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S. Korean Astronomers Discover Asteroid That Could Potentially Hit Earth

S. Korean Astronomers Discover Asteroid That Could Potentially Hit Earth

SEOUL, Jun. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean astronomers have discovered an asteroid that could potentially collide with Earth, although the odds are extremely low, marking the first finding of a hazardous asteroid by the country’s scientists, a state-run science institute said Tuesday. The potentially hazardous astroid (PHA), provisionally labeled 2018 PP29, earlier this month [...]

Baby Bottles Made of Plant Material a Reality with New Bioplastics

Baby Bottles Made of Plant Material a Reality with New Bioplastics

DAEJEON, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A research team at the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology has developed high-strength and thermal resisting super bioplastics that do not contain any harmful chemicals. Thanks to its unrivaled convenience, plastic, which is widely used in our society, has recently been cited as the main culprit for environmental [...]

Plasma, Neither Liquid nor Gas, Leads the Agricultural Industry

Plasma, Neither Liquid nor Gas, Leads the Agricultural Industry

DAEJEON, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean researchers are working hard to commercialize the innovative idea of applying plasma technology to the agricultural sector. Plasma is a state that occurs when a gas is added with more energy. It is also referred to as the fourth state of matter, where electrons and ion nuclei [...]

Technology for Compact, Safe Batteries for EVs Developed

Technology for Compact, Safe Batteries for EVs Developed

SEOUL, Jun. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research institute said Monday that it has developed a technology to make solid-state batteries that are very compact and safe for use in next generation electric cars and energy storage systems (ESSs). The all-solid battery replaces the liquid electrolyte found between the positive and negative poles [...]

Nanogenerator Developed to Switch Static Energy into Electricity: Institute

Nanogenerator Developed to Switch Static Energy into Electricity: Institute

SEOUL, Jun. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of South Korean researchers has developed a new nanogenerator that can harness commonplace static energy to power various electronic devices. The new energy harvesting system uses a so-called vapor capsulation casting method to create a special silicon “sponge” that goes into the generator, according to the Korea [...]

New Smartphone Tech Can Indicate Which Floor User is On

New Smartphone Tech Can Indicate Which Floor User is On

DAEJEON, Jun. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A technology that can pinpoint the exact location of a user by collecting wireless signals from smartphones has been developed. The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) announced on Monday that a research team led by Prof. Han Dong-soo has developed technology that can be used to [...]

New Language Model for Advanced Korean-based AI Service Developed

New Language Model for Advanced Korean-based AI Service Developed

SEOUL, Jun. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A new Korean language model that can advance artificial intelligence (AI) services and searches has been developed for a wide range of applications, a state-run electronics institute said Tuesday. The system has an average 4.5 percent better processing and understanding capability compared with Google Inc.’s widely used Bidirectional Encoder [...]

Electronics Thermal Management System with Superior Cooling Properties Developed

Electronics Thermal Management System with Superior Cooling Properties Developed

SEOUL, Jun. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research institute said Monday it has developed a new type of thermal management system with twice the cooling properties of existing devices, which can reduce the frequency of various electronic appliances malfunctioning. The new system uses Direction-Free Thermal Ground Plane (TGP) instead of the conventional heat [...]

Researchers Develop Near-infrared Radiation Device for Drug Delivery

Researchers Develop Near-infrared Radiation Device for Drug Delivery

SEOUL, Jun. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Research Foundation announced on Thursday that a research team led by Prof. Choy Young-bin from Seoul National University and Prof. Choi Jin-ho from Dankook University have developed a biotransplantation device that delivers medicine using near-infrared radiation. Repeated hypodermic injections may cause significant pain and pose an economic [...]