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Researchers Develop Self-healing Smartphone Screen Material

Researchers Develop Self-healing Smartphone Screen Material

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has developed a smartphone screen material that can heal itself. The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) announced on Thursday that in collaboration with researchers from Yonsei University, it had developed a self-healing transparent electronic material that can repair cracks or damaged functions [...]

S. Korea Releases Satellite Images of Air Quality in East Asia

S. Korea Releases Satellite Images of Air Quality in East Asia

SEOUL, Nov. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Wednesday released satellite imagery showing the movement of fine dust from China to South Korea in the latest scientific evidence that China is partly to blame for poor air quality in the region. The Chollian-2B, a South Korean environmental satellite, observed high concentrations of fine dust [...]

Scientists Develop High-efficiency Photocatalytic Membrane Technology

Scientists Develop High-efficiency Photocatalytic Membrane Technology

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has developed a high-efficiency photocatalytic membrane technology that can remove pollutants such as microorganisms that accumulate on the surface of water treatment membrane materials when exposed to sunlight. The Korea Institute of Science & Technology (KIST) announced on Tuesday that it had developed a [...]

S. Korean Researchers Generate Electricity Using Supercritical Carbon Dioxide

S. Korean Researchers Generate Electricity Using Supercritical Carbon Dioxide

DAEJEON, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has succeeded in verifying new technology capable of generating electricity using supercritical carbon dioxide, known to demonstrate exceptional efficiency in generating electricity while acting as both a liquid and gas. The Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM) announced Tuesday that it developed core [...]

Biofuel Cell Uses Sportswear Fabric to Generate Electricity from Perspiration

Biofuel Cell Uses Sportswear Fabric to Generate Electricity from Perspiration

DAEJEON, Nov. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — A newly developed biofuel cell generates electricity using human perspiration. The Korea Research Foundation announced Tuesday that a joint research team from Sogang University and Sookmyung Women’s University had developed a technology that uses sportswear fabric to turn the glucose in human perspiration into electric energy. While many studies [...]

S. Korea to Produce Premium Plastic and Lubricant Using Greenhouse Gas

S. Korea to Produce Premium Plastic and Lubricant Using Greenhouse Gas

DAEJEON, Nov. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology announced Tuesday that researchers had developed a catalyst processing technology that produces alpha-olefins, a high-end chemical substance, using greenhouse gas. Alpha-olefins are used to make detergents, lubricating oil, cosmetics and plastic. Plastic made with alpha-olefins is stronger than other plastic products. Similarly, [...]

Nanometer-sized Ultrafine Wrinkles Developed to Prevent Counterfeit Banknotes

Nanometer-sized Ultrafine Wrinkles Developed to Prevent Counterfeit Banknotes

DAEJEON, Oct. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Researchers have succeeded in creating nanometer-sized ultrafine wrinkles on the surface of a liquid crystal high polymer material that can be used to prevent the production of counterfeit banknotes. A research team from Chungnam National University announced on Thursday that it had developed technology to create nanometer-sized ultrafine wrinkles [...]

Researchers Develop New Technology to Rapidly Track Radioactive Sea Water

Researchers Develop New Technology to Rapidly Track Radioactive Sea Water

DAEJEON, Oct. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has developed new technology that enables the rapid tracking of radioactive contaminated water in the sea. The new technology was developed amid growing concerns over the Japanese government’s decision to release contaminated water being stored at the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea. [...]