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New Lithium-Ion Cells May Double Battery Life

New Lithium-Ion Cells May Double Battery Life

GWANGJU, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – A joint team of researchers from the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology and MIT have developed a lithium-ion battery with double the existing battery life and quadruple the capacity of typical existing products.  According to the team, once commercialized, the battery could extend the maximum single charge driving [...]

Scientists Discover Eco-Friendly Way to Convert CO2 into Fuel

Scientists Discover Eco-Friendly Way to Convert CO2 into Fuel

SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – A team of Korea University scientists has developed technology to convert carbon dioxide into synthetic gas, or syngas, using water and sunlight, announced the National Research Foundation of Korea on Thursday.  Synthetic gas is a fuel gas mixture consisting mainly of hydrogen and carbon monoxide. It can be used [...]

Korea Confirms “Super Bacteria” Resistant to Last-Resort Antibiotics

Korea Confirms “Super Bacteria” Resistant to Last-Resort Antibiotics

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Center for Disease Control & Prevention confirmed Wednesday the presence in Korea of a “super bacteria” gene – Mobile Colistin Resistance-1 (MCR-1) – that is resistant to last-resort antibiotics.  Three cases of the genes were found, according to the KCDC, after testing 9,300 samples of intestinal bacteria [...]

Scientists Develop Technology to Produce Plastics with Algae Blooms

Scientists Develop Technology to Produce Plastics with Algae Blooms

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – A group of South Korean scientists has developed an eco-friendly technology to manufacture hazard-free plastics with green algae blooms that are considered a major environment concern here, the maritime ministry said Tuesday.  The team led by Park Jin-byung of Ewha Womans University developed the technology to extract lipids from [...]

Scientists Complete Korean-Specific Reference Genome

Scientists Complete Korean-Specific Reference Genome

ULSAN, South Korea, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – UNIST’s Genomics Institute unveiled Thursday a reference genome specific to Koreans, entitled KOREF (Korean Reference). A reference genome is a genomic database that represents an example of a species’ set of genes, which allows for genetic analysis related to diseases and the development of new drugs. According [...]