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

ON AIR SCHEDULE (UTC)

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

Dec. 2, Tue.

The Leading Edge:
A New Sound Transmission Pathway

CG image of how cartilage conduction works

A new sound transmission pathway called "cartilage conduction" has been gathering attention. Unlike bone conduction, cartilage conduction creates sound within the ear canal. It can be used to make smartphones that can be heard clearly in loud places and earphones that don't leak sound. Then we have a bone conduction technology that makes ultrasounds audible. We'll be covering potential new solutions for those with severe hearing loss that aren't able to use conventional hearing aids.

Science News Watch:
Weather Satellite "Himawari-8" Successfully Launched

J-Innovators:
A Revolutionary Production Method Using Humanoid Robots

Nov. 25, Tue.*This program was first broadcast on May 7, 2013

The Leading Edge:
Deep-sea Drilling to Discover Megaquake Mechanism

Tectonic plates that triggered the massive tsunamis

Scientists bore a drill 1,000 meters below the seafloor of the 7,000 meter-deep Japan Trench. What was the purpose of this rather daring undertaking? They were drilling at the boundary of 2 quake-causing tectonic plates hoping to shed light on what caused the massive earthquake and tsunamis of March 11, 2011 in northern Japan. Working at these depths is no walk in the park. They were lucky to have Japan's state-of-the-art deep-sea drilling vessel Chikyu, but did they succeed in recovering samples from 8,000 meters below the ocean's surface? Did they find clues to the cause of the March 11 disasters? Don't miss this report to find out.

Science News Watch:
A First in Flying Squid Footage

J-Innovators:
Peeling Machine Skins Potatoes in a Flash

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