Novel method reveals small microplastics throughout Japan’s subtropical ocean — ScienceDaily

Research conducted in the Light-Matter Interactions for Quantum Technologies Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) has revealed the presence of small microplastics in the ocean surrounding Okinawa. The study was published in Science of the Total Environment. “There’s been a considerable amount of research on larger plastic pieces in […]

Novel method reveals small microplastics throughout Japan’s subtropical ocean

Six areas around Okinawa were visited to collect samples for analyzing the marine microplastics–two were to the south of the island, two around the center, and two to the north. Credit: Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Research conducted in the Light-Matter Interactions for Quantum Technologies Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology […]

Novel method reveals small microplastics throughout Japan’s subtropical ocean

IMAGE: Six areas around Okinawa were visited to collect samples for analyzing the marine microplastics – two were to the south of the island, two around the center, and two to… view more  Credit: OIST Research conducted in the Light-Matter Interactions for Quantum Technologies Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) […]

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In this file image taken and released on July 11, 2019, by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the Japanese Hayabusa2 spacecraft lands on an asteroid to collect samples. A small capsule from the Hayabusa2 successfully landed in a sparsely populated desert in the Australian Outback on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. (JAXA via AP, File) […]

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