South Korea Makes Progress to Lithium-Oxygen Batteries With Ten Times Higher Energy Densities

Researchers have presented a novel electrode material for advanced energy storage device that is directly charged with oxygen from the air. Professor Jeung Ku Kang’s team synthesized and preserved the sub-nanometric particles of atomic cluster sizes at high mass loadings within metal-organic frameworks (MOF) by controlling the behavior of reactants at the molecular level. This …

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Copy All Anti-Coronavirus Steps from Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan

The WHO (World Health Organization), Singapore and USA reversed their position on using face masks against coronavirus. The new position is that all people in a community should wear masks when they go out as part of an overall comprehensive response to this disease. There is growing evidence that some people infected with the coronavirus …

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Coronavirus Surging in Korea, Italy and Iran as China Schools Via TV

South Korea now has over 4000 confirmed cases of Coronavirus and Italy is almost at 1700 and Iran is nearing 1000 confirmed cases. Iran has 54 confirmed deaths, 34 in Italy and 26 in South Korea. The reversal of confirmed cases with confirmed deaths in Iran would suggest that Iran and Italy are undercounting confirmed …

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Nuclear Energy Advanced Reactor New Roundup

1. The reactor pressure vessel of the APR-1400 unit 5 of South Korea’s Shin Kori nuclear power plant was installed. The 1340 MWe pressurized water reactor is scheduled to begin commercial operation in March 2023. South Korea is taking just under 6 years to complete the nuclear reactors (2017-2023). 2. The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission …

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Will North Korea Dismantle Nuclear Weapons Production and Stabilize with South Korea?

In a New Year’s Day speech, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un made an offer toward denuclearization. Kim indicated that North Korea wants a deal and is interested in another summit. Kim would put nuclear production capability as part of negotiations. A path to the goal of complete denuclearization could be created. North Korea could be …

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Ukraine Helping South Korea, China and Canada With Rockets or Jets or Both

South Korea successfully launched a locally developed 75-ton space rocket engine which is comparable to a SpaceX Falcon 1. The orbital rocket KSLV-II (Korea Satellite Launch Vehicle) is also known as Nuri. The rocket is 25.8 meters tall and has a diameter of 2.6 meters and weighs more than 52 tons. South Korean media did …

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Over 55% of US trade now has new deals

Below are the top 15 trading partner countries based upon exports from the USA in 2017. There have been new trade deals concluded (although the US-Canada-Mexico deal needs to be ratified and passed) Canada, Mexico, Europe, and South Korea. Canada and Mexico are 34% of US exports. Europe is 20%. South Korea is 3%. The …

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Demand for computer memory is surging and DRAM will pass $100 billion this year

The DRAM market will grow about 39% this year and surpass $100 billion. It will become the first category of semiconductor to hit that milestone. Samsung is the leading DRAM supplier and Hynix is number two. Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. …

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South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchange Upbit passes external audit and is solvent

Yujin Accounting Corporation has verified two trees at South Korean Cryptocurrency exchange Upbit. In May, South Korea’s Financial Services Commission (FSC), along with the Korea Financial Intelligence Unit (KFIU), seized hardware and documents from UPbit to evaluate claims from unknown sources that the exchange was insolvent. There were claims that UPbit was manipulating its balance …

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Samsung plans AI research centers in Canada, UK and Russia adding to US and Korea now

Samsung plans to establish three artificial intelligence (AI) Centers in Cambridge, the U.K. (May 22nd), Toronto, Canada (May 24th) and Moscow, Russia (May 29th) to strengthen the company’s AI capabilities and explore the potential of user-centric AI. Samsung Research also oversaw the creation of the new AI Centers in Seoul last November and in Silicon …

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