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Jeong Eun-kyeong promoted to head S. Korea's new disease control tower

Jeong Eun-kyeong promoted to head S. Korea's new disease control tower

> >[Yonhap News Photo]SEOUL -- Jeong Eun-kyeong, a cool-headed woman who has led South Korea's quarantine war against COVID-19 with a prudential and stable attitude, was picked to head a new disease control tower that will have greater power than before. Her status was promoted to become a vice minister with independent authority.Jeong, 55, had served as director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), a state body affiliated with the Ministry of Health and Welfare since her appointment by President Moon Jae-in in July 2017. Her crisis management has shined since...

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Major car-sharing service platforms expand market share with pre-emptive quarantine steps

Major car-sharing service platforms expand market share with pre-emptive quarantine steps

> >[Courtesy of SoCar]SEOUL -- Unlike global companies such as Uber and Lyft that have seen a fall in their revenue this year due to a coronavirus pandemic, major car-sharing service platforms in South Korea have expanded their market share with pre-emptive quarantine steps such as frequent disinfection and cleaning to dispel anxiety among users.There are at least seven car-sharing platforms in South Korea. Their performance has been affected by an economic slump this year, but two market leaders, SoCar and Green Car, have expanded their presence by giving users the impression that their...

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Sep 8
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S. Korean county government prepares joint online ritual to prevent spread of COVID-19

S. Korean county government prepares joint online ritual to prevent spread of COVID-19

> >[Gettyimages Bank]SEOUL -- Concerns are growing among South Korean health officials ahead of Chuseok, a three-day harvest festival which has seen millions of city dwellers visiting their hometowns to spend time with relatives. In a bid to prevent the spread of COVID-19, South Korea's state anti-epidemic center has urged people to stay home as much as possible.Chuseok is one of South Korea's biggest holidays. "Charye" is a traditional rite to mark the change of seasons. Families get together to arrange Charye tables full of specially prepared menus that are offered to the spirits of their...

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Daewoong allowed to test efficacy of tapeworm treatment medicine in Philippines

Daewoong allowed to test efficacy of tapeworm treatment medicine in Philippines

> >[Courtesy of Daewoong Pharmaceutical]SEOUL -- Daewoong Pharmaceutical, a major bioengineering company in South Korea, has secured approval from a Philippine health regulatory agency to test the efficacy of niclosamide (DWRX2003), a tapeworm treatment medicine selected as a candidate for COVID-19 antibody treatment. The first clinical study covering 40 patients would begin in September.Daewoong said it was allowed by the Food and Drug Administration of the Philippines to go ahead with the first-stage clinical trial of DWRX2003. A similar application has been approved by India."We will...

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Economic ripple effect caused by 'Dynamite' estimated at $1.4 bln

Economic ripple effect caused by 'Dynamite' estimated at $1.4 bln

> >[Courtesy of Big Hit Entertainment]SEOUL -- The global success of "Dynamite," a new single published by BTS, is expected to generate at least 1.7 trillion won ($1.4 billion) in economic ripple effects, including 246 billion won in direct sales, government data showed. Revenue from offline concerts was not counted due to a prolonged coronavirus pandemic.Dynamite, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's main singles chart, would induce some 372 billion won in exports of related consumer goods, including cosmetics, foodstuffs and clothing, according to a joint report by the Ministry of...

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S. Korea proposes new kit to simultaneously test flu and COVID-19

S. Korea proposes new kit to simultaneously test flu and COVID-19

> >[Yonhap News Photo]SEOUL -- South Korea has led a global anti-epidemic campaign with innovative quarantine technologies such as drive-thru or walk-thru systems to reduce the time for the screening of COVID-19 patients. As the flu season comes near, the country's state anti-epidemic center came up with the new idea of testing flu and COVID-19 simultaneously with one diagnostic kit.Several reagents for simultaneous testing await approval from the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC). "If approval comes, we believe that a...

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Couple ordered to pay compensation for causing retaliatory noise in apartment

Couple ordered to pay compensation for causing retaliatory noise in apartment

> >[Gettyimages Bank]SEOUL -- A court ordered a couple to pay compensation to residents living in the upper floor of an apartment building for creating tormenting retaliatory noises in a case that epitomized South Korea's social issue over inter-floor noises or vibrations.In South Korea where more than 10 million families live in apartment buildings, neighbors frequently engage in arguments over inter-floor noises, sometimes resulting in violence or murder in extreme cases.In retaliation for noises created by a family living on the upper floor of an apartment building in the western city of...

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New supercomputer established for fusion research in S. Korea

New supercomputer established for fusion research in S. Korea

> >[Courtesy of the National Fusion Research Institute (NFRI)]SEOUL -- A new supercomputer has been established at South Korea's state research body involved in an international project to build a fusion reactor that can provide mankind with a limitless energy source. The supercomputer can be used for the theoretical and simulation research of fusion plasma that is essential for the commercialization of fusion energy.A new supercomputer called "KAIROS" with a maximum theoretical performance of up to 1.56 PFLOPS was put into operation at the National Fusion Research Institute (NFRI) to...

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​Seoul offers short indie films on subway trains to lighten mood of commuters

​Seoul offers short indie films on subway trains to lighten mood of commuters

> >[Gettyimages Bank]SEOUL -- A subway network in Seoul kicked off an international subway film festival to help lighten the mood of commuters who have suffered from mental stress caused by a prolonged COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing. Seoul and its satellite cities have a vast network of subway railroads with 331 stations stretched over a total distance of 353.2 kilometers (219.4 miles). Some 7.4 million people use subway trains every day. A commuter living in Seoul or its surrounding cities normally spend about three hours for daily commuting.Seoul's subway train operator said in a...

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Aug 24
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[FOCUS] AI voice assistant speakers increase hapiness of single elderlies

[FOCUS] AI voice assistant speakers increase hapiness of single elderlies

> >[Courtesy of SK Telecom]SEOUL -- Single or kinless elderlies regard artificial voice assistant speakers capable of recognizing voice commands, playing music, checking daily weather conditions and making phone calls as a useful soulmate to improve their attitude towards lonely life as they can enhance happiness, self-efficacy and personal judgment in solving problems.AI voice speakers are receiving greater attention in South Korea where the population is aging fast. More than 200,000 AI speakers are deployed at homes and offices across South Korea. As part of a government campaign to...

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Aug 18
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SK E&C develops window-type solar power generating system for first time in S. Korea

SK E&C develops window-type solar power generating system for first time in S. Korea

> >[Courtesy of SK E&C]SEOUL -- SK Engineering & Construction, the infrastructure-building wing of South Korea's SK Group, has developed a window-type solar power generation system that can be installed on windows of apartment and office buildings. It comes with an electricity distribution system that can send stored electricity back into homes and offices.SK E&C said in a statement on August 18 that its new solar power generating system used film-type solar panels that are up to 40 percent transparent. "We will contribute to the popularization of zero-energy buildings through our...

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Aug 18
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Natural killer cells found to be effective in killing cells infected with new coronavirus

Natural killer cells found to be effective in killing cells infected with new coronavirus

> >[Gettyimages Bank]SEOUL -- Natural killer cells were confirmed to be effective in killing cells infected with a new coronavirus in a study conducted by GC Labcell, a manufacturer of cell therapy products in South Korea, which promotes its natural killer (NK) cell treatment as next-generation immuno-oncology.For its joint study with a research team at Chungbuk National University College of Medicine, GC Labcell said in a statement that it has reacted NK cells to cells infected with the coronavirus and those not infected to check their efficacy. NK cells, which are innate immune cells,...

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Aug 18
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Kia establishes joint venture to accelerate EV mobility services

Kia establishes joint venture to accelerate EV mobility services

> >Kia CEO Song Ho-sung (L) shakes hands with CODE42.ai CEO Song Chang-hyun [Courtesy of Kia Motors ]SEOUL -- Kia Motors, a subsidiary of South Korea's Hyundai auto group, partnered with a domestic technology firm to establish a new mobility service start-up named "Purple M," which is designed to offer customized electric vehicle mobility services.Purple M will be set up between Kia and CODE42.ai to establish a comprehensive and flexible e-mobility service platform and lead the development of a sustainable EV ecosystem. CODE42.ai pioneers the transition to autonomous...

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Jul 20
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LG Electronics works with LIG Nex1 to produce military drone motors

LG Electronics works with LIG Nex1 to produce military drone motors

> >Various types of military drones are displayed at the RoboUniverse & K-Drone EXPO.  [Photograph by Park Sae-jin]SEOUL -- In an effort to reduce the use of imported parts, especially from China, LG Electronics will use its accumulated technology in motors for home appliances to develop military drone motors together with LIG Nex1, a major defense contractor in South Korea.LG Electronics said that it has forged a partnership with LIG Nex1 for the development of efficient motors for military drones in three years by making the most of each company's capabilities and resources. The project...

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Jul 20
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Renovation of old cars into camping vehicles gains popularity amid COVID-19 pandemic

Renovation of old cars into camping vehicles gains popularity amid COVID-19 pandemic

> >[Courtesy of Hyundai]SEOUL -- The COVID-19 pandemic has affected South Korea's leisure activities. Vacationers who cannot visit foreign countries favor camping instead of spending holidays in crowded urban areas. Popular camping sites have been fully booked and the remodeling of old cars into camping vehicles has gained popularity thanks to eased government regulations.The government's regulatory sandbox exempts regulations for a certain period of time so that companies can develop and demonstrate new technologies. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport eased regulations in...

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Jul 20
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Posco distributes smartwatches for safety of steel mill workers

Posco distributes smartwatches for safety of steel mill workers

> >[Courtesy of Posco]SEOUL -- Smartwatch that can detect signs of physical abnormalities and send quick rescue signals were distributed for the safety of some 1,200 field workers who perform high-risk work at giant steel mills run by Posco, a top steel company in South Korea.The smartwatch provides golden time to rescue on-site workers when physical abnormalities are detected, the steel company said, adding that's a supplement to the existing system, which could have been difficult to deal with an emergency because employees had to contact each other regularly or check safety through...

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Jul 8
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​​Fried chicken and beer banned on beach to prevent COVID-19

​​Fried chicken and beer banned on beach to prevent COVID-19

> >[Photograph by Ki Su-jeong]SEOUL -- Enjoying a glass of cold beer and fried chicken on the beach to cool off at night has been a favorite pursuit among many vacationers in South Korea. However, such leisure breaks will disappear this year to prevent the spread of COVID-19.The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said in a statement on Wednesday that it has issued an administrative order to ban nighttime drinking and eating at 21 major beaches that have more than 300,000 visitors annually. The order will be enforced until beaches close down in August.Still, people can enjoy alcoholic drinks...

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Jul 8
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Smart helmet and wearable exoskeleton robot introduced for emergency personnel

Smart helmet and wearable exoskeleton robot introduced for emergency personnel

> >Korea Forest Service head Park Jong-ho tests a smart helmet and a wearable exoskeleton robot. [Courtesy of Korea Forest Service]SEOUL -- A smart helmet equipped with sensors, a camera and communication devices will be combined with a wearable exoskeleton robot to help emergency personnel put out fires and rescue people stranded deep in the mountains. Rescuers can communicate and share information using the smart helmet in real time.In a showcase on July 7 at an arboretum, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) south of Seoul, the Korea Forest Service (KFS), a governing body, unveiled a smart...

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Daewoong tests camostat mesilate for treatment of COVID-19

Daewoong tests camostat mesilate for treatment of COVID-19

> >[Yonhap Photo]SEOUL -- Camostat mesilate, a potent serine protease inhibitor sold by Daewoong Pharmaceutical under the brand of Foistar, has been approved by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, a government public health agency, to go ahead with second-stage clinical trials to prove its efficacy in treating COVID-19.In clinical trials, 90 patients with mild or secondary symptoms will be given drugs for up to 14 days to determine the effectiveness of Foistar tablets, which are used to treat to treat chronic pancreatitis and postoperative reflux esophagitis. Daewoong plans to carry out...

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Jul 7
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Samsung sells portable virus-killing UV sterilizer to disinfect smartphones

Samsung sells portable virus-killing UV sterilizer to disinfect smartphones

> >[Courtesy of Samsung Electronics]SEOUL -- For personal hygiene, a portable virus-killing ultraviolet sterilizer manufactured by Samsung C&T is available via select online and retail stores. Samsung said the UV sterilizer with wireless charging can disinfect smartphones, earbuds and glasses in just 10 minutes. It automatically turns off after 10 minutes.Tests by two independent institutes, Intertek and SGS showed that the UV sterilizer effectively kills up to 99 percent of bacteria and germs, Samsung said in a statement. "That’s not all -- we’ve designed it to fit a variety of device...

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Jul 7
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Drones and AI-based 3D virtual modeling system for safe dam management

Drones and AI-based 3D virtual modeling system for safe dam management

> >[Courtesy of Ministry of Environment]SEOUL -- Aerial and underwater drones will create three-dimensional models to check the structural safety of dams in South Korea. Drones will inspect places where human workers cannot reach and structural damage can be analyzed with a virtual twin solution.The Ministry of Environment said in a statement that it would introduce a dam inspection method using drones later this year and gradually establish an artificial intelligence-based smart safety management system by 2025. "It is important to thoroughly inspect dams without blind spots to prevent...

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Jul 7
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Daegu designated as regulation-free zone for mobile cooperative robots

Daegu designated as regulation-free zone for mobile cooperative robots

> >[Courtesy of Daegu City]SEOUL -- To nurture robot technology ideal for helping workers at small and medium-sized firms, South Korea has designated the southeastern city of Daegu as a regulation-free zone for mobile cooperative robots.Cooperative robots normally consist of a multi-jointed robot arm with a manipulator about the size of a human arm. Such robots are smaller in size than brothers deployed at industrial sites and mega-sized factories, making them ideal for working alongside human workmates.The decision to designate Daegu, some 235 kilometers (146 miles) southeast of Seoul, as...

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Hancom With embarks on 3-year project to build 3,000 high-tech elderly daycare service centers

Hancom With embarks on 3-year project to build 3,000 high-tech elderly daycare service centers

> >[Courtesy of Hancom With]SEOUL -- To set up a nationwide network of daycare service centers, Hancom With, an online security and blockchain wing of South Korea's software maker Hancom Group, will use new technologies such as virtual reality, artificial intelligence robots and wearable devices for various care services for senior citizens.More than 46.5 percent of South Korea's population will be aged over 65 in 2067, a government study showed. Seoul has more than 390 daycare centers for elderlies with geriatric diseases and cognitive disorders such as dementia and delirium. Hancom With...

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First batch of Hyundai's fuel cell trucks heads for Switzerland

First batch of Hyundai's fuel cell trucks heads for Switzerland

> >[Courtesy of Hyundai Motor ]SEOUL -- The first batch of 10 fuel cell heavy-duty trucks produced by South Korea's Hyundai auto group has left for Switzerland, heralding its inroad into Europe with hydrogen-powered commercial vehicles. Hyundai has modified its Xcient truck to produce a fuel cell model capable of delivering a travel range of about 400 kilometers (248 miles) on a single charge.Hyundai said it would ship 50 fuel cell trucks to Switzerland this year as part of a deal with Swiss hydrogen company H2 Energy (H2E). Seven Swiss companies including gas stations and grocery store...

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Telemedicine available for Koreans staying abroad in third quarter

Telemedicine available for Koreans staying abroad in third quarter

> >[Gettyimages Bank]SEOUL -- Telemedicine services are available for South Korean staying abroad, especially in overseas construction sites, in the third quarter of this year, thanks to concessions from doctors who have recognized the difficulties of countrymen stranded in countries with poor medical conditions following the death of three workers infected with COVID-19.Dozens of South Korean workers at overseas construction sites have tested positive for COVID-19. Three have died before being transported back to their homeland. Health and Welfare Minister Park Neung-hoo said the...

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