Wednesday, December 1

Tag: research

The Arctic can’t go back anymore
Economy

The Arctic can’t go back anymore

Figure 1 A report published by AMAP in April of this year as a summary for policy makers.In April of this year, the Arctic Circle Surveillance and Evaluation Program (AMAP), in which scientists studying the Arctic Circle participated, warned strongly that the Arctic Circle is no longer the Arctic Circle. Snow, water, ice, permafrost ”was announced. As global warming progresses, sea ice is decreasing and permafrost is melting. Research in the Arctic is a “no wait” situation. In Japan as well, research on the effects on mid-latitude climate and acidification of the Arctic Ocean has been progressing for the past 10 years. In 2015, the National Institute of Polar Research, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technol...
Global grain yield growth slows due to global warming Estimates by NARO
Economy

Global grain yield growth slows due to global warming Estimates by NARO

Among the major grains in the world, corn and soybean cannot meet food demand due to slowing of yield growth even if the temperature rise by the end of this century is less than 1.8 ℃. It was found by estimation by research groups such as. A research result suggesting the food crisis caused by global warming, the paper was recently published in the English scientific journal “Scientific Reports”.The Paris Agreement, an international framework for the prevention of global warming, stipulates that the rise in global average temperature should be kept below 2 ° C, preferably below 1.5 ° C, by the end of this century. A research group consisting of Toshinao Iizumi, a researcher at the Agricultural Environmental Change Research Center of the Agricultural Research Organization, members of the In...
R & D Strategy Launch Out-86th “Society that changes with mass introduction of renewable energy”
Economy

R & D Strategy Launch Out-86th “Society that changes with mass introduction of renewable energy”

Mr. Nobuaki OnagiIt has been a year and a few months since I moved from a private company to the Research and Development Strategy Center (CRDS) of the Japan Science and Technology Agency. The biggest difference from my previous job, which has been researching and developing, is that the research content and the technology to be developed can now be seen in three dimensions. Here, it is common to hear from multiple experts on a subject. I myself am not currently engaged in research activities, but I think that by coming into contact with various perspectives, I have become able to see research and development more deeply and broadly.The job of CRDS is to investigate and think about how the world is moving and what to do if it is, and to propose “what should be done concretely”. For examp...
Yoshio Okamoto and Rattan Lal won the Japan Prize
Economy

Yoshio Okamoto and Rattan Lal won the Japan Prize

On January 16th, the Japan Prize Foundation won the 2019 (35th) Japan Prize from a specially invited professor at Nagoya University who laid the foundation for selecting molecules of a specific shape and contributed to the improvement of pharmaceuticals. Presented to Yoshio Okamoto (78) and Rattan Lal (74), a special honorary professor at The Ohio State University, who has achieved both stable food production and protection of the global environment through research on land cultivation methods. Announced. The award ceremony will be held in Tokyo on April 8.The reason for Mr. Okamoto’s award is “a pioneering contribution to the precision synthesis of helical polymers and the development of practical optical resolution materials such as pharmaceuticals.” Among the molecules that form a subst...