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New Insulator Material for Smaller, Faster Semiconductors Developed

New Insulator Material for Smaller, Faster Semiconductors Developed

SEOUL, June 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A team of researchers has developed a new insulator material that can lead to production of smaller and faster semiconductors, the science ministry said Thursday. The team from the state-run Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology and foreign partners has created a [...]

New Technology Allows Hearing Impaired to Perceive Sound with Touch

New Technology Allows Hearing Impaired to Perceive Sound with Touch

DAEJEON, April 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean researchers have developed a “touch pitch system” that allows hearing-impaired people to recognize sounds with touch. The new technology analyzes the pitch, which is the height of a sound from the surrounding environment, as well as voices, and converts it into a tactile pattern. Cochlear implant surgery has [...]

Researchers Transform Oyster Shells into Artificial Reefs

Researchers Transform Oyster Shells into Artificial Reefs

SEOUL, April 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST) will develop and commercialize a technology to produce eco-friendly marine ecological blocks used to create artificial fishing banks, with oyster shells. KIOST said Thursday that it has established the Korea Marine Ecology Block, a research institute, in a joint venture [...]

S. Korea’s Geostationary Environmental Monitoring Satellite in Orbit

S. Korea’s Geostationary Environmental Monitoring Satellite in Orbit

SEOUL, March 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s geostationary environmental monitoring satellite has successfully reached its designated orbit around the Earth, the science ministry said Sunday. The Chollian-2B that blasted off atop the Ariane-5 rocket from French Guiana on Feb. 18 (local time) is now in fixed orbit some 35,786 kilometers above the equator, according [...]