'Substitutional reality' system plays head games to explore delusions (w/ Video)
T-ray madness: Scientists score wireless data record
Samples returned from asteroid Itokawa reveal history of violent impacts
Japanese researchers develop EV motor not reliant on rare earth metals
Magnetic layers and chains combine to form three-dimensional magnetic framework
(Phys.org) —We are all familiar with ordinary magnets in the form of metallic rods, horseshoes, or bars. However, magnets do not necessarily have to be made of metals or metal oxides. Researchers have also ...
Japan sensor will let diaper say baby needs changing
A disposable organic sensor that can be embedded in a diaper and wirelessly let a carer know it needs changing was unveiled by Japanese researchers on Monday.
Japan researchers use cosmic rays to see nuclear fuel
Japanese researchers said Thursday they had succeeded in using cosmic rays to find nuclear fuel inside a reactor, a technology that might be helpful in the complicated decommissioning at Fukushima.
Core / shell photocatalyst with spatially separated cocatalysts for more efficient water splitting
Photocatalytic splitting of water uses sunlight to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. It is an environmentally friendly way to obtain hydrogen for fuel cells. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, Japanese resear ...
Using digital SLRs to measure the height of Northern Lights
Scientific research doesn't often start from outreach projects. Yet, Ryuho Kataoka from the National Institute of Polar Research in Tokyo, Japan, came up with an idea for a new method to measure the height ...
Bottom-up process for making dodecane-in-water nanoemulsions
(Phys.org) —A new process for generating nanometer-scale oil droplets in water has been reported in the journal Angewandte Chemie by Japanese researchers, who have developed a technique they named MAGIQ ...
Catalyst keeps fruit fresh longer
(Phys.org) —Ripening fruit, vegetables, and flowers release ethylene, which works as a plant hormone. Ethylene accelerates ripening, so other unripened fruit also begins to ripen—fruit and vegetables ...
Mathematical butterflies provide insight into how insects fly
Researchers have developed sophisticated numerical simulations of a butterfly's forward flight.
New species of crocodile newt identified in Vietnam
BlackBerry says new phones won't be sold in Japan
The smartphone maker BlackBerry confirmed Friday that it has no immediate plans to sell its new handsets in Japan, but the company denied it was abandoning one of the world's most tech-savvy nations.