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Scientists create stretchable, printable, wearable conductor for...
Cloth printed with a special ink developed at the University of Tokyo can conduct electricity even when the fabric is stretched. (Keisuke Yamazaki)
Researchers have developed an electrically conductive ink that can be used in clothing to provide a more comfortable way to measure biological data.
First wireless in-wheel motor system developed for electric...
A wireless in-wheel motor system for electric vehicles on display at the University of Tokyo's Kashiwa campus in Chiba Prefecture (Keisuke Yamazaki)
Japanese researchers have successfully developed the world’s first in-wheel motor system for electric vehicles that transmits power wirelessly to run motors incorporated in...
Italian girl sends words of love for Hachiko
Kazuto Ueno places messages from Stephanie Carlettie on a statue of Hachiko and his owner, Hidesaburo Ueno, at the University of Tokyo in Bunkyo Ward on March 8. Hidesaburo was Kazuto’s grandfather. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
An Italian girl’s devotion has become part of Japan’s long adoration of its most famous and loyal dog.
Researchers successfully test vaccine for more effective treatment ...
Osaka prefectural officials in protective suits transport a person in an Ebola emergency drill in November. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Japanese and U.S. researchers have successfully tested an Ebola vaccine on a monkey species in what could be a silver-bullet breakthrough in the fight against the deadly...
Is there life on a Saturn moon? Research team says probably
The Asahi Shimbun
We may not be alone in the universe after all, and our neighbors may be closer than you think.
Hachiko finally reunited with owner in statue erected at...
People gather around the bronze statue of Hachiko and his owner, Hidesaburo Ueno, at the University of Tokyo in the capital’s Bunkyo Ward on March 8. (Sayaka Yamaguchi)
On the 80th anniversary of the death of Hachiko, the famed dog was happily reunited with his owner, in a bronze statue installed on March 8 at the University of Tokyo where the ...
Japanese woman's accessory business helps keep Filipino mountain...
Ayaka Yamashita (Photo by Eijiro Morii)
After years of soul-searching to find a place where she can be herself, Ayaka Yamashita finally found it among a mountain tribe people on the Philippines' Luzon Island, who...
University of Tokyo denies it has lifted ban on defense-related...
The University of Tokyo located in the capital's Bunkyo Ward (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The prestigious University of Tokyo has taken issue with news reports that said it has lifted its research ban on military technologies. It said they were “erroneous.”
Student club's photo book showing 'beauties' at the University of...
A second-year student at the University of Tokyo's natural science course that appears in the "Todai Bijo Zukan" photo book (Provided by Stems UT)
University of Tokyo student Yu Yoshiuchi wants to help change the impression that female students at her prestigious public university are too nerdy and brainy, so she agreed...
University of Tokyo lab to treat brain tumors using engineered...
The Asahi Shimbun
Clinical trials will start for a genetically modified virus that can destroy cancerous cells in one of the most difficult types of tumors to treat, the University of Tokyo’s...
After surprise discovery, researchers make mice transparent
A new technique makes the entire body of a mouse transparent except its eyes and bones. (Provided by Riken)
Japanese researchers have created mice that are almost entirely transparent, a development that could lead to improved treatments for damaged organs, according to a recently...
3 microsatellites to 'rocketpool' with Hayabusa 2 asteroid explorer
The Procyon microsatellite developed by the University of Tokyo and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency in Tokyo on Nov. 5 (Akemi Kanda)
Researchers on Nov. 5 unveiled a microsatellite that will hitch a ride aboard an H-2A rocket to explore an asteroid in orbit between Earth and Mars.
Researchers: AI program smart enough to enter 80% of private...
The screen shows how an artificial intelligence program solves English questions. After the questions are translated by humans into computer language, the program selects questions and seeks methods to solve them. (Hisatoshi Kabata)
An artificial intelligence (AI) program can now pass the entrance examinations of 80 percent of private universities in Japan but still falls short of acceptance to the...
Yoshikazu Sakamoto, postwar pacifist thinker and scholar of...
Yoshikazu Sakamoto, professor emeritus of international politics at the University of Tokyo (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Yoshikazu Sakamoto, professor emeritus at the University of Tokyo who pioneered international political studies in postwar Japan with his pacifist principles, has died at the...
Cash injection to help select universities become elite global...
The Hongo Campus of the University of Tokyo (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The education ministry has selected 37 universities to be eligible for special public support aimed at helping Japanese educational institutions achieve world-class status.
Tokyo University team engineers a robot that can go for a jog
The Achillies robot is capable of running at 4.2 kph, the speed of an average human jogger. (Takeshi Tokitsu)
Scientists at the University of Tokyo announced Sept. 1 that they have developed a bipedal robot that can run like a human.
Egg drop contests: Plummeting 'cackle fruit' sparks students'...
Hare Natori succeeds in keeping his egg intact on June 14 in Tokyo's Meguro Ward. "It originally had four wings, but it lost one when it hit the ground," he said. (Hikaru Uchida)
On a Saturday in June, kids and their parents crowded into a research center in Tokyo to participate in Japan's newest craze: the egg drop contest.
University of Tokyo research building explores world of...
The wood paneling of the new Daiwa Ubiquitous Computing Research Building on the Hongo Campus of the University of Tokyo undulates to create 3-D-like waves. (Wakato Onishi)
Designed to be a hub for exploring the smart and accessible environment created through "ubiquitous computing," the Daiwa Ubiquitous Computing Research Building is the newest...
Survey: Fukushima evacuees traveled average 273 km in search for...
Evacuees who left a shelter in Minami-Soma wait in Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture, for a bus that will take them to Niigata Prefecture on March 17, 2011. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Evacuees from the Fukushima nuclear disaster moved to different shelters an average of four times and traveled 273 kilometers during the month after the crisis unfolded in...
Telescope tunnel built in quest to prove Einstein's space-time...
Reporters check out the L-shaped tunnel that will accommodate the KAGRA gravitational wave detector system on July 4 in Hida, Gifu Prefecture. (Minako Yoshimoto)
HIDA, Gifu Prefecture--A giant L-shaped tunnel has been built to house the world’s first cryogenic gravitational wave telescope to detect ripples in the curvature of...