18 May 2016 - 16:09
There is an important difference between knowing something, and being able to prove something. Even in science, there are ideas that everyone shares, but no one can prove. The link between disorder...
Type: News Article
31 Mar 2016 - 18:03
While drinking your favourite cold drink, you probably do not imagine what is going on inside each ice cube.  At the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), the...
Type: News Article
14 Mar 2016 - 11:59
Post-doctoral researchers, Karim Essafi, Owen Benton and Ludovic Jaubert in the Theory of Quantum Matter Unit at the Okinawa Institute of...
Type: News Article
3 Mar 2016 - 13:22
Unlike conventional energy sources, like coal or oil, the supply and demand of renewable energy are, to a large extent, unpredictable because they are affected by the natural fluctuations in the...
Type: News Article
2 Mar 2016 - 17:19
Fossil fuels propelled the Industrial Revolution and subsequent technological advances. However, our future cannot be based on them, if only because they are a finite resource; and we are very close...
Type: News Article
17 Feb 2016 - 02:10
The new milk frother you are using to prepare your cappuccino is likely using magnetic gears. Magnetic gears transmit rotary motion like mechanical gears but instead of teeth they use magnetic...
Type: News Article
1 Feb 2016 - 11:36
The end of Moore’s Law — the prediction that transistor density would double every two years — was one of the hottest topics in electronics-related discussions in 2015. Silicon-based technologies...
Type: News Article
8 Dec 2015 - 12:03
Researchers in the Light-Matter Interactions Unit led by Professor Síle Nic Chormaic at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have developed an on-off switch with...
Type: News Article
11 Nov 2015 - 18:03
Today one of the major goals of physicists is to unify the forces of nature into a Grand Unified Theory that could portray a more elegant and comprehensive representation of the Universe. One...
Type: News Article
2 Nov 2015 - 16:14
Helium usually reminds people of colorful gas balloons. However, helium is much more than the filling for these children’s treats.  It also helps quantum physicists to study the most exotic and...
Type: News Article
16 Oct 2015 - 15:31
President Jonathan Dorfan of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), along with Drs. David Hitlin, Stephen Olsen and Fumihiko Takasaki, has been awarded the...
Type: News Article
6 Aug 2015 - 16:17
There are no magic bullets for global energy needs. But fuel cells in which electrical energy is harnessed directly from live, self-sustaining chemical reactions promise cheaper alternatives to...
Type: News Article
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