Articles

31 Mar 2015
Accurately anticipating an approaching typhoon’s destructive force makes all the difference in advance preparations and as a consequence, the cost in lives. But over the decades, climate scientists have not made the same headway in this regard as they...
30 Mar 2015
As part of its commitment to gender equality in the workplace, lab and classroom, the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) has hired Dr. Machi Dilworth as the new vice president of gender equality. Dr. Dilworth will...
27 Mar 2015
On April 1st Dr. Keiji Takanashi starts his first day at OIST as the Vice President for Financial Management. He will be responsible for operating the university budgets and will oversee the relevant accounting. The Vice President for Financial...
24 Mar 2015
More than 95 science communicators gathered at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) on March 19 - 20 to chart a new course for boosting international media coverage of Japanese science. The...
18 Mar 2015
From March 9th-13th, the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology hosted its first OIST Science Challenge workshop, organized by OIST’s Graduate School. Twenty-two ...
18 Mar 2015
Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have demonstrated a more robust method for controlling single, micron-sized particles with light. Passing light along optical microfibers or nanofibers to...
11 Mar 2015
Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University's Brain Mechanisms for Behaviour Unit have found a surprise upon mapping the precise connectivity inside a brain structure called the neostriatum. The cell groups here do...
4 Mar 2015
Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University's (OIST) Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit have found that growing a type of film used to manufacture...
27 Feb 2015
A key part of the brain involved with decision making, the striatum, appears to operate hierarchically – much like a traditional corporation with executives, middle managers and employees, according to researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and...
17 Feb 2015
The future of sustainable energy is likely to include widespread production and distribution, or what some are now calling “open energy systems.” Instead of power produced and distributed solely by large utilities, open energy systems enable smaller...
12 Feb 2015
New research from the Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) looks at how to create various non-spherical particles by releasing droplets of molten wax into a cool liquid bath. The...
10 Feb 2015
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) is hosting a variety of mini-symposia this year, a new workshop format designed to foster international exchange about current research advances. The 2-day or 3-day meetings include...
4 Feb 2015
Thousands of people of all ages attended the 2015 Open Campus at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate School on Sunday, Feb. 1. The annual event welcomes the public to come explore the world of science through hands-on activities,...
30 Jan 2015
The most popular next-generation solar cells under development may have a problem – the top layer is full of tiny pinholes, researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University in Japan have found. The majority of high-...
26 Jan 2015
New research published by the Neuronal Mechanism for Critical Period Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) has...
21 Jan 2015
Building 3 construction is on track to finish at the end of March, marking a significant milestone in the university’s development. It will complete the first phase of OIST’s master plan to provide facilities for 50 faculty, their researchers and...
15 Jan 2015
Previous research has already demonstrated that substantial quantities of self-motile or active agents such as bacteria in a fluid environment can be harnessed to do mechanical work like moving microscopic gears and ratchets. Bacteria as well as algae...
8 Jan 2015
It is no secret that typhoons are capable of churning the seas and wreaking destruction. But it is tough to examine what exactly happens during a typhoon, particularly in the ocean. The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University has...
5 Jan 2015
The Nanoparticles by Design Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University is constantly finding new ways to endow the tiniest of particles with more specific properties. They have...
24 Dec 2014
About one tenth of the world’s ants are close relatives; they all belong to just one genus out of 323, called Pheidole. “If you go into any tropical forest and take a stroll, you will step on one of these ants,” says Okinawa Institute of Science and...

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