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Silver nanoparticle-coated air filter kills bacteria
Sep 30, 2014
Appliances installed in cars or buildings, including air conditioners and air cleansers, have filters designed to filter out airborne pollutants. The air filters, however, can themselves become a hotbed of harmful bacteria, where the deposited microorganisms can survive and multi...


Korea, Mongolia build space telescope research center
Sep 25, 2014
Korea and Mongolia have shared solar system monitoring technology with the opening of a new space telescope. The Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning and the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) formally launched the Optical Wide-Field Patrol Mongolia Stat...


Researchers mass-produce hydrogen from water
Sep 19, 2014
Scientists at Seoul National University (SNU) have developed a new technology to mass produce hydrogen (H2), a next-generation energy source, simply by casting sunlight onto water. The researchers succeeded in generating from water 74 times more hydrogen using the visible rays th...


New submarine Internet cable connects 9 Asian nations
Sep 16, 2014
The upcoming construction of new underwater Internet cables will connect nine nations and regions across East Asia, covering Korea, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia. The new undersea cable system will help to accelerate Internet connectio...


Researchers develop healthier rice strains
Sep 15, 2014
In the past, many health-conscious people intentionally reduced their rice consumption to control their body weight. They don't have to do so anymore, however, due to newly-added health features that can be found in rice these days. The Rural Development Administration (RDA) rece...


One step closer to curing heart disease, researchers cr...
Sep 12, 2014
Researchers at the Seoul National University (SNU) hospital have succeeded in directly converting adult skin fibroblasts into vascular endothelial cells for the first time. SNU hospital cardiologists developed a way to transdifferentiate adult skin fibroblasts (SFBs) directly int...


Get the full picture of the Baekdudaegan
Sep 02, 2014
A pictorial information book about the wild plants and animals that live along the Baekdudaegan, the backbone mountain range of the Korean Peninsula, has recently been published. The Korea Forest Service has announced that its photo book, "Forest Biodiversity of the Baekdudae...


KAIST researchers develop highly efficient solar cells
Sep 01, 2014
Researchers have developed highly efficient bio-photovoltaic cells that consist of silver nanoparticles and chlorophyll extracted from plants. The new technology allows light harvesting twice as efficiently as existing technology allows and is expected to open doors for the comme...


New liver cancer therapy uses nano technology
Aug 29, 2014
Korean and Singaporean researchers developed a new way to treat liver cancer using nanoparticle technology.The nanoparticle research taskforce at the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) and scientists at the National Cancer Centre Singapore jointly developed a targeted therapeutic ...


Researchers develop technology to transfer nanopillar a...
Aug 27, 2014
Korean and American researchers have jointly developed technology to transfer nanopillar arrays onto a variety of unconventional substrates for the first time. A group of researchers at the National Nanofab Center and Michigan University developed a way to transfer silicon-made n...