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Japanese researchers clear up the mystery of graying hair

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Taking up herewith Science & Technology Trend News by Media of last week.
Japanese Tchenology Trend will be read via these News.
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Jun 14 Japanese astronomers capture 1st image of supernova explosion (AP)
 A group of space researchers led by Nagoya University astronomer Yasuo Fukui recently captured the world's first image of a supernova explosion showing gas spreading toward its poles, Fukui said. Fukui's group took the photo of the explosion in a cluster of stars in the Carina constellation, around 17,000 light-years from Earth, with the university's Nanten radio telescope in Chile.
Jun 13 Power firms delay start of MOX fuel up to 5 yrs (Yomiuri)
 Electric power companies will postpone a planned program to utilize recycled nuclear fuel to generate electricity at existing nuclear power plants by up to five years, the Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan announced Friday.
Jun 13 Lessons from past: Virus can mutate, become more lethal (Yomiuri)
 Even though the World Health Organization has raised the pandemic warning level for the new strain of influenza from Phase 5 to the pandemic Phase 6, the peak of the infections in Japan, mainly in the Kansai region, apparently has passed. While more than 500 Japanese have been infected, fortunately no one has become critically ill.
Jun 12 Japanese researchers clear up the mystery of graying hair (Mainichi)
 Japanese researchers at the Tokyo Medical and Dental University and Kanazawa University have finally discovered exactly why hair turns white as we age. They now hope to use the discovery in the creation of new anti-aging and regenerative techniques.
Jun 12 Recession takes a bite out of shark-watching (Japan Times)
 An underwater cave near an island in Yamagata Prefecture has long been a draw for divers who want to watch groups of small sharks gather there to give birth.
Jun 12 Superfast cellphone service in works (Asahi)
 Four cellphone carriers have obtained licenses to provide a next-generation service with an ultrafast data transmission speed. The first launch is expected in December 2010.
Jun 11 Japanese lunar explorer ends mission, drops on moon's surface (AP)
 Japan's first lunar probe satellite "Kaguya" was maneuvered to be dropped on the moon in the early hours of Thursday Japan time after completing its 17-month-long mission of scientific observations to shed light on the origin and evolution of the moon, its launcher said Thursday.
Jun 11 Japan urged to reverse ban on child organ transplants (AFP)
 Japan is the world's second largest economy and a global leader in medical research and technology, but the country has been hesitant about organ transplants, in part because of cultural perceptions of death. The government adopted an Organ Transplant Law in 1997, but since then only 81 transplants have been carried out, compared to several thousand each year in the United States.
Jun 11 Program gauges user stress with 'fish bowl index' (Japan Times)
 A system that alerts users to their stress levels by representing their answers to a list of questions with visual imagery on their cell phones and personal computers has been jointly developed by Tokai University and Sakurai Co. The so-called Fish Bowl Index of mental health, devised to help prevent suicides, uses images of red and black goldfish, a bowl and a cat to illustrate a person's state of mind.
Jun 11 Vaccine strategy poses serious quandary (Japan Times)
 The swine flu panic has waned in the past few weeks and authorities are breathing a sigh of relief, but some medical experts say the government has been slow to prepare for a possible second outbreak this fall. Their chief worry is whether there will be enough vaccine.
Jun 10 Rainy season starts in Tokyo, Hokuriku, Tohoku regions (AP)
 The rainy season is believed to have begun in a wide area covering Tokyo and its vicinity, the Hokuriku region on the Sea of Japan as well as the northeastern prefectures of Miyagi, Yamagata and Fukushima, the Japan Meteorological Agency said Wednesday. The rainy season normally ends around July 20-23 in Tokyo, Hokuriku and the three northeastern prefectures.
Jun 10 Strange case of the flying tadpoles (Asahi)
 Residents in Nanao and Hakusan, Ishikawa Prefecture, remain mystified after finding dozens of dead tadpoles in locations the creatures should not be. A city employee in Nanao was shocked to discover about 100 tadpoles--about 2 to 3 centimeters long--in the parking lot of Nakajima Shimin Center last Thursday afternoon.
Jun 10 Flipping brilliant! Now Japan has invented a robot that can cook (Daily Mail)
 We've already seen a robot that can dance, do household chores and even feel 'empathy' for humans. Now a robot in Japan has proven it can prepare and cook you pancakes. The Okonomiyaki Robot was showing off its skills in cooking traditional Japanese flour pancakes at the International Food Machinery and Technology Exhibition in Tokyo.
Jun 10 Breeding program aims to save Okinawan bird (Yomiuri)
 Artificial breeding of the highly endangered Okinawa water rail will begin in earnest this fiscal year with the construction of a new facility to house about 80 birds in Okinawa Prefecture. First discovered in 1981 and later designated as a national natural treasure, the Okinawa rail--known as yanbarukuina in Japanese--is about 35 centimeters tall and weighs 400 to 500 grams.
Jun 09 Rainy season begins in western half of Japan (AP)
 The rainy season is believed to have begun in a wide area covering Japan's western half Tuesday, 12 days later than last year, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The rainy season in the area stretching from southern Kyushu to the Tokai region in central Japan started 3 to 11 days later than on average and ends around July 13-20 in an average year.
Jun 09 Giant jellyfish swarms off the coast of Japan (io9.com)
 Just when you thought it was safe. Overfishing and human activities have led to jellyfish growth all over the world. And not just in population; this jellyfish, found off of the coast of Japan, is almost 5 feet across. Not only that, but scientists have found jellyfish weighing up to 440 pounds.
Jun 09 Climate talks ponder fairness / Different yardsticks suggested for greenhouse gas reduction targets (Yomiuri)
 As international negotiations continue regarding the post-Kyoto Protocol framework for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from 2013, a key issue has become how to establish "fair" reduction targets. It is very difficult to decide what kind of yardstick should be used to determine fair goals, particularly for developed countries.
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By J.S. on Jun 17, 2009

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