Founded in 1917, it now has approximately 3000 scientists on seven campuses across Japan, the main one in Wako, just outside Tokyo. RIKEN is an Independent Administrative Institution whose formal name in Japanese is Rikagaku Kenkyūsho (理化学研究所?) and in English is the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research.
RIKEN conducts research in many areas of science, including physics, chemistry, biology, medical science, engineering and computational science, and ranging from basic research to practical applications. It is almost entirely funded by the Japanese government, and its annual budget is approximately ¥88 billion (US$760 million).
RIKEN research articles from Innovation Toronto
- Real x-ray vision: see-through brains ready for study – September 17, 2015
- A possible cure for allergies – September 11, 2015
- New hydrogel stretches and contracts like a heat-driven muscle – August 12, 2015
- Producing spin-entangled electrons: Quantum Teleportation – July 2, 2015
- A blueprint for clearing the skies of space debris – April 18, 2015
- A repulsive material – December 31, 2014
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