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

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Tue.15:30 - 16:00
21:30 - 22:00
Wed.3:30 - 4:00
9:30 - 10:00

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Aug. 4, Tue.

The Leading Edge:
Japan's Oldest Human Remains Unearthed

Naomi Doi at the Shiraho-Saonetabaru Cave Ruins

Humans are believed to have begun living in Japan from the Paleolithic period, which is well over 10,000 years ago. While items have been found at archaeological sites from that period, fossilized human bones were hard to find. Yet in the past few years, human remains from the Paleolithic period have been found at a site in Ishigaki Island, Okinawa Prefecture. It turns out that the soil held the key to their preservation. The bones reveal new things about Paleolithic humans and how they lived.

Science News Watch:
Microcapsules that Target Cancer Cells

An Energy-Saving Device for Boilers

Jul. 28, Tue.

The Leading Edge:
The Latest in Particle Accelerator Technology

The High Energy Accelerator Research Organization's particle accelerator, SuperKEKB. The renovation work, which took 5 years, improved its performance. It's scheduled to be restarted in the beginning of 2016.

Particle accelerators are essentially microscopes that make the tiniest objects visible. They are scientific devices that are used to accelerate protons, electrons and other particles, and make them collide for the purpose of studying physical phenomena. Large-scale particle accelerators around the world are being upgraded and we'll find out what new physical phenomena the scientists are investigating. Particle accelerators are also being used to analyze the structure of materials on an atomic level and we'll introduce some products that were made with the data they provided. We'll also see how it has the potential to change medical treatments. A next-generation cancer treatment that can selectively destroy cancer cells without damaging healthy cells may soon be realized with a new kind of particle accelerator. Join us as we learn about a device that is changing our future!

Developing the Central Piece of Subatomic Particle Experiment Devices

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