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Public Restrooms in Pyeongchang Revamped Ahead of Winter Olympics

Public Restrooms in Pyeongchang Revamped Ahead of Winter Olympics

SEOUL, Dec. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Remodeled public restrooms in Pyeongchang have been unveiled ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics. The Ministry of the Interior and Safety announced on Thursday that it has revamped 52 public restrooms and built seven new facilities after spending nearly 3.9 billion won. Aging facilities have been replaced, barriers between [...]

Motion Sensors Inspired by Spider Legs Enable Communication with the Paralyzed

Motion Sensors Inspired by Spider Legs Enable Communication with the Paralyzed

POHANG, Dec. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – An inter-university research team has successfully incorporated motion sensors with morse code to open up the possibility of two-way communication with victims of full-body paralysis. Researchers from Postech and Chungnam National University made the announcement on December 19, with the details of their research included in the scientific journal [...]

Facebook Celebrates “Community Day” Event at Gangnam Office

Facebook Celebrates “Community Day” Event at Gangnam Office

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – On the last day of November, Facebook Korea hosted a “Facebook Community Day” event promoting its Groups service. The motivation for the celebration stems from CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg’s declared goal of building and strengthening communities on Facebook. A number of well-known South Korean groups were introduced throughout [...]

Traditional Instruments Banned at PyeongChang 2018 Olympics

Traditional Instruments Banned at PyeongChang 2018 Olympics

SEOUL, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Traditional Korean instruments will be a rare sight at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic, as officials announced a ban on loud musical instruments during competitions. According to the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Games on Wednesday, a number of musical instruments will be banned at stadiums [...]