May 2016

Liquid Spiral Vortex Discovered

Liquid Spiral Vortex Discovered

Unexpected spiral vortex phenomenon found when liquid is pushed through cross-shaped pathways.

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OIST Welcomes Professor Hiroshi Watanabe

New Evolutionary Neurobiology Unit lead by Prof. Watanabe.

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How the Ant Queen Gets Her Crown: Uncovering the Evolution of Queen-Worker Differences

Networks of co-expressed genes are found to be different between queen and worker ants.

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Exploring Synapses with a Gigantic Advantage

Scientists create giant neural connections in culture for the first time.

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Science Project for Ryukyu Girls

Female high school students from Okinawa participated in a workshop aimed at fostering their interest in science, providing support for their career choices and building a network of like-minded peers.

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The Glass Revolution

Dream tools come true thanks to digital 3D printing of glass components.

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OIST Contributes to Kumamoto Earthquake Relief Efforts

Two staff from the OIST clinic went into the earthquake-hit region of Kumamoto Prefecture to provide medical support for evacuees.

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New Fabrication and Thermo-Optical Tuning of Whispering Gallery Microlasers

OIST scientists have developed a new, simple and quick way to make any number microlasers on a single structure.

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