24 Dec 2020 - 00:00
Research conducted in the Light-Matter Interactions for Quantum Technologies Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology...
Type: Press release
22 Dec 2020 - 00:00
Neurons are like the electrical wiring of our brains, responsible for receiving information from the outside world and conveying this information to the rest of our body. To work correctly, they need...
Type: Press release
14 Dec 2020 - 00:00
The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) was proud to welcome Professor Hiroki Takahashi as a faculty member in March 2020. Professor Takahashi leads the newly...
Type: News Article
7 Dec 2020 - 00:00
Say the words ‘carnivorous plants’ and images of monstrous, human-consuming vegetation spring to mind. In reality, carnivorous plants tend to be much smaller than their horror-movie equivalents and...
Type: News Article
26 Nov 2020 - 00:00
The latest OIST column in the Asahi Shimbun GLOBE+ is out now. This month, science writer Lucy Dickie interviewed PhD candidate...
Type: Media Links
22 Oct 2020 - 00:00
Despite being separated by nearly 5,000 miles of Pacific Ocean, the people of Okinawa and Hawai’i have a lot in common. Being based on small island archipelagos means that they rely on both the land...
Type: News Article
19 Oct 2020 - 09:00
Ants are one of the most successful groups of animals on the planet, occupying anywhere from temperate soil to tropical rainforests, desert dunes and kitchen counters. They’re social insects and...
Type: Press release
15 Oct 2020 - 09:00
In 1998, ocean temperatures soared, and the world experienced its first significant coral bleaching event. From the Great Barrier Reef to Indonesia to Central America, corals turned white and ghostly...
Type: Press release
15 Oct 2020 - 00:00
When a person is infected with a virus, their immune system makes antibodies, which help the body to fight the virus. The piece of the virus that the antibody attaches to is called an antigen. For...
Type: News Article
12 Oct 2020 - 00:00
Mathematics is everywhere. It’s hidden in the patterns we observe across the world – from the stripes of a zebra to the constellations of stars to the web of a spider. It also inhabits actions and...
Type: News Article
6 Oct 2020 - 00:00
The behavior of living organisms might obey the same mathematical laws as physical phenomena, such as weather and the motion of planets, says new research from the...
Type: Press release
30 Sep 2020 - 00:00
Since first appearing in late 2019, the novel virus, SARS-CoV-2, has had a range of impacts on those it infects. Some people become severely ill with COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, and...
Type: Press release
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