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Plants open their pores and scientists strike gold
14-June-2018

Researchers discover gold nanoparticles in natural plant tissues.

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Contact: Elizabeth Hawkins Institution: Springer Nature Category: Science
 
PolyU to apply smart sensing technology in urban tree management
14-June-2018

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) today (14 June) kicked off the Jockey Club Smart City Tree Management Project, a large-scale pilot project in Hong Kong, to apply smart sensing technology and Geographic Information Systems for monitoring tree stability.

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Contact: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Institution: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Category: Technology
 
The molecules that energize babies’ hearts
14-June-2018

A metabolic process that provides heart muscle with energy fails to mature in newborns with thickened heart walls, according to a Japan­–Canada research team.

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Contact: Katrina-Kay Sepulveda Alaimo Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Medicine
 
Long Suspected Theory About the Moon Holds Water
14-June-2018

A team of Japanese scientists led by Masahiro Kayama of Tohoku University’s Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences, has discovered a mineral known as moganite in a lunar meteorite found in a hot desert in northwest Africa.

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Contact: Naoko Odajima Institution: Tohoku University Category: Science
 
Japan pivotal to advancing solid-state ionics [Asia Research News 2018 Moments in History]
18-June-2018

The field of solid-state ionics originated in Europe, but Takehiko Takahashi of Nagoya University in Japan was the first to coin the term ‘solid ionics’ in 1967.

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Contact: Mikiko Tanifuji Institution: National Institute for Materials Science Category: Technology
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