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Improving earthquake resistance with a single crystal
5-September-2017

A new heating method for certain metals could lead to improved earthquake-resistant construction materials.

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Contact: Naoko Odajima Institution: Tohoku University
 
Techniques used in forensic science help discover new molecular fossils
5-September-2017

Researchers in Japan and China believe they have found new molecular fossils of archaea using a method of analysis commonly used in forensic science.

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Contact: Naoko Odajima Institution: Tohoku University
 
Contagious yawning more closely associated with perceptual sensitivity than empathy
5-September-2017

A new study out of Tohoku University suggests that contrary to common belief that the yawning contagion is associated with empathy, it is in fact, more likely that perceptual sensitivity is to blame.

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Contact: Naoko Odajima Institution: Tohoku University
 
Discovery of dynamic seasonal changes in color perception ~The small fish "medaka" shows large differences in color perception in summer and winter~
5-September-2017

A research group from the National Institute for Basic Biology and Nagoya University in Japan found that color perception of Medaka, a small fish inhabiting rice fields and streams, varies greatly according to seasonal changes.

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Contact: Tomoko Kurata Institution: National Institute for Basic Biology
 
From iPad to iPaper
1-September-2017

Investigation of paper-based electronics continues to advance, showing exciting signs of progress.

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Contact: Mikiko Tanifuji Institution: National Institute for Materials Science
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