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2020.11.06 Research Results Physics & Chemistry Technology
Higher-resolution imaging of living, moving cells using plasmonic metasurfaces
Metasurface of self-assembled gold nanoparticles shown to improve resolution of fluorescence images of living cells under a widefield optical microscope to the theoretical limit
2020.11.06 Research Results Materials Technology Environment & Sustainability
Converting body heat to electricity efficiently
Inexpensive, flexible, and non-toxic thermoelectric converters producing high voltages at body temperature achieved
2020.11.04 Research Results Materials
Biocompatible and second only to diamond in hardness
Cubic boron nitride shown to be promising as an ultrahard coating for bio-applications
2020.11.02 Research Results Humanities & Social Sciences Environment & Sustainability
Uncovering COVID-19’s impact on the energy transition
Researchers find lessons from the pandemic that can be applied to reducing emissions and achieving SDGs
2020.10.28 Research Results Life & Health
Mysteries hidden in hepatic reprogramming
Researchers get clearer picture of how just two proteins can make fibroblasts convert into liver-like cells
2020.10.27 Research Results Math & Data Physics & Chemistry Environment & Sustainability
Formation mechanism of record-breaking rainfall clarified
Numerical simulations reproduce for the first time the convective band that produced record-breaking precipitation in northern Kyushu in July 2017
2020.10.26 Research Results Humanities & Social Sciences
Understanding mentality and behavior in Japan in response to COVID-19
Study explores influence of personality, morality, and ideology on mental health status and preventive behaviors
2020.10.14 Research Results Life & Health Environment & Sustainability
Newly discovered beetles get a lift from termites
Scarab beetles found in Myanmar first of the Termitotrox genus reported to be carried by host termites
2020.10.06 Research Results Life & Health
Sugar more than just sweet to the tongue
Identification of nerve fibers responding specifically to simple sugars helps explain why we can distinguish between artificial sweeteners and the real stuff
2020.10.01 Research Results Physics & Chemistry Environment & Sustainability
Particulate plutonium released from the Fukushima Daiichi meltdowns
2020.09.30 Research Results Environment & Sustainability
Beech tree growth recovered as air pollution levels fell
Reduction in inflow of air pollution from China found to be associated with changes in tree growth on Mt. Tateyama
2020.09.18 Research Results Life & Health
Nose’s response to odors more than just a simple sum of parts
Recording of olfactory sensory neurons in mice shows suppression or enhancement of response when odors are mixed
2020.09.08 Research Results Life & Health
Potential targets found for diagnosing the onset of breast cancer
Breast cancer cells highly produced multiple medium-chain unsaturated fatty acids, which could behave as precursors for specific odorants in cancer patients’ breath
2020.09.04 Research Results Life & Health Physics & Chemistry
Next-generation test for detecting bacterial endotoxin
New advances could help reduce the use of endangered horseshoe crabs for detecting lipopolysaccharide
2020.09.03 Research Results Physics & Chemistry Materials Technology
Continuous and stable lasing achieved from low-cost perovskites at room temperature
Suppression of long-lived energetic states called triplet excitons shown to be key for preventing the “lasing death” that has been limiting long operation
2020.09.02 Research Results Physics & Chemistry Environment & Sustainability
Better evaluating bankability of large-scale offshore wind farms
New wind turbine wake model takes into account effects of wind speed loss region
2020.08.31 Research Results Life & Health
Incidence of myopic maculopathy much higher among Japanese compared with other Asian people
Study gives new insight into the leading cause of irreversible visual impairment
2020.08.14 Research Results Physics & Chemistry Environment & Sustainability
Mars subsurface explored using microtremors
Analysis of weak vibrations shown to be promising for space resource exploration
2020.08.07 Research Results Environment & Sustainability
Unexpected shift in air pollution explained for regions downwind of China
New research reveals why nitrogen-containing pollutants are increasing downwind despite being reduced at the source