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Tsukuba Research: Inventor of Paro Wins an Award

A Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, researcher was awarded a special prize for a seal-shaped robot that he invented, which is said to have healed emotional wounds of people affected by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0000981241

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Tsukuba Research: Newest Island

Japan’s first new island in 27 years has reached a height of about 27 meters and is around the size of Tokyo Dome. Read more: http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201312130008

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Tsukuba Research: Cray CS300 Cluster Supercomputer

Global supercomputer leader Cray announced the Center for Computational Sciences (CCS) at the University of Tsukuba in Japan has put a Cray CS300 cluster supercomputer into production. The new Cray CS300 system has been combined with the University’s current Cray … Continue reading

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Tsukuba Research: A New Way of Making 3D Graphene

Researchers at the National Institute for Materials Science “created a new way of making 3D graphene using bubbles blown in a polymeric glucose solution. The resulting 3D graphene is robust and maintains excellent conductivity.” Read more: http://www.ciol.com/ciol/news/207459/3d-graphene-supercapacitors-sugar-bubbles

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Tsukuba Research: New Open Access Journal on Advanced Materials

Japan’s National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) and the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) have signed a 5-year collaborative agreement to co-publish the open access journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (STAM). Their goal is … Continue reading

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Tsukuba Safety: Convenience Store Robberies in Tsukuba

Ministop (Higashi Arai store) January 10 (Friday) at 11:45pm Suspect: male, carrying something that resembled a knife, black shoes, black jogging pants, black top, white mask, black knit hat Lawson’s (Kangori store) January 13 (Monday) at 2:07am Suspect: male, 20-30 … Continue reading

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Tsukuba Research: Decoding the Carnation Genome

A Japanese research team said it has decoded the carnation genome, an achievement that is expected to help create varieties with new colors, improved fragrance and longer lives. Read more: http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201312180041

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