June 28, 2019
RIKEN's global goals
RIKEN’s strong international links will be expanded by new organizational commitments, says RIKEN Executive Director Motoko Kotani.
March 29, 2019
To exascale and beyond
The post-K supercomputer will be first off the rack in the exascale era, but will have to manage a post-Moore’s law world, says Satoshi Matsuoka.
December 28, 2018
By Artificial Design
Japanese artificial intelligence researchers are working on deep-learning algorithms that glean advanced insights from Japanese types of data.
October 5, 2018
Math is the common denominator
Engaging mathematicians is the key to accelerating the impact of interdisciplinary research.
June 22, 2018
Engaging society, changing society
As RIKEN embarks on its new seven-year plan, President Hiroshi Matsumoto discusses his vision for ensuring that research engages society and contributes to sustainable development.
March 30, 2018
Looking at every cell (part 2)
Future diagnoses by imaging cells?
March 30, 2018
Looking at every cell (part 1)
Genomics technologies accelerating research
December 28, 2017
Reforms to confront a national crisis
RIKEN President Hiroshi Matsumoto has a plan to inject fresh life into Japanese science and technology.
October 6, 2017
Polymers that heal and machines with muscles
Chemists in the emerging field of functional soft matter are discovering materials that are made mostly of water, are temperature responsive, and can self-heal, opening the door to a future with less waste and more intuitive devices.
June 30, 2017
Nature’s genius aids sustainability science
From bioplastics and stress-resistant rice to drugs and biofuels, the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science is one of the pivotal science hubs helping Japan reach its ambitious 2030 sustainability targets.
November 18, 2016
Meeting our resident gut microbes
Researchers at RIKEN have advanced our understanding of the role of gut bacteria in health and disease.
September 2, 2016
Controlling the dynamics of life
Researchers at RIKEN are pursuing the promise of unprecedented control over health and disease with the emergence of a truly interdisciplinary field of cell biology.
June 10, 2016
A healthy balance
Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences are advancing our understanding of the internal and external factors that contribute to disease.
February 26, 2016
Cultivating collectives of cells
Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology are studying the fundamentals of embryonic development and generating organoids for regenerative medicine.
October 23, 2015
Scaling the Universe
Researchers at the RIKEN interdisciplinary Theoretical Science Research Group are solving multiscale problems to answer some of the most fundamental questions about the origins of the Universe and life on Earth.
August 7, 2015
Brighter, shorter x-ray pulses to share
Researchers at the RIKEN SPring-8 Center are building brighter and more coherent sources of x-ray radiation to bring innovation to observation.
May 29, 2015
Health, wealth and longevity
The RIKEN Preventive Medicine & Diagnosis Innovation Program is leading the way toward personalized medicine by bringing the power of science to the clinic.
February 13, 2015
Powering science
Powerful supercomputers like the K computer developed at the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science are essential for scientific discovery and prediction.
September 19, 2014
Banking on biological tools for research innovation
Repositories of biological materials and information such as the RIKEN BioResource Center help ensure that research in the life sciences addresses emerging societal challenges in health, agriculture and conservation.
July 25, 2014
Cultivating a renewable future
Sustainable resource science is developing smarter technologies for efficient resource consumption to ensure that communities, economies and the natural environment continue to flourish
May 2, 2014
Seeing the big picture in cells
Quantitative biology is enabling scientists to predict and control the response of biological systems and networks to environmental changes and disease
April 4, 2014
Revealing the secrets of the brain
The RIKEN Brain Science Institute is leading the development of technological breakthroughs that will contribute to major advances in our understanding of how the human brain works
March 14, 2014
The magic of nuclear physics
The RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science is continuing to play an important role in understanding how the elementary particles in atoms interact with each other
February 21, 2014
Making the invisible visible
RIKEN’s researchers are pushing the possibilities of light to make the invisible visible, heralding advances in medical and materials research
February 7, 2014
Innovation in drug discovery technology
Technological innovation and new whole-system and dynamic approaches are needed to achieve optimal drug discovery techniques
December 13, 2013
Electronics, energy and emergence
Emergent matter science is answering fundamental questions to enable faster, more efficient electronics