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South Korean Exports in Advanced Technologies Dropping, Except for Electric Cars

South Korean Exports in Advanced Technologies Dropping, Except for Electric Cars

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – On October 22, a report published by the Institute for International Trade (IIT) operating under the Korea International Trade Association (KITA) revealed that South Korea is lagging behind other countries with regards to exports of next-generation technologies. The report examined the TSI (trade specialization index) — a figure derived [...]

Global Nuclear Decommissioning Market Estimated at 440 Trillion Won, But South Korea’s Capabilities “70 Percent of Advanced Nations”

Global Nuclear Decommissioning Market Estimated at 440 Trillion Won, But South Korea’s Capabilities “70 Percent of Advanced Nations”

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – As recent headlines have been dominated by the possible decommissioning of the Shingori 5 and Shingori 6 nuclear reactors, interest in the extremely lucrative nuclear decommissioning market has gained interest in certain quarters, bolstered by President Moon Jae-in’s comments on October 22 that he would support domestic companies’ efforts [...]

‘Despicable Me’ Co-Director Pierre Coffin in Seoul, Emphasizes Story First, Design Second

‘Despicable Me’ Co-Director Pierre Coffin in Seoul, Emphasizes Story First, Design Second

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – French director, animator and voice actor Pierre Coffin was at the Next Content Conference 2017 at COEX Mall on October 23, where the ‘Despicable Me’ franchise co-director shared his thoughts on storytelling and the role of technology in the medium.  Coffin was adamant that technology, no matter how advanced, [...]

Patents for Exosuits On the Rise

Patents for Exosuits On the Rise

DAEJEON, Oct. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of patent applications filed for powered exoskeletons, also known as exosuits, are increasing steadily in South Korea, as the economy shifts towards the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution. Reports of an increasing number of patent applications for exosuits come with emphasis being placed on the field of robotics, one [...]

Ministry of Health Moves to Allow Death with Dignity

Ministry of Health Moves to Allow Death with Dignity

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Health and Welfare has announced it is temporarily allowing deathbed patients to choose whether to continue medical care for life prolongation or not this year, in preparation for the new so-called ‘well-dying’ hospice law entering effect next year. The decision by the health ministry means that from [...]

Research Paper Finds SNU, Korea University, Yonsei University Students Strongly Inclined towards Upward Social Mobility Through Education

Research Paper Finds SNU, Korea University, Yonsei University Students Strongly Inclined towards Upward Social Mobility Through Education

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – A Ph.D student at the University of Iowa recently published a report indicating that students attending one of the three SKY universities (Seoul National University, Korea University, Yonsei University), often considered the best post-secondary institutions in South Korea, are strongly inclined towards attaining upward social mobility through their educational [...]

Majority of S. Koreans Support Nuclear Phase-out Policy: Survey

Majority of S. Koreans Support Nuclear Phase-out Policy: Survey

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A majority of South Koreans support phasing out nuclear energy, a survey showed Monday, as President Moon Jae-in reiterated his commitment to shifting out of nuclear power into safer renewable energy. The Realmeter survey, conducted on 501 adults Friday, found that 60.5 percent back a nuclear phase-out policy while [...]