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7. January 2022 - 0:00
OIST leads the world’s most prominent universities in latest Nature Index
OIST produces the highest percentage of high-quality research papers when compared to 10 prominent universities from around the world, finds data analysis by Springer Nature.
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28. December 2021 - 9:39
OIST Pioneer Dr. Robert Baughman to Retire
As OIST celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, it also honors the retirement of one of its longest-serving leaders.
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23. December 2021 - 16:00
The pumice around Okinawa: How long will it last and where will it go?
Favorable conditions for the pumice to stay around Okinawa will remain until June 2022 however, the stones may break apart and turn to dust or sink before then, say researchers.
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23. December 2021 - 11:50
OIST’s Highlights of 2021
2021 was a year of groundbreaking research, individual achievements, and successful events. As it draws to a close, it’s time to reflect back on some of the highlights.
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21. December 2021 - 9:00
Local business teams up with OIST to raise donations for food drive
The Bank of Okinawa participated in the winter 2021 food drive organized by OIST volunteers to help support families in the Okinawa Prefecture.
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15. December 2021 - 18:00
10th anniversary of SCORE!: A Lesson in Entrepreneurship
The 10th SCience in Okinawa: Research for Entreprise (SCORE!) was held at OIST, with a total of 10 teams from six high schools in Okinawa participating.
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14. December 2021 - 9:59
Small machines, big dreams: Professor Ben L. Feringa joins OIST Board of Governors
Professor Ben L. Feringa, who won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his miniature machines, has joined the Board of Governors.
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13. December 2021 - 0:00
Expectations vs reality: How robots update their behavior based on their experience
The unpredictability of everyday life can inform our expectations of the future, says Professor Jun Tani, who is revealing the underlying neural networks of predictions by exploring robotic minds.
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9. December 2021 - 14:36
Joining forces to combat the coronavirus crisis
Throughout the pandemic, OIST researchers have worked closely with the Okinawa Prefectural Government, providing expertise and resources needed to tackle the COVID-19 crisis.
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3. December 2021 - 0:00
Okinawa’s natural environment is under threat, how can scientists help?
Cutting-edge genomics, wildlife monitoring, and pest identification are methods that OIST has utilized to protect Okinawa’s stunning natural environment.
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26. November 2021 - 13:05
Educating and inspiring Okinawa’s future generation
Through outreach programs, internships, and workshops, OIST invests in Okinawa’s youth, priming them for future opportunities.
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18. November 2021 - 0:00
OIST domestic economic impact is ¥228 for every ¥100 invested: What's behind it?
Ten years after its inception, OIST’s startups and research have made their way beyond the laboratories and offices to have tangible impacts on their island home and the people that inhabit it.
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8. November 2021 - 0:00
Professor elected a 2021 Fellow of prestigious society
Professor Amy Shen, who leads the Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit, has been made a 2021 Fellow of the American Physical Society for her significant contributions to the field of fluid dynamics.
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20. October 2021 - 0:00
In conversation with squid
In the most recent episode of the OIST podcast, Dr. Teresa Iglesias talks about her career working with cephalopods and what they can tell us about animal behavior and sleep-like states.
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16. September 2021 - 16:08
For a better future for Okinawan children
Matsuro & Tsuruko Nakasone Fund was established to support STEM education activities for elementary and middle school students
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1. September 2021 - 10:10
OIST Professor co-authors first textbook on stochastic thermodynamics
A new book, written by Professor Simone Pigolotti, introduces the study of thermodynamics at the microscopic level and explores the impact of randomness.
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27. August 2021 - 10:00
SHIMA: Okinawa-Hawaii STEM Education Collaborative
OIST hosted the first SHIMA: Okinawa-Hawaii STEM Education Collaborative, in partnership with the Hawaiian non-profit organization Kuaʻāina Ulu ʻAuamo (KUA).
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20. August 2021 - 16:00
OIST Participates in Collaboration Agreement for Conservation and Management of World Natural Heritage Sites in Northern Okinawa and Iriomote Island
OIST, Okinawa Prefecture, Ministry of the Environment, and seven other parties held an agreement ceremony for conservation and management of the World Natural Heritage areas
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19. August 2021 - 0:00
OIST student sees success in European Hackathon
Congratulations to PhD student Friederike Metz who was part of one of the winning teams in the Qiskit Hackathon Europe 2021 competition.
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5. August 2021 - 0:00
When robots become researchers
In the most recent episode of the OIST podcast, Prof. Hiroaki Kitano talks about his vision for AI scientists and how they will help revolutionize scientific discovery.
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