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Visiting Taiwan, Part 2: Heat

After typhoon Mangkhut had passed and had taken the rain and wind with it, the thermometer climbed to 35 °C and above in Taipei. That didn’t stop me and our colleagues at local distributor Hammer Trading from exploring Taiwan’s cities, mountains, and kitchens! Hot Hiking: The Next Trend After Hot Yoga? These days, I often […]

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Visiting Taiwan, Part 1: Rain

When I arrived in Taipei, typhoon Mangkhut was passing Taiwan on its way from the Philippines to Hong Kong. Luckily, it was a near miss for northern Taiwan, where the capital Taipei lies. But it did bring us lots of rain and strong winds and, after that, left us with heat and merciless sunshine. The […]

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Professor Ho and His Magic Mirror

No, Professor Ho’s mirror doesn’t tell you who is the fairest of them all. Professor Kuo-Chuan Ho has been researching electrochromic materials at the National Taiwan University in Taipei since 1993. These materials undergo a color change when a voltage is applied to them. The anti-glare rearview mirror, which turns dark when the high-beam headlights […]

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