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NTNU research team analyzes causes of off-season super typhoons

The occurrence of super typhoons in winter is more likely when the solar cycle is amplified by atmospheric and ocean interactions, according to a research team with National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) in Taipei.

NTNU Exchanged with YST to Open Up New Cooperation Opportunities across Music and Technology

Recently, teachers and students from the College of Music, National Taiwan Normal University led by Prof. Wen-Pin Hope LEE, Director of the Digital Technology Research Center of Asian Popular Music, along with Assoc. Prof. Chun-Chieh Yen from the Department of Music as the NTNU delegation, visited the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore for international exchanges, integrating their essential experiences of musical art and technological innovation. Prof. Peter Tornquist, Dean of YST, the teachers and students warmly received the NTNU delegation. In addition to the sub stantial academic exchanges, a bilateral concert was also held, making it a fruitful journey for the participants of the two colleges.

Bigger doesn't mean bolder: Antipredator behavior in animals of different size

Like humans, different animals may behave differently. According to the pace-of-life hypothesis, animals of smaller body sizes generally have shorter life spans and begin reproduction at earlier ages compared to larger species. Since they are required to reproduce within relatively fast-paced life histories, smaller species may exhibit riskier behavior in order to quickly secure sufficient food resources. This study examined four wild rodent species in Taiwan and their behavioral response to predator (leopard cat) cues, and it was found that the two rodents of smaller size invested less time in avoidance behavior, while the larger species were relatively cautious. These findings correspond to the pace-of-life hypothesis, suggesting that larger animals are not necessarily bolder.

Taiwan President Commends Technology Research Milestone at NTNU

Taiwan President Ing-Wen Tsai attended the official launch of National Taiwan Normal University’s tenth College on October 4. Present at the unveiling ceremony of the College of Industry-Academia Innovation (CIAI) at NTNU were Minister of Education Wen-Chung Pan, NTNU President Cheng-Chih Wu, Chairman of NTNU Alumni Association Sheng-Hsiung Hsu, Honorary Chairman Jin-Pyng Wang, and business leaders from 12 enterprise partners in the program's inaugural year, including Chant Oil Co. Ltd., E Ink Realtek Semiconductor, Konglin Construction and Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Coretronic Corp., Leadtek Research Inc., AU Corp., AcBel Polytech Inc., and EZ-AI Corp.

Teens addicted to their phones and the internet during the COVID-19 outbreak

Smartphones and the popularization of the internet have allowed teenagers to rapidly expand their spheres of life, scope of recreational activities, and interpersonal relationships. The internet can also be utilized to create a ubiquitous learning environment to increase performance and competitiveness. The COVID-19 outbreak has further integrated phones and the internet into every aspect of teenagers’ lives. It has been observed, however, that during the pandemic, many Taiwanese teenagers have become addicted to their phones and the internet, affecting their pace of life, negatively impacting academic performance, impeding interpersonal relationships, and, in severe cases, inducing health problems. So exactly how bad was the problem of Taiwanese teenagers’ internet addiction during the COVID-19 outbreak, and what caused them to become addicted to their phones and the internet?