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A research team led by Professor Oh Deok-kun of Konkuk University developed a substance similar to lipid regulating agents in human body using microbial enzyme.
Microbial Enzyme Drug for Diabetes
17 January 2018 - 11:00am
The Ministry of Science and ICT announced on January 16 that a research team led by Professor Oh Deok-kun of Konkuk University developed a substance similar to lipid regulating agents in human body...
Korean research team developed a communicative system for panplegia patients by using the principle of the spider’s tactile sense transmitted through its feet.
Tech For Panplegia Patients’ Communications
21 December 2017 - 1:00pm
The tactile sense of the spider transmitted through its feet is sensitive enough to feel the wing vibration of a fly insect. A communicative system was developed that uses this sensitive 'touch' to...
The Korean government is planning to set up a large-scale demonstration plant to commercialize the hydrogen production techniques by using marine microbes.
Bio-hydrogen Commercialization
21 December 2017 - 12:30pm
The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries of Korea announced on December 20 that a total of 12 billion won (US$10.8 million) will be invested for three years to come in research on the commercial...
Conceptual diagram of a full cell magnesium ion battery using a magnesium tin negative electrode material (left) and initial charging and discharging performance of the magnesium ion battery at a normal temperature (right). (photo courtesy:CNU)
Much Cheaper and Easier Battery
11 December 2017 - 12:15pm
The National Research Foundation of Korea announced on December 10 that Chungnam National University professor Song Seung-wan and his research team developed a novel negative electrode material that...
Dr. Ahn Joo-hyeon at the KIST Center for Energy Convergence Research testing batteries for high-speed charging and discharging
Tech for Ultrahigh Speed Charge
5 December 2017 - 10:00am
The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) announced on December 4 that its research team led by Dr. Oh Shi-hyeong at its Center for Energy Convergence Research and Seoul National...
An image of Korea Space Launch Vehicle-2 (KSLV-2).
Postponed Completion
22 November 2017 - 12:15pm
The Ministry of Science & ICT held a public hearing in Seoul on November 21 and announced that the launch of Korea Space Launch Vehicle-2 (KSLV-2), which was previously scheduled to be launched...
A biochemical substance, which can treat hair loss, has been developed by South Korean researchers led by Yonsei University’s professor Choi Kang-yeol.
Good News for Those Suffering Hair Loss
22 November 2017 - 10:30am
South Korean scientists have developed a biochemical substance that can treat hair loss. The new drug candidate instigates the growth of new hair follicle, a mammalian skin organ that produces hair,...
Korean large businesses spent 40.78 trillion won (US$36.47 billion) on R&D activity, accounting for 77.8 percent of the total private R&D investments of 52.35 trillion won (US$46.82 billion).
Amid Lacking in Qualitative Results
15 November 2017 - 10:45am
According to the a survey titled “2016 R&D activity” of 57,581 institutions in South Korea, such as public research institutes, universities and corporations, released by the Ministry of Science...
A research team of the Chemistry Department at KAIST developed a metallic oxide hybrid optical nanocatalyst that converts carbon dioxides in carbonated water into 99% pure methane fuel.
Development of Fuel Conversion Catalyst
10 November 2017 - 12:30pm
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) announced on November 9 that a research team led by professor Song Hyun-joon of the Chemistry Department developed a metallic oxide...
The Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) has developed a technology to predict promising patent products by combining artificial intelligence (AI) with its Technology Opportunity Discovery (TOD) big data system.
Predicting Promising Patents
7 November 2017 - 12:45pm
The Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) announced on November 6 that it has developed a technology to predict promising patent products with high business value by combining...
A researcher at the Electronics & Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) demonstrates operation of YouVR application.
VR Producing App
7 November 2017 - 10:00am
The Electronics & Telecommunications Research Institute of Korea said on November 6 that it has developed and commercialized YouVR, a mobile application that will enable the production of virtual...
Moon Mi-ok, Science & Technology Advisor to the President, talks for joint business in nuclear power plant construction with Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) CEO Mohamed Al Hammadi and in Abu Dhabi on October 30 (local time).
Joint Business
1 November 2017 - 11:15am
Moon Mi-ok, Science & Technology Advisor to the President, met with Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) CEO Mohamed Al Hammadi in Abu Dhabi on October 30 and they reached an agreement on...

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