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World’s lightest and thinnest circuits pave the way for ‘imperceptible electronics’

Researchers from Asia and Europe have developed the world’s lightest and thinnest organic circuits, which in the future could be used in a range of healthcare applications.

Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.07.31 at 23:14

Japanese Science & Engineering: STEM Needs More Women, But Japan Needs More Children

Japanese Science & Engineering: STEM Needs More Women, But Japan Needs More Children

Japan’s double-dip demographics debacle, a rapidly aging society combined with decades of low birth rates, has yet another layer of complication: Japanese women are woefully underrepresented in STEM fields, but addressing the latter could worsen the former.

Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.07.18 at 23:59

Earthquake Countermeasure and Seismic Isolation Technology in Japan

Earthquake Countermeasure and Seismic Isolation Technology in Japan

The massive Tohoku earthquake that struck Japan on March 11, 2011 was a reminder of the seriousness of seismic activity in Japan.  It can, and does, strike anywhere in the country, and in fact, many experts predict that the next big earthquake may hit in the middle of the east coast of the country, near Tokyo.

Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.06.25 at 00:50

DNA testing chip delivers results in one hour, paves way for personalized drug treatments

Panasonic, together with the Belgium-based research institution IMEC, has developed a DNA testing chip that automates all stages of obtaining genetic information, including preprocessing.

Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.04.23 at 12:16

Samsung Electronics Presents a New Graphene Based Transistors

Samsung Electronics Presents a New Graphene Based Transistors

Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, the core R&D incubator for Samsung Electronics, has developed a new transistor structure utilizing graphene, touted as the “miracle material.

Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.01.30 at 01:44

The University of Tokyo reveals next generation cargo ship concept with 50m high sails uses 30% less fuel

The University of Tokyo reveals next generation cargo ship concept with 50m high sails uses 30% less fuel

The aim of the Wind Challenger Project is to substantially reduce fuel consumption by large merchant vessels. Under development by a group including members from the University of Tokyo, the idea is to utilize giant retractable sails, 20m wide by 50m high, to make maximal use of wind energy.

Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.01.30 at 01:14

Keio University demonstrates 3-Axis Analog Joystick For Touchscreen Devices

Keio University demonstrates 3-Axis Analog Joystick For Touchscreen Devices

This elastic device converts the camera of your smartphone into a fully functional 3-axis analog joystick. It is under development by a research group at Keio University.

Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.01.30 at 01:14

Slim Electric Double Layer Energy

Slim Electric Double Layer Energy

The name seems boastful, but this new technology developed by Murata Manufacturing Co Ltd and employing technology developed by CAP-XX Ltd. lives up to the name.

Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.01.30 at 01:13

Substitutional Reality System Makes Reality and Fiction Indistinguishable

The Riken Brain Science Institute is developing a substitutional reality (SR) system that makes reality and fiction indistinguishable. The subject wears a head-mounted display (HMD), inside of which he views footage projected inside the HMD.

Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.01.30 at 01:09

Tokyo U reveals that Main Sugar Constituent Provides Effective Anode Material for Sodium Ion Batteries

A research group at the Tokyo University of Science, led by Associate Professor Shinichi Komaba, has confirmed that hard carbon obtained by pyrolyzing sucrose, the main constituent of sugar, is an effective anode material for sodium ion batteries.

Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.01.30 at 01:02


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