OIST - University of the Future 新時代の教育研究を切り拓く
Airborne over OIST
An aerial view of OIST’s campus shows off its spectacular architecture, surrounding landscape, and building layout. Orient yourself to Japan’s only international and interdisciplinary graduate university by watching this fly-by tour. Select 1080p in movie player settings for high-definition viewing or click the bottom-right of the view screen to open the video in Youtube and play full screen. The raw, unedited aerial footage of OIST campus is available for download. Please credit OIST.
To Buckle or Not to Buckle
Testing the stability of cylindrical tube made from 15,360 hexagonally packed magnetic balls (192 rings, each made up of 80 balls). A high-speed camera recording reveals crumpling at the base of the cylindrical tube, reminiscent of paper-like crumpling, when it loses stability from shaking.
The mechanophore glows more intensely as the stretching increases.
The polymer material is stretched with an increasing force resulting in a corresponding brighter emission of light from the mechanophore (here under UV light and with false colors). The graph shows the intensity of the emitted light following punctual increases in the stretching force applied to the polymer.