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Fusion Science and Astronomy Collaboration Enables Investigation of the Origin of Heavy Elements
13-March-2019

A team of experts in nuclear fusion and astronomy has computed high-accuracy atomic data for analyzing light from a kilonova, a birth place of heavy elements. They found that their new data set could predict kilonovae brightness with much better accuracy than before. This aids our understanding of the cosmic origins of heavy elements.

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Contact: Hitoshi Yamaoka Institution: National Astronomial Observatory of Japan
 
Protecting rice plants by exploiting their natural defences [Asia Research News 2019 Magazine]
11-March-2019

An analysis of the chemical signals sent out by rice plants under attack by the brown planthopper could help in the natural control of this insect pest.

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Contact: Pertanika Journals Institution: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
 
Improving researchers’ abilities to forecast epidemics
8-March-2019

An annual influenza season forecasting challenge issued by the US Centers for Disease Control provides unique insight into epidemic forecasting, according to a study published in the journal Scientific Reports.

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Contact: Tyler Tannert Institution: Hokkaido University
 
New species of malaria parasite found in long-tailed macaques [Asia Research News 2019 Magazine]
7-March-2019

Molecular analysis reveals that long-tailed macaques from Malaysian Borneo host a previously unidentified species of Plasmodium malaria parasite.

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Contact: Lo may chiun Institution: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
 
Electron sandwich doubles thermoelectric performance [Asia Research News 2019 Magazine]
6-March-2019

The ability of thermoelectric materials to convert heat into electricity has been more than doubled. This could help reduce the amount of wasted heat, and thus wasted fossil fuel, in daily activities and industries.

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Contact: Hokkaido University Institution: Hokkaido University
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