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September 11, 2019

Tokyo Tech Bulletin is an email newsletter introducing Tokyo Tech's research, education, and students' activities. The latest edition, "Tokyo Tech Bulletin No. 57," has been published.

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Understanding how cows feel using AI?

Understanding how cows feel using AI?

AI solutions for animal welfare - a cattle monitoring system utilizing state-of-the-art edge AI under the Tokyo Tech Center of Innovation (COI) Research Center for Earth Inclusive Sensing Empathizing with Silent Voices

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New design strategy brightens up the future of perovskite-based light-emitting diodes

New design strategy brightens up the future of perovskite-based light-emitting diodes

Scientists at Tokyo Tech discover a new strategy to design incredibly efficient perovskite-based LEDs with record-setting brightness by leveraging the quantum confinement effect.

Scientists identify protein factors increasing yield of a biofuel precursor in microscopic algae

Scientists identify protein factors increasing yield of a biofuel precursor in microscopic algae

Their results could help develop new methods to improve the efficiency of biofuel production from microalgae.

New synthesis method opens up possibilities for organic electronics

New synthesis method opens up possibilities for organic electronics

Scientists at Tokyo Tech modify a previous synthesis method to create a new semiconducting polymer with remarkable properties which could be used in organic electronic devices such as thin film transistors.

Electricity-Driven Undersea Reactions May have Been Important for the Emergence of Life

Electricity-Driven Undersea Reactions May have Been Important for the Emergence of Lifeouter

Tokyo Tech team discovers unusual chemical reactions in deep sea environment laboratory simulations.

Succeed in sensitivity increase and noise reduction of accelerometer:

Succeed in sensitivity increase and noise reduction of accelerometer:

Sensitivity over 100 times, noise less than one-tenth

ELSI Scientists Discover New Chemistry That May Help Explain the Origins of Cellular Life

ELSI Scientists Discover New Chemistry That May Help Explain the Origins of Cellular Lifeouter

Chemists find simplest organic molecules can self-assemble to give cell-like structures under early Earth conditions.

Successful application of machine learning in the discovery of new polymers

Successful application of machine learning in the discovery of new polymers

As a powerful example of how AI can accelerate the discovery of new materials, scientists in Japan have designed and verified polymers with high thermal conductivity - a property that would be the key to heat management, for example, in the fifth-generation (5G) mobile communication technologies.

Could the heat of the Earth's crust become the ultimate energy source?

Could the heat of the Earth's crust become the ultimate energy source?

Scientists at Tokyo Tech and Sanoh Industrial developed a very stable battery cell that can directly convert heat into electricity, thus finally providing a way for exploiting geothermal energy in a sustainable way.

SimBlock: A simulator for testing improvements to real-world blockchain networks

SimBlock: A simulator for testing improvements to real-world blockchain networks

Kazuyuki Shudo, his colleagues and the Cybersecurity Research Center at Tokyo Tech developed a public blockchain simulator called "SimBlock" for use in testing blockchain performance and security. The software can run on a single PC. It is now publicly available as open source.

Harrison Smith featured on Exocast

Harrison Smith featured on Exocastouter

ELSI Researcher, Harrison Smith joins the latest 'Exocast' podcast that was recorded during AbSciCon 2019. The monthly podcast features latest news and topics related to exoplanets. The 36th episode of exocast features:

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