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Environment Ministry Spearheads Reusable Packaging Initiative

Environment Ministry Spearheads Reusable Packaging Initiative

SEJONG, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Industry watchers suggest that parcel packaging materials will also be reusable in the future. The Ministry of Environment will introduce reusable parcel packaging materials for the first time in cooperation with the retail and logistics industry for three months from Wednesday. The measure is aimed at assessing the feasibility [...]

Handwriting by Patient Suffering from Rare Disease Made into Computer Font

Handwriting by Patient Suffering from Rare Disease Made into Computer Font

SEOUL, Nov. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Letters handwritten by a patient suffering from a rare incurable disease have been processed, using artificial intelligence (AI) technology, to be used as a computer font. South Korea’s top portal operator, Naver Corp. announced on Monday that the font, titled ‘Let’s Walk Together’, will be available for free distribution. [...]

Gov’t Mulls Bio-recognition Technology for Pet Registration

Gov’t Mulls Bio-recognition Technology for Pet Registration

SEOUL, Oct. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The government has announced that it is considering introducing advanced bio-recognition technologies, such as animal nose print or nose patterns, in order to improve the pet registration process. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs reported on Sunday that it will spend a total of 692 million won [...]

Gas Stations in S. Korea Becoming Logistics Hubs for Couriers

Gas Stations in S. Korea Becoming Logistics Hubs for Couriers

SEOUL, Oct. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s gas stations are teaming up with courier service operators to utilize their facilities as logistics hubs as they bring a new wave in the local delivery industry. Hyundai Oilbank Co., a major refiner in South Korea, earlier this month signed a strategic partnership with Coupang Inc., the [...]

Seoul to Introduce World’s 1st Mobile Hydroelectric Generator

Seoul to Introduce World’s 1st Mobile Hydroelectric Generator

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Agency and Enomad, a South Korean startup, plan to hold a special program on eco-friendly energy from October 12 to 20. The event, titled the ‘Cheonggyecheon Energy Fishing Ground’, invites participants to use a mobile hydroelectric generator to ‘catch’ hidden energy in the Cheonggyecheon Stream. Participants [...]