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Virtual demolition

Scientists at Osaka University develop an augmented reality algorithm for viewing landscapes with buildings and/or pedestrians digitally removed, which may become standard for urban planning in busy areas with many distractions present


All of the performance, none of the fuss: nitrile hydrogenation done right

Osaka University researchers synthesize an easy-to-handle nano-cobalt phosphide catalyst for efficient hydrogenation of nitriles to primary amines

Life Sciences & Medicine

Novel switch protein that ‘turns on’ sperm for fertilization

Researchers from Osaka University and Baylor College of Medicine identify a protein secreted by the testis that travels downstream through the lumen to differentiate the epididymis and mature sperm

Natural Sciences

Lighting the way to porous electronics and sensors

Researchers from Osaka University introduce a straightforward fabrication method that dramatically improves the gas sensing performance of a common ceramic

Natural Sciences

Ultrasonic technique discloses the identity of graphite

A group of scientists evaluated the interplanar bond strength of graphene by measuring the elastic constant of graphite, demonstrating that the elastic constant of monocrystalline graphite was higher than conventionally believed

Life Sciences & Medicine

A natural amino acid could be a novel treatment for polyglutamine diseases

Researchers identify the amino acid arginine as a potential disease-modifying drug for polyglutamine diseases, such as familial spinocerebellar ataxia and Huntington disease


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