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Institute Develops VR-based Fire Extinguishing Training Simulator

Institute Develops VR-based Fire Extinguishing Training Simulator

DAEJEON, Sept. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The state-run Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) announced on Wednesday that it has developed a virtual reality (VR) fire extinguishing training simulator that allows firefighters to be trained in real-like fire environments. The VR training simulator was developed to enable fire extinguishing training using real fire extinguishing equipment. [...]

Scientists Develop Cosmetic Cushion Made of CO2

Scientists Develop Cosmetic Cushion Made of CO2

DAEJEON, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean researchers have developed a cosmetic cushion using carbon dioxide (CO2). The Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT) announced on Monday that it had developed a polyurethane cosmetic cushion and a heat-insulating building material using CO2, in collaboration with two local companies, Pusan National University and Inje [...]

Seoul City to Introduce Intelligent ‘Smart Pole’ Lighting System

Seoul City to Introduce Intelligent ‘Smart Pole’ Lighting System

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government plans to introduce so-called ‘smart pole’ street lighting, which refers to an intelligent lighting system combining the functions of traffic lights, street lamps, CCTV and security lights. The smart poles can also be used for Wi-Fi service, CCTV and recharging electric bicycles through the application [...]

Police to Distribute Portable Speakers to Leaders of Riot Squads amid COVID-19 Concerns

Police to Distribute Portable Speakers to Leaders of Riot Squads amid COVID-19 Concerns

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The police plan to distribute portable speakers to the leaders of riot squads that are highly exposed to contact with people. This move offers a glimpse of the change in the fieldwork of law enforcement agencies since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. The National Police Agency (NPA) announced [...]

S. Korea Develops Salt-producing Solar Panel System

S. Korea Develops Salt-producing Solar Panel System

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean researchers have developed new technology that allows for the production of electricity and salt using solar panels. The state-run utility Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) announced on Thursday that a consortium including the Green Energy Institute had developed a 100 kilowatt (kW) salt-producing solar panel system. These [...]

Subscription to Mobile Services Now Possible Using a Digital Driver’s License

Subscription to Mobile Services Now Possible Using a Digital Driver’s License

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., a major South Korean telecom operator, said Thursday that subscription to its mobile services will be possible using a PASS Mobile Driver’s License instead of a physical ID card. The PASS Mobile Driver’s License is an app-based service that enables users to register their driver’s license in [...]