KAIST researchers have developed a wall-climbing scout drone that can fight fires in high-rises, find the source of the fires, and locate people trapped inside....read more
Recently, KAIST Institute has initiated another exciting program called the Network of Excellence for the Fourth Industrial REvolution (NExFIRE) program, to lead the world in the fourth industrial revolution. Three flagship projects are being actively pursued: the development of technology and service package to cope with neurodegenerative diseases in the aging world, the development of advanced manufacturing robots, and the development of ubiquitous 3D-display system. In addition, more ideas coming from faculty members, students, and researchers alike will be added to further develop on-going and exciting projects.
The fabrication of emulsion droplets stabilized by solid particles adsorbed on the interface is restricted to delicate interfacial conditions. This research shows a general approach to prepare them using the depletion interaction, modified by soluble polymers, between particles and emulsions.
Augmented Reality Research Center (ARRC) is currently participating in the Situation, Human, Environment, and Natural Interaction (SHE&I) project. The work aims to develop the natural response and interaction expression/reinforcement technology based on the Holistic Quantified Self (HQS), and to test the efficacy of the HQS, a testbed is being constructed. In order to make an HQS of a user, information regarding the physical, emotional, social, and behavioral states are compiled and computed through multimodal sensors in the user’s smartphone and other wearable devices. The intelligent agent with HQS can negotiate the environment, and agent-based context-aware services are implemented through a smart home testbed in which Internet of Things (IoT) devices are deployed.
Photon-counting detectors can be used to obtain energy-specific X-ray medical images. This allows four colors to appear in X-ray image and allows differentiation of materials in the image. As a result, more accurate diagnosis will be made.
Alterations in morphological, biochemical, and mechanical properties of individual diabetic red blood cells were quantitatively and non-invasively studied employing a 3-D quantitative phase imaging technique. No significant alterations were observed in the morphological and biochemical parameters of diabetic red blood cells compared to the healthy ones. However, membrane fluctuations of the diabetic red blood cells were significantly diminished and exhibited negative correlation with HbA1c levels, implying a deteriorated deformability of diabetic RBCs.
Consistent with the results from previous studies obtained with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients, heightened empathic behavior was observed in the mouse model of AD. The behavior is associated with synchronized brain activity between the insula and amygdala. These findings provide a potential network connectivity mechanism for how and why patients with AD are easily influenced by the emotional state of caregivers.
The growing number of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a substantial global public health concern. Traditional antimicrobial and antibiotic development strategies are no longer effective against the quickly rising resistance to virtually all drugs on the market, and to date there are only a few approved efficient vaccines against the potentially fatal superbacterial infections. To counteract this threat, the genetic potential of Streptomyces species has been explored to produce a diverse array of new antibiotics. Here we show systems-level analyses of multiple genome-wide data sets elucidating the relationship between transcription and translation of the antibiotic-producing bacterium, Streptomyces coelicolor. Our findings offer target genes for a potentially novel route for strain engineering to enhance novel antibiotics production.
A new principle of traffic signal operation enhances mobility and diminishes CO2 emissions in the congested roadway network.