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NASA sees compact Tropical Storm Jangmi exiting East China Sea

Tropical Storm Jangmi was exiting the East China Sea and moving toward the Sea of Japan when NASA's Aqua satellite measured the strength of the system.
Tags: Japan, Science, Nasa, East China Sea


The Guardian view on Brexit bureaucracy: tied up in red tape | Editorial

Businesses already struggling with the fallout from Covid-19 will be forced to deal with a mountain of new bureaucracy in the middle of a deep recessionThe government did not quite achieve the Brexit breakthrough it was seeking on Friday, when there was hope that a fast-tracked trade agreement with Japan might be reached. But it seems likely that a deal, essentially replicating one signed by the EU and Japan last year, will be done by the end of the month. Some kind of morale booster for Britain...
Tags: Europe, Business, Japan, Politics, Science, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Canada, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Foreign Policy, Michael Gove, Pharmaceuticals industry


Mauritius Faces Environmental Crisis as Stranded Ship Leaks Oil

Mauritius has declared a “state of environmental emergency” after a Japanese bulk carrier that wrecked on its shores in late July began leaking tons of oil into the Indian Ocean. The environmentalist group Greenpeace says the spill is likely to be one of the worst ecological crises the island nation has ever seen and…Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, France, Greenpeace, Oil Spill, Mauritius, Oil Tankers


Success in promoting plant growth for biodiesel

Scientists of Waseda University in Japan succeeded in promoting plant growth and increasing seed yield by heterologous expression of protein from Arabidopsis (artificially modified high-speed motor protein) in Camelina sativa, which is expected as a useful plant for biodiesel. The study is expected to apply to other plant resources for biodiesel, such as corn, rice, and sugar cane.
Tags: Japan, Science, Camelina, Waseda University


New-generation CO2 gas separation system using gate-type adsorbents

Scientists in Japan designed a gate-type adsorbent tower system that captures and separates mixed gases, CO2, to enable lowering greenhouse gas emissions from industrial sources.
Tags: Japan, Science


Fukushima’s Contaminated Wastewater Could Be Too Risky to Dump in the Ocean

Almost a decade ago, the Tohoku-oki earthquake and tsunami triggered an explosion at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, causing the most severe nuclear accident since Chernobyl and releasing an unprecedented amount of radioactive contamination in the ocean. In the years since, there’s been a drawn out …Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Ocean, Fukushima, Radioactivity, Nuclear, Chernobyl, Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, Tohoku, Radioactive waste


Identifying and contending with radioisotopes of concern at Fukushima

In this Perspective, Ken Buesseler describes the enormous challenges that remain in doing clean-up on land in Japan following the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster in 2011, even as some progress has been made offshore.
Tags: Japan, Science, Fukushima, Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, Ken Buesseler


Mix of contaminants in Fukushima wastewater, risks of ocean dumping

Nearly 10 years after the Tohoku-oki earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power, radiation levels have fallen to safe levels in all but the waters closest to the shuttered power plant. An article published August 8 in the journal Science looks at the many radioactive elements contained in the tanks and suggests that more needs to be done to understand the potential risks of releasing wastewater from the tanks into the ocean.
Tags: Japan, Science, Fukushima, Tohoku


Scientists revive 100-million-year-old microbes buried in the ocean floor

Researchers successfully revived ancient microbes, some more than 100 million years old, that were buried in the seafloor. During an expedition to the South Pacific Gyre, the scientists from the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) and their colleagues drilled into the ocean sediment almost 6,000 meters below the surface. “Our main question was whether life could exist in such a nutrient-limited environment or if this was a lifeless zone,” JAMSTEC senior scientist Y...
Tags: Post, Japan, Science, News, Biology, Bacteria, Oceans, Microbiology, Microbes, Oceanography, Yuki Morono, Morono, URI Graduate School of Oceanography, Steven -RSB- D'Hondt


Health care worker burnout during COVID-19 pandemic

How common burnout was among frontline health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan was evaluated in this observational study, which also examined the factors associated with it.
Tags: Japan, Science


Light shines on chemical production method

A team of researchers from Japan has demonstrated a light-based reaction that yields high numbers of the base chemical component required to produce bioactive compounds used in common industry products.They published their results on June 11, 2020 in Organic Letters.
Tags: Japan, Science


Epilepsy: International researchers propose better seizure classification

A new "mathematical language" to classify seizures in epilepsy could lead to more effective clinical practice, researchers from Europe, the US, Australia and Japan propose in a new publication in eLife. An epilepsy model developed by the Human Brain Project provides the basis for the novel framework, which could also push forward basic understanding of the disease.
Tags: Europe, Japan, Science, US Australia


Parts of northern England face new restrictions – as it happened

Spain reports 1,229 new infections; France rules out full lockdown despite rise in cases; Japan sees record high for new cases for second day in a row. This blog is now closed. Stay up to date on our new blog belowCoronavirus – live updates 12.23am BST We closing this blog now, but you can stay up to date on all of the latest global coronavirus news on our new blog below. Related: Coronavirus live news: England tightens restrictions, WHO says 'young people' behind some spikes 12.00am BS...
Tags: Japan, England, Science, France, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Who, Department Of Health, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: parts of northern England face ban on indoor meetings between households

Spain reports 1,229 new infections, France rules out full lockdown despite rise in cases; Japan sees record high for new cases for second day in a rowAustralia sees record daily case riseUS passes 150,000 coronavirus deathsUS coronavirus live: latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.22pm BST Under two hours before the new lockdown restrictions are due to kick in, people are still waitng for clarity from the government on the exact details of the restrictions.MP for Wigan and shadow...
Tags: Japan, England, Science, France, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Leicester, Wigan, Lisa Nandy, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: Spain reports biggest rise in daily infections since lockdown lifted in June

Spain reports 1,229 new infections on Thursday, France rules out full lockdown despite rise in cases; Japan sees record high for new cases for second day in a rowAustralia sees record daily case riseUS passes 150,000 coronavirus deathsUK coronavirus live: latest updatesUS coronavirus live: latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.07pm BST Nepal will reopen its Himalayan mountains including Mount Everest to climbers for the autumn season, officials said on Thursday, to boost the touri...
Tags: Japan, Science, France, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Nepal, Mount Everest, Coronavirus outbreak, BST Spain


Coronavirus live news: France rules out lockdown despite infections rise; Japan reports second day of record new cases

French prime minister says full lockdown must be avoided; Japan records 1,274 new cases on Thursday; number of global cases passes 17mAustralia sees record daily case riseUS passes 150,000 coronavirus deathsUK coronavirus live: latest updatesUS coronavirus live: latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.21pm BST Libya’s internationally recognised government in Tripoli will impose a full lockdown in areas of the country it controls, it said on Thursday, after a sharp rise in coronaviru...
Tags: Japan, Science, France, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Libya, Tripoli, Government of National Accord GNA, Caroline Davies, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: France rules out 'catastrophic' second national lockdown despite rise in infections

French prime minister says full lockdown must be avoided; number of global cases passes 17m; Japan to lift ban on re-entry of some foreign residents starting next weekAustralia sees record daily case riseUS passes 150,000 coronavirus deathsUK coronavirus live: latest updatesUS coronavirus live: latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.32am BST Authorities imposed travel restictions on Thursday on people coming in and out of Urumqi, the capital of China’s western Xinjiang region, see...
Tags: Japan, Science, France, China, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Czech Republic, Prague, Infectious Diseases, Xinjiang, Urumqi, Reuters, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: Australia suffers deadliest day as Japan lifts ban on foreign re-entry

Japan to lift ban on re-entry of some foreign residents starting next week; Scaled-down hajj begins in coronavirus era – in pictures; France sees highest new daily cases in a month. Follow the latest updatesGlobal report: Australia sees record daily case rise as global infections pass 17mAustralian state of Victoria reports record cases and deathsUS passes 150,000 coronavirus deaths amid fresh surge in casesObey rules to avoid second Covid-19 lockdown, leaders warnSee all our coronavirus coverag...
Tags: Japan, Science, Australia, France, European Union, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Ukraine, Infectious Diseases, Poland, Victoria, Müller, Coronavirus outbreak, Piotr Muller


Global report: Australia sees record daily case rise as global infections pass 17m

State of Victoria reports 723 new cases and 13 deaths; US deaths pass 150,000; Japan lifts ban on re-entry or some foreign residentsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAustralia has reported a record rise in coronavirus infections and deaths, with the state of Victoria announcing more than 700 new cases and 13 deaths, as the state continues to battle significant outbreaks in the aged care sector and among healthcare workers. It comes as global cases passed 17m, after five...
Tags: Japan, Science, Australia, US, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Daniel Andrews, Coronavirus outbreak


Stay or leave? A tale of two virus strategies revealed by math

By modeling experimentally measured characteristics of cells infected with hepatitis C in the lab, researchers in Japan found that one virus strain was roughly three times more likely to use copied genetic code to create new viruses compared to another, which instead tended to keep more copies inside an infected cell to accelerate replication. Understanding specific strategies adopted by viruses through such modeling could aid the development of effective therapeutic methods.
Tags: Japan, Science


The Sony A7SIII Looks Like It's About to Dominate the Full-Frame Mirrorless Cam Market

Last year Sony sold the most full-frame mirrorless cameras in Japan, and while Canon and Nikon attempt to play catch up, today Sony is announcing it’s latest high-end mirrorless cam—the A7SIII—which looks like it’s about to crush the competition. Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Cameras, Sony, Mirrorless Cameras, Nikon, Canon, Full Frame, Sony Announces The A7siii, A7siii


Image processing algorithm allows indoor drones to fly autonomously

A research team from Japan has developed a single-camera machine vision algorithm, making it possible for lightweight hovering indoor robots to guide themselves by identifying and interpreting reference points on a tiled floor. The technology opens the door to a new breed of functional, low-cost drones with potentially wide-ranging uses.
Tags: Japan, Science


Identification of new "oxidative stress sensor" MTK1

A research group at the Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo in Japan has uncovered a new mechanism that elicits a cellular response by detecting oxidative stress in the human body. MTK1 SAPKKK functions is identified as a new human oxidative stress sensor that senses excess active oxygen in the body and transmits that information to cells, leading to cell death and inflammatory cytokine production.
Tags: Japan, Science


AstraZeneca signs deal worth up to £4.7bn for cancer treatment

Pharmaceuticals company buys global rights to new technology from Japan’s Daiichi SankyoDrugmaker AstraZeneca could pay up to $6bn (£4.7bn) for the global rights to a new Japanese cancer treatment.The Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical company said it would pay $1bn (£800m) up front to its partner Daiichi Sankyo. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Japan, Science, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Cancer Research, Daiichi, Daiichi Sankyo Continue


Epstein-Barr virus rewires host epigenomes to drive stomach cancer

Researchers in Japan and Singapore have discovered a molecular mechanism that explains how Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection alters a host's epigenome to promote tumorigenesis (the transformation of normal cells into cancer cells) in certain types of stomach cancer. The findings suggest that EBV infection plays an important role in the development of EBV-associated stomach cancers, and provide fresh insights that may lead to new therapies for stomach and other virus-related malignancies.
Tags: Japan, Science, Singapore, Epstein Barr, EBV


The UAE’s Mars mission shows how space exploration can benefit small nations

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) successfully launched its Mars mission dubbed “Al Amal,” or “Hope,” from the Tanegashima Space Centre in southern Japan on July 20. This is the first space mission by the UAE, and the first Arab mission to Mars – making the world’s first launch countdown in Arabic a moment for the history books. The mission’s journey to its launch date has arguably been at least as remarkable as the launch itself. With no previous domestic space exploration experience, planetary sc...
Tags: Startups, Space, Japan, Science, Mars, Uae, United Arab Emirates UAE, Tanegashima Space Centre, Syndication


China’s first Mars rover is en route to the Red Planet after successful launch of Tianwen-1

China successfully launched a combination Mars orbiter and rover early this morning, using a Long March 5 rocket that took off from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center on Hainan Island at 12:41 AM EDT. The Tianwen-1 payload it carries represents China’s first full-scale Mars exploration mission, after a prior partial attempt with a orbital Mars satellite called Yinghuo-1 failed to leave Earth’s orbit in 2011. This is a major effort not just for China, but also for extra-terrestrial planetary exp...
Tags: TC, Space, Japan, Science, China, Tech, Nasa, Earth, United Arab Emirates, Rover, Mars, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Uae, Spacecraft, Mars Mission


Mix and match: New 3D cell culture model replicates fibrotic elements of pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is a deadly cancer characterized by prominent fibrosis, which plays a crucial role in disease progression and therapeutic resistance. Despite various efforts, experimental models to date have generally failed to fully recapitulate the extent of fibrosis in human tissue. Now, scientists at Okayama University, Japan, have reported a new method that uses a 3D cell culture technique to generate pancreatic cancer tissues in the laboratory with any given amount of fibrosis.
Tags: Japan, Science, Okayama University


Coronavirus live news: Trump urges people to wear masks; Victoria sees record daily cases

Australian state reports 484 new cases, higher than previous national record; Sinovac vaccine enters Phase 3 clinical trial; Mike Pompeo attacks WHO. Follow the latest updatesTrump urges Americans to wear masksTrump says pandemic will ‘get worse’ at first Covid-19 briefing in monthsUS failure to report vital coronavirus data is hobbling responseCoronavirus vaccine tracker: how close are we to a vaccine?See all our coronavirus coverage 4.13am BST A government-sponsored campaign to revive dome...
Tags: Japan, Science, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Daniel Andrews, Trump, Mike Pompeo, Coronavirus outbreak


Japan's GoTo domestic tourism push stalls amid fears of Covid-19 'disaster'

Surge in cases forces the government to create an exclusion zone around the capital and pay out for cancellationsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA government-sponsored campaign to revive domestic tourism in Japan has begun in disarray amid fears it could cause a coronavirus “disaster”.The “Go To” campaign was supposed to help kick start the world’s third-biggest economy, which has seen the number of overseas visitors plummet by 99.9% in recent months because of the pa...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Science, Coronavirus outbreak



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