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2018-10-11

Efficiently turning light into electricity

New research has now shown that certain perovskites in fact do have this desirable property

Perovskites form a group of crystals that have many promising properties for applications in nano-technology. However, one useful property that so far...

2018-9-28

Where did broadleaved evergreen trees survive during the last glacial period in Japan?

New evidence for conservation of genetic diversity

Japanese scientists modeled the phylogeographic relationships and demographic changes of Castanopsis sieboldii, which is a dominant tree of the broadl...

2018-9-26

Artificial Intelligence Aids Automatic Monitoring of Single Molecules in Cells

Japanese researchers have developed an automated method of tracking single fluorescently labeled molecules in living cells, enabling large numbers of molecules to be analyzed and characterized rapidly and cost-effectively

Japanese researchers developed a system that can automatically image single molecules within living cells. This system employs learning via neural net...

Natural Sciences
2018-9-26

Efficient generation of high-density plasma enabled by high magnetic field

Heating efficiency of laser fusion plasma has been enhanced by guiding relativistic electron beam to a pre-compressed plasma core using a kilo-tesla-level magnetic field

An international joint research group led by Osaka University demonstrated that it was possible to efficiently heat plasma by focusing a relativistic ...

2018-9-18

Two Quantum Dots are Better than One: Using One Dot to Sense Changes in Another

Osaka University-based collaboration fabricates the first nanoelectronic device that can detect single-electron events in a target quantum dot using a second dot as a sensor

Life Sciences & Medicine
2018-9-10

Seeing Pesticides Spread Through Insect Bodies

Osaka University-led research team develops a new way of looking at insect bodies to answer questions about the effectiveness of pesticides and guide development of more specific alternatives

Osaka University-led team provides insights into the distribution of pesticides within insects using a newly developed method of insect sample prepara...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2018-9-8

Computer avatars play a part in dementia detection

Accurate and easy-to-use dementia detection system developed

A joint group of researchers from Osaka University and Nara Institute of Science and Technology demonstrated that it was possible to detect dementia f...

2018-9-6

Commercially relevant bismuth-based thin film processing

Researchers from Osaka University demonstrate a photoresponsive film processing technique that balances morphological properties with electronic performance

Osaka University researchers prepared 2D layered, visible-light-absorbing bismuth sulfide semiconductors using a two-step process. The resulting film ...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2018-8-29

Dectin-1-mediated pain is critical for the resolution of fungal inflammation

Osaka University study shows that the Dectin-1 to TRP channel pathway is a novel signaling mechanism in the onset of pain, and that inhibition of the VNUT ATP transporter blocks candidiasis-mediated pain

Candidiasis is a painful infection that affects a large number of individuals, occasionally causing severe pain that is solely controlled by resolutio...

Engineering
2018-8-24

Environmentally Friendly Photoluminescent Nanoparticles for More Vivid Display Colors

Researchers create new type of light-emitting nanoparticle made of ternary non-toxic semiconductors to help create displays and LED lighting with better colors that are more environmentally friendly

A Japan-based research team led by Osaka University synthesized non-toxic, cadmium-free light-emitting nanoparticles. The nanoparticles emit clean col...

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