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S. Korean Research Team Uses AI to Develop Diagnostic Technology

S. Korean Research Team Uses AI to Develop Diagnostic Technology

SEOUL, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning technology are being incorporated to raise the accuracy of disease diagnosis. A research team from Seoul National University Bundang Hospital developed a technology to diagnose sinusitis using a deep learning algorithm that raises diagnostic accuracy. Sinusitis is inflammation of the mucous membrane that [...]

Scientists Develop Cheap, Effective Catalyst to Treat Industrial Sewage

Scientists Develop Cheap, Effective Catalyst to Treat Industrial Sewage

SEOUL, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean scientists developed a cheap catalyst that can treat industrial sewage water nine times more effectively than existing systems, the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) said Tuesday. The KIST team led by researcher Kim Jong-sik created a nickel sulfide catalyst using electrochemical reactions that has been [...]

S. Korean Lab Develops Inexpensive Catalyst to Make Bioplastic

S. Korean Lab Develops Inexpensive Catalyst to Make Bioplastic

SEOUL, May 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean chemical research laboratory said Wednesday that it developed a catalyst that can inexpensively make eco-friendly bioplastic products. The catalyst, based on commonly found chitosan biomass, has been shown in testing to effectively produce bioplastic or polyethylene furanoate (PEF), according to state-run Korea Research Institute of Chemical [...]

S. Korea Develops Catalyst That Generates Petrochemical Material Without Byproducts

S. Korea Develops Catalyst That Generates Petrochemical Material Without Byproducts

DAEJEON, Apr. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team led by professor Song Hyun-joon from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) developed an electrocatalyst that turns more than 70 percent of carbon dioxide into ethylene without causing significant byproducts. Ethylene is one of the primary materials used in the petrochemical industry, [...]

S. Korea to Spend 300 bln Won to Develop Midsized Next-generation Satellites

S. Korea to Spend 300 bln Won to Develop Midsized Next-generation Satellites

SEOUL, Apr. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will spend 300 billion won (US$264 million) on developing three medium-sized next-generation satellites to improve the country’s knowledge of space science and permit better management of agricultural resources and the environment, the science ministry said Sunday. The 2019-2025 plan approved by the National Space Committee calls for [...]

Green Light Stimulates Recovery of Retinal Cells, While Blue Light Causes Stress: Study

Green Light Stimulates Recovery of Retinal Cells, While Blue Light Causes Stress: Study

BUSAN, Apr. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has confirmed that the color green reduces eye stress and improves eyesight. A research team led by Prof. Choi Cheol-young from the Korea Maritime and Ocean University conducted an experiment involving applying a variety of spectrums of LED light on maritime animals, which showed that green [...]

Researchers Find New Bacteria That Hold Clues to Deterring Green Tides

Researchers Find New Bacteria That Hold Clues to Deterring Green Tides

SEOUL, Apr. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A government-run laboratory said Tuesday that it has discovered new bacteria that may offer clues to reducing harmful green tides in domestic rivers, lakes and streams. The National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR) affiliated with the Ministry of Environment said it has found a new microorganism called “amnimonas aquatica” [...]

S. Korean Scientists Develop Efficient, Cheap Way to Make Hydrogen from Water

S. Korean Scientists Develop Efficient, Cheap Way to Make Hydrogen from Water

SEOUL, Apr. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean scientists on Tuesday said they have developed an efficient and affordable way to make hydrogen, opening new potential for the production of the clean energy resource. The researchers led by Hyeon Taeghwan, director of the Center for Nanoparticle Research at the Institute for Basic Science, and Seoul [...]