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Top Ten Promising Technologies of Future Include Fake News Spotting AI

Top Ten Promising Technologies of Future Include Fake News Spotting AI

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Institute of S&T (Science and Technology) Evaluation and Planning presented Monday the top ten promising technologies of the future, which included artificial intelligence that tracks down fake news.  Fake news has become a serious social issue for South Korea, as for the rest of the world, costing [...]

S. Korea to Train 1,700 Drone Operators Annually to Meet Demand

S. Korea to Train 1,700 Drone Operators Annually to Meet Demand

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea is planning to train 1,700 drone operators a year to meet growing demand in the commercial drone industry, the transport ministry said Tuesday.  The country will add four official centers aimed at training drone operators this month, bringing the total to 11, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure [...]

Korea Uses Satellites to Maintain Agricultural Produce Freshness During Shipping

Korea Uses Satellites to Maintain Agricultural Produce Freshness During Shipping

JINJU, South Korea, March 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The Foundation of Agricultural Technology Commercialization & Transfer (FACT) is testing a self-developed shipping container maintenance technology that allows for the export of fresh agricultural produce via container ships.  According to officials, 614 kilograms of strawberries from Jinju, South Gyeongsang Province, are being shipped off to Singapore [...]

Busan Port Incorporates IoT to Boost Competitiveness

Busan Port Incorporates IoT to Boost Competitiveness

BUSAN, March 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Still reeling from the Hanjin Shipping crisis, South Korea’s largest port is incorporating Internet of Things technology to transform into a high-tech logistics destination.  In accordance with a MOU signed on Tuesday, Lotte Data Communication, with its IoT technology, and KL-NET, a port logistics IT company, will be developing [...]

KT to Have Trial Run of 5G Mobile Network at PyeongChang Games

KT to Have Trial Run of 5G Mobile Network at PyeongChang Games

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, March 14 (Korea Bizwire) – KT Corp., South Korea’s biggest Internet service provider, plans to offer a trial service of its fifth-generation (5G) mobile network via self-driving buses and drone deliveries at next year’s Winter Olympics, company officials said Tuesday.  KT is gearing up for the 5G trial service as PyeongChang will [...]

Scientists Develop Battery that Self-Charges Inside Human Body

Scientists Develop Battery that Self-Charges Inside Human Body

SEOUL, March 13 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean researchers have developed an implantable electronic medical device (IEMD) that is capable of providing energy storage using natural ions as electrolytes in a supercapacitator – simply put, an IEMD with a battery that self-charges on body fluids.  Led by professors Roh Kwang-chul of the Korea Institute of [...]

Scientists Develop Easy Blood Glucose Monitoring Device for Diabetes Patients

Scientists Develop Easy Blood Glucose Monitoring Device for Diabetes Patients

SEOUL, March 12 (Korea Bizwire) – A group of South Korean scientists has developed a convenient and accurate blood glucose monitoring device that does not require a blood sample, the state-run research center said Sunday, a development that would help diabetes patients.  The team led by Lee Hyun-jae at the Center for Nanoparticle Research under [...]

Government Invests 10 Billion in University’s Poop-to-Currency Project

Government Invests 10 Billion in University’s Poop-to-Currency Project

ULSAN, South Korea, March 9 (Korea Bizwire) – “Ttong-bonwi-hwapae” literally translates into “poop standard currency.” And the government is investing 10 billion won ($8.65 million) over the next five years to turn this human waste-to-currency idea into reality in South Korean towns and cities.  A pilot project was initially spearheaded by the Ulsan National Institute [...]