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USJI University Research Report Vol.56

2017.03.03

Keio University

Kyoto University

Topic:
The sea roils and life returns
Researcher:
Reiji Masuda, Associate Professor, Field Science Education and Research Center
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The tsunami of 2011 is well remembered in Japan. Some towns have recovered, while others struggle to return to a life that once was. The same is true for ecosystems. In a new study in PLOS ONE(*), Japanese researchers report how the sea life in different coastal regions of Japan struck by the tsunami have flourished or faltered.
(*)PLOS ONE is the American science magazine which published this research on December 13, 2016.

Kyushu University

Topic:
Spontaneous concern with the epistemic gap between others in 1.5-year-old infants
Researcher:
Kazuhide Hashiya, Associate Professor, Department of Human Sciences/ Faculty of Human-Environment Studies
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Not only responding to direct social actions toward themselves, infants also pay attention to relevant information from third-party interactions…(snip)…The current study aimed to investigate infants’ observation of third-party attentional relationships and whether they influence the infants subsequent gaze following

Ritsumeikan University

Sophia University

Topic:
Analysis of the Ultraviolet Absorption Cross Sections of Six Isotopomers of Nitrous Oxide (N2O) using 3D Wavepacket Propagation
Researcher:
Shinkoh Nanbu, Professor, Department of Materials and Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology
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The loss of nitrous oxide from the atmosphere is very simple, involving photolysis in the stratospheric UV windows (90%);  
In 1997 Yung and Miller presented the “zero point energy” model, which revised our understanding of the role of photolysis in fractionating isotopomers…

The University of Tokyo

Topic:
In pursuit of artificial intelligence with a human mind -Getting to the heart of human-like action with robots and computer models-
Researcher:
Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology
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“I was determined to do it precisely because I was told it was impossible.” So says Yasuo Kuniyoshi, professor at the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, in a quiet tone. However, the sharp glint in his eye betrays his grand ambition of developing a truly clever artificial intelligence to benefit humankind…

University of Tsukuba

Waseda University

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