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Social Distancing Alters Work Landscape

Social Distancing Alters Work Landscape

SEOUL, April 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The social distancing movement that is seen as a significant measure in the fight against the novel coronavirus is changing the landscape of work environments as more companies are implementing ‘untact’ working procedures. Lotte Home Shopping Inc., a shopping unit of retail conglomerate Lotte, is implementing untact working procedures

Hyundai Heavy Announces Autonomous Sailing Technology

Hyundai Heavy Announces Autonomous Sailing Technology

SEOUL, April 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries Group announced Thursday that it has successfully applied core technology for autonomous sailing to a large-sized vessel. The group installed Hyundai Intelligent Navigation Assistant System (HiNAS), a cutting-edge navigation aid system, on a 25-ton bulk carrier owned by local shipper SK Shipping

Researchers Transform Oyster Shells into Artificial Reefs

Researchers Transform Oyster Shells into Artificial Reefs

SEOUL, April 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST) will develop and commercialize a technology to produce eco-friendly marine ecological blocks used to create artificial fishing banks, with oyster shells. KIOST said Thursday that it has established the Korea Marine Ecology Block, a research institute, in a joint venture

Jeju Airport Sharing Know-how of Walk-thru Procedures with the World

Jeju Airport Sharing Know-how of Walk-thru Procedures with the World

JEJU, April 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The operation of the Jeju International Airport’s walk-thru testing center, which is being operated to prevent the inflow of new coronavirus cases, is being shared with cities around the world. The Jeju provincial government said Thursday it will regularly post its own COVID-19 response policy on the United Cities

Discarded Election Banners Can be Recycled

Discarded Election Banners Can be Recycled

SEOUL, April 10 (Korea Bizwire) — After the parliamentary elections on April 15, election promotional banners that will be discarded will be recycled into shopping bags and garbage bags. Earlier this month, the Ministry of Environment had distributed guidelines containing such information to local governments across the country to push for recycling measures. The guidelines included

S. Korean Celebrities Read Books to Housebound Children

S. Korean Celebrities Read Books to Housebound Children

SEOUL, April 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Save the Children, a nongovernment organization for international relief and development, is conducting a “Save with Stories” challenge in which popular stars read fairy tales. The challenge was arranged with a number of South Korean celebrities reading children’s stories out loud to help kids who are home-bound during quarantine

Health Workers Risk All to Fight Against Coronavirus in Daegu

Health Workers Risk All to Fight Against Coronavirus in Daegu

SEOUL, April 9 (Korea Bizwire) — It was April 8 at the Dongsan Hospital in the southeastern city of Daegu, the epicenter of the virus outbreak here. A nurse dressed in a Level D protective suit and a complement of protective gear looked on stoically. But before entering the ward, she clasped her hands together

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