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Through RIKEN Research, our quarterly magazine and website, we present the best of research from RIKEN to the international community. Our research is shown in an accessible, easy-to-read format, providing regular insights into the people, facilities and programs that make up RIKEN. The core component of RIKEN Research are short, easy-to-understand Research Highlight articles explaining for a broad scientific audience some of the latest research articles published by RIKEN researchers.

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Recent Research Highlights

Simulations reveal the mechanics of early eye formation in a dish

A computer model could help to advance regenerative therapies for retinal disease

Machine learning algorithms could offer a glimpse into the heart of the proton

A computer algorithm that learns as it goes could hold the key to discovering what happens inside protons and neutrons

Hybrid vesicles of lipids and peptides release drug payload on warming

Hybrid vesicles bring together the properties of peptides and lipids to enhance their ability to release drugs in a controlled manner

Feature Highlight

Rapid cooling reveals superpowers

Rapid electrical cooling bypasses other states and turns on a superconducting state in materials that were previously not superconductors

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RIKEN People

Instrumental advances in physics

Christopher Butler, Special Postdoctoral Researcher, Emergent Phenomena Measurement Research Team, RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science

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Extremely precise measurements of antiproton magnetic moment

Dr. Stefan Ulmer from the Fundamental Symmetries Laboratory at RIKEN, who led the BASE collaboration at the antiproton decelerator at CERN, succeeded in measuring the antiproton's magnetic moment with a degree of accuracy 350 times better than had ever been achieved before.

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Harnessing artificial intelligence for society

Michihiko Minoh, Executive Director, RIKEN

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By Artificial Design

Japanese artificial intelligence researchers are working on deep-learning algorithms that glean advanced insights from Japanese types of data.

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Special Feature

Nihonium takes its place at the table

Nihonium is the official name, and Nh the chemical symbol, for element 113, which was discovered by Kosuke Morita's group at the Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science.

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Breeding mutants

Tomoko Abe has bombarded thousands of plants with heavy ions to create unusual varieties

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RIKEN Places

Energizing photons to the max

The RIKEN SPring-8 Center hosts the most powerful synchrotron radiation facility in the world and an x-ray free-electron laser that is a billion times brighter

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