5 Mar 2021 - 10:00
Professor Xiaodan Zhou joined OIST in November 2020.
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5 Mar 2021 - 10:00
What shape has the minimum surface area that can enclose any given, fixed volume? This is the isoperimetric problem – a common question studied in this branch of theoretical mathematics. In the...
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3 Mar 2021 - 04:00
Highlights Researchers have revealed how an ant’s trap-jaw – a powerful, ultrafast and complex evolutionary trait – evolved from a simpler ancestral jaw mechanism The study found that the trap-...
Type: Press release
3 Mar 2021 - 04:00
The high-speed videography captures motion at a rate of 480,000 frames per second (fps) and plays it back at 30fps. The trap-jaw accelerates faster and reaches higher speeds than the simpler gripping...
Type: Video
3 Mar 2021 - 04:00
A trap-jaw ant strikes at its springtail prey.
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3 Mar 2021 - 04:00
Trap-jaw ants show remarkable diversity in the length of the jaw and how wide it opens.
Type: Video
22 Feb 2021 - 01:00
Acropora Tenuis is a common coral around Okinawa. It has three distinct color morphs – brown, yellow-green, and purple. Photo credit: Daisuke Kezuka.
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22 Feb 2021 - 01:00
The three different color morphs of this coral have been grown in the private aquarium - Umino-Tane Co. LTD (Sea Seed) – located in Okinawa, for the last two decades. This aquarium was instrumental...
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22 Feb 2021 - 01:00
The green color morph (pictured in the lower right corner) was more resilient to rising sea temperatures than the purple color morph (also pictured) and the brown color morph. This research has shed...
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22 Feb 2021 - 01:00
Highlights Coral within the family Acropora are fast growers and thus important for reef growth, island formation, and coastal protection but, due to global environmental pressures, are in decline...
Type: Press release
17 Feb 2021 - 02:30
Highlights New research has found that a group of genes that reduces the risk of developing severe COVID-19 by around 20% is inherited from Neanderthals These genes, located on chromosome 12,...
Type: Press release
8 Feb 2021 - 12:00
In his laboratory at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Professor Tomomi Kiyomitsu is researching one of the largest organelles – the mitotic spindle. If the...
Type: News Article
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