June 27, 2017

Vinegar: a cheap and simple way to help plants fight drought

Researchers have discovered a new, yet simple, way to increase drought tolerance in a wide range of plants: grow this with acetic acid.

June 23, 2017

Neutron-rich nucleus shapeshifts between a rugby ball and a discus

Shapeshifting nucleus

Scientists have shown that a neutron-heavy isotope of krypton shapeshifts gently between two coexisting, competing quantum shapes at low energy.

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June 20, 2017

K computer takes first place for the second consecutive time on HPCG benchmark

For the second consecutive time, the K computer has topped this benchmark, which measures the actual capability of computers to handle a broad set of practical applications.

June 6, 2017

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RIKEN Research

The nuclear transport option

The identification of substances entering the nuclei of human cells reveals that import molecules have distinct biological roles

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