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Long Suspected Theory About the Moon Holds Water
14-June-2018

A team of Japanese scientists led by Masahiro Kayama of Tohoku University’s Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences, has discovered a mineral known as moganite in a lunar meteorite found in a hot desert in northwest Africa.

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Contact: Naoko Odajima Institution: Tohoku University Category: Science
 
Japan pivotal to advancing solid-state ionics [Asia Research News 2018 Moments in History]
18-June-2018

The field of solid-state ionics originated in Europe, but Takehiko Takahashi of Nagoya University in Japan was the first to coin the term ‘solid ionics’ in 1967.

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Contact: Mikiko Tanifuji Institution: National Institute for Materials Science Category: Technology
 
The first artificial snowflake [Asia Research News 2018 Moments in History]
13-June-2018

The works of Japanese physicist Ukichiro Nakaya still remains a primary reference on crystal shapes.

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Contact: Hokkaido University Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Science
 
PolyU develops novel Micro-embossing Equipment for Precision Optical Microstructures
13-June-2018

PolyU has developed a novel micro-embossing equipment for manufacturing precision glass lenses with high image quality and resolution and embossing ultra-precise optical microstructures in glass in a much environmentally friendly way than conventional machines, saving electric power by 60 times and reducing manufacturing cost by two-thirds.

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Contact: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Institution: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Category: Technology
 
Porous silica protects nickel catalyst
13-June-2018

Nanoparticles avoid deactivation and convert biomass-derived gas into methane.

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Contact: A*STAR Research Institution: The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Category: Science
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