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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 Category: Science
 
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 Category: Science
 
A new path to safer, solid batteries
4-September-2017

Solid crystals that self-assemble to form channels for an electric current could make safer batteries.

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Contact: Mikiko Tanifuji Institution: National Institute for Materials Science Category: Technology
 
Dialling in: Increasing Internet penetration in Myanmar
4-September-2017

Researchers are helping Myanmar transition to an inclusive, networked economy that gives citizens access to technology and services.

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Contact: Kyle Brown Institution: International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Category: Technology
 
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 Category: Science
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