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VR-based Logistics Facilities Management Technology Developed in Busan

VR-based Logistics Facilities Management Technology Developed in Busan

BUSAN, Jan. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean company has developed a new system that allows for the real-time monitoring of logistics facilities using virtual reality (VR) technology, the Busan city government said Thursday. Kuls, a logistics firm located in Busan, recently applied for a patent for its “VR-based logistics center monitoring technology and [...]

SK Telecom Steps Into AI Coffee Robot Business

SK Telecom Steps Into AI Coffee Robot Business

SEOUL, Jan. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s largest mobile carrier, said Thursday it is launching an unmanned coffee robot service in collaboration with local collaborative robot manufacturer Doosan Robotics Co. The robot, dubbed AI (artificial intelligence) Barista Robot, can make about 20 different types of coffee and drinks, and offers coffee [...]

2nd Generation of Korean Atomic Bomb Survivors More Likely to Contract Disease: Study

2nd Generation of Korean Atomic Bomb Survivors More Likely to Contract Disease: Study

SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The second generation of Koreans who were impacted by U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 are more exposed to the risk of various diseases and depression, a research report has showed. Researchers at the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs conducted a nationwide survey in [...]

Adolescents from Lower Income Households Less Satisfied with Family/Friend Relationships

Adolescents from Lower Income Households Less Satisfied with Family/Friend Relationships

SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Children and teenagers from households with lower incomes have lower satisfaction in engaging with family members and friends, a government report has showed. Statistics Korea conducted a survey of children and teens between 9-18 years of age in 2020, which showed that the satisfaction level of engaging with family [...]

45 pct of Seniors Don’t Have Stable Source of Income for Financial Independence

45 pct of Seniors Don’t Have Stable Source of Income for Financial Independence

SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Only a small percentage of people in their mid- or later stages of life believe that they can be financially independent, without any help from the state, social groups and family members, a survey showed Wednesday. The National Pension Research Center conducted a survey of 4,024 households (6,392 people) [...]

Married Young Women with Higher Earned Income More Likely to Become ‘Time Poor’: Study

Married Young Women with Higher Earned Income More Likely to Become ‘Time Poor’: Study

SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Young married women with jobs who hold less household assets but higher earned incomes are more likely to become “time poor,” an expression used to describe groups of people who tend to have longer working hours due to wage labor, housework and childcare while suffering from a lack of [...]

Researchers Develop New Urine Test that Can Diagnose Cancer

Researchers Develop New Urine Test that Can Diagnose Cancer

CHANGWON, Jan. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has developed a new technique for detecting prostate and pancreatic cancer by analyzing urine samples. A joint research team from the Korea Institute of Materials Science, Pohang University of Science and Technology, and Kyung Hee University announced on Wednesday that it had developed a [...]

Software Developers Pick Salary as Most Important Factor When Switching Jobs

Software Developers Pick Salary as Most Important Factor When Switching Jobs

SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Eight out of 10 South Korean software developers regard salary as the most important factor when considering a job move, a survey showed Wednesday. According to a survey of 508 developers conducted by recruiting platform Wanted Lab, Inc., 82.3 percent of the respondents (multiple answers possible) picked salary as [...]