The OpenHouse campaign organized by the National Applied Research Laboratories attracted more than 2300 people

Today 9/1, the National Applied Research Laboratories holds a joint OpenHouse event at five research centers in Hsinchu, attracting more than 2,300 people, many of whom were called in by the whole family, taking a chance to get a glimpse of the research essentials of national scientific research units and allowing children to acquire basic scientific knowledge in interesting popular science games.

In the Hsinchu area, the National Applied Research Laboratories has a nano center, a wafer center, a space center, NCHC, and an instrument and technology center. In order to let people learn more about the important role played by the National Applied Research Laboratories in the development of science and technology and talent cultivation, thus, the OpenHouse event is held to invite the general public and the rural students to visit the centers and experience the national large-scale scientific research resources and outstanding research and development results.  

The NCHC displays the supercomputers from the past generations, and also allows the public to see the modern supercomputers and computer rooms through the glass with a special explanation to let the public see the rapid progress of computer technology, and the virtual reality is always attracting the crowds. It shows the hydrodynamic simulation of water droplets and sand dams next to the reservoir, as well as 3D stereo images of drosophila brain, camphor brain, mouse body tissues, pig teeth, human cranial nerves and lungs, and Taiwanese terrain, images before and after the disaster. The images can be compared by the way of physical interaction, just like operating a telemetry satellite or a drone to fly over Taiwan. In addition, the principle of using stereo glasses and red and blue glasses to see stereoscopic images is introduced.  


Figure 1. Learning about the history of supercomputer evolution.


Figure 2. Researcher Zhujin Wu introduces the development of supercomputer in Taiwan


Figure 3. Children experience the results of virtual reality applied to scientific experiments.


Figure 4. Taking family members with you to understand the principles of stereoscopic imaging.

Yeong-Her Wang, President of the National Applied Research Laboratories said that it is hoped that by means of a meaningful activity like OpenHouse, it will not only enhance the scientific literacy of the whole people, but also stimulate more students to participate in scientific and technological research and development so as to create a safer, more friendly and more comfortable living environment for human beings.