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Top Japanese scientists delve into the fascinating worlds of cutting-edge technology and the natural sciences.

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ON AIR SCHEDULE (UTC)

Tue.15:30 - 16:00
21:30 - 22:00
Wed.3:30 - 4:00
9:30 - 10:00

Apr. 21, Tue.

The Leading Edge:
Development Secrets of the Cargo Transporter, Kounotori

A rocket with the HTV "Kounotori" onboard is launched

The unmanned Japanese spacecraft "Kounotori" has been delivering supplies to the International Space Station, yet its development was a long and difficult process. A method called "impact docking" was used at the time. However, Japan proposed a safer method called "rendezvous and capture" where the spacecraft would fly alongside the ISS and be pulled in by the ISS' robot arm. A large-scale experiment was held to prove that it could be done. Join us to learn how the HTV "Kounotori" was developed.

Science News Watch:
Hormone Involved in Japanese Killifish Love Triangles

J-Innovators:
An Automatic Pumpkin Cutter

Apr. 14, Tue.*RERUN

The Leading Edge:
Calm before the Tornado - Giant Whirlwinds

Tornado hitting Tsukuba, Ibaraki Pref. on May 6, 2012
(Viewer-supplied footage)

Calm before the Tornado - Giant Whirlwinds
Tornadoes seem to come out of the blue. But do they really? The latest research shows that they are closely related to cumulonimbus storm clouds called 'supercells'. Cumulonimbus clouds usually turn into rain and disappear. But with an extra element present, the likelihood of a tornado forming out of them soars. Come and explore the mysteries behind this fearsome force of nature with Science View!

Science News Watch:
Slow Slip and the Latest in Earthquake Prediction

J-Innovators:
Nanoparticle Technology Making a Difference

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