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Korea Railroad Research Institute Develops Fanless Dust Collector that Can Reduce Noise and Fine Dust

Korea Railroad Research Institute Develops Fanless Dust Collector that Can Reduce Noise and Fine Dust

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A state-run railway research body has developed new technology that can reduce both the noise and fine dust generated around railroad and subway tracks. The Korea Railroad Research Institute said Monday that it had developed a ‘noise reduction-type fanless dust collector.’ With a minimal thickness, the fanless dust collector [...]

New Noise Barriers Produce Both Electricity and Heat

New Noise Barriers Produce Both Electricity and Heat

DAEJEON, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has developed a multi-functional noise barrier technology that can produce both electricity and thermal heat. The Korea Institute of Energy Research said its research teams had developed a new photovoltaic-thermal (PVT) soundproof technology that uses a solar photovoltaic panel, a solar collector and a [...]

AI to Make Phone Calls to Middle-aged Single-person Households in Seoul

AI to Make Phone Calls to Middle-aged Single-person Households in Seoul

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government plans to start a trial of an artificial intelligence (AI) phone call service to say hello to about 300 middle-aged individuals living alone in Seoul within the first half of this year. The service will use an AI program designed to make phone calls to [...]

Busan’s Haeundae District Sets Up Sculptures Using Marine Litter

Busan’s Haeundae District Sets Up Sculptures Using Marine Litter

BUSAN, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Marine litter has been transformed into artworks to share an important message about the seriousness of contaminating the environment. A series of sculptures were built in Busan’s tourist district of Haeundae using debris collected from the sea to raise public awareness about the risk posed by marine litter and the severity of the [...]

Coffee Grounds to Replace Deodorant at Livestock Farms

Coffee Grounds to Replace Deodorant at Livestock Farms

SEOUL, Dec. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Coffee grounds are being reused to get rid of the stench at livestock farms. The Ministry of Environment signed an agreement with the city of Incheon, North Gyeongsang Province, the Korea Productivity Center, the Korea Green Foundation and Hyundai Steel Co. on Wednesday for the recycling of coffee grounds. [...]

Hyundai Engineering Gears Up to Churn Out Clean Hydrogen Using Waste Plastics

Hyundai Engineering Gears Up to Churn Out Clean Hydrogen Using Waste Plastics

SEOUL, Dec. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Engineering Co., a plant engineering affiliate of Hyundai Motor Group, is making a foray into the high-purity clean hydrogen production business using waste plastics as resources, as part of efforts to diversify its business towards eco-friendly energy production. The company announced on Tuesday that it will step into [...]

Gov’t and Steelmaker Join Hands to Process Livestock Excrement

Gov’t and Steelmaker Join Hands to Process Livestock Excrement

SEOUL, Dec. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The government and a steelmaker have joined hands to make iron with livestock excrement. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs signed an agreement with the National Agricultural Cooperative Federation and Hyundai Steel Co. to produce solid fuel from cow excrement. They plan to use livestock excrements to [...]

New Tech Measures Pig’s Weight by 3D Scan

New Tech Measures Pig’s Weight by 3D Scan

SEOUL, Dec. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — New technology developed by Korean researchers can 3D-scan a livestock pig to measure its weight. The Institute of Planning and Evaluation for Technology in Food, Agriculture, and Forestry said Wednesday that Illuvation, an ICT startup sponsored by the institute, has developed the said technology. Traditionally, pigs had to be [...]