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Eagle Owl ‘Apprehended’ by Police After Feeding on 11 Chickens at Poultry Farm

Eagle Owl ‘Apprehended’ by Police After Feeding on 11 Chickens at Poultry Farm

CHEONGJU, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — An eagle owl that has been poaching chickens has been ‘apprehended’ by the police. On February 15 at 10:40 a.m., a 70-centimeter tall eagle owl flew into a poultry farm in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province to feed on chickens. It wasn’t the owl’s first ‘offense’. According to the owner [...]

S. Korea to Provide Information Services on Electromagnetic Waves

S. Korea to Provide Information Services on Electromagnetic Waves

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government has decided to measure the levels of electromagnetic waves generated by portable fans and electronic cigarettes and disclose the results. The decision comes at a point where consumers have been facing constant difficulties accessing information about the level of electromagnetic waves being generated by these [...]

Seoul Devises Tentative Plans for 2032 Seoul-Pyongyang Summer Olympic Games

Seoul Devises Tentative Plans for 2032 Seoul-Pyongyang Summer Olympic Games

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Following North and South Korea’s joint bid to the International Olympics Committee (IOC) to host the 2032 Summer Olympic Games in the Korean peninsula, Seoul is devising blueprints to turn the Seoul-Pyongyang Olympics into a “platform of peace”. The plan includes hosting several events at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), [...]

Hyundai, Kia Diesel Car Sales Fall for 3 Straight Years

Hyundai, Kia Diesel Car Sales Fall for 3 Straight Years

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of diesel cars made by Hyundai Motor Co. and its corporate cousin, Kia Motors Corp., have steadily fallen for the past three years due to stricter emission regulations, industry data showed Monday. Diesel-powered sales accounted for 33.8 percent of 1,013,259 sedans and recreational vehicles sold by Hyundai and [...]

Samsung Steps Up Galaxy S10 Promotion Ahead of Launch

Samsung Steps Up Galaxy S10 Promotion Ahead of Launch

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. is stepping up efforts to draw consumer attention to its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S10, ahead of its official launch in early March, company sources said Monday. The South Korean tech giant plans to throw parties with K-pop stars for Galaxy smartphone users in Seoul, [...]

S. Korean Women Think of Themselves as Fat When Young, Slim When Old: Study

S. Korean Women Think of Themselves as Fat When Young, Slim When Old: Study

SEOUL, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that younger South Korean women tend to wrongly think of themselves as overweight, while older women see themselves as slimmer than they actually are. A joint research team led by Prof. Lee Yu-mie from Yonsei Severance Hospital and Prof. Choi Kui-son from the National [...]

S. Korea Develops Touch Care Technology to Assist Daily Lives of Seniors

S. Korea Develops Touch Care Technology to Assist Daily Lives of Seniors

DAEJEON, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) has developed Touch Care technology that uses human body communications technology to detect the movement of a person when he or she makes contact with a certain object. Touch Care comes in the form of wristbands or touch tags that can easily [...]