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Firefighters Embrace Bodycams, Drones to Save Lives

Firefighters Embrace Bodycams, Drones to Save Lives

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Firefighters in Gangwon Province will adopt modern technological advances like bodycams and drones as tools in their mission to put out fires and save lives.  Thanks to contributions by SK Telecom, the Gangwon Fire Headquarters will be stocked with 230 bodycams, four drones and a video encoder program called [...]

Wine and Shrimp Replace Ammunition in Yeongdong Caves

Wine and Shrimp Replace Ammunition in Yeongdong Caves

Yeongdong, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Caves that were created under Japanese rule to serve as ammunition caches have been repurposed as wine cellars and refrigerators.  In 2002, the Yeongdong County government undertook a safety inspection of the manmade caves that dot hillsides throughout the county. Aiming to convert the former storehouses of weaponry to [...]

AI Fact Checker Will Tackle Fake News, KAIST Professor Says

AI Fact Checker Will Tackle Fake News, KAIST Professor Says

DAEJEON, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – A KAIST professor has said artificial intelligence-based fact checkers could be more effective than humans in tackling fake news in the future. Professor Cha Mi-young, who teaches computing at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), said big-data efforts to quickly discover and prevent fake news from [...]

Tech Meets Beauty to Create Smart Skin Solutions

Tech Meets Beauty to Create Smart Skin Solutions

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Kim Na-yul, a 38-year-old PR manager in Seoul, regularly sees dermatologists to get “intensive care” to erase dark spots and shrink the pores on her nose and cheeks. “After I turned 30, I started buying more expensive creams and essences. And in recent years, I decided to get help [...]

Chungju’s Unique Online Marketing Methods Pique Curiosity of Facebook, YouTube

Chungju’s Unique Online Marketing Methods Pique Curiosity of Facebook, YouTube

CHUNGJU, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – The city of Chungju has gone viral, or more specifically, its marketing efforts have gone viral, as its promotions uploaded onto social networking sites have enjoyed explosive popularity. Completely upending the preconceptions associated with government, the city’s marketing exploits have even the caught the eye of tech giants Facebook [...]

“Talking” Hydrants, Extinguishers Flying Off Shelves

“Talking” Hydrants, Extinguishers Flying Off Shelves

SEOUL, Nov. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Sales of “talking fire extinguishers” designed by a pair of Gyeonggi Province firefighters have exceeded 27,000 units just seven months after they were first released. Besides Gyeonggi Province, which purchased 16,000 units in bulk, the rest of the buyers have been more diverse, including schools, lodging establishments, fire departments [...]

Seoul Government Launches Halal-Safe Korean Cooking Classes

Seoul Government Launches Halal-Safe Korean Cooking Classes

SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government has announced plans to launch halal-safe Korean cooking classes as part of its efforts to attract Muslim tourists to the city. According to the Seoul government on Thursday, the winner of the third season of MasterChef Korea, Choi Gwang-ho, will lead the halal-style K-food Cooking Class [...]

Patent Applications for Multi-Functional Noise Barriers on the Rise

Patent Applications for Multi-Functional Noise Barriers on the Rise

DAEJEON, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Barriers originally designed to block traffic noise are being revamped with multiple new functions, including anti-fine dust particle and solar energy production features, according to government data. According to statistics provided by the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), 29 percent of the patent applications for noise barriers filed between 2012 [...]

Menstrual Cups Awaiting Government Approval to be Sold in South Korean Market

Menstrual Cups Awaiting Government Approval to be Sold in South Korean Market

SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Menstrual cups, touted as safer, more durable and more eco-friendly alternatives to sanitary pads or tampons, will soon hit the South Korean market provided companies can successfully pass the requirements set by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety. As menstrual cups are categorized as medical products domestically, local [...]