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N° 03 Mars 2015 9 p.  757 kb
 

In the medical field, development has been made to fight against pancreatic cancer and an ancient medicine revealed to be efficient to prevent kidney failure for diabetics.

In education, a new system was implemented to integrate a few students in college without the standard requirements; this new system should help students very strong in only one branch, students who studied abroad as well as students with big capacities but from poor family background to access university.

In the technological field, a new marine radar should help detecting tsunami. The NARL released two new chips: a new 3D solar chip that could find multiple uses and a chip combining 3 sensors which will mainly be used for smartphones. A patented innovative process can refine solar energy waste into reusable raw materials.

 

   
N° 02 Février 2015 5 p.  311 kb
 

In the cyber-technology field, a Taiwan team of hackers won the 2nd place at the Japan hackathon, behind a South Korean team. The event’s purpose is mainly to determine the strength in cybersecurity.

A Taiwan academician won the Khwarizmi award, from Iran, for his contributions to the advancement of science.

In the field of biomedical sciences, a research team confirmed that circulating blood cells can contribute to heart cells regeneration. Another cardiologist team led a research on hypertension and according to their results, a sodium-free diet is not a solution as good as pretended as it might increase the risk of high blood pressure.

The number of foreign students staying in Taiwan and get a job increased 68 percent in 2014. The cause is a recent new policy set in July 2014. Most of the foreign students deciding to stay in Taiwan come from Southeast Asia.

 

   
N° 01 Janvier 2015 6 p.  587 kb
 

A NTU undergraduate student had the opportunity to work with a Professor on a project about climate science. Their work was then published in the prestigious Science Journal.

The XYZprinting Inc. produced the “da Vinci”, a 3D printer that not only was granted a Nikkei Excellence Award for its affordable price, ease of handling and attractive exterior design, but also might become the future world leader of 3D printing.

Shih Hsin University launched a “human library” on the campus. It consists of group sessions from 30 to 120 minutes, where students can interact with academics that offer their knowledge on a wide range of topics.

An eco-friendly urban architecture design from National United University in Miaoli County was shortlisted as one of the 10 best projects at the 2014 Social Revolution Festival’s “Under the Bridge” competition in Russia.

A state-of-the-art Taiwan Photon Source center was opened in Hsinchu, with the goal of improving Taiwan's research and development competitiveness in the fields of biomedicine, nanotechnology, semiconductors and other areas of science.