March 2016

Japan’s Future – Science-Based Innovation

The next decades will see the greatest changes that society has experienced in the history of humanity. These changes will largely be driven by developments in science and technology. The OIST forum “Japan’s Future – Science-Based Innovation” brings together experts from Industry, Education, and Government to discuss how innovation can be generated, how it can be governed and above all how we can train today’s young people to be the innovators of the future.

March 10th, 2016, from 13:30 (doors open at 13:00).
Asahi Hall, Yuraku-Cho, Tokyo

Participation free. Registration required.
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Turning the Volume of Gene Expression Up and Down

Turning the Volume of Gene Expression Up and Down

Scientists at OIST and the Janelia Research Campus have shown that gene expression in a fruit fly embryo can be accurately and predictably tuned.

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New Ways to Construct Contactless Magnetic Gears

OIST scientist has generalized the theory of smooth magnetic couplings in preparation for a small 3D printed prototype car.

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‘Future Watch:’ the World in 2046

In an interactive symposium that brought together science and humanities perspectives, OIST and APU students discussed how they believe the world should change in 30 years.

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Shaping Crystals with the Flow

OIST scientists designed a new method to create crystals using a combination of shear flow and controlled temperature.

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Electrons and Liquid Helium Advance Understanding of Zero-Resistance

Study of electrons on liquid helium systems sheds light on zero-resistance phenomenon in semiconductors.

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OIST and Misawa Homes Institute of R&D Partner to Create Sustainable Living

OIST and Misawa Homes team up to build an experimental eco-friendly home with the hope of bringing sustainable homes and communities around the world.

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7 Mar 2016 to 11 Mar 2016