August 9, 2016

K computer and high-tech weather radar come together to predict sudden torrential rains

An international team has used the powerful K computer and advanced radar observational data to accurately model the occurrence of torrential rains in localized areas.

August 4, 2016

PET imaging of adult neurogenesis may contribute to better diagnosis of depression and evaluation of drug therapy effectiveness

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Scientists have used a new non-invasive PET scanning technique to obtain images of neuron proliferation in two areas of the brain which are known to be  affected by depression.

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July 20, 2016

Cesium 137 and strontium 90 can be transmuted into more easily managed isotopes


Scientists are studying a variety of reactions using the RIBF facility in Japan to find the most efficient ways to transmute problematic long-lived fission products into other nuclei.

July 19, 2016

Researchers gain access to microorganisms from ancient tumuli

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Researchers now have access to a collection of 730 strains of bacteria, molds (filamentous fungi), and yeasts that were isolated from two 1,300-year-old Japanese tumuli.

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A changed exchange for magnetic materials

A method for controlling the magnetic texture of exotic materials offers a route to realizing the next generation of electronic devices

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