11 Sep 2019
For decades, physicists have been attempting to reconcile quantum mechanics, the physics of the very small, with gravity, the physics of the very large. While many academics are working on quantum...
Type: News Article
9 Sep 2019
Mutualisms are one of the most common interactions in the natural world. That relationships of mutual benefit are so common suggests something important — they are a good survival strategy. In...
Type: News Article
26 Aug 2019
DNA sequencing technologies are indispensable in medicine, although having quick access to results has historically been a challenge. As part of a collaboration, researchers at the Okinawa Institute...
Type: News Article
19 Aug 2019
The natural world is full of complex molecules with important roles in living things. Such compounds can be useful as medicines — but they’re tricky to extract in large amounts. And while it is...
Type: News Article
9 Aug 2019
Silicon dominates solar energy products — it is stable, cheap, and efficient at turning sunlight into electricity. Any new material taking on silicon must compete, and win, on those grounds. As a...
Type: Press release
30 Jul 2019
Scientific discoveries are exciting, but scientists must also develop new approaches to make such discoveries possible. Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate...
Type: News Article
25 Jul 2019
Materials usually expand when heated and contract when cooled, reflecting how energy is stored in atomic bonds. As part of an international effort, researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and...
Type: News Article
23 Jul 2019
Energy from ocean waves could fulfill the world’s electricity needs — if that energy is properly harnessed. A team from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) has...
Type: News Article
11 Jul 2019
People with the same lifespan do not necessarily have the same quality of life. As we live longer, extending quality of life — “healthspan” — is gaining importance. Scientists at the Okinawa...
Type: News Article
4 Jul 2019
Japanese children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more sensitive to punishment than those without the condition, reports a study from the Okinawa Institute of Science and...
Type: News Article
20 Jun 2019
The Nature Index Annual Tables showcase institutions with the highest outputs of top-quality research. And now, for the first time, this includes a...
Type: Press release
18 Jun 2019
A protective layer of epoxy resin helps prevent the leakage of pollutants from perovskite solar cells (PSCs), report scientists from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate...
Type: Press release
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