20 Sep 2017
Professor Tsumoru Shintake at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) yearns for a clean future, one that is affordable and powered by sustainable energy....
Type: News Article
20 Sep 2017
The blades of this five-blade turbine are made of a soft material and they rotate on their axis when influenced by ocean waves—the diameter of the turbine is about 0.7 meters. The axis is attached to...
Type: Photo
20 Sep 2017
Coral reefs are another type of location with strong breaking waves. Water moving from the deep sea over a shallow reef creates fast jet flows of water. Arrays of small WECs will harness electricity...
Type: Photo
20 Sep 2017
One prime location to place turbines is in front of tetrapods at the shoreline. At this location, the turbines transform the energy from incoming waves into usable electricity—this in turn dissipates...
Type: Photo
6 Sep 2017
As the world shifts towards renewable energy, moving on from fossil fuels, but at the same time relying on ever more energy-gobbling devices, there is a fast-growing need for larger high-performance...
Type: News Article
6 Sep 2017
The porosity of the nanostructured Tantalum (in black) enables the formation of silicon channels (in blue) allowing lithium ions to travel faster within the battery. The rigidity of the tantalum...
Type: Photo
6 Sep 2017
Starting from a copper frame (in orange on the right), the anode is built layer by layer by alternatively depositing Silicon (top) and nanostructured tantalum metal (bottom) with great control. (...
Type: Photo
6 Sep 2017
Members of the Nanoparticles by Design Unit besides the Cluster Beam Deposition machine used to manufacture the new silicon anode. From left to right: Dr. Marta Haro Remon, Dr. Stephan Steinhauer, Dr...
Type: Photo
29 Aug 2017
This video shows a rotating 3D reconstruction of the chewing mouthparts of the Zasphinctus sarowiwai ant, one of the three new species the OIST researchers described in their research. This is the...
Type: Video
29 Aug 2017
Biologists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have named three new, rare ant species in Africa after important figures in African biodiversity conservation—...
Type: News Article
29 Aug 2017
This image shows a 3D reconstruction of the arrangement of muscles inside the Zasphinctus sarowiwai ant, shown in red, and the stinger, showed in green. This ant species has many muscles in the...
Type: Photo
4 Aug 2017
Originally a mineral, the perovskite used in today’s technology is quite different from the rock found in the Earth mantle. A “perovskite structure” uses a different combination of atoms but keep the...
Type: News Article
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