* Date : 2016-08-05
As Brazil gears up for the Rio 2016 Olympics, one question is on many people's minds. Will Brazil be able to enjoy an economic boon from the Olympics as it struggles amid recession? The economy of Brazil is facing unprecedented challenges but that has not stopped the nation from investing US$ 11.1 Billion into the Olympics. Will Brazil, once hailed as the star of the BRICS economies, be able to resume its path of economic development after the Olympics? Learn about the economic impact that the Rio 2016 Olympics will have on the Brazilian economy.
NIRSIT is a new neuroimaging device developed by KAIST researchers which shows real time neural activity on a tablet PC. The laser and detector attached to a helmet can measure oxygen levels in the brain in real time. Learn more about NIRSIT, a ground breaking imaging technology that Apple and Google are showing interest in.
A Korea-based R&D startup specializing in speaker recognition security solutions is turning heads in the fast growing FinTech market. The latest addition to the company's offerings is a speaker recognition service, which uses a user's voice to authorize a payment. Another promising technology is a smart switch that enables remote control of lights in connected homes. Meet Powervoice, one of the first movers in the voice biometrics market.
Summer 2016 has been a hot one with sweltering temperatures around the world. Amid the intense heat wave, Korea's electricity peak demand has hit a record high multiple times. Productivity, on the other hand, has plummeted. Find out how the hot weather affects the economy as well as our daily lives.