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4 Mar 2015
Solar Cells Get Growth Boost
Growing film for use in solar cells under controlled conditions isn’t necessarily the best way. Ambient air grows better film, and it’s cheaper.
about Solar Cells Get Growth Boost
27 Feb 2015
Calling the Shots: The Brain’s Decision-making Structure
A key part of the brain involved with decisions and movement appears to operate like a traditional corporation.
about Calling the Shots: The Brain’s Decision-making Structure
17 Feb 2015
Energy Starts at Home
A new era of open energy systems is ready for launch
about Energy Starts at Home
12 Feb 2015
Getting in Shape
The Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit at OIST studies in depth the physics behind liquid-liquid impact with varied temperatures to create non-spherical particles for use in industry.
about Getting in Shape
10 Feb 2015
Intimate symposia format strengthens OIST research collaborations
OIST hosts small-scale symposiums to share research as it happens.
about Intimate symposia format strengthens OIST research collaborations
4 Feb 2015
2015 Open Campus Welcomes Curious Minds Young and Old
Thousands of visitors enjoyed hands-on activities, lectures and demonstrations at the 2015 OIST Open Campus.
about 2015 Open Campus Welcomes Curious Minds Young and Old
30 Jan 2015
Pinholes are Pitfalls for High Performance Solar Cells
OIST researchers find tiny pinholes wreaking havoc with next-generation solar cells.
about Pinholes are Pitfalls for High Performance Solar Cells
26 Jan 2015
Sounds of Silence
Refined techniques in brain activity analysis in zebra finches yields interesting results about how vocalization works.
about Sounds of Silence
21 Jan 2015
Building 3 Construction in Home Stretch
Building 3 is nearly finished, completing the first phase of the university's development.
about Building 3 Construction in Home Stretch
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