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Polar Research Institute Boosts Understanding of Arctic Bird Ecosystems with Drones

Polar Research Institute Boosts Understanding of Arctic Bird Ecosystems with Drones

SEOUL, Sept. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has successfully used unmanned drones to determine the spread and population of Arctic birds. A team of researchers at the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) said Tuesday that they had found pink-footed geese and ringed plover brooding eggs in the 82-degree north Greenland Sirius [...]

International Consortium Develops Rehabilitation Robots for Cerebral Palsy Patients

International Consortium Develops Rehabilitation Robots for Cerebral Palsy Patients

SEOUL, Sept. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — An international research consortium has proven that robots can be used in the effective rehabilitation of persons with cerebral palsy. The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), which took part in the consortium, developed robot-based technology that can be used to conduct sense and movement training for persons [...]

New Robotics Technology Expected to Save Carmakers Time and Money

New Robotics Technology Expected to Save Carmakers Time and Money

GWANGJU, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean researchers have developed a robotic arm that can automatically finish molding processes, which are usually completed manually. A research team from the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) said Wednesday that it has succeeded in increasing the joint rigidity of robots with a special design. In [...]

Researchers Develop Drug Monitoring Technology to Prevent Dosage Errors

Researchers Develop Drug Monitoring Technology to Prevent Dosage Errors

DAEJEON, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — A team of researchers has developed a monitoring technology that accurately administers even a drop of drugs and prevents dosage errors, helping to reduce medical accidents. The Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS) said Thursday it has developed a technology that measures even the smallest quantity of [...]

Roundworms Used to Find Treatment Material for Human Intestinal Diseases

Roundworms Used to Find Treatment Material for Human Intestinal Diseases

SEOUL, Sept. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of South Korean scientists has successfully used common roundworms to quickly and effectively check a medicinal material that can be developed to treat various human intestinal diseases, a state-run research institute said Sunday. The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) said a team, led by Kang [...]

S. Korea Develops Nanoleaf Catalyst to Generate Hydrogen Energy

S. Korea Develops Nanoleaf Catalyst to Generate Hydrogen Energy

POHANG, Aug. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A nanoleaf catalyst that follows the principle of photosynthesis to create hydrogen energy has been developed by a South Korean research team. Researchers at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) imitated the mechanism of a monocotyledon to create a biomimetic nanoleaf electrocatalyst that accelerates the generation of oxygen [...]

Floating Eggs Highlight Institute’s Social Media Outreach Campaign

Floating Eggs Highlight Institute’s Social Media Outreach Campaign

CHANGWON, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI), affiliated with the Ministry of Science and ICT, is receiving positive responses after launching a new social media campaign. The research institute in Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province said Tuesday that it used superconducting technology to make eggs float and posted videos of the [...]

S. Korean Researchers Develop World’s First Biodegradable Stent

S. Korean Researchers Develop World’s First Biodegradable Stent

DAEJEON, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has developed a new biodegradable stent that naturally dissolves within the human body. It is composed of a unique material which became the world’s first to pass a pre-clinical trial. The Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials in Daejeon announced on Tuesday that its [...]

Preference for Certain Locations Caused by Astrocytes in the Brain: Study

Preference for Certain Locations Caused by Astrocytes in the Brain: Study

DAEJEON, Aug. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The Institute for Basic Science (IBS) announced on Wednesday that it has found an explanation for brain cell activity that results in preference for a certain location. In sum, memories of preferred locations are created while astrocytes in the brain combine with opioids, compounds that are known to cause [...]