August 2016

Dragon Ants Are Coming: New ‘Game of Thrones' Species Identified

Dragon Ants Are Coming: New ‘Game of Thrones' Species Identified

Modern technology helps taxonomy to identify new ant species.

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Can a Next-generation Supercomputer Reveal How the Brain Works?

OIST Professor, Kenji Doya, and collaborators at four Japanese institutes have received a MEXT Supercomputing Grant to simulate the whole brain network and to develop brain-like artificial intelligence.

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One Reaction, Two Results, Zero Waste

From a single ester, the same chemical process can create either an alcohol or multiple esters by slightly tweaking the reaction conditions.

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A New Spin on Reality

OIST scientists predict the existence of a new kind of spin liquid.

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OIST Marine Science Station – Open for Worldwide Research

OIST held inauguration ceremony for ocean side laboratory as a step in the development of an international marine science research hub in Okinawa.

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Virtual Development of Real Drugs

systemsDock is a new, free on-line resource that makes screening for drugs faster and more accurate.

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The Eyes are the Window into the Brain

Insight into how neurons in the cerebellum respond to rapid eye movements may provide clues for modern medical technology.

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Watering Solar Cells Makes Them Grow… in Power!

Researchers clarified the relationship between air exposure and enhanced electric proprieties in perovskite solar cells.

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