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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

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

Nov. 18, Tue.

Supercomputer K Opens Doors to the Future

Supercomputer: K computer

Japan's K computer has over 80,000 CPUs, and can perform 10 quadrillion calculations per second. With the arrival of supercomputers, it's become possible to create detailed simulations and accurate forecasts. Supercomputer simulations are yielding results on various fronts, and simulation has now joined experimentation and theorization as an element of the scientific method. Join us as we cover the challenges that K computer has undertaken, and find out what the latest simulations have revealed!

Science News Watch:
K Computer Takes Top Spot in Graph Analysis

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