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S. Korea Develops Virtual Platform for Shopping, Games, and Communication

S. Korea Develops Virtual Platform for Shopping, Games, and Communication

DAEJEON, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Experts are expecting that a world of virtual reality (VR), similar to what was seen in the 2018 Hollywood blockbuster “Ready Player One” where people meet in a virtual world to play games and go on shopping, will soon become a reality. The Center of Human-Centered Interaction for Coexistence [...]

S. Korean Researchers Reveal Domestic Alternative to Japanese Eco-friendly Plastic Manufacturing Technology

S. Korean Researchers Reveal Domestic Alternative to Japanese Eco-friendly Plastic Manufacturing Technology

DAEJEON, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has succeeded in developing eco-friendly plastic manufacturing technology that was previously monopolized by Japan. The Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT) said Tuesday its own research team has created high-functioning bio-polycarbonate using plant-based ingredients, isosorbide and nano cellulose. Bio-polycarbonate is a material that can replace polycarbonate. [...]

S. Korean Product to Check Sleeping Children Left Behind in Vehicles Exported to Vietnam

S. Korean Product to Check Sleeping Children Left Behind in Vehicles Exported to Vietnam

CHEONAN, Oct. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Special school bus cushions developed in South Korea that send the status of children entering and leaving school vehicles to smartphones in real time and sound a warning if children are left behind will be exported to Vietnam. According to the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH) Tuesday, Vietnam’s [...]

Researchers Develop Game-changing Technology for Petrochemical Industry

Researchers Develop Game-changing Technology for Petrochemical Industry

SEOUL, Sept. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A “Direct Conversion Technology of Non-oxidative Methane” owned only by the U.S. and China has been developed by Korean researchers. Analysts say it will change the landscape of the global petrochemical industry. A research team from the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT) said on Tuesday that it [...]

Polar Research Institute Boosts Understanding of Arctic Bird Ecosystems with Drones

Polar Research Institute Boosts Understanding of Arctic Bird Ecosystems with Drones

SEOUL, Sept. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has successfully used unmanned drones to determine the spread and population of Arctic birds. A team of researchers at the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) said Tuesday that they had found pink-footed geese and ringed plover brooding eggs in the 82-degree north Greenland Sirius [...]

International Consortium Develops Rehabilitation Robots for Cerebral Palsy Patients

International Consortium Develops Rehabilitation Robots for Cerebral Palsy Patients

SEOUL, Sept. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — An international research consortium has proven that robots can be used in the effective rehabilitation of persons with cerebral palsy. The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), which took part in the consortium, developed robot-based technology that can be used to conduct sense and movement training for persons [...]