Articles

27 Aug 2015
A distinguished panel of international experts met at OIST on July 27, 28, 29 to review progress at the Graduate University. The charge of the panel was to assess whether OIST Graduate University, which began in November 2011, has established, with high...
26 Aug 2015
It was a busy week for participants and organisers of the sixth annual Onna/OIST Children’s School of Science. However, if children’s happy smiles are an indicator of success it has been time well spent. Over 100 young science adventurers...
19 Aug 2015
An international research team has some good news for the struggling honeybee, and the millions of people who depend on them to pollinate crops and other plants. These valuable pollinators have faced widespread colony losses over the past decade,...
18 Aug 2015
Thirty-seven public information officers working at Japanese institutions and students interested in science journalism attended the two-day media training workshop held by the Okinawa...
6 Aug 2015
There are no magic bullets for global energy needs. But fuel cells in which electrical energy is harnessed directly from live, self-sustaining chemical reactions promise cheaper alternatives to fossil fuels. To facilitate faster energy conversion in...
30 Jul 2015
Churning raw milk sufficiently creates butter. Squirting lemon juice coagulates it into curd. These two phenomena are not as straightforward as they sound on the molecular level.  When milk is churned, the fat molecules in it come closer to form...
14 Jul 2015
The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) signed an agreement to collaborate with the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) on sustainable energy research projects. The agreement on scientific and academic cooperation...
8 Jul 2015
One of the features that make the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) an attractive place for education and research is its location. The OIST campus is situated on the beautiful island of Okinawa, surrounded by the sea...
6 Jul 2015
The Molecular Genetics Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) is under new management. The Unit is now led by Daniel Rokhsar, an adjunct and visiting professor from the University of California, Berkeley where...
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...

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