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Memory chips that dissolve in water prevent data leaks
Memory chips that dissolve in water prevent data leaks

  In the rapidly evolving Internet-of-Things era, data breaches are a serious conc [ ... ]

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MOT, PSA to test self-driving trucks soon
MOT, PSA to test self-driving trucks soon

Singapore, January 2017 - The Ministry of Transport (MOT) and PSA Corporation have signed agreements [ ... ]

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Hongcheon Energy Town produces sustainable livelihood for area residents
Hongcheon Energy Town produces sustainable livelihood for area residents

  A small town in Korea's northern province of Gangwon-do is going GREEN. Resident [ ... ]

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VR parks, showrooms pop up as regulations lifted
VR parks, showrooms pop up as regulations lifted

  Virtual reality is a sector that could forever change the way we interact with the [ ... ]

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New method of detecting cancer through blood test
New method of detecting cancer through blood test

  A team of Korean researchers have developed a way to detect cancer that could sa [ ... ]

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​NTU & German scientists turn memory chips into processors to speed up computing tasks
​NTU & German scientists turn memory chips into processors to speed up computing tasks

A team of international scientists have found a way to make memory chips perform computing tasks, wh [ ... ]

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Demand for electric car sharing service rises rapidly
Demand for electric car sharing service rises rapidly

  In recent years, car sharing has become a rising trend amongst young peopl [ ... ]

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Alzheimer's UK reacts to new dementia study
Alzheimer's UK reacts to new dementia study

  As a Canadian study links busy traffic and dementia, Alzheimer's UK says it  [ ... ]

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Bioplastics manufacturing using seaweeds
Bioplastics manufacturing using seaweeds

  A Korean research team has developed the technology to manufacture eco-friendl [ ... ]

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Korean tech-giants introduce new smart home gadgets at the CES 2017
Korean tech-giants introduce new smart home gadgets at the CES 2017

  This year's Consumer Electronics Show is the craziest yet, as the falling cost [ ... ]

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Voice-activated cars with 'emotional engines' at CES
Voice-activated cars with 'emotional engines' at CES

  Emotional, self-driving, voice-controlled cars steal the show at this year's Consume [ ... ]

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Samsung, LG unveil new Super Ultra HD TVs at CES 2017
Samsung, LG unveil new Super Ultra HD TVs at CES 2017

  The world's most innovative minds, companies and their products have gathered in [ ... ]

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Faraday Future self-parking car fails live demo at CES
Faraday Future self-parking car fails live demo at CES

  The Faraday Future FF91 fails to park itself during an onstage demonstration a [ ... ]

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AI home speaker 'Nugu' gaining attention
AI home speaker 'Nugu' gaining attention

  Applications that use some sort of AI are a dime a dozen. Artificial intel [ ... ]

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Online Shopping Boom in Korea crosses US$5.6 bil mark
Online Shopping Boom in Korea crosses US$5.6 bil mark

  Online shopping in Korea has passed a new milestone.   According to Sta [ ... ]

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Highly pathogenic strain of bird flu found in 2 dead cats
Highly pathogenic strain of bird flu found in 2 dead cats

  A highly pathogenic strain of bird flu has been discovered in two dead cats, mar [ ... ]

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Sweden launch taxi-pod to combat pollution
Sweden launch taxi-pod to combat pollution

  A company in Gothenburg have launched miniature, battery-powered taxis to help com [ ... ]

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100 vital tech to be supported by 2025
100 vital tech to be supported by 2025

  Korea has unveiled a comprehensive plan to support at least one-hundred vi [ ... ]

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Eco-friendly Christmas trees light up Seoul
Eco-friendly Christmas trees light up Seoul

  It's the holiday season,... and although the mood is not so festive in Korea this  [ ... ]

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Bionic eye patient on ending 30 years of darkness
Bionic eye patient on ending 30 years of darkness

  Keith Hayman, one of the first patients to be fitted with a "bionic eye" implant,  [ ... ]

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K Gov't to invest millions in developing IoT tech
K Gov't to invest millions in developing IoT tech

  And, more government efforts to boost the economy...   Korea is rolling up [ ... ]

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Targeted treatment for cancer cells using light, nanocapsules
Targeted treatment for cancer cells using light, nanocapsules

  Targeted light therapy has been garnering attention as a cancer treatment that r [ ... ]

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AI to be incorporated into drones; will cost about US$25k each
AI to be incorporated into drones; will cost about US$25k each

  Despite limitless potential for industrial drones today... it's not a simple task  [ ... ]

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Sharper ultrasound images through 3D printed lenses
Sharper ultrasound images through 3D printed lenses

  Singapore, December 2016 - Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NT [ ... ]

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Biofloc: zero waste aquaculture technology
Biofloc: zero waste aquaculture technology

  Countries around the world are investing in clean technology to raise fish in  [ ... ]

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Vending machine that gives you money
Vending machine that gives you money

  Think vending machines... and what normally comes to mind - chips, candy, soda...  [ ... ]

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Fertility regulator decides on 'three-parent baby' method
Fertility regulator decides on 'three-parent baby' method

  The team leader for the world's first three-parent baby, Dr John Zhang, has said t [ ... ]

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More than one billion Yahoo accounts were hacked in 2013
More than one billion Yahoo accounts were hacked in 2013

  Yahoo has admitted that more than one-BILLION of its users' accounts were hacked by  [ ... ]

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Google's Waymo successfully takes blind man around Texas; not blind Jedi
Google's Waymo successfully takes blind man around Texas; not blind Jedi

  Google has announced a big change to its self-driving car plans. The tech giant  [ ... ]

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State-of-the-art processor chip for self-driving cars developed
State-of-the-art processor chip for self-driving cars developed

  Car manufacturers today can no longer maintain competitive edge if their develop [ ... ]

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Korea tests smart farm service to increase efficiency and save energy
Korea tests smart farm service to increase efficiency and save energy

  Smart farming technology is set to bring changes to Korean agriculture, which is s [ ... ]

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Contact lenses that can treat Glaucoma
Contact lenses that can treat Glaucoma

  Glaucoma, an eye disease linked to loss of vision.   Applying eye-drops  [ ... ]

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A new kind of rice beer
A new kind of rice beer

  Korean scientists have been hard at work on a new concoction -- rice beer. &nbs [ ... ]

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Two-year-old conjoined twins separated by surgeons in US
Two-year-old conjoined twins separated by surgeons in US

  Two-year-old conjoined twins Erika and Eva, who faced each other, have been separa [ ... ]

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Korea's Defense Ministry to adopt Big Data analytics
Korea's Defense Ministry to adopt Big Data analytics

  South Korea's defense ministry announced it will employ big-data analytics to mo [ ... ]

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Scientists apply deep learning to blood pressure measurements
Scientists apply deep learning to blood pressure measurements

  Deep learning, a process that continuously analyzes data, is now being incorpora [ ... ]

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Supercomputer Watson now assisting with cancer treatment
Supercomputer Watson now assisting with cancer treatment

  Staying in the medical field... and a breakthrough for that matter...   R [ ... ]

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New era in Gene Therapy opens; Link between Pak-4 protein & Parkinson's confirmed
New era in Gene Therapy opens; Link between Pak-4 protein & Parkinson's confirmed

  The mapping and sequencing of the human DNA has been pointed out as the key to [ ... ]

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Coffee ground waste used to heat homes
Coffee ground waste used to heat homes

  One company, Bio-Bean is using coffee waste as an eco-friendly means of heating prop [ ... ]

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Self-driving cars to be next battleground among Apple, Samsung, Softbank, Huawei
Self-driving cars to be next battleground among Apple, Samsung, Softbank, Huawei

  The next battleground among global tech giants may be in the autonomous cars secto [ ... ]

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3D printed drone that's ready-to-fly
3D printed drone that's ready-to-fly

First fully functional quadcopter 3D printed in ULTEMTM 9085 aerospace-grade material with electro [ ... ]

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Farming with music improves yield
Farming with music improves yield

  The effect of music on pregnant women and their babies has been proven over time.  [ ... ]

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Sydney students make life-saving anti-malaria drug for US$2
Sydney students make life-saving anti-malaria drug for US$2

  High school students in Sydney have made a life-saving anti-malarial drug for just [ ... ]

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Sadiq Khan unveils zero-emission double decker bus
Sadiq Khan unveils zero-emission double decker bus

  Mayor of London Sadiq Khan unveils London's first hydrogen fuel cell double-deck [ ... ]

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Biometrics identificaton improving with new platform
Biometrics identificaton improving with new platform

  Fingerprints, iris scans, facial recognition. Biometrics sound both frightening an [ ... ]

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Samsung's S7 Edge 64GB model now available in 'blue coral'
Samsung's S7 Edge 64GB model now available in 'blue coral'

  Samsung Electronics' latest smartphone the Galaxy S-7 Edge, which debuted earlier th [ ... ]

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Korean researchers discover new uses for licorice
Korean researchers discover new uses for licorice

  Licorice is such an essential ingredient for making traditional Korean medicines [ ... ]

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Future of surgery; rapid robotic technology development still requires doctors expertise
Future of surgery; rapid robotic technology development still requires doctors expertise

  Robots are nothing new in surgery rooms here in Korea. Many already have state-o [ ... ]

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Samsung's offer for Note 7 customers to expire 30 Nov
Samsung's offer for Note 7 customers to expire 30 Nov

  Samsung Electronics announced today that customers in Korea who bought the Galax [ ... ]

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Drone Racing World Championship thrills crowds in Romania
Drone Racing World Championship thrills crowds in Romania

  Poland's Mac Poshwald has claimed first prize in the final race of the Drone Champ [ ... ]

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'Unlikely' cryogenic preservation would work, says expert; brains can't survive freezing
'Unlikely' cryogenic preservation would work, says expert; brains can't survive freezing

    Cryonics expert Dr David Shaw has said that it is "very implau [ ... ]

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Medical service meets high-end IT technology
Medical service meets high-end IT technology

  Thanks to technological development, the evolution in the medical service sector i [ ... ]

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G-Star 2016 showcases gaming industry's future
G-Star 2016 showcases gaming industry's future

  Gaming enthusiasts around the world are gathering in Busan for this year's G-Sta [ ... ]

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Bending materials with light; electricity not required
Bending materials with light; electricity not required

  Soft robotics... made up of stretchable and flexible sensors using soft materials  [ ... ]

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World Economic Forum highlights risks as well as opportunities of new technologies
World Economic Forum highlights risks as well as opportunities of new technologies

  A new event organized by the World Economic Forum has kicked off in Dubai.   [ ... ]

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AI-healthcare growing fast amid 4th industrial revolution
AI-healthcare growing fast amid 4th industrial revolution

  Artificial intelligence is a fourth industrial revolution technology that's helpin [ ... ]

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Chinese doctors grow ear on man's arm in medical breakthrough
Chinese doctors grow ear on man's arm in medical breakthrough

  Doctors in China have grown an artifical ear on the arm of a man who lost his in a [ ... ]

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Developing artificial leaves for clean energy
Developing artificial leaves for clean energy

  Amid growing global awareness of climate change, the scientific community is comin [ ... ]

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Uncertainties putting off future scientists from blue-sky research
Uncertainties putting off future scientists from blue-sky research

  The field of basic science or curiosity-driven research is growing in Korea, but t [ ... ]

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Medical Breakthroughs: Personalized Therapy for Cancer Treatment
Medical Breakthroughs: Personalized Therapy for Cancer Treatment

  As the quality of life, the quality of medicine and technology improve... the averag [ ... ]

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Developing cosmetics from extract of rare plant native to Korea
Developing cosmetics from extract of rare plant native to Korea

  One of Korea's prized varieties of flower is the white forsythia.   It's no [ ... ]

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First hints of Avatar holograms
First hints of Avatar holograms

  The next generation of augmented reality technology may no longer be confined to y [ ... ]

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How US and UK do well in R&D
How US and UK do well in R&D

  Continuing our special feature series on curiosity-driven science and blue sky res [ ... ]

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Apple unveils new 'slim and trim' MacBook Pro laptop
Apple unveils new 'slim and trim' MacBook Pro laptop

  "A touch of genius" is what Apple have labelled their new MacBook Pro laptop. What d [ ... ]

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Samsung offers 50% discount on Galaxy S8 & Note 8 for Note 7 owners
Samsung offers 50% discount on Galaxy S8 & Note 8 for Note 7 owners

  Samsung is now offering its Note 7 owners in Korea the chance to upgrade their p [ ... ]

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Korea's curiosity-driven science, blue sky research
Korea's curiosity-driven science, blue sky research

  Questions. Curiosity. Creativity. Ideas.   These are the secret to scientif [ ... ]

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Red ginseng helps protect skin against sun damage
Red ginseng helps protect skin against sun damage

  Ultraviolet rays cause dark spots and freckles to form on our skin, causing it to  [ ... ]

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UK to invest a further £265m in Cyber Security
UK to invest a further £265m in Cyber Security

  Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has announced that the UK will be investing a fur [ ... ]

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Next generation of automobiles
Next generation of automobiles

  Transport system is one of the most important invention and development in the his [ ... ]

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​NTU develops quick test to detect inflammation in diabetic patients
 ​NTU develops quick test to detect inflammation in diabetic patients

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a new kit [ ... ]

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Treating obesity: Potential new target found
Treating obesity: Potential new target found

  Obese people tend to feel hungry more quickly after eating than people of average we [ ... ]

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Pre-orders for Apple's new models sold out on first day
Pre-orders for Apple's new models sold out on first day

  Samsung's rival Apple appears to be the biggest beneficiary of the Note 7 tragedy. [ ... ]

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Samsung offers Note 7 owners full refund or replacement after production halt
Samsung offers Note 7 owners full refund or replacement after production halt

  Owners of the Galaxy Note 7 will be able to get a full refund or a phone from Sams [ ... ]

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Driverless cars manoeuvre around pedestrians
Driverless cars manoeuvre around pedestrians

  A look to the future? Self-driving vehicles which can navigate around pedestrian [ ... ]

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Korea achieves success in artificial reproduction
Korea achieves success in artificial reproduction

  A breakthough in fish breeding by Korean researchers could lead to a major shake-u [ ... ]

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Samsung temporarily halts production of Galaxy Note 7
Samsung temporarily halts production of Galaxy Note 7

  There are reports surfacing that smartphone giant Samsung has stopped production o [ ... ]

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Korea VR Festival 2016 kicks off
Korea VR Festival 2016 kicks off

  The Korean version of "Zero Latency" or "The Void" virtual reality theme park open [ ... ]

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'Replaced' Galaxy Note 7 prompts evacuation of plane about to depart
'Replaced' Galaxy Note 7 prompts evacuation of plane about to depart

  In the United States....   Passengers waiting for their plane to take off [ ... ]

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Google unveils new Pixel smartphones
Google unveils new Pixel smartphones

  Google has unveiled its new premium smartphones, the Pixel and Pixel XL. They ai [ ... ]

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Jeju farmers turning to solar farming
Jeju farmers turning to solar farming

  Korea's southern island of Jeju is about to start a project... that will install s [ ... ]

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3D bioprinter prints artificial bones for medical purposes
3D bioprinter prints artificial bones for medical purposes

  3D Printers can now create artificial bones, cartilage and even muscles.    [ ... ]

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Strong comeback for Samsung; over 20,000 Galaxy Note 7 sold on its first day of relaunch in Korea
Strong comeback for Samsung; over 20,000 Galaxy Note 7 sold on its first day of relaunch in Korea

  Samsung Electronics reportedly saw strong sales of its Galaxy Note 7 on the first  [ ... ]

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LG releases new V20 smartphone; Galaxy Note 7 sales to resume 1st Oct
LG releases new V20 smartphone; Galaxy Note 7 sales to resume 1st Oct

  LG Electronics has released its much-anticipated new smartphone, the V-20. Sales b [ ... ]

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SpaceX founder Elon Musk unveils plans to colonise Mars
SpaceX founder Elon Musk unveils plans to colonise Mars

  Tech billionaire Elon Musk outlines his plans to colonise Mars at Mexico's Interna [ ... ]

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World record for highest smartphone livestream
World record for highest smartphone livestream

  Huawei sets Guinness World Record for highest altitude smartphone livestream. &n [ ... ]

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Pre-orders for Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 to resume
Pre-orders for Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 to resume

  The nation's three main mobile service providers will start taking pre-orders for  [ ... ]

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Futuristic lightweight metals and new 'smart cities'
Futuristic lightweight metals and new 'smart cities'

  The Korean government has pointed out nine strategic sectors that can fuel Korea's [ ... ]

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Yahoo says 2014 data breach involved at least 500 million user accounts
Yahoo says 2014 data breach involved at least 500 million user accounts

  U.S. tech company Yahoo has announced that data "associated with at least 500 mi [ ... ]

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QuicaBot speeds up building inspections
QuicaBot speeds up building inspections

Robot co-developed by NTU, JTC and CtrlWorks, with funding from NRF   New buildings in Sing [ ... ]

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Phonebox's given new lease of life
Phonebox's given new lease of life

  Pod Works is making phone boxes into quirky office spaces. Now, at least superman  [ ... ]

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Man set to have world's first head transplant
Man set to have world's first head transplant

  A Russian man is set to become the first person to have his head transplanted onto [ ... ]

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SKorea develops a process that can recycle CO2
SKorea develops a process that can recycle CO2

  One of the biggest drawbacks of burning fossil fuels to produce electricity is tha [ ... ]

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New iPhone 7 met with excitement around the world
New iPhone 7 met with excitement around the world

  The new iPhone 7 was met with excitement at Apple stores around the world today. [ ... ]

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Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft want AI ethics standard: NYT
Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft want AI ethics standard: NYT

  With the promise that future technology will be helpful and handy,... many people  [ ... ]

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Samsung to provide 400,000 new Note 7s by end of next week
Samsung to provide 400,000 new Note 7s by end of next week

  Samsung will provide over 400-thousand new Galaxy Note 7s in Korea to replace old  [ ... ]

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Korea dives into new age of 'Precision Medicine'
Korea dives into new age of 'Precision Medicine'

  Tailoring healthcare to individuals by using genetic analysis and big data, Precis [ ... ]

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Computer algorithm replicates shadow actors in theaters
Computer algorithm replicates shadow actors in theaters

  A team of Korean researchers has made a scientific advance by taking a page from t [ ... ]

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Galaxy Note 7 users in Korea told to turn off device
Galaxy Note 7 users in Korea told to turn off device

  Samsung Electronics has told its customers in Korea to power down and stop using [ ... ]

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A spec-off of this year's newest smartphones
A spec-off of this year's newest smartphones

  If you're looking to get a new smartphone this year....Apple has released its' new [ ... ]

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Apple introduces iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
Apple introduces iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

  Apple has unveiled its latest iPhones -- the iPhone 7 and large-screen 7 Plus.  [ ... ]

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LG Electronics unveils new V20 smartphone
LG Electronics unveils new V20 smartphone

  LG Electronics has unveiled its new premium smartphone... as it bids to revive its [ ... ]

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Korea's Next Growth Engine Part 1: VR, AR and AI; can Singapore take a leaf?
Korea's Next Growth Engine Part 1: VR, AR and AI; can Singapore take a leaf?

  For the first installment of a four-part series in our Korea's Next Growth Engine  [ ... ]

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Samsung announces U.S. exchange program for Galaxy Note 7 from next week
Samsung announces U.S. exchange program for Galaxy Note 7 from next week

  Samsung Electronics has released details of the exchange program for the Galaxy  [ ... ]

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Samsung recalls Galaxy Note 7 after exploding battery cell fault confirmed
Samsung recalls Galaxy Note 7 after exploding battery cell fault confirmed

  Samsung Electronics will replace all Galaxy Note 7 smartphones equipped with fire- [ ... ]

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Innovative and updated tech gadgets expected at IFA trade show in Berlin
Innovative and updated tech gadgets expected at IFA trade show in Berlin

  The global tech consumer gala IFA kicks off in Berlin on this Friday.   Alo [ ... ]

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Samsung unveils Gear S3 smartwatch
Samsung unveils Gear S3 smartwatch

  Samsung Electronics has unveiled its latest wearable device -- the Gear S3 -- on the [ ... ]

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Samsung halts Galaxy Note 7 shipments amid reports of exploding batteries
Samsung halts Galaxy Note 7 shipments amid reports of exploding batteries

  Samsung Electronics has halted all domestic shipments of its new flagship phablet, [ ... ]

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New drug breakthrough gives hope for those with Alzheimer's
New drug breakthrough gives hope for those with Alzheimer's

  Dr Cath Mummery from the Dementia Research Centre at University College Hospital s [ ... ]

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VR Content gets Gaming Boost
VR Content gets Gaming Boost

  Virtual reality is quickly making its way into our lives... It could represent a [ ... ]

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Misdiagnosis of heart attacks in women
Misdiagnosis of heart attacks in women

  Professor Peter Weissberg, Medical Director of the British Heart Foundation expl [ ... ]

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A possible Zika Virus Cure
A possible Zika Virus Cure

  Could we be on the way to a cure for Zika?   Scientists in the United State [ ... ]

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NTU-JTC invents new bendable concrete
NTU-JTC invents new bendable concrete

New concrete to reduce time needed for road works by more than half   Nanyang Technological [ ... ]

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Algal bloom in Korea presents both crisis and opportunity
Algal bloom in Korea presents both crisis and opportunity

  Algae are damaging local ecosystems and giving off a pungent smell in the southe [ ... ]

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Enjoy K-pop Concerts via Virtual Reality
Enjoy K-pop Concerts via Virtual Reality

Listening to your favorite song, or better said, going to your favorite singer's concert, is a conce [ ... ]

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Alcohol consumption attracts mosquito bites
Alcohol consumption attracts mosquito bites

  Summer brings with it not only sweltering heat but some very unwelcome guests  [ ... ]

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Samsung releases Galaxy Note 7 tablet today
Samsung releases Galaxy Note 7 tablet today

  Samsung Electronics launched its ambitious new smartphone on Friday, 19 Aug 2016 [ ... ]

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Korea turns to solar modules and marine plants for alternative energy source
Korea turns to solar modules and marine plants for alternative energy source

  Amid peaking power usage in Korea in light of record high temperatures... comp [ ... ]

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Biomimetics: Innovative products that mimics nature
Biomimetics: Innovative products that mimics nature

  Biomimetics is the imitation of elements and principles of nature for the purpos [ ... ]

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New hope for treating Eczema skin condition
New hope for treating Eczema skin condition

SKIN MICROBES REDUCES ECZEMA FLARES Finding provides deeper understanding of the skin disease and c [ ... ]

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Watching horror films can drop one's body temperature
Watching horror films can drop one's body temperature

  Do scary movies cool you down when the weather gets too hot?   Many people  [ ... ]

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