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Article ID: 706882

Birth Rates in Fukushima City Before, After Nuclear Disaster

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

An earthquake and subsequent tsunami led to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster in Japan in 2011. This observational study examined associations between the earthquake and power plant disaster with birth rates in Fukushima City, the capital of the prefecture.

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22-Jan-2019 3:20 PM EST
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Article ID: 706839

Multi-hop communication: Frog choruses inspire wireless sensor networks

Osaka University

Osaka, Japan - If you've ever camped by a pond, you know frogs make a racket at night; but what you might not know is how functional and regulated their choruses really are. Frogs communicate with sound, and amid their ruckus is an internally orchestrated system that lets information get through more clearly while also permitting collective choruses and time to rest. Researchers from Osaka University and University of Tsukuba sought to leverage this amphibious acumen for mathematical and technological aims.

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22-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 706745

Plant peptide helps roots to branch out in the right places

Kobe University

How do plants space out their roots? A Japanese research team has identified a peptide and its receptor that help lateral roots to grow with the right spacing. The findings were published on December 20, 2018 in the online edition of Developmental Cell.

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18-Jan-2019 12:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 705550

MuSCAT2 to find Earth-like Planets in the TESS Era

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

A Japan-Spain team has developed a powerful 4-color simultaneous camera named MuSCAT2 for the 1.52-m Telescopio Carlos Sánchez at the Teide Observatory, Canaries, Spain. The instrument aims to find a large number of transiting exoplanets, including Earth-like habitable planets orbiting stars near the Sun, in collaboration with NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) launched in April 2018.

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17-Dec-2018 12:15 PM EST
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Article ID: 697788

UNLV International Gaming Institute Research Helps Japan Launch its First Integrated Resorts

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Japan’s lawmakers on Friday approved the nation’s first integrated resorts; IGI reports offered analysis for officials, business leaders on gaming regulation and ways to balance growing tourism market while minimizing social costs.

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23-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 685089

UNLV Research Helping Japan Launch its First Integrated Resorts

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Japan’s tourism economy is about to undergo a massive shift—potentially introducing $10 billion in integrated resorts—with a little help from researchers at UNLV’s International Gaming Institute (IGI).

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13-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EST

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