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New Emulsion Technique Mixes Water and Oil without Chemicals

New Emulsion Technique Mixes Water and Oil without Chemicals

DAEJEON, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – A team of KAIST researchers announced Tuesday the development of a new emulsion technique that makes use of physical force instead of chemical compounds.  Because oil floats on water due to its lower density, dispersants, or surfactants, are required to make oil particles water-soluble. These compounds, however, have often [...]

New Lithium-Ion Cells May Double Battery Life

New Lithium-Ion Cells May Double Battery Life

GWANGJU, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – A joint team of researchers from the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology and MIT have developed a lithium-ion battery with double the existing battery life and quadruple the capacity of typical existing products.  According to the team, once commercialized, the battery could extend the maximum single charge driving [...]

Scientists Discover Eco-Friendly Way to Convert CO2 into Fuel

Scientists Discover Eco-Friendly Way to Convert CO2 into Fuel

SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – A team of Korea University scientists has developed technology to convert carbon dioxide into synthetic gas, or syngas, using water and sunlight, announced the National Research Foundation of Korea on Thursday.  Synthetic gas is a fuel gas mixture consisting mainly of hydrogen and carbon monoxide. It can be used [...]

Korea Confirms “Super Bacteria” Resistant to Last-Resort Antibiotics

Korea Confirms “Super Bacteria” Resistant to Last-Resort Antibiotics

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Center for Disease Control & Prevention confirmed Wednesday the presence in Korea of a “super bacteria” gene – Mobile Colistin Resistance-1 (MCR-1) – that is resistant to last-resort antibiotics.  Three cases of the genes were found, according to the KCDC, after testing 9,300 samples of intestinal bacteria [...]