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.
Professor Oriol Romero-Isart and his team of researchers at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at University of Innsbruck, in conjunction with other institutions, have demonstrated the feasibility of a stable formation of levitating nanomagnets previously thought to be impossible.
Undergraduate Student Council (USC), PUUM, and the Transdisciplinary Fundamental Studies Deliberation Committee (Deliberation Committee) cohosted a public hearing to discuss what has been a highly controversial proposal to establish a new department/major: the Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering (TSE).
As the last in the triumvirate of reforms since the president’s inauguration, housing reforms followed the same principle; on three separate dates, President Moon carved out significant housing reforms that hoped to stabilize the fluctuating market and crack down on the abuse of real estate as a means for speculation.
On August 9, President Moon announced the government’s new healthcare plan to expand healthcare and reduce the burden of medical expenses. The new policy has invited both acclamation and controversy, which are inevitable as the so-called “Moon Jae-in Care” would transform many aspects of the healthcare industry.
Education reform has been one of President Moon’s key promises as a presidential candidate, and he has selected long-time education reform advocate Sang-kon Kim as his Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education. However, in its current form, the Ministry of Education (MOE) is yet to be complete, as there are several key positions that are still vacant.
155 days since his inauguration, President Moon has been disclosing his longer-term plans for Korea. News reports and press releases have rolled out core aspects of serving the welfare of the Korean people in multiple ways.
Professor Sang-Min Bae’s team from the Department of Industrial Design has won a total of four awards, including one silver prize, at the 2017 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) hosted by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA).
Researchers from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) School of Materials Science and Engineering have developed a new wearable solar thermoelectric generator (W-STEG) in their recent study.