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Commercial-Sized Wave Energy Platform Developing in Australia

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

The volatile status of the traditional fossil fuel market, aggravated by fluctuating global prices, has been prompting world economies to pursue a renewable means of producing power to become more energy independent. Understandably, these economies would seek to develop potential renewable energy resources that are abundant in their own geographic regions – such as harnessing the power of the wind, the sun, and the sea.

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Japan Cools

Friday, November 4th, 2011

After suffering through earthquake, tsunami, and then subsequent nuclear disaster, Japan is now in the news for finding new ways to cope with sweltering summer heat. Cheap and environmentally-friendly clothes are now in big demand in Japan. Inspired to explore alternate sources of energy, Kuchofuku Inc., a company specializing in climate-controlled clothing, has launched a new line of clothing called Air-Conditioned Clothing.

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Advances in Waste Management Technologies in China

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

The remarkable pace of urbanization and industrialization in China has contributed greatly to the nation’s emergence from its turbulent past into the fastest-growing economic superpower that impacts the modern world. However, this rapid pace of urbanization has created certain drawbacks, despite its overall favorable impact on the nation and its people, particularly in the area of waste disposal and management.


Korean Pharmaceuticals

Friday, October 28th, 2011

South Korea was reclassified as a developed market in 2010 by industry consultants IMS Health, and ranked 15th among global pharmaceutical powers (2010). In Korea, both Western and Asian medicines are offered at over 80,000 healthcare centers throughout the country, and the market is highly fragmented, with close to 300 pharmaceutical companies and approximately 500 wholesalers.

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Augmented Reality Technology Development in Korea

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

It is practically a normal human behavior for someone to sometimes want to escape the reality they are in and see things that are actually not there or do things that normally they could not. Such are the allures of modern technology, which has advanced tremendously in recent years to the point where it can now actually blur the lines between what’s real and not in someone’s perception.


High Brightness LED Technology Center Setting Up in Taiwan

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Major economies around the world, including the Asia-Pacific region, are making a dynamic shift towards clean and renewable energy resources. These initiatives are well-supported by incentives from their respective governments, particularly with the implementation of energy efficiency and energy saving measures across various segments of society.

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New Gas Turbine Technology for Green Energy Production Launched in China

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

For decades, General Electric has been at the forefront of developing technologies and solutions for the energy sector for various economies of the world. The company continuously invests a great deal in the development of new technology solutions towards this end, including innovative green energy production systems such as their new gas turbines that feature their FlexEfficiency technology.

Asian-American Develops Energy-Harvesting Shock Absorbers

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

For years, car manufacturers have been trying to develop innovative ways to improve a vehicle’s fuel efficiency and increase the average miles per gallon (mpg) that a particular vehicle can run on. This need has been brought about by the fact that only 10 to 16 percent of a car’s fuel energy is used to overcome air drag and road resistance to drive the car. The rest of this fuel energy is simply lost to exhaust heat, energy dissipation resulting from vibrations, and even the basic act of braking.

Transparent Loudspeakers Developed by Korean Researchers

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Graphene is a revolutionary new material that is making quite a buzz in the technological world due to the immense possibilities the material can do for the entire technology field. Several studies in developing the material for various industrial and commercial applications is currently underway and one such research involves the use of graphene in creating transparent loudspeakers – using an ordinary inkjet printer to transfer the material onto a sheet of plastic.

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Rise of Humanoids in Asia

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Last month, we introduced the state-of-theart humanoids produced in several Japanese conglomerates. Honda’s ASIMO was presented as the most advanced humanoid. Toyota and other organizations (including universities) also helped the country of the rising sun to be leader in the field. Here in the article we will be discussing South Korea and other emerging Asian giants in this industry.

Hynix Semiconductor Inc. and Toshiba Corporation Collaborate in Making MRAM

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

On June 13th, Hynix Semiconductor Inc. and Toshiba Corporation, the world’s two leading semiconductor manufacturers, have announced that they have agreed to a strategic collaboration in making a next-generation memory device, Spin-Transfer Torque Magnetoresistance Random Access Memory (MRAM).

Singapore Facility to Desalinate Seawater with Minimum Energy Use

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Fresh water is one of the most important necessities for sustaining life. Its importance is made even more evident in countries surrounded by either sand or sea – where getting a constant supply of fresh water to sustain its inhabitants is a topmost priority. In island nations such as Singapore, where the growing density of its population prompts the need for increasing reliable freshwater resources, developing innovative means of saving or recovering freshwater is a national priority.


Will Humanoids Conquer Asia First?

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Even though a robot should not have all the same traits as human beings, human-like robots offer many advantages. The most important is that robots fit into our everyday surroundings. Despite the fact that these are tough challenges for roboticists, training a robot to walk up a staircase, maintain balance and grab objects safely are essential steps to welcome robots into our human-centered environment.

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Fastest Wireless Transmission Circuit Technology Developing in Japan

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Imagine wireless data streaming to your laptop at speeds faster that what your current wired local area networks are capable of. That would be a real treat, as you would be able to enjoy hours of streaming high-definition video via your WiFi connection at a quality you'd never experienced before. Again, imagine having that kind of speed, which people are now calling Wireless Gibabit (WiGig), directly on your mobile devices.

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Green China: Increased Use of Biofuels to Reduce CO2 Emissions

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Just like other countries in the world today, China is faced with issues related to the environment and climate change as well as growing concerns on energy security more than ever before. Energy production is dominated by the use of large quantities of coal and fossil fuels which are polluting, non-renewable, and facing imminent depletion.

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Korea Taking the Lead in Pushing Green Growth

Friday, August 19th, 2011

The Asia-Pacific Business and Technology Report interviewed Dr. Han Seungsoo, former Prime Minister of Korea, in his new position as the Chairman of the Global Green Growth Institute, which is an organization dedicated to promoting green growth around the world. We spoke with him about green growth, governmental support, and the future of a post-Industrial Revolution globe.

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Green Growth: Emerging Paradigm Shift in Development and Economic Growth

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

If you were in the vicinity of the Lotte Hotel in downtown Seoul on June 20 to 21 of this year, you might have noticed an increased security presence and an unusually large number of nondescript black cars. That was due to the Global Green Growth Summit, in which 91 foreign dignitaries from 25 different countries gathered to discuss the issues of climate change and the technological response to these unfortunate realities.

Asia Tech Coming Clean with Green Solutions

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the dynamic population of Asia will continue to grow during the next five years at rates double that of the United States and Europe. In parallel, however, is the equally dynamic growth of the Asia-Pacific region’s economy, which is expected to grow four times faster than that of Europe during the same time period. To support this rapid growth, Asian economies will have a tremendous increase in demand for energy – and most of this will come from clean and green energy solutions.


Biofuel: Answer to Tomorrow’s Energy Needs in Southeast Asia

Monday, August 15th, 2011

With increased industrialization and the launch of innumerable transportation vehicles, newer sources of energy are in great demand to fuel world economic growth. With conventional sources of energy depleting fast, alternative non-conventional sources of energy are being sought.

Natural sources of energy which are inexhaustible like solar, wind, and tidal energy are being tapped with huge projects being launched every day. However, the high setup costs are prohibitive in most countries. Thus, alternative energy sources which are plentifully available as well as easy to produce are progressively required.

U.S. Lags as China Goes on Science Overdrive

Friday, August 12th, 2011

The China of today as an economic powerhouse is rapidly achieving technology self-sufficiency. Now China is rewriting its scientific history as well. Said to once have been the cradle of human civilization and the land that gave the world many firsts, including gunpowder, paper, the compass and printing, China is today straddling the frontiers of New Science.


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