Tuesday, October 19

Tag: science

Economy

Science News 2016 Marine Plastic Pollution Impact on Worried Organisms (delivered October 5, 2016)

Playback time: 5 minutesProduction year: 2016overviewMarine pollution from plastics is now a serious environmental problem. Garbage plastics such as PET bottles and plastic shopping bags that we use every day are carried to the sea and stay there, and are crushed into small pieces over a long period of time by the power of waves and ultraviolet rays, and are widely circulated in the marine environment. I’m doing it. And now, I am worried about the unexpected impact on living things.Performer name, affiliation institution name and cooperating institution nameYutaka Watanuki (Professor, Faculty of Fisheries Science, Hokkaido University)Hideshige Takada (Professor, Department of Environmental Resources Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)
“11th Green Academic Award” Award Commemorative Lecture
Economy

“11th Green Academic Award” Award Commemorative Lecture

On July 2nd, when the greenery of the roadside trees seemed to have deepened due to the sunlight during the rainy season, the “Green Science Award Commemorative Lecture” was held at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. The Greenery Award was established by a Cabinet decision in 2006 (Heisei 18) after “Greenery Day” (May 4th). Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress every April for individuals who have made outstanding academic achievements in “green” such as research and technological development related to plants, forests, green spaces, landscaping, nature maintenance, etc. in Japan. Awarded by the Prime Minister at the “Green Ceremony” held in the presence of the Prime Minister. This year, the 11th time, was given to Professor Emeritus Yorikazu Maruta of Chiba Univers...
Economy

R & D Strategy Launch Out-80th “Thinking through the expectations of the energy society after 2050”

Shortly after joining the Environment and Energy Unit of the Research and Development Strategy Center (CRDS), I was asked the question, “How can science and technology solve the energy-related issues facing generations after 2050?” I remember thinking that it was a very heavy task, and at the same time, I felt that there would be few chances to get involved in such a job. I would like to write some things that I noticed while being involved in this theme.Why is it difficult to predict the future?Why is the future prediction of science and technology wrong in the first place, and how is it correct? In order to find a hint to this question, in 1901, we predicted what kind of science and technology would be put into practical use in modern society.* 1I have analyzed.* 1 “The 20th Century’s Wo...
> “SDGs are their own problems. Urgent issues at the moment of Japan”-Shared many issues and problems at the public symposium “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Science and Technology Innovation”
Economy

> “SDGs are their own problems. Urgent issues at the moment of Japan”-Shared many issues and problems at the public symposium “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Science and Technology Innovation”

A public symposium entitled “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Science and Technology Innovation” was hosted by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) on September 5 at the United Nations University U Tanto International Conference Center in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. It was opened. In addition to the Cabinet Office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, 15 organizations such as the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science have been sponsored. This symposium requires how science and technology innovation (STI) can contribute to the achievement of the SDGs, whether it should contribute, what challenges it faces, and what mechan...