly discuss the direction the university should take
2022.06.30 Research ResultsMath & DataTechnology
Breaking AIs to make them better
Researchers investigate ways to make AIs more robust by studying patterns in their answers when faced with the unknown
2022.06.29 Features
The life and lessons of Dr. Tetsu Nakamura—Part 1: “People deserve love, hearts deserve trust”
Students who took part in Kyushu University’s Nakamura Tetsu Memorial Lecture Series discuss lessons they learned from Dr. Nakamura’s life and work
2022.06.29 Features
The life and lessons of Dr. Tetsu Nakamura—Part 2: Stars over a hilltop
Students discuss seven lessons for life they learned from the works of Dr. Nakamura
2022.06.27 Features
Kyushu University’s Vision 2030
In this feature, Prof. Aya Hagishima speaks to President Tatsuro Ishibashi about Kyushu University’s vision
2022.06.22 Research ResultsPhysics & ChemistryTechnology
Sniffing out your identity with breath biometrics
Researchers develop an olfactory sensor for biometric authentication using your breath
2022.06.01 Research ResultsHumanities & Social SciencesLife & Health
Finding the biological roots for pathological social withdrawal, Hikikomori
Researchers identify a number of key biomarkers in Hikikomori patients and show their promise for predicting the severity of the condition
2022.05.27 Features
On the cutting edge: Decarbonization
Research efforts aim for a sustainable society that goes beyond carbon ‘neutral’ to carbon ‘negative’