Articles

2 Jul 2015
Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have identified a system that could store quantum information for longer times, which is critical for the future of quantum computing. This study was recently...
19 Jun 2015
Mapping the human brain’s network of interconnections, known as the connectome is typically done with help from computational tools because recreating interconnections between different brain regions has been challenging in the lab.  ...
8 Jun 2015
Dr. Chuya Shinzato, a group leader of the Marine Genomics Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), has received this year’s Rocky Challenge Prize for his distinguished scientific accomplishments as a coral...
2 Jun 2015
Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have eliminated problematic pinholes in the top layer of next-generation solar cells in development. At the same time, they have significantly improved the lifetime...
27 May 2015
Right before a cell starts to divide to give birth to a daughter cell, its biochemical machinery unwinds the chromosomes and copies the millions of protein sequences comprising the cell’s DNA, which is packaged along the length of the each chromosomal...
18 May 2015
For generations, Okinawans potters have passed their expertise directly from master to student. There are no textbooks explaining how to make the beautiful pieces characteristic of Okinawa. Masters go by feel, colors, the shape of the flame. But with...
13 May 2015
Pollutants emitted by factories and car exhausts affect humans who breathe in these harmful gases and also aggravate climate change up in the atmosphere. Being able to detect such emissions is a critically needed measure. New research by the...
30 Apr 2015
The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) recently inaugurated a new building with state-of-the art facilities called Lab 3. The construction was supported by the Japanese Central Government. Lab 3 will house a world...
20 Apr 2015
Nearly 500 experts in computing for high energy physics gathered at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) in Japan April 13-17 to discuss advances and challenges in data-intensive physics experiments. The 21st...
17 Apr 2015
It seems unnatural that a species could survive without having sex. Yet over the ages, evolution has endowed females of certain species of amphibians, reptiles and fish with the ability to clone themselves, and perpetuate offspring without males....
7 Apr 2015
Patterns appearing on both the very large and very small scale are extremely rare, but researchers at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) in Japan have found a similar pattern in two apparently unrelated systems -- skin...
2 Apr 2015
Imagine pushing the existing frontiers of knowledge without the traditional constraints of a Ph.D. program in the sciences. Imagine working with a world class faculty, being fully funded, and having the freedom to choose a particular laboratory for your...
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...

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