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Scientists Develop Technology to Wirelessly Charge Smart Contact Lenses

Scientists Develop Technology to Wirelessly Charge Smart Contact Lenses

SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean scientists have developed a technology to wirelessly charge smart contact lenses for continuous operation, a development that could open new horizons for wearables, the National Research Foundation (NRF) said Sunday. The state-run foundation that supported the research said a team of scientists led by Park Jang-ung, a [...]

Fluorescent Light Used to Track Inflammatory Response in Real-time

Fluorescent Light Used to Track Inflammatory Response in Real-time

SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has developed a video technology that can monitor various inflammatory responses within the human body in real-time. A joint research team from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) and Seoul National University Medical School used Caspase-1, an enzyme activated in the initial [...]

S. Korea Unveils World’s First Geostationary Air Pollution Monitoring Satellite

S. Korea Unveils World’s First Geostationary Air Pollution Monitoring Satellite

SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Thursday unveiled the world’s first geostationary environmental monitoring satellite that can closely check the movement of fine dust and other air pollutants in the East Asian region in real time. The 3.4-ton Chollian-2B, scheduled to be sent into orbit from French Guiana in February 2020, will [...]

Researchers Develop Algorithm That Detects Drowsiness

Researchers Develop Algorithm That Detects Drowsiness

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean scientists have developed an algorithm that can detect instantaneous drowsiness via brainwaves, opening a new possibility for preventing car accidents caused by nodding off at the wheel. A research team from Seoul National University Bundang Hospital announced on Wednesday that it had applied machine learning to brainwave [...]

Researchers Find Way to Decompose Animal Remains with Microorganisms

Researchers Find Way to Decompose Animal Remains with Microorganisms

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean scientists have discovered a way to efficiently dispose of animal remains by utilizing microorganisms, a state-run institute said Wednesday, paving the way for the country to promptly handle carcasses in case of outbreaks of animal diseases. Quarantine authorities can utilize microorganisms whose temperature can increase up to [...]

Stress is a Poison for Humans, but a Breakthrough for Graphene

Stress is a Poison for Humans, but a Breakthrough for Graphene

DAEJEON, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Studies show that stress, which is toxic to people, acts as a “breakthrough” for graphene, a new material with potential applications in semiconductors. A team of researchers at the Institute of Basic Science released the results of a study Thursday that indicates stress stimulates further reactions to graphene function [...]

Multi-functional Capsule Robots Can Diagnose and Treat Illnesses

Multi-functional Capsule Robots Can Diagnose and Treat Illnesses

GWANGJU, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Multi-functional capsule robots, which act as micro-medical robots, have been developed by a local research group. The Robot Research Initiative (RRI) in Gwangju has developed three types of multi-function therapy capsules that can act as an endoscope, collect tissue for examination, and mark lesions. Micro medical robots travel down [...]

Scientists Say Common Ancestors of Modern Humans Emerged from Africa

Scientists Say Common Ancestors of Modern Humans Emerged from Africa

SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A team of scientists from South Korea, Australia and South Africa verified through DNA screening that the most recent common ancestors of modern humans originated from the Kalahari region of Africa, a state-run research institute said Tuesday. The scientists, including Axel Timmermann, director of the Center for Climate Physics [...]