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KAIST robotic butterfly
22 Aug 2019
Wearing a flower brooch that blooms before your eyes sounds like magic. KAIST researchers have made it real with robotic muscles.
Chair-professor Dae Won Moon in the Department of New Biology (left) and Research Fellow Jae Young Kim in the Department of Robotics Engineering (right)
09 Aug 2019
DGIST Research Fellow Jae Young Kim and Chair-professor Dae Won Moon’s team developed a mass spectrometric technology using graphene substrate and continuous wave laser without complex sample preparation. Expected to be used for precise medical diagnosis and surgery with easy high-resolution analysis image processing.
Senior Researcher Changsoon Choi from DGIST Department of Smart Textile Convergence Research (left) and Dr. Sungwoo Chun from Sungkyunkwan University (right)
06 Aug 2019
Senior Researcher Changsoon Choi's team at DGIST and Dr. Sungwoo Chun at SKKU developed a new tactile sensor mimicking human skin. Can recognize more sensitive tactile than the existing sensors... Expected to contribute greatly to the development of artificial skin.
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04 Jul 2019
Joint research team of Professors Jaeheung Cho and Daeha Seo in the Department of Emerging Materials Science developed a technology to control the generation of nitric oxide in cells. Proposed the possibility of additional research related to cell signal transfer.
The Observation of Topologically Protected Magnetic Quasiparticles
26 Jun 2019
A team of researchers from Tohoku University, J-PARC, and Tokyo Institute of Technology conducted an in-depth study of magnetic quasiparticles called "triplons." The team conducted the study with a low-dimensional quantum magnet, Ba2CuSi2O6Cl2, using neutron inelastic scattering by AMATERAS at J-PARC.
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26 Jun 2019
A molecule-trapping material that normally degrades in water remains stable after two years of humidity exposure when treated with a common skin bleach.
19 Jun 2019
A research team of Tohoku University, Nissan Motor Co., Shinshu University, and Okayama University made a groundbreaking discovery in the quest to replace hydrofluorocarbons in refrigeration systems with natural refrigerants such as water and alcohol.
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07 Jun 2019
Tohoku University researchers have developed a technique using a hollow sphere to measure the electronic and optical properties of large semiconducting crystals. The approach improves on current photoluminescence spectroscopy techniques and could lead to energy savings for mass producers, and thus consumers, of power devices.
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28 May 2019
Researchers at Convergence Research Center for Solar Energy at Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), South Korea, have achieved the confirmed highest single-junction cell efficiency in the world. Expects to be commercialized by using low cost, ecofriendly materials.
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23 May 2019
Researchers at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have developed a highly flexible, high-energy Textile Lithium Battery.
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20 May 2019
Researchers in Korea and colleauges have developed a polariton nano-laser operating at room temperature.
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08 May 2019
DGIST Professor Jae Eun Jang’s team developed high frequency signal transmission line technology which maximizes carrier concentration of graphene using graphene-amorphous carbon junction structure.
Quantum memory
29 Apr 2019
A joint research team of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) (HKUST) and The South China Normal University (SCNU) has set a new record of photonic quantum memory efficiency, pushing quantum computation a step closer to reality.
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29 Apr 2019
DGIST Senior Researcher Changsoon Choi’s team developed single-layer graphene based multifunctional transparent devices. Expected to be used in various devices such as electronics and skin-attachable devices with power generation and self-charging capability
Triplet Superconductivity Demonstrated Under High Pressure
18 Apr 2019
Researchers in France and Japan have demonstrated a theoretical type of unconventional superconductivity in a uranium-based material, according to a study published in the journal Physical Review Letters.
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17 Apr 2019
A one-step method enables scalable and more environmentally friendly production of plant-derived plastic monomers, paving the way towards the mass production of a sustainable alternative to petroleum-based materials.
Neuron Imaging
16 Apr 2019
Luminescing nanosized crystals are showing promise for peering deeply into body tissues, but first they need to be made safe.
15 Apr 2019
A delegation from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) (HKBU) won a Gold Medal with the Congratulations of Jury, a Gold Medal and a Silver Medal at the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva held in Switzerland from 10 to 14 April 2019.
15 Apr 2019
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) (PolyU) was among the big winners in the Hong Kong delegation this year at the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva (Geneva Inventions Expo), the exhibition regarded as the most important specialist event of its kind in the world.
Prototype in precision
09 Apr 2019
A finger print can serve as identification to access locked doors and more, but current scanners can be duped with fake or even similar fingerprints. That may change soon, thanks to a collaborative research team based in Japan.
03 Apr 2019
In shape memory alloys, the right combination of crystal grains can achieve high strength and still retain memory
03 Apr 2019
Chemists use free radicals to produce polymers strong enough to encapsulate drugs while remaining degradable.
02 Apr 2019
Japanese scientists have developed a technique to transform a copper-based substance into a material that mimics properties of precious and pricey metals, such as gold and silver.
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27 Mar 2019
The Department of Mechanical Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) (PolyU) has recently developed an electrostatically charged nanofiber filter with multiple separator layers, which can capture pollutant particles that are below 100 nm in diameter (covering the most common airborne nano-particles and viruses).
Fingerprint
26 Mar 2019
A transparent, flexible smartphone sensor also measures skin temperature and tactile pressure, which could combat fingerprint forgery and make mobile devices even more compact.
https://www.tohoku.ac.jp/en/press/all_solid_state_batteries.html
25 Mar 2019
Scientists from Tohoku University and the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization have developed a new complex hydride lithium superionic conductor that could result in all-solid-state batteries with the highest energy density to date.
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22 Mar 2019
Stretchable devices could have a wide range of potential uses, from wearable health monitors to elastic solar cells to artificial skin.
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15 Mar 2019
Developing materials similar to graphene remains a challenge, but chemists are making progress, moving closer to smaller, faster electronics and photonics.
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21 Feb 2019
Japanese researchers have investigated a collapsed bridge in Myanmar and surveyed the safety of seven similar bridges across the country.
Perovskite Solar Panels
20 Feb 2019
Scientists are investigating the potential of non-toxic materials to replace lead in perovskite solar cells.

Events

09 Oct 2019
This 3-day event will showcase green technology solutions represented by 350 exhibitors from 35 countries. Other highlights include IGEM 2019 Exhibition & Business Talks, IGEM 2019 Business Matching sessions by MIDA & MATRADE, IGEM 2019 Conferences featuring robust dialogues, and thought-provoking sessions with various panel speakers from various industries. Some of the highlights that will be showcased this year are the new sectors at IGEM, Green Booth Awards, NEA 2019 partnerships and a special feature of Expo Dubai 2020.

Researchers

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Ilkwon Oh
Prof. Oh is the director of the Creative Research Initiative Center for Functionally Antagonistic Nano-Engineering, and the director of the Active Materials and Dynamic Systems Lab at KAIST.
Professor in Agriculture and Education in the Iloilo Science and Technology University Leon Campus (ISAT U). Leon, ILOILO, PHILIPPINES