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porous silicone material

Simple, Mass Production of Giant Vesicles Using a Porous Silicone Material

A technique to generate large amounts of giant vesicle (liposome) dispersion has been developed. The technique involves adsorbing a lipid into a silicone porous...
Silicone-based Polymers

No Assembly Required: Self-Assembling Silicone-Based Polymers

Scientists at Tokyo Tech, RIKEN and Tohoku University have developed a silicone polymer chain that can self-assemble into a 3D periodic structure. They achieved...
silicone polymer

No Assembly Required: Self-Assembling Silicone-Based Polymers

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology, RIKEN and Tohoku University have developed a silicone polymer chain that can self-assemble into a 3D periodic structure....
THz wave irradiation

Terahertz Wave Activates Filamentation of Actin

A team of researchers have discovered that terahertz (THz) wave irradiation activates the filamentation of actin protein. Drs. Shota Yamazaki and Masahiko Harata (Graduate...
dementia

Treating Dementia with the Healing Waves of Sound

Ultrasound waves applied to the whole brain improve cognitive dysfunction in mice with conditions simulating vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease. The research, conducted by...
spintronics

Switched On: A Breakthrough for Spintronics

Researchers at Tohoku University in Japan have discovered a switch to control the spin current, a mechanism needed for information processing with full spin-based...
intellectual disorder

New Advances in Understanding and Treating Intellectual Disorder

Researchers at Tohoku University in Japan have investigated an intellectual disorder (ATR-X) syndrome to reveal its cause, mechanism and a potential therapeutic strategy to...
2D metallic conductivity

Splitting Crystals for 2D Metallic Conductivity

Sheets of electrons that are highly mobile in only two dimensions, known as 2D electron gas, have unique properties that can be leveraged for...
nanometer

Unprecedented Single-Digit-Nanometer Magnetic Tunnel Junction Demonstrated

A research group from Tohoku University made up of Professor Hideo Ohno, Associate Professor Shunsuke Fukami, Associate Professor Hideo Sato, Assistant Professor Butsurin Jinnai,...
drug tests

Reshaping Drug Tests

Tohoku University researchers have improved on currently available methods for screening drugs for heart-related side effects. The method involves fabricating a tiny hole in a...
graphene

Stacking on the Graphene

Researchers in Japan have found a way to form two materials, each made of three layers of graphene. Each material’s graphene is stacked differently...
canola oil

Maintaining Canola Oil Quality

Canola and other edible oils are easily affected by light irradiation or heat treatment. Since such processes deteriorate the oil quality such as flavor...
optical fiber

Revealing Chirality of Light in Ultra-Thin Optical Fibers

A group of scientists led by Professor Mark Sadgrove at Tohoku University's Research Institute for Electrical Communications (RIEC) has revealed a fundamental aspect of...
robotvideo

Brittle Stars Inspire New Generation Robots Able to Adapt to Physical...

Researchers at Tohoku University and Hokkaido University have, for the first time, succeeded in developing a robot capable of immediately adapting to unexpected physical...
memory storage

Controlling Spin for Memory Storage

Tohoku University researchers have developed a computational simulation that shows that using ultrafast laser pulses to excite electrons in a magnetic material switches them...
supersomputers, supercomputers, supercomputer, Virtual Machine, lung diseases, Circuit, database integration, Lithium-Ion Batteries, Piezoelectric Device, In-Memory Deduplication, wavelength, genomic medicine, machine learning technology, Quantum Computers

Fujitsu Receives Order for Supercomputer System from the Institute of Fluid...

Fujitsu today announced that it has received an order for "The Supercomputer System" from the Institute of Fluid Science at Tohoku University. The Supercomputer System...
glassy state

Understanding How Electrons Turn to Glass

Researchers at Tohoku University have gained new insight into the electronic processes that guide the transformation of liquids into a solid crystalline or glassy...
solar cells

Semitransparent and Flexible – Solar Cells Made from Atomically Thin Sheet

Researchers at Tohoku University have developed an innovative method for fabricating semitransparent and flexible solar cells with atomically thin 2D materials. The new technology...
construction robot

A Dual-arm Construction Robot with Remote-control Function

A group of Japanese researchers developed a new concept construction robot for disaster relief situations. This robot has a double swing dual arm mechanism...
superconductor

Toward the next Generation of Superconductors and Lithium-ion Batteries: Scanning the...

Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tohoku University, and the University of Tokyo have applied advanced scanning methods to visualize the previously unexplored surface...