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S. Korea to Launch Homegrown Solid-fuel Space Rocket by 2024

S. Korea to Launch Homegrown Solid-fuel Space Rocket by 2024

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea plans to develop and launch an indigenous solid-propellant space rocket by 2024, officials said Thursday, following the successful combustion test of its engine in July. According to the defense ministry, the state-run Agency for Defense Development successfully conducted the combustion test of a solid-propellant engine for space [...]

Basic Science Institute Develops Ultra-small Straw-Shaped Fuel Cell that is Light and Bendable

Basic Science Institute Develops Ultra-small Straw-Shaped Fuel Cell that is Light and Bendable

DAEJEON, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The Institute for Basic Science announced that it has developed an ultra-small fuel cell with greatly reduced weight and bulk. A fuel cell typically consists of end plates, a separation membrane and a membrane electrode assembly (MEA), the component that actually makes electricity. The research team proposed the idea [...]

S. Korean Lab Develops New AI Technology that Can Detect and Filter Harmful Videos

S. Korean Lab Develops New AI Technology that Can Detect and Filter Harmful Videos

DAEJEON, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) said Thursday that it developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) technology to analyze the harmfulness of video content. After searching websites on the basis of registered keywords, the new AI detects harmful content by analyzing the websites’ text and images. The AI [...]

ETRI Develops Advanced AI Document Search Technology

ETRI Develops Advanced AI Document Search Technology

DAEJEON, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) said Tuesday that it had developed new artificial intelligence (AI) technology that can search electronic documents by understanding questions in a level similar to human performance. Searching electronic documents requires examining the words contained in document titles and file names and then [...]

S. Korea to Invest 1.6 Trillion Won in Space Technology Development over Next Decade

S. Korea to Invest 1.6 Trillion Won in Space Technology Development over Next Decade

SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will invest around 1.6 trillion won (US$1.38 billion) over the next 10 years to expedite the development of key space technologies after the full lifting of U.S.-imposed restrictions on missile development, the arms procurement agency said Friday. Under the plan, diverse defense projects, such as the development [...]

Scientists Find Method to Improve Efficiency of Photoelectric Transformation Using Virus as Solar Cell Thin Film

Scientists Find Method to Improve Efficiency of Photoelectric Transformation Using Virus as Solar Cell Thin Film

DAEJEON, Sept. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study showed that the efficiency of photoelectric transformation improved by using a virus rather than a chemical compound as solar cell thin film. The National Research Foundation of Korea said Thursday that a joint research team from Sungkyunkwan University and Pusan National University succeeded in complementing the [...]

Space Agency Develops Astronomical Telescope that Can Observe Low-surface-brightness Celestial Objects

Space Agency Develops Astronomical Telescope that Can Observe Low-surface-brightness Celestial Objects

DAEJEON, Sept. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) has developed an astronomical telescope that can observe ultra-low-surface-brightness (LSB) celestial objects thousands of times darker than the night sky, using home-grown technology. The research team recently installed a test model of the KASI-Deep Rolling Imaging Fast optics Telescope (K-DRIFT) at [...]