Articles

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...
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,...

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