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Korean Scientists Recycle Cigarette Butts into High-Performance Supercapacitors

Korean Scientists Recycle Cigarette Butts into High-Performance Supercapacitors

There’s no butts about it - scientists in South Korea just found a way to recycle smoked cigarette filters into high performing supercapacitors. Researchers from Seoul National University found a way to

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Mysterious Sinkholes Found at the Construction Site of Korea’s Largest Tower

Mysterious Sinkholes Found at the Construction Site of Korea’s Largest Tower

Sinkholes have appeared at the construction site of the Lotte World Tower in Seoul, the Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed skyscraper set to become the tallest structure on the Korean peninsula. At first, the

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Open House: A 20 Room Vertical Treehouse Village in Korea

Open House: A 20 Room Vertical Treehouse Village in Korea

Open House was designed by raumlaborkorea (with the help of the community), and celebrated its grand opening last month. But it isn't technically "complete" - and that's the whole point! raumlaborkorea's

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Flushing Toilets May Help Power Homes in South Korea

Flushing Toilets May Help Power Homes in South Korea

Scientists in South Korea have come up with a way to use the mechanical energy of flowing water as a sustainable energy source. The research shows how the energy potential of flushing toilets can be

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Former Pilot Builds Coffee Shop Shaped Like a Rolleiflex TLR Camera in South Korea

Former Pilot Builds Coffee Shop Shaped Like a Rolleiflex TLR Camera in South Korea

Built next to the creator's family home, The Dreamy Camera cafe had been a long-time dream of the creator and his family before they were able to turn their ideas into reality. The Rolleiflex model's twin

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Samoo Unveils Plans for National Research Center for Endangered Species in South Korea

Samoo Unveils Plans for National Research Center for Endangered Species in South Korea

Located in one of Korea’s cleanest mountainous areas, the complex will hopefully create a balance between architecture and nature, while providing optimal working conditions for its users. It was

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Studio Koossino’s Funky Moai-Inspired Holiday Homes Brighten Up Korea’s Countryside

Studio Koossino’s Funky Moai-Inspired Holiday Homes Brighten Up Korea’s Countryside

Inspired by the interpretation of Easter Island's Maoi statues as "milestones of Mother Nature," the architects created a top-heavy, asymmetrical design that alludes to the monolithic monuments. To create

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Stunning South Korean Courtyard Home Balances Tradition With Modern Design

Stunning South Korean Courtyard Home Balances Tradition With Modern Design

The GaOnJai Home was designed around a “Madang”, which is a traditional Korean inner court. The luscious outdoor space not only adds some living scenery but also creates a secluded, introverted

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Solar-Powered Federation of Korean Industries Tower Boasts One of the World’s Most Efficient Facades

Solar-Powered Federation of Korean Industries Tower Boasts One of the World’s Most Efficient Facades

The solar-powered Federation of Korean Industries Tower is now complete in Seoul - and it has one of the world’s most efficient solar facades. Adrian Smith + Gordon Architecture (AS+GG) designed the 240

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World’s First Cancer Treating Nanorobot Unveiled in South Korea

World’s First Cancer Treating Nanorobot Unveiled in South Korea

Photo © Shutterstock A group of South Korean scientists have developed a microscopic robot that can both detect and treat cancer. The nanorobot is powered by a special, genetically-modified bacteria

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Daniel Libeskind Unveils Sustainable Harmony Tower Inspired by Korean Paper Lanterns

Daniel Libeskind Unveils Sustainable Harmony Tower Inspired by Korean Paper Lanterns

The south and west facades of the tower contain unique vertical winter gardens which provide direct access to natural ventilation and planted park settings on each office floor. Apart from a place to

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Humanitarian Low-Cost House With Shipping Container Rooms Springs Up in South Korea

Humanitarian Low-Cost House With Shipping Container Rooms Springs Up in South Korea

The design and construction team examined the conditions of the family’s existing home and found that the physical and environmental conditions were too poor to renovate. Therefore, they decided to

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South Korea Unveils Plans for Sustainable Mini-City in World’s Best Airport

South Korea Unveils Plans for Sustainable Mini-City in World’s Best Airport

Incheon International Airport is South Korea's largest and busiest airport. A destination in itself, the behemoth airport offers everything from a golf course to boutique shopping and even an indoor ice

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Kengo Kuma Creates Magical Habitable Cardboard Sculpture in Korean Forest

Kengo Kuma Creates Magical Habitable Cardboard Sculpture in Korean Forest

The 495 square foot public art project stands in a beautiful forest hillside surrounded by pine trees, from where one can look down to the intimate valley and river. Located next to a forest path, the

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South Korea’s Suwon City Goes Car-Free for the EcoMobility World Festival

South Korea’s Suwon City Goes Car-Free for the EcoMobility World Festival

Imagine that all the cars in your neighborhood were simply taken away and replaced with green alternatives. Living without fossil-fueled motor vehicles might seem beyond the realm of possibility, but the

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Tower Infinity: ‘Invisible’ Anti-Skyscraper Gets the Green Light in South Korea

Tower Infinity: ‘Invisible’ Anti-Skyscraper Gets the Green Light in South Korea

Tower Infinity will be located at the heart of the Yongsan International Business District, whose master plan was originally designed by Samoo. The superscraper will be a landmark project for the area,

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Dramatic Greenhouses Accentuate Ecorium Eco-Park Opening in Korea

Dramatic Greenhouses Accentuate Ecorium Eco-Park Opening in Korea

The wedge-shaped glass enclosures are greenhouses that will each be a controlled environment home to different climate zones from tropical to polar. There are five total climates represented including

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KAIST Launches First Road-Charged OLEV Electric Buses in South Korea

KAIST Launches First Road-Charged OLEV Electric Buses in South Korea

Several years ago the Korean Advanced Institute of Technology (KAIST) unveiled their On Line Electric Vehicle (OLEV) charging system, which promised to charge cars and even city buses wirelessly through

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Volcanic Rock Tops Kengo Kuma’s Curved Block D Condos on Jeju Island in South Korea

Volcanic Rock Tops Kengo Kuma’s Curved Block D Condos on Jeju Island in South Korea

Very little information has been released about the design of Kengo Kuma's Block D condos, but this is what we do know. The curved units come in two different sizes - 210 and 245 square meters - that each

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South Korea Launches the Word’s Most Aggressive Carbon Market

South Korea Launches the Word’s Most Aggressive Carbon Market

Photo via Shutterstock South Korea has made clear their intent to become one of the world's leading warriors against climate change, and they are willing to back up their assertions with cold, hard,

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Hyundai Unveils Plans to Install South Korea’s Largest Solar Power Plant

Hyundai Unveils Plans to Install South Korea’s Largest Solar Power Plant

Hyundai isn’t joking when it claims it wants to fight global warming. The car manufacturer just announced that it plans to install what will be South Korea’s largest solar photovoltaic system on the

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Horned ‘Rock it Suda’ Hotel Revitalizes an Old Mining Town in South Korea

Horned ‘Rock it Suda’ Hotel Revitalizes an Old Mining Town in South Korea

Pensions are a new thing for South Korean urbanites keen to escape the monotony of city life, but normally they take on a more European chalet identity. The client asked Moon Hoon to deviate from this

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Edible Sweeeeet Tableware is Made From a Traditional Korean Confection

Edible Sweeeeet Tableware is Made From a Traditional Korean Confection

Designers Jiwon Choi and Alice Jung have created a line of edible “Sweeeeet Tableware” made from a traditional Korean confection called yeot. Yeot is made with various kinds of grains

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Sosoljip is a Self-Sufficient Net Zero Energy House in South Korea

Sosoljip is a Self-Sufficient Net Zero Energy House in South Korea

After living for years in Seoul, Dr. Jung Soik wanted to move to a remote country village on Namhae, but wanted her home to be self-sufficient in terms of energy use. So she and Lifethings designed a

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South Korean Scientists Develop World’s First Bendable Lithium-Ion Battery

South Korean Scientists Develop World’s First Bendable Lithium-Ion Battery

South Korean scientists just developed the world's first imprintable and bendable battery - and it could pave the way for flexible mobile devices in the near future. According to the researchers, the new

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Snøhetta Wins Busan Opera House Competition With Theater that Joins Sea and Sky in South Korea

Snøhetta Wins Busan Opera House Competition With Theater that Joins Sea and Sky in South Korea

The geometry of Snøhetta's Busan Opera House twists and bends in a way to open the flowing public entrances around the building, while still accommodating the programmatic elements in the building. Just

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New Korean LED Lighting System Is Inspired By The Bioluminescence of Fireflies

New Korean LED Lighting System Is Inspired By The Bioluminescence of Fireflies

In another fantastic example of biomimicry, a team of South Korean scientists is studying fireflies in an effort to develop a better, less expensive LED lens. The team's research sees them essentially

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Cedar-Clad, Green-Roofed Villa Topoject Emerges from the Hills Near Seoul, Korea

Cedar-Clad, Green-Roofed Villa Topoject Emerges from the Hills Near Seoul, Korea

The house is clad in black-stained cedar panels that, with cedar’s earthly quality, visually merge with the ground and contribute to the warmth of the place. The protruding balcony floats above a decked

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Andrew MacNair’s Egg Chapel Was Handrafted by Shipbuilders and Assembled by a Local Family in South Korea

Andrew MacNair’s Egg Chapel Was Handrafted by Shipbuilders and Assembled by a Local Family in South Korea

The wood parts were handcrafted by boat builders in Rhode Island and New York, and then shipped in 12 vertical sections to Inchon in South Korea. The Chapel is 30 feet high, 14 feet wide at the floor and

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South Korean Scientists Create Laser-Based Injection System to Replace Hypodermic Needles

South Korean Scientists Create Laser-Based Injection System to Replace Hypodermic Needles

It's fair to say that no-one likes receiving injections, yet for foreign travelers, children requiring immunizations, and flu shots, needles are an unfortunate necessity. However a team of scientists from

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