The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), Japan, has developed the program,, “Live Talk: Science Edge”, related to the latest research achievements, featuring the most recent research articles published. We select a “Hot Paper” from scientific journals and invite the first author as a guest of the event. First authors of research articles are normally doctoral students or post doctoral fellows and they can tell related realistic processes of the study, like experimental procedures. The results of the program show that the general public sometimes cannot understand the research results themselves, but are interested in the research process. Here we report on the effectiveness of direct communication between researchers and the general public using the “hot paper” as a basis for the cultivation of interests in science itself.

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Closing the gap between science advancements and the public

Fuji Nagami   Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), Japan, has developed the program,, “Live Talk: Science Edge”, related to the latest research achievements, featuring the most recent research articles published. We select a “Hot Paper” from scientific journals and invite the first author as a guest of the event. First authors of research articles are normally doctoral students or post doctoral fellows and they can tell related realistic processes of the study, like experimental procedures. The results of the program show that the general public sometimes cannot understand the research results themselves, but are interested in the research process. Here we report on the effectiveness of direct communication between researchers and the general public using the “hot paper” as a basis for the cultivation of interests in science itself.

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