Researchers Turn Room Into Wireless Charger

Researchers turn room into wireless charger

University researchers are working on technology that turns an entire room into a wireless battery charger for smartphones and other devices.

A team led by Professor Yoshihiro Kawahara of the University of Tokyo ran successful tests of the technology in a specially constructed room.

Researchers Test Drug For Treating Als

Researchers test drug for treating ALS

A team of Japanese researchers says an existing drug could be effective in treating an intractable motor neuron disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.

The group, comprising researchers at Kyoto University and other institutions, announced on Tuesday that it has begun clinical trials based on its studies involving iPS cells, or induced pluripotent stem cells.

Researchers: Japan's Oldest Rocks Found

Researchers: Japan's oldest rocks found

A group of Japanese researchers say they have unearthed the oldest rocks ever found in the country. They say the 2.5-billion-year-old rocks are a window on the formation of Japan's islands.

The team, led by Yasutaka Hayasaka, an associate professor at the Graduate School of Science at Hiroshima University, announced its findings on Monday.

Researchers: 60% Of Japan's Beaches May Disappear

Researchers: 60% of Japan's beaches may disappear

Researchers say up to 60 percent of sandy beaches in Japan could disappear by the end of this century because of rising sea levels brought by global warming.

The group of scientists from Japan's National Institute for Environmental Studies and 27 other entities analyzed data from the 2014 report of the UN climate change panel and other sources.

Researchers: Multiple Factors Led To Heavy Rain

Researchers: Multiple factors led to heavy rain

Researchers say continuous generation of thunderclouds and their slow motion led to deadly record rain across wide areas of western Japan last week.

The Meteorological Agency issued emergency warnings of torrential rain in 11 prefectures. The warnings are normally issued only once in several decades.

Researchers In Japan Develop Glass That Can Heal Itself

Researchers In Japan Develop Glass That Can Heal Itself

Smartphones with broken/cracked displays is probably one of the more common accidents that happen, although smartphone makers have been trying to make up for it by using glass that is sturdier and less prone to cracking. However despite their best attempts, cracks still happen, but that could change in the future thanks to researchers in Japan.

Developed by Professor Takuzo Aida and his team at the University of Japan, these researchers have developed a glass that can actually heal itself. The concept of glass healing itself isn't exactly new, but this development does sound like it has quite a bit of promise. The substance created is called "polyether thiourea" and it features the hardness of glass, with the difference being that when pressed together and having pressure applied on it, after a new moments it will "heal" and will be like new again.

Japanese Researchers Develop Breathable On-skin Biosensor (1)

Japanese Researchers Develop Breathable On-skin Biosensor (1)

A Japanese research team developed a nano-mesh electrode that is light in weight and thin and does not cause inflammation even after being attached to human skin for a long time.

The team was led by Takao Someya, professor at the School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo. It developed the electrode in cooperation with (1) Masayuki Amagai, professor at the Graduate School of Medicine, Keio University, (2) Riken and (3) Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).

Kyushu Researchers Develop Vr Tsunami Simulator

Kyushu researchers develop VR tsunami simulatorJapanese researchers have developed virtual reality simulations that help people practice what to do if they are caught in a tsunami disaster.
A team headed by Kyushu University graduate school associate professor Mitsuteru Asai used Japan's "K" supercomputer to create a 3-D analysis of how giant tsunami would hit coastal communities.

Mechanisms Of Arthritis In Cats Uncovered By Researchers

Mechanisms of arthritis in cats uncovered by researchersJapanese researchers have uncovered differences in the way that arthritis occurs in cats compared to humans, in a study published in the online version of the British journal Scientific Reports on Jan. 5.
Arthritis in humans occurs when cells in the joints are stimulated and three different enzymes in the cells act separately. Arthritis in cats was thought to work in the same way, but a team including professor of veterinary biochemistry Hiroshi Sugiya at Nihon University found differently. After culturing cat knee joint cells, the researchers determined that of the three enzymes two work together in a unique way in the cells to cause arthritis.

Japanese Researchers Pave Way For Gallium Oxide-based Power Mosfet

Japanese Researchers Pave Way for Gallium Oxide-based Power MOSFETFlosfia Inc and a research group of Kyoto University succeeded in making a p-type layer necessary for realizing an "gallium oxide (Ga2O3"-based power transistor.
Flosfia is a venture firm based in Kyoto, Japan, and the research group is led by Shizuo Fujita and Kentaro Kaneko, professor and assistant professor, respectively, of the Graduate School of Engineering and Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University.