OKEON Churamori Project - Browsing Ant Survey
As part of the OKEON Churamori Project, OIST is involved in monitoring and control activities for the Browsing ant from August 2020. Video appeared in the article 'OIST Participates in Collaboration Agreement for Conservation and Management of World Natural Heritage Sites in Northern Okinawa and Iriomote Island'.
To Buckle or Not to Buckle
Testing the stability of cylindrical tube made from 15,360 hexagonally packed magnetic balls (192 rings, each made up of 80 balls). A high-speed camera recording reveals crumpling at the base of the cylindrical tube, reminiscent of paper-like crumpling, when it loses stability from shaking.