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New Pump Makes Restrooms Without Trash Cans Possible

New Pump Makes Restrooms Without Trash Cans Possible

CHONAN, May 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A new sewage treatment system has been developed that can process female hygiene products, wet wipes, and other large, solid materials. The Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH) and regenerative blower manufacturer Hwanghae Electric Co. announced Tuesday that they had developed a single-channel pump that can flush even large, [...]

Untact Services Will Dominate Service Industry in Post-coronavirus Era

Untact Services Will Dominate Service Industry in Post-coronavirus Era

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The coronavirus pandemic is giving way to so-called ‘untact’ (no contact) services such as online shopping and delivery applications as a new alternative for the service industry. Experts argue that policy support is in order to allow new business models to settle in the market as untact services are [...]

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Invests in S. Korean Companies Developing Virus Vaccine

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Invests in S. Korean Companies Developing Virus Vaccine

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean companies have received funds from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the world’s largest private foundations, to research treatment for COVID-19 after South Korea became a model case in containing the pandemic, with high potential in the information technology (IT) and biopharma industries. SK Bioscience, a local [...]

Revealing Personal Info in Confirmed COVID-19 Cases is Appropriate: Poll

Revealing Personal Info in Confirmed COVID-19 Cases is Appropriate: Poll

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) — A majority of South Koreans have used contact tracing maps developed in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and are finding disclosure and analysis of personal information appropriate. According to a survey of 1,038 people and 270 experts conducted by the presidential committee on the fourth industrial revolution, 58.6 percent [...]