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S. Korean Institute Develops Fire Extinguishing Grenade for Hard-to-Access Fires

S. Korean Institute Develops Fire Extinguishing Grenade for Hard-to-Access Fires

CHONAN, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Institute of Industrial Technology said Thursday its research team had developed a fire-extinguishing grenade using gas hydrate to help put out fires at hard-to-access sites in a fast and accurate manner. Gas hydrate is an ice-shaped material that contains gas molecules such as methane within water molecules. [...]

New Antibiotic Material Detected in Spider Venom Using AI Technology

New Antibiotic Material Detected in Spider Venom Using AI Technology

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean scientists have discovered a way to predict the antibiotic functionality of peptides using artificial intelligence (AI) technology. A joint research team from the National Institute of Biological Resources and Dongguk University announced that it had developed a deep learning-based peptide detection model that can predict antibiotic functionality [...]

KAIST Develops Wearable Green OLED that Can Cure Jaundice in Infants

KAIST Develops Wearable Green OLED that Can Cure Jaundice in Infants

DAEJEON, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) said Tuesday that its researchers had developed a wearable green organic light-emitting diode (OLED) that can cure jaundice in infants. Previously, when jaundice is treated at hospitals, breastfeeding should be stopped and the eyes of infants should be fully covered [...]

Researchers Develop Recycling Technology for Used Coffee Capsules

Researchers Develop Recycling Technology for Used Coffee Capsules

DAEJEON, Oct. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources said Wednesday its researchers had developed a new recycling process for waste coffee capsules. The research team crushed and washed waste coffee capsules composed of plastics (97.3 percent) and aluminum (2.7 percent) to remove coffee residue. With a secondary crushing process [...]

S. Korean Lab Develops New Flame Resistance Additive to Prevent Battery Cell Fires

S. Korean Lab Develops New Flame Resistance Additive to Prevent Battery Cell Fires

DAEJEON, Oct. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research lab said Thursday it has developed a new additive to improve the flame resistance of rechargeable batteries. The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute announced that the newly-developed fluorosulfuric acid-based flame resistance additive features superior flame resistance and safety compared to existing triphenyl phosphate (TPP) flame [...]

Newly Developed Molecular Sensor Expedites Diagnosis of Bird Flu

Newly Developed Molecular Sensor Expedites Diagnosis of Bird Flu

SEOUL, Oct. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — A newly developed molecular sensor can quickly diagnose the infection of avian influenza. A joint research team from Korea University and Seoul National University announced Thursday that it had developed EliF, a molecular sensor that glows only in cells infected with the bird flu. Previously, a polymerase chain reaction [...]