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New Technology Drastically Reduces Fine Dust Emissions from Thermal Power Plants

New Technology Drastically Reduces Fine Dust Emissions from Thermal Power Plants

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials announced Tuesday that it has developed a technology to reduce fine dust emissions at thermal power stations by roughly 90 percent.  The institute recently installed catalytic denitrification equipment – typically employed at power plants to reduce pollutants by converting nitrogen oxide into [...]

Social Robot Patent Applications Rise Sharply on AI, Robotics Advances: Data

Social Robot Patent Applications Rise Sharply on AI, Robotics Advances: Data

SEOUL, Apr. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The application of patents for social robots that can interact and communicate with humans has risen sharply in South Korea in recent years with the advances being made in robotics and artificial intelligence, government data showed Tuesday. Social robot patent applications have surged more than 20 percent annually since [...]

Scientists Develop Paper-Based Chip for Medical Diagnosis Using Single Blood Droplet

Scientists Develop Paper-Based Chip for Medical Diagnosis Using Single Blood Droplet

SEOUL, April 13 (Korea Bizwire) – A joint team of scientists from South Korea, Denmark and Thailand have developed a paper-based chip using conductive ink on printer paper that can be synced wirelessly with a smartphone for medical diagnosis.  The team took advantage of the properties of electrowetting – using voltage to change the shape of [...]

SK Innovation Aims to Develop Powerful EV Battery by 2020

SK Innovation Aims to Develop Powerful EV Battery by 2020

SEOUL, Apr. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s SK Innovation said Sunday it aims to develop a powerful electric car battery that would enable vehicles to travel 500 kilometers on a single charge by 2020. The energy and chemical business arm of SK Group said it will cope with current business trouble in China through [...]

African Indigenous Cattle Have Heat Tolerance Genes Not Seen in Korean Cows

African Indigenous Cattle Have Heat Tolerance Genes Not Seen in Korean Cows

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) – A joint study by the African Cattle Genome Consortium – incorporating 17 research teams from nine countries including South Korea – revealed that it is genetic traits that help indigenous cattle in Africa better cope with the continent’s scorching heat, announced the Rural Development Administration on Thursday.  The joint [...]

Autonomous Cars to Fully Take Off in S. Korea in 2028: Analysts

Autonomous Cars to Fully Take Off in S. Korea in 2028: Analysts

SEOUL, Apr. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Autonomous cars are forecast to become popular in the South Korean auto market in 2028, five years after they do so in the United States, according to analysts Monday. According to the industry analysts in a book published by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, self-driving cars [...]

Gov’t to Spend 41 bln Won on 3D Printing Technology in 2017

Gov’t to Spend 41 bln Won on 3D Printing Technology in 2017

SEOUL, Apr. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s science ministry said Sunday that it will spend 41.2 billion won (US$37 million) this year to develop core 3D printing expertise to nurture the fledging industry. The 2017 budget will be spent on various 3D printing businesses to spur demand and strengthen national competitiveness, the Ministry of [...]

Scientists Develop Gold Nanomaterials for Gout Treatment

Scientists Develop Gold Nanomaterials for Gout Treatment

SEOUL, Mar. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of South Korean scientists developed a new type of gold nano-sized materials to treat hyperuricemia, the science ministry said Wednesday, opening a new gateway for the treatment of diseases such as gout. Hyperuricemia is a phenomenon marked by an abnormally high level of uric acid in the [...]