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23 Jan 2018
A Superficial Relationship: Soap on Water
New research shows with unprecedented accuracy what happens to liquid soap as it spreads on water.
about A Superficial Relationship: Soap on Water
19 Jan 2018
Think Globally, Contribute Locally: Science that Matters
How should scientists contribute to global issues and the development of regional economies in this age of rapid globalization?
about Think Globally, Contribute Locally: Science that Matters
16 Jan 2018
Building Molecular Wires, One Atom at a Time
Researchers at OIST have found a simple way to construct and deconstruct molecular metal chains, atom-by-atom.
about Building Molecular Wires, One Atom at a Time
20 Dec 2017
Shining a Light on Bacterial Cell Division
OIST researchers have revealed new insights into the process of E. coli cell division, aiding the search for new ways to target bacteria with antibiotics.
about Shining a Light on Bacterial Cell Division
12 Dec 2017
Spirited Presentations by High School Students: 6th SCORE!
Okinawa’s high school students presented their excellent science and entrepreneurial ideas.
about Spirited Presentations by High School Students: 6th SCORE!
11 Dec 2017
Water without Windows: Capturing Water Vapor inside an Electron Microscope
Scientists were able to demonstrate another way of viewing biological samples at high resolution.
about Water without Windows: Capturing Water Vapor inside an Electron Microscope
8 Dec 2017
Paper Heralds New Science Collaboration with Middle East
A new science initiative aims to connect Western and Middle Eastern communities.
about Paper Heralds New Science Collaboration with Middle East
5 Dec 2017
Worm Genomes Reveal a Link Between Ourselves and Our Distant Relatives
Decoding two worm genomes provides new insights into genetic similarities between distantly related animal groups.
about Worm Genomes Reveal a Link Between Ourselves and Our Distant Relatives
30 Nov 2017
Putting the Art in Artificial Intelligence
The Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Exhibition at OIST explores the future of machine art.
about Putting the Art in Artificial Intelligence
27 Nov 2017
Taming Charybdis: Controlling a Vortex Using Polymers
OIST scientists were able to create and study a vortex in the laboratory.
about Taming Charybdis: Controlling a Vortex Using Polymers
21 Nov 2017
Record Attendance at the OIST Science Festival 2017
More than 5,300 people gathered for one of Okinawa’s largest science events.
about Record Attendance at the OIST Science Festival 2017
16 Nov 2017
Down and Dirty: Cleaning Okinawan Pig Farm Wastewater with Microbial Fuel Cells
OIST scientists enhance productivity of green technology used to treat wastewater.
about Down and Dirty: Cleaning Okinawan Pig Farm Wastewater with Microbial Fuel Cells
8 Nov 2017
Dr. Jonathan Dorfan Awarded Japan’s Order of the Rising Sun
The Japanese Government announced that former OIST President Dr. Jonathan Dorfan will receive the honorific award for his achievements.
about Dr. Jonathan Dorfan Awarded Japan’s Order of the Rising Sun
6 Nov 2017
Hearing the Dawn Chorus: Okinawa’s New Acoustic Monitoring Network
Using remote acoustic monitoring to track bird activity on Okinawa for the first time, scientists examined the distribution of birds on Okinawa.
about Hearing the Dawn Chorus: Okinawa’s New Acoustic Monitoring Network
11 Oct 2017
Predatory Bacteria: The Quest for a New Class of Antibiotics
OIST researchers take one step forward toward understanding and genetically manipulating B. bacteriovorus, a type of bacteria with promising potential use as a living antibiotic.
about Predatory Bacteria: The Quest for a New Class of Antibiotics
6 Oct 2017
The Lord Howe Island Stick Insect Lives: A Story of Survival
Researchers use genetic sequencing of museum specimens to confirm that the Lord Howe Island stick insect, once thought to be extinct, survived by hiding out on a nearby island.
about The Lord Howe Island Stick Insect Lives: A Story of Survival
4 Oct 2017
Toxic Cocktail: Okinawan Pit Viper Genome Reveals Evolution of Snake Venom
Researchers have sequenced the Taiwan habu genome, comparing it to that of the Sakishima habu. These invasive species may be not as well-known as the native habu in Okinawa, pictured here.
about Toxic Cocktail: Okinawan Pit Viper Genome Reveals Evolution of Snake Venom
2 Oct 2017
A Deeper Understanding of a Surface Phenomenon
Phenomena involving surface tension are extremely complex and have applications in our everyday lives, and OIST researchers are tackling the complicated mathematics behind the physics.
about A Deeper Understanding of a Surface Phenomenon
29 Sep 2017
Dr. Cherry Murray Elected as New Chair of the OIST Board of Governors
Dr. Cherry Murray has been elected as the new chair of the Board of Governors (BOG) of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST).
about Dr. Cherry Murray Elected as New Chair of the OIST Board of Governors
27 Sep 2017
At the Razor’s Edge: Yasha Neiman
Day by day, Neiman attacks one big question: How can quantum mechanics and general relativity function together in a constantly accelerating universe?
about At the Razor’s Edge: Yasha Neiman