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    A study published online in the journal Nature Human Behaviour challenges the belief that identical physical actions are governed by the same motor memory, regardless of the decision-making process involved. Researchers from the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT, President: TOKUDA Hideyuki, Ph.D.) and HONDA R&D Co., Ltd. have discovered that the brain differentiates and stores motor memories based on the level of uncertainty experienced during decision-making.
    July 3, 2024
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    The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT, President: TOKUDA Hideyuki, Ph.D.) today established the GPAI Tokyo Expert Support Center as the third GPAI Expert Support Center in the world following those in Paris and Montreal. The Japanese government proposed the establishment of an organization in Tokyo that supports AI experts affiliated with GPAI, and it was approved at the GPAI Ministerial Council in December 2023.
    July 1, 2024
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    The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA, President: Hiroshi Yamakawa) and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT, President: Hideyuki Tokuda) have released the first images from the Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR) on board Earth Cloud Aerosol and Radiation Explorer (EarthCARE) (Japanese nickname: Hakuryu ), which was jointly developed with the European Space Agency (ESA), and launched at 7:20 a.m. (JST) on May 29, 2024. The CPR is the world’s first spaceborne Doppler radar in the W-band (94 GHz) and was jointly developed by JAXA and NICT.
    June 27, 2024
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    An international joint research team led by the Photonic Network Laboratory of the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT, President: TOKUDA Hideyuki, Ph.D.), demonstrated a record-breaking aggregate optical transmission bandwidth of 37.6 THz to enable a new data-rate record of 402 terabits per second in a commercially available standard optical fiber.
    June 26, 2024
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    TOKYO, JAPAN, May 28, 2024— SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, NTT DOCOMO, INC., the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) ,and Panasonic Holdings Corporation (Panasonic HD) jointly announced today that they have successfully conducted a 5G communication verification test in the 38GHz band from an altitude of approximately 4km using a small Cessna aircraft operated by Kyoritsu Air Survey Co., Ltd. simulating the eventual use of High-Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS) . The demonstration was the first of its kind in the world.
    May 28, 2024
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    The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT, President: TOKUDA Hideyuki, Ph.D.) conducts staff recruitment based on diversity promotion. In particular, we have been actively promoting the recruitment of female Researchers and Research Engineers, and the proportion of women in the total number of people hired for Permanent Researcher position in FY2024 has reached 41.7%.
    May 13, 2024
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    The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT, President: TOKUDA Hideyuki, Ph.D.), RIKEN (President: GONOKAMI Makoto, Ph.D.), Tokyo University of Science (President: Dr. ISHIKAWA Masatoshi), and the University of Tokyo (President: FUJII Teruo, Ph.D.) succeeded in developing a technique to quickly search for the optimal quantum gate sequence for a quantum computer using a probabilistic method.
    May 9, 2024
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    TOKYO (April 23rd, 2024) -THine Electronics, Inc. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 6769, “THine”), National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (“NICT”), and Hiroshima University, a national university corporation (“Hiroshima University”), jointly announced the successful development of 20 gigabits per second (20Gb/s) QPSK wireless transmission technology with the world's first mixed-signal baseband demodulator technology, which would have a great advantage to achieve more power-efficient wireless data transmission for higher-speed appreciations.
    April 23, 2024
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    The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (hereinafter referred to as "NICT") will be conducting a Request for Information (RFI) regarding transportation means to deploy a small satellite into low lunar orbit being developed by the ongoing " Lunar Terahertz Surveyor for Kilometer-scale Mapping” project entrusted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan.
    April 2, 2024
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    Tokyo, March 15, 2024 – A Japanese consortium of joint research partners including RIKEN, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Osaka University, Fujitsu Limited, and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) have been recognized with the prestigious Prime Minister's Award as part of the 53rd Japan Industrial Technology Awards for the successful development of a high-performance computing platform that leverages Japan's second domestically-made superconducting quantum computer.
    March 15, 2024
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    Researchers from the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT, President: TOKUDA Hideyuki, Ph.D.), in collaboration with Nokia Bell Labs, Aston University, and Amonics PLC, demonstrated a record-breaking data-rate of 301 terabits per second in a commercially available standard optical fiber.
    Janualy 29, 2024
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    Tokyo and Osaka, December 20, 2023 – A consortium of joint research partners including the Center for Quantum Information and Quantum Biology at Osaka University, RIKEN, the Advanced Semiconductor Research Center at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), the Superconducting ICT Laboratory at the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Amazon Web Services, e-trees.Japan, Inc., Fujitsu Limited, NTT Corporation (NTT), QuEL, Inc., QunaSys Inc., and Systems Engineering Consultants Co.,LTD. (SEC) today announced the successful development of Japan’s third superconducting quantum computer (1) installed at Osaka University. Starting December 22, 2023, the partners will provide users in Japan access to the newly developed computer via the cloud, enabling researchers to execute quantum algorithms (2), improve and verify the operation of software, and explore use cases remotely.
    December 20, 2023
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    Researchers from the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT, President: TOKUDA Hideyuki, Ph.D.), in collaboration with the Eindhoven University of Technology and University of L’Aquila demonstrated a record-breaking data-rate of 22.9 petabits per second using only a single optical fiber, which was more than double our previous world record of 10.66 petabits per second.
    November 30, 2023
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    The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT, President: TOKUDA Hideyuki, Ph.D.) invented a novel structure in a superconducting strip photon detector*1 that enables highly efficient photon detection even with a wide strip, and succeeded in developing the world's first “Superconducting Wide-Strip Photon Detector (SWSPD)”.
    October 30, 2023
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    The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT, President: TOKUDA Hideyuki, Ph.D.) has developed computational human body models for children aged 1, 5, and 10 years whose body shape and anatomical structure match international references. These models are available free of charge for non-commercial use and are useful for diverse simulations, such as studying electromagnetic field dosimetry and human body injuries in car accidents and enhancing diagnostic and therapeutic practices. They are expected to aid in child safety assessments and advancements in various fields.
    August 22, 2023