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December 26, 2018

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Yuya Kajikawa - How do we innovate? - Finding a way using data analysis and knowledge engineering

Yuya Kajikawa - How do we innovate? - Finding a way using data analysis and knowledge engineering

With the hope of creating a society where people can achieve their full potential, Yuya Kajikawa, professor at the School of Environment and Society, is working to establish a methodology for innovation.

NASA's Mary Voytek appointed executive director of ELSI

NASA's Mary Voytek appointed executive director of ELSIouter

Mary A. Voytek, director of the Astrobiology Program at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) headquarters, has joined the Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) as its executive director.

A Day with Aliens at the Tokyo Tech Festival

A Day with Aliens at the Tokyo Tech Festivalouter

There were aliens with long legs to cope with very wet planets, aliens with hard skin to withstand intense UV radiation from planets close to a star, and even aliens with six eyes because they need to look scary to their predators, among others. Rather, these aliens were created during an event at ELSI during the Tokyo Tech Festival.

Tokyo Tech Review 2018

Tokyo Tech Review 2018

Check out our 2018 highlights in year in review through showcase of videos and photos

Research

A new molecular player involved in T cell activation

A new molecular player involved in T cell activation

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology have imaged live T cells to reveal the role of CLIP-170 in T-cell activation, a critical process in the immune response.

When less is more: A promising approach for low-cell-number epigenomic profiling

When less is more: A promising approach for low-cell-number epigenomic profiling

Scientists at Kyushu University and Tokyo Tech in Japan have developed a technique that enables analysis of DNA-protein interactions using very small numbers of cells, ranging from 100 to 1,000. Their method could capture previously unexamined epigenomic information, facilitate biomarker discovery and open new avenues for precision medicine.

Making it crystal clear: Crystallinity reduces resistance in all-solid-state batteries

Making it crystal clear: Crystallinity reduces resistance in all-solid-state batteries

Scientists at Tokyo Tech examined the mechanisms behind the resistance at the electrode-electrolyte interface of all-solid-state batteries. Their findings will aid in the development of much better Li-ion batteries with very fast charge/discharge rates.

Metallic nano-particles light up another path towards eco-friendly catalysts - Platinum clusters consisting 19 atoms perform 50 times higher catalytic activity

Metallic nano-particles light up another path towards eco-friendly catalysts - Platinum clusters consisting 19 atoms perform 50 times higher catalytic activity

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology produced subnano-sized metallic particles that are very effective as catalysts for the oxidation of hydrocarbons. These catalysts can be as much as 50 times more effective than well-known Au-Pd bimetallic nanocatalysts.

ELSI of Tokyo Tech opens a path for a philosopher

ELSI of Tokyo Tech opens a path for a philosopherouter

I had never dreamt of working at a science institute surrounded by the best scientists in the world who are at the forefront of unlocking the fundamental questions concerning the origins of life. That is why it was really quite dreamlike when I was employed as the first philosopher at ELSI.

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