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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...
18 Dec 2014
On December 12-13th, the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University hosted a joint symposium with guest professors from the University of Tokyo. Professor Thomas Busch of the Quantum Systems Unit at OIST helped to organize the...
16 Dec 2014
SCORE is a science festival with a difference as the students are judged as much on their presentation skills and the potential of building a business from their project, as they are for scientific content. It was a near impossible job for the panel of...
15 Dec 2014
New research published in the journal genesis, by Kenneth Baughman, Dr. Eiichi Shoguchi, Professor Noriyuki Satoh of the...
10 Dec 2014
Distinguished Professor Hirotaka Sugawara has opened the new Advanced Medical Instrumentation Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University. The unit will apply particle and nuclear physics research to improve medical...
5 Dec 2014
Governments the world over are now focusing their efforts in research towards mapping the brain to understand its secrets. America has The BRAIN Initiative and Europe, The Human Brain Project. Japan’s counterpart is called The Brain/MINDS Project ...
26 Nov 2014
The deep ocean seems so remote that it is difficult to imagine any sort of human-generated change making an impact on deep-sea life. It is even more difficult to collect or examine evidence from the deep ocean to determine what those impacts might be....
19 Nov 2014
OIST welcomes new Assistant Professor Ye Zhang, who will be directing a research unit on bioinspired soft matter. Zhang is coming to OIST from Brandeis University in Massachusetts, where she is doing postdoctoral work on Material Science. Her primary...

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