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Controversy Around Stem Cell Discovery May lead To Retraction
2014-03-14 12:52:09

Japanese scientists who in January announced they developed a new method to create stem cells using blood cells and acid are considering retracting their study. The study was considered ground-breaking research in the field, but now the scientists are not so sure of their findings.

Intense 2-color Double X-ray Laser Pulses Generated For First Time
2013-12-04 12:47:43

A team working at the SACLA X-ray Free-Electron Laser (XFEL) in Japan has succeeded in generating ultra-bright, two-color X-ray laser pulses, for the first time in the hard X-ray region.

2012-08-20 15:34:27

A team of researchers at RIKEN and the University of Tokyo has demonstrated a new material that promises to eliminate loss in electrical power transmission.

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2012-03-30 10:34:45

Today's most powerful supercomputers could soon become obsolete if computer scientists can develop a new line of super fast calculating machines that perform more than 1,000 times as fast as today as those in current use.

2011-11-15 00:20:01

Achieving world's fastest processing speed of 10.51 petaflops and 93.2% operating efficiency. Tokyo, Nov 15, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - RIKEN

2011-09-22 08:20:01

Tokyo, Sept 22, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - A study published by researchers at the RIKEN Advanced Science Institute (ASI) has shed first-ever light on a class of heterometallic

New Chemical Reagent Turns Mouse Brain Transparent
2011-08-31 12:13:45

Combined with fluorescence labeling, new approach produces 3D images at unprecedented depth and levels of spatial detail.

2011-08-02 16:35:01

New robot boasts the latest in sensor technology, promises a brighter future for Japan's elderly populationTokyo, Aug 2, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - A new robot using high-precision tactile sensors and flexible motor control technology has taken Japan one step closer to its goal of providing high-quality care for its growing elderly population.

2011-08-02 14:04:33

A new robot using high-precision tactile sensors and flexible motor control technology has taken Japan one step closer to its goal of providing high-quality care for its growing elderly population.

2011-07-31 12:35:01

Tokyo, Aug 1, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Genomic Medicine (CGM), together with colleagues at Kyoto University, Tsukuba University, Harvard University, and other medical institutions have identified three new loci associated with susceptibility to adult asthma in the Japanese population.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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