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Science View

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


Tue.14:30 - 15:00
20:30 - 21:00
Wed.2:30 - 3:00
8:30 - 9:00

Mar. 10, Tue.

The Leading Edge:
SACLA Magnifies World's Smallest Object

Aerial view of SACLA (RIKEN SPring-8 Center)

We'll be introducing the 700 meter long X-ray laser facility SACLA, where things that are a billionth of a millimeter become visible. This feat is made possible with a powerful X-ray laser. The electrons are drastically accelerated until a light that is a hundred million times a hundred million times brighter than sunlight is produced. This makes it possible for scientists to observe things that were once limited to speculation. A collection of Japan's original and sophisticated technologies was used to create SACLA, a giant microscope that can reveal objects on the atomic level.

Science News Watch:
"Conversation Robot" Unveiled to the Public

Hot Press Forming Technology for Magnesium Alloys

Mar. 3, Tue.

The Leading Edge:
Reaching for Earthbound Stars!
The Front Line of Nuclear Fusion Research

Nuclear fusion experimental reactor

Nuclear fusion occurs when atomic nuclei forcefully collide and fuse under high-temperature and high-pressure conditions, releasing powerful energy. Extensive research into this phenomenon, which takes place in the sun, is being held with the goal of mimicking it on Earth and using it to generate power. A high-temperature state in which nuclear fusion could occur was maintained for 48 minutes at the National Institute for Fusion Science. Meanwhile, a private optical device manufacturer developed a device that irradiates deuterium capsules with a semiconductor laser.

Science News Watch:
Asteroid Explorer "Hayabusa 2" Flying Smoothly

Novel Wheelchair Made by a Beautician

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