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17 Aug 2016
Unexpected Complexity in Coral
Scientists used DNA analysis to explore genetic correlation among Japanese coral population.
about Unexpected Complexity in Coral
15 Aug 2016
How Shaping Light can Change Particle Behavior
Interactions between tiny particles trapped in light found to differ, depending on the light’s shape.
about How Shaping Light can Change Particle Behavior
10 Aug 2016
Probing RNA Function with 10,000 Mutants
Creating and examining 10,296 mutants of a ribozyme leads to a better understanding of these widespread but understudied RNA molecules.
about Probing RNA Function with 10,000 Mutants
2 Aug 2016
Bridging the Gap Between the Quantum and Classical Worlds
Strong coupling in specific light-matter interactions, previously believed to be a quantum phenomenon, is explained with classical models and experiments.
about Bridging the Gap Between the Quantum and Classical Worlds
1 Aug 2016
New Research Site for Sustainable Living
A new R&D site for sustainable living in hot and humid areas was inaugurated on July 28th, 2016.
about New Research Site for Sustainable Living
28 Jul 2016
Dragon Ants Are Coming: New ‘Game of Thrones' Species Identified
Modern technology helps taxonomy to identify new ant species.
about Dragon Ants Are Coming: New ‘Game of Thrones' Species Identified
27 Jul 2016
Watering Solar Cells Makes Them Grow… in Power!
Researchers clarified the relationship between air exposure and enhanced electric proprieties in perovskite solar cells.
about Watering Solar Cells Makes Them Grow… in Power!
26 Jul 2016
The Eyes are the Window into the Brain
Insight into how neurons in the cerebellum respond to rapid eye movements may provide clues for modern medical technology.
about The Eyes are the Window into the Brain
21 Jul 2016
Virtual Development of Real Drugs
systemsDock is a new, free on-line resource that makes screening for drugs faster and more accurate.
about Virtual Development of Real Drugs
14 Jul 2016
OIST Marine Science Station – Open for Worldwide Research
OIST held inauguration ceremony for ocean side laboratory as a step in the development of an international marine science research hub in Okinawa.
about OIST Marine Science Station – Open for Worldwide Research
14 Jul 2016
A New Spin on Reality
OIST scientists predict the existence of a new kind of spin liquid.
about A New Spin on Reality
6 Jul 2016
One Reaction, Two Results, Zero Waste
From a single ester, the same chemical process can create either an alcohol or multiple esters by slightly tweaking the reaction conditions.
about One Reaction, Two Results, Zero Waste
4 Jul 2016
Can a Next-generation Supercomputer Reveal How the Brain Works?
OIST Professor, Kenji Doya, and collaborators at four Japanese institutes have received a MEXT Supercomputing Grant to simulate the whole brain network and to develop brain-like artificial intelligence.
about Can a Next-generation Supercomputer Reveal How the Brain Works?
29 Jun 2016
At the Droplet of a Hat: Capturing Mixable Liquid Interaction
The spreading of mixable liquids into ‘droplet hats’ was observed for the first time, which could lead to insight into improving strategies for cleaning animals affected by oil spills.
about At the Droplet of a Hat: Capturing Mixable Liquid Interaction
23 Jun 2016
Preparing for a New Relationship: Coral and Algae Interactions Explored
Changes in gene expression were found when coral and algae begin to interact.
about Preparing for a New Relationship: Coral and Algae Interactions Explored
16 Jun 2016
Scaling up Quantum Technologies: The Rare Case When 1+1 Is Just 2
A technique to control two particles, rather than just one, by using quantum tunnelling has been described.
about Scaling up Quantum Technologies: The Rare Case When 1+1 Is Just 2
13 Jun 2016
New 'Ukidama' Nanoparticle Structure Revealed
A unique structure of copper-silver nanoparticles has been identified that resemble the Japanese glass fishing floats called ukidama.
about New 'Ukidama' Nanoparticle Structure Revealed
9 Jun 2016
Ancient Ants Leaving a Modern Trail
Past land connections, as well as current climate, are shown to be of primary importance in determining ant diversity patterns.
about Ancient Ants Leaving a Modern Trail
2 Jun 2016
The Rules of the Game for Children with ADHD
Researchers use a game-based experiment to understand how children with ADHD react to changing situations.
about The Rules of the Game for Children with ADHD
31 May 2016
The Science on Your Plate
OIST holds food science symposium and bazaar to shed light about what is really on your plate.
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