calendar>> March 19. 2014 Juche 103
29th Sci-Tech Festival of Kim Il Sung University Held
Pyongyang, March 19 (KCNA) -- The 29th Science and Technology Festival of Kim Il Sung University took place here on March 11-14.

On display at the festival, divided into discussion and exhibition of sci-tech achievements and exchange of new technologies, were at least 290 research findings and papers on latest science and technology and scores of new technologies and intellectual products in forms of model, diagram and CD, all of them which are conducive to the development of the basic science and the building of an economic power.

What was eye-catching are achievements presented by the IT Institute, the Nano Technology Institute and the Material Science Faculty of the university. Among them are a titanic ceramic tool, computer programs for ensuring video meeting in real time and putting the production and economic management on an IT basis, and functional nano powder materials.

The titanic ceramic tool is able to process high-intensity structural steel, and it is 2-3 times higher in cutting efficiency and twice longer in serviceable time than the hard alloy tool. Functional nano powder materials are of economic significance in the fields of medicine, food and consumer goods industries and agriculture for their use in the state of solid or liquid.

Pyongyang Medical College and Pyongyang Agricultural College under the university, too, presented tens of research findings, including biological medicines, a method of processing rice seed-covering material and an apparatus for measuring hydrogen exponent and water content of soil.

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