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Radiation Technology Utilized to Preserve Cultural Artifacts

Radiation Technology Utilized to Preserve Cultural Artifacts

DAEJEON, Aug. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Radiation technology has been introduced for the purpose of preserving the nation’s cultural artifacts. According to the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, the Korean Society of Conservation Science for Cultural Heritage has decided to expand the use of the institute’s radiation technology to analyze and better protect traditional cultural [...]

LG Electronics Opens First Overseas AI Research Lab

LG Electronics Opens First Overseas AI Research Lab

SEOUL, Aug. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. said Wednesday it has opened its first overseas research center devoted solely to the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. The South Korean tech giant said the Toronto AI Lab in Canada will carry out various research through cooperation with the University of Toronto starting from [...]

Sk Telecom to Apply Quantum Cryptography System to German Firm

Sk Telecom to Apply Quantum Cryptography System to German Firm

SEOUL, Jul. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co. said Thursday that it has applied a quantum cryptography system to Deutsche Telekom’s test network. The system — which was installed at the German telecommunication company’s test network in Berlin — includes quantum key distribution and an ultra-compact quantum random number generator, South Korea’s top mobile [...]

Gov’t Research Institute Launches Free Genome Analysis Service

Gov’t Research Institute Launches Free Genome Analysis Service

DAEJEON, Jul. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Bio-Express, a new genome analysis system provided by the Korean Bioinformation Center, is gaining the attention of industry experts and academics alike. The Korean Bioinformation Center (KOBIC) is operated by the Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB), a government research institute. According to KRIBB, Bio-Express is a [...]

UNIST-Harvard Summer Program: “Lessons on Diversity”

UNIST-Harvard Summer Program: “Lessons on Diversity”

ULSAN, Jul. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Administrators at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) have revealed that the institution for higher learning is currently co-hosting a research internship program with Harvard University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for the second year in a row. The UNIST-Harvard SEAS Summer Program enables students [...]

S. Korean Banks’ Investment in Crypto-assets Totals 2 tln Won in 2017

S. Korean Banks’ Investment in Crypto-assets Totals 2 tln Won in 2017

SEOUL, Jul. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean banks’ investment in crypto-assets remained low despite a recent craze for the new type of digital currencies, a central bank report said Friday. The outstanding balance of virtual accounts in local banks reached 2 trillion won (US$1.79 billion) as of December last year, according to the report [...]

LG Chem Inks Deal to Secure Lithium Hydroxide from Canada

LG Chem Inks Deal to Secure Lithium Hydroxide from Canada

SEOUL, Jul. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Chem Ltd., South Korea’s top chemicals company, said Wednesday it has signed a five-year deal with Nemaska Lithium, a Canadian supplier of lithium hydroxide, a key material in making electric vehicle batteries. The deal allows LG Chem to receive 7,000 tons of lithium hydroxide per year, enough for [...]

New App Allows Easier Heart Illness Diagnosis

New App Allows Easier Heart Illness Diagnosis

SEOUL, Jul 2. (Korea Bizwire) — A new smartphone application that can identify heart diseases based on the sound of a heartbeat recorded via one’s smartphone is about to be released South Korea for the first time. During initial trials, the application demonstrated accuracy levels of up to 90 percent. A medical research team comprising [...]

KT Develops Unmanned Rescue Platform

KT Develops Unmanned Rescue Platform

WONJU, Jun. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corporation, South Korea’s largest telecommunications company, showcased a new emergency platform today that utilizes an unmanned aircraft and a drone to find survivors of natural disasters and other large-scale emergencies. The “Skyship” platform revealed at KT Corporation’s Wonju Campus includes an unmanned aircraft, a command, control & communications [...]