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Self-powered Artificial Cardiac Pacemaker Developed By Researchers
2014-06-23 03:49:58

The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) As the number of pacemakers implanted each year reaches into the millions worldwide, improving the lifespan of pacemaker batteries has been of great concern for developers and manufacturers. Currently, pacemaker batteries last seven years on average, requiring frequent replacements, which may pose patients to a potential risk involved in medical procedures. A research team from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and...

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...

2013-10-08 11:34:32

Many chemicals we use in everyday life are derived from fossil resources. Due to the increasing concerns on the use of fossil resources, there has been much interest in producing chemicals from renewable resources through biotechnology. Phenol is an important commodity chemical, and is a starting material for the production of numerous industrial chemicals and polymers, including bisphenol A and phenolic resins, and others. At present, the production of phenol entirely depends on the...

2013-06-11 21:17:43

Metal-oxide nanofiber based chemiresistive gas sensors offer greater usability for portable real-time breath tests that can be available on smart phones or tablet PCs in the near future Today's technological innovation enables smartphone users to diagnose serious diseases such as diabetes or lung cancer quickly and effectively by simply breathing into a small gadget, a nanofiber breathing sensor, mounted on the phones. Il-Doo Kim, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering...

2013-04-01 10:23:46

As the capacity of handheld devices increases to accommodate a greater number of functions, these devices have more memory, larger display screens, and the ability to play higher definition video files. If the users of mobile devices, including smartphones, tablet PCs, and notebooks, want to share or transfer data on one device with that of another device, a great deal of time and effort are needed. As a possible method for the speedy transmission of large data, researchers are studying...

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...

2012-04-09 09:49:42

Looking into specimens on an atomic level in liquids, and understanding atomic processes so far regarded impossible The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) announced that a research team from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering has developed a technology that enables scientists and engineers to observe processes occurring in liquid media on the smallest possible scale which is less than a nanometer. Professor Jeong Yong Lee and Researcher Jong Min...

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...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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