10 Dec 2021 - 02:00
A schematic of a perovskite solar cell, showing that the perovskite is nestled in the center of the cell. Absorption of solar light causes the electrons to jump to higher energy levels, leaving the...
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10 Dec 2021 - 02:00
Highlights Hybrid perovskites are promising materials for the next generation of solar cells as they combine the benefits of both organic and inorganic materials. Currently, the efficiency of...
Type: Press release
9 Dec 2021 - 14:36
To commemorate 10 years since the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) was established, the university’s president Dr. Peter Gruss reflects on OIST’s connection to...
Type: News Article
7 Dec 2021 - 17:00
Highlights Microglia, the immune cells of the brain, form the first line of defense against neurogenerative diseases and traumatic brain injuries. However, questions surrounding how the...
Type: Press release
7 Dec 2021 - 09:00
One of the three sites where researchers collected water samples for eDNA analysis. Staff scientist Dr. Koki Nishitsuji stated that although nearly everyone acknowledges that coral is beautiful,...
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7 Dec 2021 - 09:00
Highlights To reverse the global decline of coral reefs, a greater understanding of coral diversity is needed. Now, researchers in Japan have developed a tool—a short DNA sequence, called a...
Type: Press release
30 Nov 2021 - 01:00
Glow in the dark materials are utilized worldwide for emergency signs, watches, and paint. This image appeared in the press release '...
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30 Nov 2021 - 01:00
Highlights Glow-in-the-dark materials fuel a US$400 million global industry, thanks to their usefulness in emergency signs, watches, and paint. However, they are currently made from inorganic...
Type: Press release
30 Nov 2021 - 01:00
By tweaking the emission mechanism and the molecules used, researchers improved the performance of organic glow-in-the-dark materials by tenfold. The resulting emissions lasted for over one hour in...
Type: Photo
10 Nov 2021 - 15:04
Highlights Researchers have created tiny, membraneless droplets that mimic how proteins move and interact within cells The droplets allow scientists to study enzymatic reactions in a well-...
Type: Press release
9 Nov 2021 - 16:08
When researchers added the enzyme urease to the solution, the reaction created a pH gradient that caused all the molecules within the droplet to flow, as shown by the green fluorescence.  
Type: Video
8 Nov 2021 - 00:00
Prof. Amy Shen, who leads OIST’s Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit, was elected a 2021 Fellow to the American Physical Society for her significant contributions to the field of fluid dynamics. This image...
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