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goose bumps
2014-06-25 05:33:12

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Emotions are often considered relative states that are difficult to measure. It may not be far off in the future, however, when scientists will be able to quantify emotional states. A team of researchers at KAIST in Daejeon, South Korea have developed a sensor that can directly measure the degree and occurrence of goose bumps, technically known as piloerection. This wearable device measures 20mm x 20mm. Goose bumps occur because of...

Wireless Power Transfer Achieved At 5-meter Distance
2014-04-18 10:34:41

[ Watch The Video: Wireless Power Transfer Reaches Five Meters ] The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) With a maximum output power of 209 W at 20 kHz, the Dipole Coil Resonant System can charge 40 smart phones simultaneously, even if the power source is 5 meters away The way electronic devices receive their power has changed tremendously over the past few decades, from wired to non-wired. Users today enjoy all kinds of wireless electronic gadgets...

thermoelectric generator
2014-04-11 03:00:37

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Wearable computers or devices have been hailed as the next generation of mobile electronic gadgets, from smart watches to smart glasses to smart pacemakers. For electronics to be worn by a user, they must be light, flexible, and equipped with a power source, which could be a portable, long-lasting battery or no battery at all but a generator. How to supply power in a stable and reliable manner is one of the most critical issues to...

K-Glass Developed By Researchers At KAIST
2014-02-18 10:45:07

[ Watch the Video: Could Google Glass Have New Competition? ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed some Google Glass competition. The KAIST scientists created K-Glass, a head-mounted display (HMD) that enables users to find restaurants while checking out their menus. Essentially, the display is able to recognize a target object, and then display a 3D model to coincide along...

2013-12-03 14:02:57

A research team led by Professor Keon Jae Lee and Professor Yoon Sung Nam from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at KAIST has developed the biotemplated design of flexible piezoelectric energy harvesting device, called "nanogenerator." Nature has its own capabilities to spontaneously synthesize and self-assemble universal materials with sophisticated architectures such as shells, sea sponges, and bone minerals. For instance, the natural sea shell, consisting of calcium...

2013-02-13 14:45:31

The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and the Korea Railroad Research Institute (KRRI) have developed a wireless power transfer technology that can be applied to high capacity transportation systems such as railways, harbor freight, and airport transportation and logistics. The technology supplies 60 kHz and 180 kW of power remotely to transport vehicles at a stable, constant rate. KAIST and KRRI today successfully showcased the wireless power transfer technology...

Power Generation Technology Based On Piezoelectric Nanocomposite Materials Developed By KAIST
2012-05-07 08:50:50

The team of Professor Keon Jae Lee (http://fand.kaist.ac.kr/) from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, KAIST, has developed new forms of low cost, large-area nanogenerator technology using the piezoelectric ceramic nanoparticles. Piezoelectric effects-based nanogenerator technology that converts existing sources of nonpolluting energies, such as vibrational and mechanical energy from the nature of wind and waves, into infinite electrical energy is drawing immense interest...

New Smart E-book System Is More Convenient Than Paper-based Books
2012-01-12 04:00:27

[ Watch the Video ] Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) announced this week that its research team headed by Professor Howon Lee from the IT Convergence Research Institute has developed a technology that will make reading on smartphones and tablet PCs easier than now. The technology, called the "Smart E-book System," allows users of smartphones and tablet PCs to effortlessly flip through the pages of an e-book or cross-reference its contents, just as they would...

Implantable, Flexible LED Detects Cancer
2011-09-19 08:50:04

  A KAIST research team has developed a new type of biocompatible and bendable GaN LED biosensor [ View the Video ] Can a flexible LED conformably placed on the human heart, situated on the corrugated surface of the human brain, or rolled upon the blood vessels, diagnose or even treat various diseases? These things might be a reality in the near future. The team of Professor Keon Jae Lee (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, KAIST) has developed a new concept: a...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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