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15 Jan 2015
Going with the Flow
Computer simulations at OIST suggest new applications in industry by harnessing active microscopic particles in fluids.
about Going with the Flow
8 Jan 2015
Mary Grossmann studied microorganisms during three typhoons to figure out what happened to the ocean’s tiny creatures when the waters churn.
about Surviving Typhoons
5 Jan 2015
OIST Patents New Nanoparticle Method
The Nanoparticles by Design Unit has applied for a patent for their nanoparticle crystallization method.
about OIST Patents New Nanoparticle Method
24 Dec 2014
The Ants That Conquered the World
Professor Evan Economo sequenced more than three hundred ant species to unravel the evolution of one globally dominant ant genus.
about The Ants That Conquered the World
18 Dec 2014
OIST Hosts Joint Symposium with the University of Tokyo
On December 12-13th, OIST hosted a joint symposium with guest professors from the University of Tokyo.
about OIST Hosts Joint Symposium with the University of Tokyo
16 Dec 2014
21 teams of Okinawan high school students, selected from the 31 teams that applied, competed in the 3rd SCORE! – Science in Okinawa: Research for Enterprise - contest on Saturday 13 December.
about SCORE High!
15 Dec 2014
To Know The Enemy
Recent collaborations between scientists in Okinawa and Australia are helping to spur genomic research of the Crown of Thorns starfish, a threat to coral reefs across the Indo-Pacific region.
about To Know The Enemy
10 Dec 2014
Accelerating Particles into Medicine
Professor Hirotaka Sugawara announces his new unit, which will find ways to apply particle and nuclear physics technology to medical research.
about Accelerating Particles into Medicine
10 Dec 2014
Shifting Boundaries and Changing Surfaces
OIST’s Mathematical Soft Matter Unit explores the interaction of energies at the crossroads between physics and mathematics.
about Shifting Boundaries and Changing Surfaces
5 Dec 2014
OIST Joins Japan’s Brain/MINDS Project
OIST becomes part of Japan’s national effort to map the Brain
about OIST Joins Japan’s Brain/MINDS Project
26 Nov 2014
Yuichi Nakajima decodes barnacle genetics to understand how climate change impacts the deep ocean.
about Hydrothermal Settlers
19 Nov 2014
OIST Welcomes Professor Ye Zhang
OIST welcomes Ye Zhang to lead the Bioinspired Soft Matter Unit. She hopes to create purely chemical systems that mimic biological structures.
about OIST Welcomes Professor Ye Zhang
17 Nov 2014
Readying the Neural Network
Marianela Garcia-Munoz and Violeta Lopez-Huerta illuminate a new purpose for a receptor known to trigger cell death.
about Readying the Neural Network
6 Nov 2014
OIST Explores Opportunities in Marine Sciences
Experts from around the world met at OIST to advise and comment on the future of Marine Science.
about OIST Explores Opportunities in Marine Sciences
5 Nov 2014
Back to Basics
Professor Robert Sinclair proposes that simple explanations can be found for complex systems in nature by using rational numbers
about Back to Basics
24 Oct 2014
OIST Hosts International Coral Reef Meeting
Hinako Takahashi, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of the Environment, visited OIST to open the meeting of the International Coral Reef Initiative.
about OIST Hosts International Coral Reef Meeting
23 Oct 2014
Moving in the Quantum World
C. M. Chandrashekar and Thomas Busch simulate the motion of a particle that can be in two or more places at once.
about Moving in the Quantum World
16 Oct 2014
Shaping the Way to See the World
A new study of lens morphology through cell proliferation is helping to understand how complex biological structures form.
about Shaping the Way to See the World
10 Oct 2014
Helping Local Fishermen Fight Off the Crown-of-Thorns Starfish
In a cooperative effort with the local fishermen, OIST researchers are studying the population dynamics of Crown-of-Thorns Starfish.
about Helping Local Fishermen Fight Off the Crown-of-Thorns Starfish
3 Oct 2014
Two Leagues Under the Sea
Béatrice Lecroq examines tiny organisms called foraminifera in one of the world’s deepest ocean trenches.
about Two Leagues Under the Sea