November 24, 2015

Liquid acoustics half way to the Earth's core

Inside the earth

Scientists have succeeded in measuring the speed of sound in mixtures of liquid iron and carbon in extreme conditions, allowing limits to be set on the composition of the Earth's core.

November 24, 2015

How the body stops an immune response from triggering allergic diseases

Innate lymphoid cell

Researchers have shown how the body suppresses activation of long-lived immune cells after parasitic worm infections, preventing the development of allergic responses.

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November 26, 2015

Korean Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning visits RIKEN

signing ceremony

During the visit by a delegation from Korea, a general agreement was signed between RIKEN and the Institute for Basic Science to promote research collaboration.

November 18, 2015

K computer takes first place again in Graph 500 supercomputer ranking


A collaboration using the K computer has, for the second consecutive time, taken top place in the November 2015 Graph 500 supercomputer ranking.

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RIKEN Research

A sensitive approach to atom counting

Measurements of scattered photons can be used to detect the number of atoms trapped in the troughs of an optical lattice

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