2 Dec 2016
November 19th 2011 was a very special day for the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST). Over 400 dignitaries from Okinawa, mainland Japan and overseas gathered in...
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30 Nov 2016
On Sunday, November 27th, guests from all parts of Okinawa flocked to OIST to attend the Open Campus Science Festival. This event was OIST’s biggest Open Campus to date, with over 5,200 people...
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24 Nov 2016
Scientists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have been awarded a grant from the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) to turn their energy-producing...
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9 Nov 2016
OIST is proud to announce that five new faculty members have joined the university. Prof. Yasha Neiman, Prof. Izumi Fukunaga, Prof. Yejun Feng, Prof. Thomas Bourguignon and Prof. Marylka...
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2 Nov 2016
During his notable trip to the Galápagos Islands, Charles Darwin collected several mockingbird specimens on different islands in the region.  He later discovered that each island only contained...
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21 Oct 2016
Cancer is a notoriously difficult disease to treat. Not only do a wide variety of cancers exist, requiring specialized treatments for each type, but cancer cells within an individual can morph and...
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20 Oct 2016
Millions of years ago, one species of frog diverged into two species. Millions of years later, the two frogs became one again, but with a few extra chromosomes. Such is the curious case of the...
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4 Oct 2016
With the high environmental cost of conventional energy sources and the finite supply of fossil fuels, the importance of renewable energy sources has become much more apparent in recent years....
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23 Sep 2016
Growing up is a challenging task full of great achievements and missteps. Sometimes it is not clear what the best course of action might be, but people around us – parents and teachers – help by...
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2 Sep 2016
The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) welcomed its 5th class of doctoral students on September 1, 2016. OIST prides itself on creating an international atmosphere...
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17 Aug 2016
Coral reefs are delicate ecosystems, which are endangered by climate change and human activities. The restoration of these underwater environments is typically carried out by transplanting corals...
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15 Aug 2016
Light can take many different forms. Even in our day-to-day life, sunlight is vastly different from fluorescent light. In physics, when studying interactions between light and tiny particles, the...
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