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Tokyo Tech Bulletin No. 48 out now

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June 29, 2018

Tokyo Tech Bulletin is an email newsletter introducing Tokyo Tech's research, education, and students' activities. The latest edition, "Tokyo Tech Bulletin No. 48," has been published.

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Takako Yoshida - Exploring the harmony of humans, robots, and AI

Takako Yoshida - Exploring the harmony of humans, robots, and AI

Advances in robotics and AI have led to an integration and expansion of interactions between humans and robots. With this, concerns regarding safety, usability, controllability and liability have also arisen. Takako Yoshida studies these issues from the perspectives of psychology and mechanical engineering.

Why I chose Tokyo Tech

Why I chose Tokyo Tech

International students discuss their experiences at Tokyo Tech, their advice for prospective students, and their plans for the future.

Research

Solar energy: Mixed anion compounds with 'fluorine' work as new photocatalytic material

Solar energy: Mixed anion compounds with 'fluorine' work as new photocatalytic material

Scientists in Japan have shown that an oxyfluoride is capable of visible light-driven photocatalysis. The finding opens new doors for designing materials for artificial photosynthesis and solar energy research.

Ultra high-speed IC capable of wireless transmission of 100 gigabits per second in a 300 GHz band

Ultra high-speed IC capable of wireless transmission of 100 gigabits per second in a 300 GHz band

NTT and Tokyo Tech have jointly developed an ultra high-speed IC for wireless front-end that operates on a terahertz frequency band, and in the 300 GHz band they have succeeded in developing the world's fastest 100 gigabit per second wireless transmission data rate.

Goodbye 'stress granules': Study expands possibilities for treating neurological diseases

Goodbye 'stress granules': Study expands possibilities for treating neurological diseases

Cell biologists have deepened understanding of proteins associated with neurodegenerative diseases. The findings could open up new treatment approaches for disorders including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), among others.

Messy Chemistry: A New Way to Approach the Origins of Life

Messy Chemistry: A New Way to Approach the Origins of Life

In a lab on Ookayama campus, things are getting "messy". Irena Mamajanov (Earth-Life Science Institute - ELSI PI of Tokyo Tech) and Kuhan Chandru (previously ELSI Researcher - now, at University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague). Mamajanov leads an effort at the institute to study a new "messy" path to understanding how some prebiotic chemical systems led to building blocks of life on early Earth.

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