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Chollian-2B Satellite Eyes Greater Role for Global Air Pollution Monitoring System

Chollian-2B Satellite Eyes Greater Role for Global Air Pollution Monitoring System

SEOUL, Jan. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s soon-to-be-launched geostationary satellite, the Chollian-2B, will set the stage for a worldwide air pollution monitoring system that can help countries better deal with environmental challenges, a state-run research institute said Friday. The first ever geostationary environmental monitoring satellite was unveiled last month and is set to be [...]

Genetic Screening Boosts Productivity at Cattle Farms

Genetic Screening Boosts Productivity at Cattle Farms

SEJONG, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A service that informs Korean cattle farmers by predicting the genetic ability of female calves will be implemented to help genetically superior hanwoo give birth to multiple calves. Hanwoo refers to beef cattle produced in South Korea. The Rural Development Administration and NongHyup Agribusiness Group Inc. have established a [...]

S. Korea’s First Locally Built Space Rocket on Track for Launch in 2021

S. Korea’s First Locally Built Space Rocket on Track for Launch in 2021

GOHEUNG, Jan. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s first locally built satellite-carrying rocket is on track for a launch in early 2021, the state-run aerospace research institute said Sunday, opening a new chapter in the country’s space exploration program. The three-stage Nuri rocket that can carry a 1.5-ton satellite into low orbit is undergoing extensive [...]

Korean Scientists Develop Eco-friendly Production Tech for Materials Used in Cosmetics and Plastic

Korean Scientists Develop Eco-friendly Production Tech for Materials Used in Cosmetics and Plastic

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB) said Tuesday that it has developed a technology to produce sebacic acid, a common component of cosmetics and other products, in an eco-friendly method. Sebacic acid is a dicarboxylic acid, made up of 10 carbon, and is used in the [...]

Aircraft Manufacturer KAI to Develop 3 Satellites by 2025

Aircraft Manufacturer KAI to Develop 3 Satellites by 2025

SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Korea Aerospace Industries Co. (KAI), South Korea’s sole aircraft manufacturer, said Tuesday it will develop three satellites by 2025 in the second phase of the country’s satellite development project. KAI and the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) plan to jointly develop three midsized satellites that are capable of conducting [...]

New Tech Converts Ultraviolet Light to Electric Energy

New Tech Converts Ultraviolet Light to Electric Energy

GWANGJU, Dec. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — New technology has been developed by South Korean researchers that can convert even ultraviolet light into electricity. A joint research team from the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) and the Korea Photonics Technology Institute said Monday that it had succeeded in developing hybrid flexible copper indium gallium [...]

New Technology Recycles Plastic Bottles into Medicine

New Technology Recycles Plastic Bottles into Medicine

SEOUL, Dec. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — A newly developed technology uses material from recycled plastic bottles as components of pharmaceutical products. A joint research team from the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT), Korea University, and Ewha Women’s University announced on Tuesday that they had developed a new technology that chemically disassembles plastic bottles [...]

Researchers Develop AI-based Traffic Accident Assessment System

Researchers Develop AI-based Traffic Accident Assessment System

GWANGJU, Dec. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean researchers have developed a system that can analyze black box videos with artificial intelligence (AI) to determine who is responsible for traffic accidents. The AI accident assessment system developed by a research team from the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) does not involve humans directly, [...]