Dear Readers, Have you found yourself tired of young people’s complaining about the current social atmosphere? Do you struggle to understand the millennial obsession with avocado toast? Are you a member of the generation born between 1946 and 1964? Ok, boomer. Perhaps more likely, given the youth of
Dear Readers, One evening a couple of weeks ago I was sitting in my dorm room, aimlessly staring at my phone, pondering all the assignments I should be completing. A quiet knock at my door broke the reverie, and I was grateful to escape the mind-numbing insta-scroll to determine whether this was a k
Dear Readers, This summer I visited twelve cities I had never been to before. In a whirlwind I traveled through eight countries in Europe, and — via a twenty-minute ferry across the Bosphorus — into Asia. After such experiences, I wanted to write this letter with some great message of enlightenment,
51.9 percent. That’s the proportion of people in the UK who voted to leave the European Union (EU) back in the summer of 2016. The barest two percent over the halfway mark threw the country into the rough seas of political turmoil, a storm from which the nation is yet to emerge. If it ever does, the battering winds of international disagreement and public dissatisfaction are ensuring it will never be the same.
The eternal struggle for good grades seems to beset nearly all of us, so this time the Herald has asked someone who might have found the answer, judging by his 4.3 GPA. Shyngys Aitkazinov, a sophomore student from Kazakhstan, has made it onto the Dean’s List in the School of Electrical Engineering and maintains a positive and happy outlook on KAIST life.
A lecture on the emerging technologies of blockchains and cryptocurrencies and their applications was held in the Educational Support Building (W8) on May 29. The event was jointly organized by KAIST club Signal and startup company BlockOdyssey. The lecture, titled “The Present and Future of Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies”, was delivered by KAIST School of Electrical Engineering grad
Motivated by the fear of poor grades, and consequently stoked with stress, we seek refuge during the finals season. But frequently, it seems something has got to give: during this season, it is students’ health that begins to suffer.
In modern times, the principal role of a constitutional monarchy is to represent stability and promote national pride; it is a fine tradition that has adapted to modern needs while retaining the dignity and majesty of historical kings and queens.
It is time to awake from the trance of Olympic fever and recognize the darker side of this global event. Not a beacon of achievement and cooperation; instead repeatedly marred by corruption, politicization, and enormous costs.
November 20 saw the return of the KAIST Happy Campus Campaign program. Now in its sixth year, this week-long program aims to offer opportunities for students to gain a mental boost and to provide an outlet for their worries.
On November 8, the Department of Aerospace Engineering hosted a special lecture about the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). This featured guest speakers from Northrop Grumman, the NASA-selected primary contractor for the development of the “premier new space observatory".
At a distance from the Sun around 40 times farther than the Earth, the dwarf planet Pluto is certainly cold. However, its atmospheric temperature of 70 K is 30 K lower than it theoretically should be. Now, a team at the University of California, Santa Cruz has offered an explanation for the mismatch.
Mono Lake in California is an inhospitable place for most marine life, due to its hyper-salinity and high concentrations of the alkaline substances sodium carbonate and borax. However, the species of fly Ephydra hians have long been seen diving under the surface, feeding and laying eggs. Caltech researchers published their recent discovery, revealing how this is possible in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
As an international student new to Korea, last month’s long Chuseok was a good opportunity for me to escape from what was beginning to feel like a pretty repetitive and hectic freshman life here at KAIST. I want to take every chance to experience different aspects of Korean culture. Hence, I booked a couple of nights for myself through the Templestay program.
The #MeToo movement, encouraging women across the globe to come forward about sexual harassment they have experienced, garnered over a million tweets within a few days. The initial call to speak out came from actress Alyssa Milano, the costar of Rose McGowan, who was among the first women to come forward with allegations of sexual harassment and rape about the influential Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, in an article in The New York Times on October 5.
In many polymer-based materials indispensable to modern life, the elasticity of the material is key. From Lycra clothing to tire rubber, the ability to flex and stretch without being permanently altered is necessary to the functionality, and so too is the materials’ strength. Traditional polymer synthesis techniques increase strength, though they generally make a material more brittle. This month, researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara published a method to bypass this trade-off.