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Construction Industry Steps Up to Reduce Apartment Noise

Construction Industry Steps Up to Reduce Apartment Noise

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Floor-to-floor apartment noise has been a long-standing social problem in South Korea, and it is worsening as more people are spending longer hours at home. The Korea Environment Corporation reported 895 cases of complaints related to apartment noise last year, up by approximately 80 percent since 2019 (507 cases). [...]

AI Robots Sort Cans and Plastic Bottles Automatically in Seoul

AI Robots Sort Cans and Plastic Bottles Automatically in Seoul

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul’s southeastern Songpa district said Thursday it will collect and sort cans and plastic bottles automatically using artificial intelligence (AI)-based resource circulation and collection robots. The district office will install a couple of such robots within its district. The AI-based robots will automatically sort, compress and store cans and [...]

Seoul City to Release Mobile App that Tracks Interaction with COVID-19 Patients

Seoul City to Release Mobile App that Tracks Interaction with COVID-19 Patients

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on Wednesday that it will release a mobile app that offers a wide variety of information on public transport, including alerts that are issued when the user’s routes overlap with those of confirmed COVID-19 patients. The mobile app ‘My-T’ is scheduled to be released [...]

KAIST Develops Mobile Negative Pressure Isolation Rooms to Combat Pandemic

KAIST Develops Mobile Negative Pressure Isolation Rooms to Combat Pandemic

SEOUL, Jan. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean researchers have developed mobile negative pressure isolation rooms for critically ill COVID-19 patients, a top science university said Thursday. The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) said its team of researchers has tested a modular facility of negative pressure rooms, which are important for the [...]

Taxi Drivers to Help Find Criminal Suspects and Missing People

Taxi Drivers to Help Find Criminal Suspects and Missing People

SEOUL, Dec. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Taxi drivers across the country are being tasked with helping to track down criminal suspects and missing people. Kakao Mobility, the operator of South Korea’s largest taxi-hailing app Kakao T, is scheduled to sign a memorandum of understanding with the National Police Agency (NPA) early next year to cooperate [...]

Seoul Metro Replaces Fixed Safety Doors and Advertising Boards with Foldable Emergency Exits

Seoul Metro Replaces Fixed Safety Doors and Advertising Boards with Foldable Emergency Exits

SEOUL, Dec. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul Metro, the operator of the city’s vast subway system, said Wednesday it had replaced fixed-type safety doors (3,810 units) and advertising boards at the platforms of 132 subway stations encompassing its lines No. 1 to 8 with foldable models that can be used as emergency exits. In particular, [...]

Researchers Develop Non-invasive Cure for Cerebral Stroke

Researchers Develop Non-invasive Cure for Cerebral Stroke

SEOUL, Dec. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has developed a new technology that can cure cerebral stroke without surgical operations. Researchers from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) recently announced that they had developed a wireless low strength high intensity focused ultrasound brain stimulator that can cure cerebral strokes [...]