7 Jul 2017 - 09:54
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is known as a greenhouse gas and plays an essential role in climate change; it is no wonder scientists have been looking for solutions to prevent its release in the environment....
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27 Jun 2017 - 09:13
The OIST community extends warm congratulations to President Gruss for receiving this esteemed award. The Max Planck Society, Germany’s most successful research organization, has awarded OIST...
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24 Apr 2017 - 15:09
An important concept in future healthcare is the development of devices called “lab on a chip”. These “chips”, not related to the electronic ones found in computers, are small devices in which...
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14 Apr 2017 - 11:50
OIST is only at the beginning of an ambitious expansion program, aspiring to reach one hundred Faculty Research Units by 2022. To accommodate the new staff and students, additional research...
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23 Feb 2017 - 11:23
Professor Robert Sinclair at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) and Professor Dennis Bamford and Dr. Janne Ravantti from the University of Helsinki have found...
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14 Feb 2017 - 21:01
There are many different structures in our eyes that work in conjunction to allow us to see. These structures are strikingly similar between different species, from zebrafish to humans. The growth of...
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30 Jan 2017 - 14:11
When measuring the duration of high-speed physical phenomena, a good stopwatch can only get you so far, and while oscilloscopes can pick up electrical signals with frequencies of a few GHz, measuring...
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26 Dec 2016 - 10:50
While solar cell technology is currently being used by many industrial and government entities, it remains prohibitively expensive to many individuals who would like to utilize it. There is a need...
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22 Dec 2016 - 11:47
Microfluidic platforms have revolutionized medical diagnostics in recent years. Instead of sending blood or urine samples off to a laboratory for analysis, doctors can test a single drop of a patient...
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22 Nov 2016 - 16:44
Liquids are an important part of our everyday lives. Fluids such as water are Newtonian, and their viscous behavior is well understood. However, many common fluids are viscoelastic. These fluids,...
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7 Nov 2016 - 14:46
A little frustration can make life interesting. This is certainly the case in physics, where the presence of competing forces that cannot be satisfied at the same time – known as frustration – can...
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6 Sep 2016 - 16:23
Reliable data are the cornerstones of science: on them it is possible to build the cathedral of knowledge. From this perspective, the preparation of samples from biological material represents a...
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