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Plasma, Neither Liquid nor Gas, Leads the Agricultural Industry

Plasma, Neither Liquid nor Gas, Leads the Agricultural Industry

DAEJEON, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean researchers are working hard to commercialize the innovative idea of applying plasma technology to the agricultural sector. Plasma is a state that occurs when a gas is added with more energy. It is also referred to as the fourth state of matter, where electrons and ion nuclei [...]

New Smartphone Tech Can Indicate Which Floor User is On

New Smartphone Tech Can Indicate Which Floor User is On

DAEJEON, Jun. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A technology that can pinpoint the exact location of a user by collecting wireless signals from smartphones has been developed. The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) announced on Monday that a research team led by Prof. Han Dong-soo has developed technology that can be used to [...]

4D Theater Highlights Campaign to Increase Awareness of Disabilities

4D Theater Highlights Campaign to Increase Awareness of Disabilities

SEOUL, Jun. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The “Campaign to Increase the Awareness of the Disabled through Culture” that the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) jointly conducted with Lotte Cultureworks Co., the retail giant Lotte Group’s cinema affiliate, is drawing attention. Some 70 ordinary citizens who visited Lotte Cinema Cheongnyangni Branch in Seoul participated [...]

New Tech Transforms Coffee Grounds into Biogas

New Tech Transforms Coffee Grounds into Biogas

SEOUL, Jun. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean researchers have developed new technology to produce eco-friendly renewable energy from leftover coffee grounds. The Korean Institute of Machinery and Materials reported on Wednesday that chief researcher Choi Yeon-seok has developed what is being called a Tilted-Slide Fast Pyrolyzer. This technique employs the method of rapidly heating [...]

Suwon Announces Heat Map Project for Citizens

Suwon Announces Heat Map Project for Citizens

SUWON, Jun. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Suwon, in conjunction with the Suwon Climate Change Education Center and Suwon Climate Action Network, plans to begin a ‘heat map’ project for citizens. Participants will measure temperatures in various locations in Suwon from July 13 to August 31 and collect information involving heat waves and [...]

Seoul City Expands Virtual Power Plants That Can Sell Saved Electricity for Profit

Seoul City Expands Virtual Power Plants That Can Sell Saved Electricity for Profit

SEOUL, May 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) announced on Wednesday that it will be installing additional virtual power plants (VPP), facilities that can generate income by selling the amount of electricity saved, in small to medium-sized buildings throughout all 25 districts. The city plans to expand the plants’ generation capacity to [...]

Urban Mushroom Farms Expanding in Gwangju

Urban Mushroom Farms Expanding in Gwangju

GWANGJU, May 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Social agricultural space utilizing underground space of public housing is expected to continue to grow in popularity. According to Gwangju’s Gwangsan District on Wednesday, the district will expand an underground mushroom farm in public housing that opened in December last year. The district has secured an additional 56 square [...]

‘Slow Delivery’ on the Rise as Crowdfunding Market Expands

‘Slow Delivery’ on the Rise as Crowdfunding Market Expands

SEOUL, May 27 (Korea Bizwire) — While South Korean retail companies are competing over speed in the delivery market, the crowdfunding market, which typically requires at least a month before products are delivered, is rising as the new form of consumer activity in the country. Crowdfunding is based on pre-orders made by customers. If enough [...]