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Bridging the gap: From frequent molecular changes to observable phenomena

New research employs shutter speed analogies to validate 55-year-old theory about chemical reaction rates.
15-May-2024 1:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cost-effective, high-capacity, and cyclable lithium-ion battery cathodes

Charge-recharge cycling of lithium-superrich iron oxide, a cost-effective and high-capacity cathode for new-generation lithium-ion batteries, can be greatly improved by doping with readily available mineral elements.
1-May-2024 10:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Probing the effects of interplanetary space on asteroid Ryugu

Samples reveal evidence of changes experienced by the surface of asteroid Ryugu, some probably due to micrometeoroid bombardment.
25-Apr-2024 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Recovering phosphorus from sewage sludge ash

Chemical and heat treatment of sewage sludge can recover phosphorus in a process that could help address the problem of diminishing supplies of phosphorus ores.
26-Apr-2024 2:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Modeling broader effects of wildfires in Siberia

As wildfires in Siberia become more common, global climate modeling estimates significant impacts on climate, air quality, health, and economies in East Asia and across the northern hemisphere.
18-Apr-2024 9:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ocean currents threaten to collapse Antarctic ice shelves

Meandering ocean currents play an important role in the melting of Antarctic ice shelves, threatening a significant rise in sea levels.
8-Apr-2024 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Toothed whale echolocation organs evolved from jaw muscles

Genetic analysis finds evidence suggesting that acoustic fat bodies in the heads of toothed whales were once the muscles and bone marrow of the jaw.
8-Apr-2024 3:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Lipids with Potential Health Benefits in Herbal Teas

The lipids in some herbal teas have been identified in detail for the first time, preparing the ground for investigating their contribution to the health benefits of the teas.
29-Mar-2024 2:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Marine plankton and ecosystems affected by climate change

Assistant Professor Kohei Matsuno of the Faculty of Fisheries Sciences spoke about how climate change is changing the distribution and ecology of marine plankton and what impact this will have on higher-trophic predators, including humans.
8-Sep-2023 12:00 AM EDT

Modeling ocean to understand natural phenomena

Associate Professor Yoshi N. Sasaki, a specialist in Physical Oceanography, is involved in research into rising sea levels—particularly in coastal areas of Japan. He spoke about what he has learned so far about the relationship between ocean...
17-Aug-2023 9:00 AM EDT

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Architecture for the community’s well-being

Home is where the heart is, and a well-designed home is key for well-being. For Associate Professor Rie Nomura (Laboratory of Architecture and Planning, Graduate School of Engineering), every society needs to recognize this fundamental aspect of...
8-Aug-2023 10:00 AM EDT

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