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A novel fluorescent probe library is developed by a research team including scientists from the University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo. The findings are published in the journal Analytical Chemistry.
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Scientists from the Northwest Normal University (NWNU), Gansu, China, visited Nobuyuki Nakamura, associate professor at the Institute of Laser Science, University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo (UEC, Tokyo) as part of a bilateral joint research program supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and Ministry of Education People's Republic of China (MOE).
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Caltech scientist Cody Geary delivers lecture on RNA origami to UEC students and faculty
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A potential for earthquake prediction may lie in detecting anomalies in the propagation of very low frequency (VLF: 3-30 kHz) radio signals, as they are greatly affected by ionospheric disturbances that may originate from seismic activity. However there are several other possible causes for VLF anomalies, including terrestrial and space weather, many of which are little understood. In their latest work the UEC researchers help to shed light on how to distinguish VLF anomalies caused by geomagnetic storms that have no relation to seismic activity.
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Increasing data use is placing greater demands on the radio antenna units that transmit data to mobile devices. Supplying power to these antenna units by the same optical fibre systems that transmit data signals to them could improve and simplify these infrastructures if the power supplied this way can be increased. Now Motoharu Matsuura, Hidehito Furugori and Jun Sato at the University of Electro-Communications have demonstrated the ability to supply 60 W over a 300 m test fibre system, exceeding the power supplied in previous work and emphasising the potential of the approach.
e-Bulletin
The December 2015 of the UEC e-Bulletin is a special issue dedicated to highlighting the excellence in research of eight young members of faculty on the UEC Tenure Track Program, where the 'Topics' section showcases their unique and challenging research.
The contents of December 2015 UEC e-Bulletin are Research Highlights on the limitations of wireless transceivers; brain research on walking control and the influence of lower limb co-ordination; snake robot range-sensing control system that avoids tail-end collisions; and random additions to efficiently anonymize large data sets. Tenure track based Topics articles on geophysics insights into the origins of sodium and other metallic layers in the Earth's upper atmosphere; neuroscience research on creating realistic computational models of the cerebellum; astrophysics of the birth of high mass stars and the origin of life; and cotranscriptional folding and computational modelling of self-assembly of RNA origami for universal computation. News summary of the Irago Conference 2015 held at Cape Irago, Aichi Prefecture in October 2015.
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Ultrafast and high efficiency manipulation of the quantum states of helium with high power lasers enables the realization of femtosecond two photon Rabi oscillations. The research was reported online in Nature Photonics on 30 November 2015 and has potential applications for room temperature quantum computing.
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The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo (UEC, Tokyo) welcomed more than 200 participants to the third 'Unique & Exciting Research Symposium, UEC' on 3rd December 2015. These highly successful series of symposia are supported by the MEXT Program for promoting the Enhancement of Research Universities.
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A delegation led by Yu Wang, president of the Academy of Opto-Electronics (AOE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), visited the University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo (UEC, Tokyo) to discuss collaborating on optical engineering and opto-electronics research with Kaoru Minoshima at the Department of Engineering Science, Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, UEC.
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Polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFC) could provide an alternative to traditional fossil fuel power, but higher performance and durability under harsh conditions are needed before PEFC vehicles can be considered commercially viable. Now researchers at the University of Electro-Communications, the University of Tokushima and Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute in Japan have synthesised catalysts from platinum cobalt (PtCo3) nanoparticles on carbon (C) with tin oxide (SnO2) nanoislands and shown that they perform better than any previously reported.