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Historic Text to be Recreated as Part of 3D Database

Historic Text to be Recreated as Part of 3D Database

CHEONGJU, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The “Anthology of Great Buddhist Priests’ Zen Teachings” (also known as “Jikji”), the world’s oldest existing book printed with moveable metal type, will be re-created and incorporated into a 3D database. The Korea Culture Information Service Agency has selected the Goryeo Virtual Reality Program proposed by the Jikji Korea [...]

Big Data, Drones to Safeguard Forests

Big Data, Drones to Safeguard Forests

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Drones have been gaining popularity in their application for a wide range of industries, including agriculture and manufacturing. They have become more reliable and capable of different tasks as technology has advanced. The Presidential Fourth Industrial Revolution Committee announced the establishment of an ‘Intelligence-based Forestry Disaster Management Strategy’ on [...]

Pesticide Storage Cabinets Help Save Lives

Pesticide Storage Cabinets Help Save Lives

HWASEONG, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The Hwaseong Community Health Center in Gyeonggi Province launched a suicide prevention project called the ‘Green Life Village Project’ in 2010 by installing pesticide storage cabinets at homes located in agricultural areas.  The cabinets were designed to prevent easy access to pesticides for individuals considering suicide. The 1.2-meter-high cabinets [...]

New Traffic Lights for Smombie Safety

New Traffic Lights for Smombie Safety

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government revealed yesterday that it is cooperating with the Road Traffic Authority to install traffic lights on the ground to help “smombies” avoid traffic accidents. “Smombie” is a new phrase that combines “smartphone” and “zombie,” coined to denote people who use their smartphones while walking. The [...]

New App Combats Smartphone Addiction Among Youth

New App Combats Smartphone Addiction Among Youth

SEOUL, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Communications Commission (KCC) announced yesterday the development of a smartphone application that will foster the prevention of smartphone addiction in youth. One function of the application locks the screen of the smartphone when a young user is walking while using the device. The service will initiate today. [...]

South Korean Bourse Taps Artificial Intelligence

South Korean Bourse Taps Artificial Intelligence

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Exchange announced Thursday that it has initiated a new market surveillance system based on artificial intelligence. The main bourse operator said the construction of the new system, EXIGHT, was complete and a kickoff celebration was held the same day. EXIGHT is a portmanteau of the words “exchange” [...]