27 Feb 2020
Many of us take our feet for granted, but they have a challenging job in the biomechanics department.  When we push off with the ball of the foot, the force we apply exceeds our body weight,...
Type: Press release
26 Feb 2020
The longitudinal arch has been well studied when it comes to foot stiffness, but this research found that the transverse arch may be more important.
Type: Photo
18 Sep 2019
Solar power offers a promising, renewable alternative to fossil fuels. But solar power production is complicated and influenced by ever-changing factors like cloud coverage, the time of day, and even...
Type: News Article
18 Sep 2019
Professor Mahesh Bandi, of OIST’s Nonlinear and Non-equilibrium Physics Unit, poses in front of bookcases in his office. 
Type: Photo
23 Jan 2018
A bowl of water sprinkled with pepper flakes sits ready on Mahesh Bandi’s kitchen countertop. Bandi, a professor of physics at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (...
Type: News Article
17 Jan 2018
This video, taken at 500 frames per second, shows the Marangoni effect in action. The researchers introduced a surfactant—a liquid with lower surface tension—to the surface of water. They used hollow...
Type: Video
4 Jan 2017
The amount of energy generated by renewables fluctuates depending on the natural variability of resources at any given time. The sun isn’t always shining, nor is the wind always blowing, so...
Type: News Article
4 Jan 2017
Type: Photo
9 Dec 2016
Like humans learning to speak, juvenile birds learn to sing by mimicking vocalizations of adults of the same species during development. Juvenile birds preferentially learn the song of their own...
Type: Press release
9 Dec 2016
Like humans learning to speak, juvenile birds learn to sing by mimicking vocalizations of adults of the same species during development. Juvenile birds preferentially learn the song of their own...
Type: News Article
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