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Search for element 113 concluded at last

The most unambiguous data to date on the elusive 113th atomic element has been obtained by researchers at the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-based Science (RNC). A chain of six consecutive alpha decays, ...

dateSep 26, 2012 in Condensed Matter
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Lessons from herbicide tolerance

(Phys.org)—Polyamines are widespread and important organic compounds involved in multiple cellular processes in living organisms. Their levels are highly regulated through a combination of processes including ...

dateAug 24, 2012 in Biotechnology
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A new route to dissipationless electronics

A team of researchers at RIKEN and the University of Tokyo has demonstrated a new material that promises to eliminate loss in electrical power transmission. The surprise is that their methodology for solving ...

dateAug 19, 2012 in General Physics
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Magnetic vortices with electric sense

In the field of magnetic materials, a rapidly expanding area of study concerns stable nanometer-scale spin arrangements. Spins are the fundamental magnetic entities in solids, and patterns made of several ...

dateAug 17, 2012 in General Physics
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Nanoscale constrictions open up

If people bump into one another too often at a building’s entrance, the owner could opt to build a larger doorway. But physicists from the RIKEN Advanced Science Institute in Wako have shown that this ...

dateAug 17, 2012 in General Physics
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Seeking a splice for better rice

Every organism produces a staggering variety of molecules, each with its own particular biological function. Complex interplay between genetic and environmental factors determines the production levels for ...

dateJul 13, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Making live cell microscopy affordable

Researchers in Japan have developed a low-intensity light source that allows cell biologists to visualize and handle live cells without destroying them during prolonged exposure. In addition to laying the ...

dateJul 13, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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