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Military Seeks to Harness Cutting-edge Technologies for Troop Training

Military Seeks to Harness Cutting-edge Technologies for Troop Training

SEOUL, Mar. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s military will seek to employ virtual reality, artificial intelligence and other cutting-edge technologies for field training, defense operations and troop welfare, Seoul’s defense ministry said Friday. Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo convened a session of his ministry’s “smart defense innovation” panel to discuss how to capitalize on such [...]

Seoul City to Refinish Public Buildings with Paint That Dissolves Fine Dust

Seoul City to Refinish Public Buildings with Paint That Dissolves Fine Dust

SEOUL, Mar. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A photocatalytic paint that absorbs fine dust will be applied to public buildings in Seoul for the very first time. The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on Thursday that it will repaint the outer walls of the Cinematheque Seoul Art Cinema located in Jung District with photocatalytic paint. “Once we [...]

‘VR Truck’ and ‘Car Scrapping Estimator’ Pass Regulatory Sandbox

‘VR Truck’ and ‘Car Scrapping Estimator’ Pass Regulatory Sandbox

SEOUL, Mar. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — A ‘VR Truck’ that goes around to different locations to deliver virtual reality (VR) content to variety of customers will soon be made available. A unique application that comes up with the estimated cost of scrapping a car will also be introduced. The South Korean Ministry of Science and [...]

Insurance Companies Develop ‘Mini Plans’ to Attract Young Customers

Insurance Companies Develop ‘Mini Plans’ to Attract Young Customers

SEOUL, Feb. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean health insurance companies are coming up with ‘mini insurance plans’ to attract customers in their 20s to 40s. Mini insurance plans allow customers to select specific levels of protection at affordable prices of less than 10,000 won (US$8.95) per month. KB Insurance Co. announced on Tuesday that [...]

AmorePacific Adopts Eco-friendly Paper Packaging

AmorePacific Adopts Eco-friendly Paper Packaging

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Nowadays, products purchased online are typically delivered in a big box with bubble wrap for protection. But once the package is safely delivered, the packaging becomes nothing more than waste. AmorePacific Corp., however, has chosen to make use of paper packaging materials instead of bubble wrap. What seems like [...]

S. Korea Develops Touch Care Technology to Assist Daily Lives of Seniors

S. Korea Develops Touch Care Technology to Assist Daily Lives of Seniors

DAEJEON, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) has developed Touch Care technology that uses human body communications technology to detect the movement of a person when he or she makes contact with a certain object. Touch Care comes in the form of wristbands or touch tags that can easily [...]

S. Korean Farm Uses Organic Materials from Aquaculture to Grow Crops

S. Korean Farm Uses Organic Materials from Aquaculture to Grow Crops

TAEAN, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — A farm in Taean County, South Chungcheong Province is at the center of attention for a new aquaponics system that uses organic materials from fish farms to grow crops. ‘Seouchae Farm’ in Taean’s Namsan-ri Village grows vegetables in a 1,000㎡ greenhouse using an eco-friendly aquaponics system that does not [...]

Busan to ‘Phone Bomb’ Businesses Scattering Illegal Flyers in the Streets

Busan to ‘Phone Bomb’ Businesses Scattering Illegal Flyers in the Streets

BUSAN, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — In the red light district in Busan’s Buk District, one can easily run into piles of flyers for prostitution in the streets. Sex establishments, money lenders, and other businesses hire bikers, drivers, and personnel to scatter massive amounts of flyers in the streets every day, making it difficult for [...]