29 Jan 2019
For the scientists that study animal behavior, even the simplest roundworm poses huge challenges. The movement of squirming worms, flocking birds and walking humans changes from moment to moment, in...
Type: News Article
22 Jan 2019
Scientists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have resolved a fundamental weakness in a promising solar technology known as Perovskite Solar Cells, or PSCs...
Type: News Article
21 Jan 2019
Researchers from the Biological Physics Theory Unit and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam conducted local linear analyses to reduce the complex posture movements of the nematode worm C. elegans to simpler...
Type: Video
14 Jan 2019
OIST isn't just about hardcore theoretical sciences: we're also using applied techniques to help conserve the culture of Okinawa. Anya Dani uses sophisticated science to air the recovery of...
Type: Video
11 Jan 2019
Dr. Longbin Qiu holds up a sheet of solar cells made from flexible materials. The Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit aims to develop these devices to craft solar curtains and solar...
Type: Photo
11 Jan 2019
(Left to right) Prof. Yabing Qi, first author Dr. Longbin Qiu, and Dr. Zonghao Liu display a new Perovskite Solar Cell module prototype, build to last three times as long as similar cells that...
Type: Photo
11 Jan 2019
The Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit has fabricated new Perovskite Solar Cell modules with optimized stability and efficiency. A prototype is shown here powering a small fan.
Type: Photo
11 Jan 2019
(Left to right) Dr. Luis Ono, Dr. Zonghao Liu, Prof. Yabing Qi, Dr. Dae-Yong Son, Dr. Longbin Qiu, and Dr. Sisi He of the Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit.
Type: Photo
11 Jan 2019
Chaetognaths, whose name means “bristle-jaw,” can be found all over world, swimming in brackish estuaries, tropical seas and above the deep dark ocean floor. Also known as arrow worms, the creatures...
Type: Press release
25 Dec 2018
The islands of Okinawa are surrounded by magnificent coral reefs. However, in recent years changing climatic and anthropogenic conditions have left large stretches of these reefs damaged and...
Type: News Article
25 Dec 2018
Several species of corals are maintained in a large tank containing seawater, such as these at the OIST Marine Science Station at Seragaki, Okinawa.  
Type: Photo
25 Dec 2018
(From left to right) Prof. Satoshi Mitarai, Mr. Po-Shun Chuang, Dr. Yuichi Nakajima and Dr. Nobuo Ueda.  
Type: Photo
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