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Communicating tsunami evacuations effectively
10-April-2017

An effective communication approach incorporating computer simulations could help people find practical means to evacuate in the event of a tsunami.

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Contact: David H Kornhauser Institution: Kyoto University Category: Science
 
New dye allows super-imaging of cells
10-April-2017

A new dye might allow researchers to view natural processes in extremely small components of living cells over a prolonged period of time; a previously unattainable feat.

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Contact: Ayako Miyazaki Institution: Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM), Nagoya University Category: Science
 
Identification of genes controlling mouthpart development – Key to insect diversity
7-April-2017

An international research team involving Hokkaido University reveals functions of mouthpart-controlling genes in the development of enlarged mandibles in the stag beetle.

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Contact: Hokkaido University Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Science
 
Scientists go out on a limb to study tree-climbing land snails
7-April-2017

Land snails are generally believed to be ground-dwelling creatures, preferring dark and humid places, like the forest floor, or a suburban garden. So why do we find some species of snails in the tops of trees, where it is relatively light and dry?

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Contact: Hokkaido University Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Science
 
Pinpoint creation of chirality by organic catalysts
7-April-2017

Minimal structural change in catalyst enables stereochemical inversion for the synthesis of amino acid derivatives

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Contact: Ayako Miyazaki Institution: Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM), Nagoya University Category: Technology
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