April 2017

Shaping the Future

Shaping the Future

Iron nanocubes may be key in the future of NO2 sensing.

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OIST Welcomes Four New Faculty

OIST is proud to announce that four new faculty members have joined the university.

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Mechanism Underlying Size-Sorting of Rubble on Asteroid Itokawa Revealed

Researchers investigate why pebbles and boulders on Itokawa’s surface occupy separate regions.

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To Buckle or Not to Buckle

Researchers analyze the stability of chains of magnetic balls under the influence of gravity, giving insight into unstretchable materials used in architecture.

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Parallel Computation Provides Deeper Insight into Brain Function

New computational software developed by OIST researchers is hundreds of times faster than conventional tools, opening up new opportunities to understand how individual neurons and networks of neurons function.

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Bursting the Bubble: Solution to the Kirchhoff-Plateau Problem

Researchers solve a mathematical problem illustrated by soap films spanning flexible loops.

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