21 Jul 2020 - 00:00
Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have created next-generation solar modules with high efficiency and good stability. Made using a type of...
Type: Press release
8 Jul 2020 - 08:42
Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have revealed the evolutionary history of the crown-of-thorns starfish – a predator of coral that can...
Type: News Article
30 Jun 2020 - 11:53
All life depends on a genome, which acts as an instruction manual for building all the products essential for development and survival. But knowing which of these individual instructions – or genes...
Type: News Article
26 Jun 2020 - 01:00
Since the 1980s, in seaweed farms dotted along the coastline of the subtropical islands of Okinawa, farmers have cultivated the edible brown alga, Okinawa mozuku (Cladosiphon okamuranus). Popular in...
Type: Press release
19 Jun 2020 - 18:00
Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have shed light on the reproductive role of ‘dark matter’ DNA – non-coding DNA sequences that previously...
Type: Press release
5 Jun 2020 - 00:00
When we think of wrinkles, we usually envision the lines etched into our skin, for some an unwelcome reality and for others a proud sign of a life well-lived. In material science, wrinkles can also...
Type: News Article
29 May 2020 - 13:21
The latest OIST column in the Asahi Shimbun GLOBE+ is out now! This month we wrote about the shark research that is being carried out at OIST...
Type: Media Links
21 May 2020 - 00:00
What is the mind? For thousands of years, philosophers, religious figures and scientists have tried to answer this question, but so far, the nature of the mind has eluded understanding. In the field...
Type: News Article
8 May 2020 - 09:44
Neurons, the electrical wiring in our bodies that allows us to move, think and sense our surroundings, are specially adapted for rapid communication, highlighted by their unusual, elongated shape....
Type: News Article
24 Apr 2020 - 15:43
Hailed as one of the most important medical advances, the discovery of general anesthetics – compounds which induce unconsciousness, prevent control of movement and block pain – helped transform...
Type: News Article
22 Apr 2020 - 14:40
A team from OIST, led by Professor Simone Pigolotti and postdoctoral researchers, Dr. Deepak Bhat, Dr. Davide Chiuchiù and Dr. Paula Villa Martín​ from the...
Type: News Article
23 Mar 2020 - 15:44
Since its discovery in 2014, phosphorene – a sheet of phosphorus atoms only a single atom thick – has intrigued scientists, due to its unique optoelectronic anisotropy. In other words, electrons...
Type: News Article
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