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An impact of biological pigments as teaching material

Here, Professor Kouji Takeda and others discuss the NODAI A-STEM Education project, which looks at the impact of biological pigments as teaching material.
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Asia’s renewable energy future

Minghui Zhang, Head of Section and Benoit Nguyen, Head of Department at DNV, describe Asia’s renewable energy future.
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Development of tech to track people with dementia getting lost

Timothy Kwok, Director, Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing, explores how technology can help track people with dementia who get lost.
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Improvements in chemical processes using iron catalysts 

Prof Masahiro Kamitani, Department of Chemistry at Kitasato University, Japan, explains the significance of developing catalysts in the manufacturing industry and improvements made in iron-based chemical processes.
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Uncrewed survey vehicles for offshore wind farm surveys

Experts from Global Aqua Survey & Sulmara Subsea chart a paradigm shift towards the use of uncrewed survey vehicles (USVs) for offshore wind farm surveys, beginning with comment on innovation & autonomy.
Japan HR, higher education

What kind of HR does Japan need?

This article summarises what has been done so far in Japanese higher education to develop advanced human resources (HR), which highlights the lack of programmes and teaching materials, and argues for the need to develop advanced learning support personnel (LSP).
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Are cities and regions helping nations to gain steam on stronger climate goals?

Yunus Arikan from ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, explains how all levels of government play a role in international climate negotiations.
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Study says 66% of Indian public blame Muslim population for COVID

Researchers at Monash Business School surveyed the Indian public in Uttar Pradesh, finding that 66% blame the Muslim population for the spread of COVID.
roman law

Reception and beyond: Observing current social issues in Japan from the perspective of Roman...

Here, Professor Mariko Igimi discusses the reception of Roman Law in Japan.
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Nepal faces 1200% increase in COVID cases

Nepal, which shares a long border with hard-hit India, is experiencing a meteoric rise in COVID-19 cases and facing an oxygen shortage.
indian double mutation, uk mutation

Is the Indian ‘double mutation’ as dangerous as the UK mutation?

India broke records on Thursday (23 April) as more than 310,000 new COVID cases were documented in one day - is the Indian 'double mutation', B1617, as infectious as the UK mutation? 
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Some countries can’t vaccinate population against COVID until 2023

In February, 16% of the world's population pre-ordered 70% of available COVID vaccines - now, researchers at Colombia University reveal that some poorer countries won't be able to vaccinate their population until 2023.
snake species asia, suzhen's krait

Scientists identify deadly new snake species in Asia

Researchers have discovered a deadly new snake species in Asia, which has been named Suzhen's krait after the mythical figure of Bai Su Zhen - a snake goddess who saved a lot of human lives.
April 2021

Open Access Government April 2021

The April 2021 edition of Open Access Government speaks about government policy issues globally, like COVID-19, health & social care, research & innovation, finance, digital transformation, agriculture, environment and energy.
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How a humanoid robot searches for an object in our daily environment

Kensuke Harada, Professor from Osaka University in Japan, explains how a humanoid robot searches for an object in our daily environment.
fatal heat waves, global warming

One quarter of global population faces fatal heat waves

In South Asia, global warming is set to create more deadly heat waves - with 60% of the region unable to take shelter and survive, due to working outdoors.
geophysical survey research, taiwan

Taiwan: High-resolution seabed geophysical survey research

Gwo-shyh Song, Associate Professor at the National Taiwan University and Global Aqua Survey Ltd, walks us through his high-resolution seabed geophysical survey research around offshore areas in Taiwan.
anti-asian racism, chinese virus

Research finds anti-Asian racism rose after COVID-19 called “China Virus”

The recent shootings in Atlanta and Cherokee County took eight lives, six of them Asian - highlighting the rise in anti-Asian racism after COVID-19.
low glycemic rice, diabetes

The hard solution to develop low glycemic rice for diabetes

Professor Dr Apichart Vanavichit, at the Rice Science Center, reveals the hard solution to develop low glycemic rice for diabetes, starting with comment on soft-texture white rice as a health risk factor.
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Bharat Biotech COVID vaccine shows 81% efficacy at Phase Three

The Bharat Biotech COVID vaccine, COVAXIN, appears to be 81% efficient against the virus in Phase Three of clinical trials.

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