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Andong Pushes for Legalization of Hemp to Develop Bioindustries

Andong Pushes for Legalization of Hemp to Develop Bioindustries

ANDONG, Oct. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Andong is pushing for the legalization of hemp (marijuana) for medical use. It is unprecedented for a local government to push for legalization, since hemp has long been designated as an illegal drug. Andong has many places that openly cultivate hemp because it is used as [...]

New and Improved “Next Generation” Toilet Comes to Dongdaemun Design Plaza

New and Improved “Next Generation” Toilet Comes to Dongdaemun Design Plaza

  Visitors to Dongdaemun Design Plaza from September 21 through 27 will get to take a look at toilets of the future. (Image: UNIST) ULSAN, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Visitors to Dongdaemun Design Plaza from September 21 through 27 will get to take a look at toilets of the future. Named Walden 1.0 and [...]

Korean Researchers Develop Nine-Core Image Recognition Processor for Driverless Cars

Korean Researchers Develop Nine-Core Image Recognition Processor for Driverless Cars

DAEJEON, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – The government-funded research institution ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Institute) has announced a breakthrough in its development of image recognition processors geared towards driverless car technology. The achievement – the successful design of a nine-core processor – is a notable one for South Korean interests, as it was only last [...]

SNU Tablet PC Program Helps Elderly Improve Memory Recall

SNU Tablet PC Program Helps Elderly Improve Memory Recall

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) have displayed improved memory recall after using an in-house cognitive training program developed by the neuropsychiatry department at Seoul National University Bundang Hospital.  Titled “Ubiquitous Spaced Retrieval-based Memory Advancement and Rehabilitation Training” or “USMART” for short, the tablet PC-based program enables patients to [...]

International Mystery Shoppers to Inspect Restaurants Ahead of 2018 Winter Olympics

International Mystery Shoppers to Inspect Restaurants Ahead of 2018 Winter Olympics

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean tourism authorities have launched a special team of mystery shoppers consisting of both South Koreans and foreign nationals in a bid to improve food and service quality ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. The Korea Tourism Organization announced its decision to deploy mystery shoppers to [...]

Seoul Landfills to be Transformed Into Renewable Energy Power Plants

Seoul Landfills to be Transformed Into Renewable Energy Power Plants

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government is revamping some of the landfill sites in Seoul and the surrounding area as renewable energy power plants. The Ministry of Environment and the Sudokwon Landfill Site Management Corporation (SLC) announced plans on Sunday to expand its renewable energy generation capacity in the capital and surrounding [...]