September 2016

Okinawa Mozuku – The Treasure Under the Sea

Okinawa Mozuku – The Treasure Under the Sea

Scientists have decoded the genome of Okinawa mozuku, a seaweed with healthy properties that plays a key economic and ecological role.

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New Research Site for Sustainable Living

A new R&D site for sustainable living in hot and humid areas was inaugurated on July 28th, 2016.

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Bridging the Gap Between the Quantum and Classical Worlds

Strong coupling in specific light-matter interactions, previously believed to be a quantum phenomenon, is explained with classical models and experiments.

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Probing RNA Function with 10,000 Mutants

Creating and examining 10,296 mutants of a ribozyme leads to a better understanding of these widespread but understudied RNA molecules.

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Unexpected Complexity in Coral

Scientists used DNA analysis to explore genetic correlation among Japanese coral population.

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How Shaping Light can Change Particle Behavior

Interactions between tiny particles trapped in light found to differ, depending on the light’s shape.

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Sabotaging Bacteria Propellers to Stop Infections

Researchers discovered how to stop bacteria motility and thus how to disrupt bacterial infections.

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Summer School of Science 2016

Smiling children, filled with curiosity, had a great experience at the end of their summer vacation.

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