26 Sep 2016
  The KUROSHIO magazine, which shares its name with a major ocean current that passes by Okinawa, was launched on September 15th. This magazine is the first PhD student-run publication to be...
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23 Sep 2016
Growing up is a challenging task full of great achievements and missteps. Sometimes it is not clear what the best course of action might be, but people around us – parents and teachers – help by...
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12 Sep 2016
On Saturday, August 27, Jun Inoue, a researcher in the Marine Genomics Unit at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) received the Young Scientist Initiative Award...
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6 Sep 2016
Reliable data are the cornerstones of science: on them it is possible to build the cathedral of knowledge. From this perspective, the preparation of samples from biological material represents a...
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2 Sep 2016
The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) welcomed its 5th class of doctoral students on September 1, 2016. OIST prides itself on creating an international atmosphere...
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31 Aug 2016
On August 22-26, the Onna/OIST Children’s School of Science took place at the Fureai Taiken Center in Onna Village. Smiling children, filled with curiosity, had a great experience at the end of their...
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30 Aug 2016
When looking at bacteria, you typically see also flagella: long hairs that protrudes from the bacteria’s body. The key function of the flagella is movement – what scientists call ‘motility’. The...
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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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