2012

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Scientist Talk: "The March 11 Earthquake is not Over Yet -- What is Happening Today and What Will Happen Next"

The aftershocks of the massive earthquake on March 11 continue to occur. We will answer questions such as, "can we predict when and where earthquakes occur?"
Dates: 2012/12/15 (Sat) 15:00 - 16:00 (Reception from 14:45)
Venue: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), 3rd Floor, Science Workshop

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Exhibition of KURATAS Four-legged Robot

An exhibition of KURATAS the giant four legged robot created by artists and robot engineers to fulfill the dream of riding and operating a robot.
Open period: 2012/11/28 (Wed) - 12/10 (Mon)
Venue: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), 1st Floor, Symbol Zone

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Scientist Talk: "Compass for the Future -- the Secrets of the Electronic Compass"

Electronic compasses are built into your mobile phone and guide you to make sure you don't get lost. We will sneak a peek into the future by examining this tiny component.
Dates: 2012/11/17 (Sat) 15:00 - 16:00 (Reception: 14:45)
Venue: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), 3rd Floor, Science Workshop

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Science Agora 2012

Under the theme of "Discovering the Connection between You and Science" approximately 200 projects will be on display at Miraikan and other venues.
Dates: 2012/11/10 (Sat) - 11 (Sun)
Venue: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) Tokyo Waterfront, Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research Institute (TIRI), Tokyo International Exchange Center

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The History of Google Maps and Street View / Doodle 4 Google - 100 Years

Find out all about how Street View is created.  For the first time in Japan, you can view everything from the behind-the-scenes creation process to the actual car, tools, and technology used to create Street View.
Term: October 29(Mon.)-November 7(Wed.),2012, November 15(Thu.)-November 29(Thu.), 2012
Venue: 1F Exhibition space a, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.
 

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Scientist Talk: "COP Results Report: How will Biological Diversity COP 11 Affect our Lives?"

International environmental policy experts will give us insight into the decisions made at COP11 and a vision of how they will affect our lives.
Dates: 2012/10/27 (Sat) 15:00 - 16:00
Venue: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), 3rd Floor, Science Workshop

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Scientist Talk: "The Blessings of Biodiversity -- Water Purified by Moss"

We will discuss the blessings that biodiversity brings us by examining the research on the tiny moss that extracts metal from water.
Dates: 2012/9/29 (Sat) 15:00 - 16:00
Venue: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), 3rd Floor, Science Workshop

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The Harvest Moon-Let's have a moonlight party in Miraikan! 2012

Miraikan will hold its annual moon viewing event again this year. During the event period, visitors can enjoy moon viewing during the day as the Geo-Cosmos transforms into the moon.
Term: September 22 (Sat.)-30 (Sun.), 2012 from 10:00-17:00 / September 29 (Sat.) from 10:00-21:00
Venue: 1F Symbol Zone, Permanent Exhibition Zone, etc., National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.
*Certain areas will not be open to visitors during the special night opening hours from 17:00 to 21:00 on September 29 (Sat.).

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Summer Volunteer Event (2012)

A creative and innovative event planned by Miraikan volunteers.
Dates: 2012/8/4 (Sat) 10:00 - 17:00
Venue: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), 3rd floor, Science Library, Science Workshop, 7th floor Conference Room 3

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TSUNAGARI Symposium "Passing on the Baton to Explore the Future" The Future of Dialogue - Exploring the Power of the Word as a Voice

In-depth discussions on "the future of dialogue" underneath Geo-Cosmos, a globe that glows in the dark.
Dates: 2012/7/21 (Sat) 18:30 - 20:30 (Doors open/Reception: From 18:00)
Venue: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), 1st floor, Symbol Zone

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Countdown Events

Live telecasts of two rockets. Come and join us in counting down the rocket launches!
Dates: 2012/7/15 (Sun) 11:20 - 11:50 (Expected) Launch countdown of the Soyuz spacecraft (31S/TMA-05M) / Scheduled for Saturday July 21 - 2012, 10:40 to 11:20: Launch countdown of KONOTORI 3" (HTV3) / H-II Rocket 3
Venue: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), 1st floor Information Lobby

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Miraikan Lab: Meet and Talk with Researchers

Researchers who are currently conducting leading-edge research at the Miraikan research lab in the following fields will visit the exhibition floor!: "Aerial 3D Display", "Energetic Molecules of Creatures" and "Genetically Modified Mouse." Researchers will answer visitor questions and run workshops where visitors can view experiments and join lab tours. Over these four days, come and speak in person with researchers, and why not use the chance to help your summer project?
Dates: 2012/7/6 (Thu) - 29(Sun)
Venue: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) Permanent Exhibition Zone and other locations

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Using the "cutting edge" of science to access cellular programs -- iPS cells and our future要申込

Let`s see their forefront and think the future of iPS cell technology!
Date: June 17 (Sun.),2012 16:00-18:00 (Reception starts at 15:15)
Venue: 1F Symbol Zone, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

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Maker Conference Tokyo 2012

The first conference of its kind in Japan where a broad range of topics surrounding people (Maker) will be discussed.
Dates: 2012/6/2 (Sat) 10:30 - 18:30 (Social gathering: 19:00 - 21:00)
Venue: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), 7th floor, MIRAICAN Hall and other locations

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Scientist Talk: "iPS Cells Technology and Future Health Care"

iPS cells are one of today's hot topics. The lead researcher of regenerative medicine, the field believed to be the closest to clinical application, will deliver a presentation on the technology and science of iPS cells and future health care.
Dates: 2012/4/28 (Sat) 15:00 - 16:00 (Reception from 14:45)
Venue: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), 3rd Floor, Science Workshop

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Scientist Talk: "Explore the Mysteries of Outer Space with Radio waves -- The ALMA Telescope"

The world's largest radio wave telescope ALMA is now in operation. Professor Hiramatsu of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan is invited to present a talk on the latest research in the field of astronomy. The session will include a live hook-up with the Astronomical Observatory in Chile.
Dates: 2012/4/14 (Sat) 14:30 - 15:30 (Reception: 14:15)
Venue: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), 3rd Floor, Science Workshop

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International Symposium on "Development of Core Technologies for Green Nanoelectronics"

What is the key point to reduce LSI power consumption extraordinarily?" will be discussed through presentations of invited speakers, panel discussion and poster session.
Date: March 14(Wed.), 2012  10:00 - 18:00
Venue: 7F MIRAICAN Hall, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

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Scientist Talk: "Can Neutrinos Beat the Speed of Light?"

Professor Mitsuhiro Nakamura, who leads the OPERA Experiment that attempts to detect neutrinos, will deliver a talk and we will examine the world of matter and outer space from the forefront of neutrino research.
Dates: 2012/2/25 (Sat) 15:00-16:00 (Doors open: 14:45)
Venue: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), 3rd Floor, Science Workshop

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