2 Dec 2016
November 19th 2011 was a very special day for the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST). Over 400 dignitaries from Okinawa, mainland Japan and overseas gathered in...
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30 Nov 2016
On Sunday, November 27th, guests from all parts of Okinawa flocked to OIST to attend the Open Campus Science Festival. This event was OIST’s biggest Open Campus to date, with over 5,200 people...
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24 Nov 2016
Scientists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have been awarded a grant from the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) to turn their energy-producing...
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24 Nov 2016
The OIST Emergency Task Force, which was set up immediately after the diving incident on 14 November, is continuing to make every practical effort to locate the missing diver. We have done surface...
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22 Nov 2016
Liquids are an important part of our everyday lives. Fluids such as water are Newtonian, and their viscous behavior is well understood. However, many common fluids are viscoelastic. These fluids,...
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18 Nov 2016
Two OIST divers were involved in a diving incident in Ie-Suido channel off the coast of Okinawa on 14 November. One diver, Shohei Suzuki, did not return to the surface after a dive to install...
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9 Nov 2016
OIST is proud to announce that five new faculty members have joined the university. Prof. Yasha Neiman, Prof. Izumi Fukunaga, Prof. Yejun Feng, Prof. Thomas Bourguignon and Prof. Marylka...
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7 Nov 2016
A little frustration can make life interesting. This is certainly the case in physics, where the presence of competing forces that cannot be satisfied at the same time – known as frustration – can...
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2 Nov 2016
During his notable trip to the Galápagos Islands, Charles Darwin collected several mockingbird specimens on different islands in the region.  He later discovered that each island only contained...
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21 Oct 2016
Cancer is a notoriously difficult disease to treat. Not only do a wide variety of cancers exist, requiring specialized treatments for each type, but cancer cells within an individual can morph and...
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20 Oct 2016
Millions of years ago, one species of frog diverged into two species. Millions of years later, the two frogs became one again, but with a few extra chromosomes. Such is the curious case of the...
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17 Oct 2016
The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. have embarked on a joint research project to facilitate more human-like learning processes in...
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