17 Aug 2016
Coral reefs are delicate ecosystems, which are endangered by climate change and human activities. The restoration of these underwater environments is typically carried out by transplanting corals...
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15 Aug 2016
Light can take many different forms. Even in our day-to-day life, sunlight is vastly different from fluorescent light. In physics, when studying interactions between light and tiny particles, the...
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10 Aug 2016
Ribozymes – ribonucleic acid enzymes – are RNA molecules that catalyse chemical reactions. Much like DNA, RNA is a linear molecule made by connecting four chemical building blocks called bases...
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2 Aug 2016
In the quantum world, physicists study the tiny particles that make up our classical world – neutrons, electrons, photons – either one at a time or in small numbers because the behaviour of the...
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1 Aug 2016
A new R&D site for sustainable living in hot and humid areas was inaugurated on July 28th, 2016. The site is a collaboration between the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate...
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28 Jul 2016
The dragons from ‘Game of Thrones’ have come to life in insect form. New ant species that appear dragon-like due to their large and...
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27 Jul 2016
Perovskite solar cells are the rising star in the photovoltaic landscape. Since their invention, less than ten years ago, their efficiency has doubled twice and it is now over 22% – an astonishing...
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26 Jul 2016
Our eyes are constantly moving, whether we notice or not. They jump from one focus point to another and even when we seem to be focused on one point, the eyes continue to reflexively move. These...
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21 Jul 2016
Inside the human body, the same drug can interact with multiple molecules. This phenomenon is known as ‘polypharmacology’ and, according to the interaction, a drug can cure a disease or cause side...
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14 Jul 2016
Okinawa, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on one side and the East China Sea on the other, is an ideal place for marine science research. In an inauguration ceremony held on Wednesday, July 13, 2016,...
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14 Jul 2016
A team of physicists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) has predicted the existence of a new kind of spin liquid. A spin liquid is an exotic phenomenon that...
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6 Jul 2016
Finding new and effective ways to create alcohols and esters is a constant target in chemistry, as these substances are important industrial compounds and feedstocks – the raw materials from which...
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