The DPRK State Academy of Sciences is throwing itself into producing scientific research findings badly needed for the country’s economic development.
It set well over a hundred scientific research goals while attaching importance to the consolidation of independence of the economy this year, the first year of the new five-year plan for national economic development.
Scientists at the pure metal research institute developed and introduced several kinds of hard alloy cutting tools with less manufacturing costs which are not inferior to the previous cutting tools in characteristic and performance indexes.
A joint research group of the mechanical engineering research institute and the control machine research institute developed a CNC minute hole boring machine.
Other research units newly built a hydraulic turbine model testing ground and developed a device that can check the correctness of model turbine, making it possible to define the effectiveness and vibration of hydraulic turbines correctly by simulating rational operational water level control method and general effective characteristic testing method.
On the other hand, the automation institute developed the boiler combustion automatic control system and improved combustion effectiveness as compared to previously to save much coal and heavy oil.
The global environment information institute and hydraulic engineering institute established a flood control prediction method and developed the flood damage management information system that can predict in advance the water-level change and water quantity of reservoirs and waterways according to the raining situation in the basin of reservoirs.
Scientists and technicians also brought out various results including the development of ceramic dehydration filter panel, development and introduction of a new mining method, improvement of performance of hydrogen-oxygen metal cutter and refashioning of the structure of collector.
Bioengineers made good successes in breeding and introducing a rice variety that is highly resistant to cold and ensuring the domestic production of major reagents used in the tanning industry.
Research projects are also being pushed in the sectors of physics, natural energy and green architecture.