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460 S. Korean Pilots Joined Foreign Airlines in Past 5 1/2 yrs

460 S. Korean Pilots Joined Foreign Airlines in Past 5 1/2 yrs

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Hundreds of South Korean airline pilots have joined Chinese airlines in the past five years, a ruling party lawmaker said Wednesday, amid a recent boom in the aviation industry. An Ho-young of the ruling Democratic Party said 460 pilots from eight local carriers joined foreign airlines, which usually offer [...]

No. of Ranking Female Public Servants at Central Gov’t Tops 100 Last Year

No. of Ranking Female Public Servants at Central Gov’t Tops 100 Last Year

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of high-ranking female public servants in central government agencies surpassed 100 for the first time last year, government data showed Wednesday. The number of women in senior government roles reached 102 last year, accounting for 6.7 percent of the total ranking central government officials, according to the [...]

S. Korea Develops Virtual Platform for Shopping, Games, and Communication

S. Korea Develops Virtual Platform for Shopping, Games, and Communication

DAEJEON, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Experts are expecting that a world of virtual reality (VR), similar to what was seen in the 2018 Hollywood blockbuster “Ready Player One” where people meet in a virtual world to play games and go on shopping, will soon become a reality. The Center of Human-Centered Interaction for Coexistence [...]

Experts Call for New Pricing Standards to Prevent Excessive Medical Bills at Veterinary Clinics

Experts Call for New Pricing Standards to Prevent Excessive Medical Bills at Veterinary Clinics

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Experts are calling for the establishment of a pricing standard for medical bills at veterinary clinics to relieve the financial burden for pet owners. Lee Hye-jin, a researcher at the Gyeongnam Institute, pointed out in an internal policy flier that there are “no unified standards or regulations surrounding medical [...]

S. Korean Researchers Reveal Domestic Alternative to Japanese Eco-friendly Plastic Manufacturing Technology

S. Korean Researchers Reveal Domestic Alternative to Japanese Eco-friendly Plastic Manufacturing Technology

DAEJEON, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has succeeded in developing eco-friendly plastic manufacturing technology that was previously monopolized by Japan. The Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT) said Tuesday its own research team has created high-functioning bio-polycarbonate using plant-based ingredients, isosorbide and nano cellulose. Bio-polycarbonate is a material that can replace polycarbonate. [...]

Expanded Research Opportunities for Residual Human Biological Material

Expanded Research Opportunities for Residual Human Biological Material

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — New legislation has made it possible for samples from human biological materials taken for treatment and diagnostic purposes to be used in research. The Ministry of Health and Welfare said a law enforcement ordinance was approved at a Cabinet meeting Tuesday that requires medical institutions to impose fines for [...]

Prescriptions for Methylphenidate Soar over ‘Smart Pill’ Reputation

Prescriptions for Methylphenidate Soar over ‘Smart Pill’ Reputation

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — A rise in the number of prescriptions for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication known as the ‘smart pill’ is raising concerns of potential misuse. According to data submitted to Rep. In Jae-kun from the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service, the number of prescriptions for the analeptic methylphenidate [...]