Schematic Diagram of the Ocean-Current Turbine Minimising the number of components is essential for easy maintenance, low cost, and a low failure rate. The ocean-current turbine, designed by OIST scientists, comprises a float, a counterweight, a nacelle (to house electricity-generating components), and three blades. A small number of components is essential for easy maintenance, low cost, and a low failure rate. Date: 02 March 2016 Credit: Elsevier Ltd. Reproduced by permission Copyright OIST (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, 沖縄科学技術大学院大学). Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). Download full-resolution image Tags Research Share on: Related Images A Neuronal Network in the Basal Ganglia The part colored in green shows PCDH17 expression. OIST Research on the Cover of Developmental Cell Developmental Cell, Vol. 25 No.4. May 28, 2013 Sir Michael Berry speaking in the OIST Auditorium 25 May 2013 Sir Michael Berry speaking to an audience of over 350 in the OIST Auditorium on 25 May 2013 Figure 3. Surprizing genome structure of Symbiodinium The Marine Genomics Unit of OIST has decoded the genome of the algae Symbiodinium minutum. The paper was published in the online version of Current Biology on July 11. This is a major advance in understanding the complex ecology of coral reefs.