25 May 2017
The quantum world is both elegant and mysterious. It is a sphere of existence where the laws of physics experienced in everyday life are broken—particles can exist in two places at once, they can...
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23 May 2017
This spring, the Japanese government recognized two members of the OIST Board of Councilors and awarded them prestigious titles for their outstanding achievements in science and education throughout...
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19 May 2017
Traditional chemistry is immensely powerful when it comes to producing very diverse and very complex microscopic chemical molecules. But one thing out of reach is the synthesis of large structures up...
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10 May 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Rita Colwell, distinguished microbiologist and a member of the Board of Governors at the Okinawa Institute of...
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1 May 2017
Dr. Sydney Brenner, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Promotion Corporation (OIST PC) President from 2005 to 2011 and 2002 Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology and Medicine, will receive the...
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24 Apr 2017
An important concept in future healthcare is the development of devices called “lab on a chip”. These “chips”, not related to the electronic ones found in computers, are small devices in which...
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17 Apr 2017
Stress sensors are important tools when it comes to evaluating the robustness of a material facing strong mechanical forces. OIST researchers have just published in...
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14 Apr 2017
OIST is only at the beginning of an ambitious expansion program, aspiring to reach one hundred Faculty Research Units by 2022. To accommodate the new staff and students, additional research...
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31 Mar 2017
Often used for children’s enjoyment and artistic performances, soap bubbles are delicate, light-reflecting films that typically last just a few seconds before bursting. But beyond their value to...
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24 Mar 2017
Unlike experimental neuroscientists who deal with real-life neurons, computational neuroscientists use model simulations to investigate how the brain functions. While many computational...
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14 Mar 2017
While nanoparticles sound like a recent discovery, these tiny structures have been used for centuries. The famous Lycurgus cup, made by 4th century Roman artisans, features dichroic glass, with gold...
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9 Mar 2017
Magnetic balls provide exciting avenues for exploring many fundamental phenomena in physics. They can be assembled by hand into chains and more complex structures and used to model the properties of...
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