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Smart Devices Make Life Easier for the Elderly and Disabled

Smart Devices Make Life Easier for the Elderly and Disabled

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Three new government initiatives will make use of the latest smart devices to help improve the lives of elderly farmers and the disabled.  The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning and the Institute for Information & Communications Technology Promotion, in partnership with the local governments of Andong, Jeonju, [...]

New Convenience Store Offers Classical Music Experience

New Convenience Store Offers Classical Music Experience

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – In a new addition to the list of unique convenience stores in South Korea, Shinsegae’s convenience store franchise With Me opened Monday a new outlet at the Seoul Arts Center with classical music as its main theme. The 79-square-meter store is With Me’s 1,830th outlet. It has a fan-shaped [...]

Korea Uses Seawater for Battery Development

Korea Uses Seawater for Battery Development

ULSAN, South Korea, Feb. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Korean scientists are taking a new step forward in the research and development of seawater batteries.  According to UNIST, the school is investing 5 billion won ($4.33 million) in partnership with the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) and the Korea East-West Power Corporation (EWP) over the next [...]

Parents Use IoT Backpacks to Track Children’s Whereabouts

Parents Use IoT Backpacks to Track Children’s Whereabouts

SEOUL, Jan. 31 (Korea Bizwire) – The Musterbag Smart Edition is a backpack that uses IoT sensors so parents can check if their children arrive safely at school, and then back home in the afternoon. The bag was first introduced in early December in a joint venture between telecommunications company SK Telecom and children’s bag [...]

Scientists Develop New Copper Catalyst to Turn Plastic into Hydrogen

Scientists Develop New Copper Catalyst to Turn Plastic into Hydrogen

DAEJEON, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – A team of scientists from Changwon National University has developed an eco-friendly copper catalyst that can efficiently produce hydrogen from waste material like plastic and vinyl.  According to the researchers, there has been active research on gasifying plastic and vinyl using higher temperatures to develop hydrogen. Although this is [...]

Securities Firm Adopts Handprint Scanning for Financial Transactions

Securities Firm Adopts Handprint Scanning for Financial Transactions

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – NH Investment & Securities became the first securities firm in Korea to adopt a biometric authentication system that scans veins on the palm of a user’s hand, to be used for financial transactions.  According to officials, customers who register their biometric information can take advantage of the new system [...]

Book Cafés: Hotspot Havens for Koreans

Book Cafés: Hotspot Havens for Koreans

SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – One particular social trend finding prominence in 2016 was the “do-it-yourself” movement. In a society that places high importance on group activities, and emphasizes that everything be done “together,” the concept of dining alone, studying alone, or even drinking alone, seemed alien in the past, and these types of [...]

Korean Fish Farmers Use Smartphones to Boost Efficiency

Korean Fish Farmers Use Smartphones to Boost Efficiency

TONGYEONG, South Korea, Dec. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – A smartphone-based fishing ground management system has become the next big thing for fish farm owners in Tongyeong, a coastal city in South Gyeongsang Province.  According to the city government, the system was first introduced to local fish farmers in January of this year, and has so [...]

Using Virtual Reality to Prevent Industrial Disasters

Using Virtual Reality to Prevent Industrial Disasters

DAEJEON, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials has developed a VR simulator that provides preventive training sessions for employees at industrial complexes.  The system is a combination of VR content, a treadmill, and the virtual operation of equipment, where trainees can walk around on the treadmill and use their [...]