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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
20 Sep 2017
A Sustainable Future Powered by Sea
OIST researchers develop turbines to convert the power of ocean waves into clean, renewable energy.
about A Sustainable Future Powered by Sea
6 Sep 2017
Supercharging Silicon Batteries
OIST scientists designed a novel silicon-based anode to provide lithium batteries with increased power and better stability.
about Supercharging Silicon Batteries
4 Sep 2017
OIST Welcomes its 6th Graduate Class
Thirty-seven students joined the university this year, representing 19 different countries and regions.
about OIST Welcomes its 6th Graduate Class
29 Aug 2017
Say Hello to the 3D Obama Ant
Three new ant species named in honor of key figures in conservation—Barack Obama, Ken Saro-Wiwa, and E.O. Wilson—are immortalized as 3D virtual avatars.
about Say Hello to the 3D Obama Ant
25 Aug 2017
Summer School of Science 2017
Many children experienced the joy of science at this year’s Onna/OIST Summer School of Science.
about Summer School of Science 2017
22 Aug 2017
Dr. Sydney Brenner, Former OIST Promotion Corporation President, Receives Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun
On Monday, August 21, Dr. Sydney Brenner was honored with the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun from the Government of Japan.
about Dr. Sydney Brenner, Former OIST Promotion Corporation President, Receives Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun
4 Aug 2017
The Power of Perovskite
OIST researchers improve perovskite-based technology in the entire energy cycle, from solar cells harnessing power to LED diodes to light the screens of future electronic devices and other lighting applications.
about The Power of Perovskite
25 Jul 2017
“Are We There Yet?” – Explaining ADHD Science to Children
A collaboration between OIST and Brazilian researchers reported their latest brain research on ADHD in a scientific journal targeting – and peer-reviewed by – children.
about “Are We There Yet?” – Explaining ADHD Science to Children
18 Jul 2017
Parasite Revealed: New Insights into Dicyemida
Researchers decisively classify marine parasite Dicyemida, yielding new opportunities for understanding parasites and evolution.
about Parasite Revealed: New Insights into Dicyemida