Kookmin University's UIT design specialization project will serve as a momentum to boost its future design competitiveness to international levels and to lead interdisciplinary design education as well as research by grafting the discipline of design onto engineering and management.This project provides an opportunity to plan, embody, verify and promote diverse educational programs to nurture pr
The following are the opening comments and contents of a question and answer session in a press conference held by professor Hwang Woo-suk, Korea's world-renowned cloning scientist, at Seoul National University, on August 3. _ ED. Our canine cloning research is of great value because dogs share many physiological characteristics with human beings.Of course, the best cloning target en route to
Professor Hwang Woo-suk achieved another stunning scientific landmark with his successful cloning of dogs. However, Hwang's feat ignited controversy in a field that holds the answer to the ultimate question of human replication. _ ED.Many South Korean scientists have heaped praise on Seoul National University professor Hwang Woo-suk for his success in cloning a dog. "So many geneticists in the w
Some scientists and ethical leaders contend the cloning of a dog carried out by Seoul National University professor Hwang Woo-suk may pave the way for reproductive human cloning.University of Ulsan professor Koo Young-mo heads critics against Hwang's stem cell research on the grounds that the science may not end until the creation of a human clone has been realized."There were three obstacles
Virtual Reality is a subject of rising importance since it is representative of the expanding interface between human beings and computers. Kim Joung-hyun is an associate professor in computer science and engineering at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH). He has contributed the following article on virtual reality, to follow the first which appeared in the Korea IT Times April i
Korea Digital Communications (KDC), a South Korean network equipment maker, has advanced into the Chinese digital multimedia broadcasting (DMB) business. KDC and the two Chinese government bodies--the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television People's Republic of China (SARFT) and China Information Industry Trade Association (CIITA)-- signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the Chi
KDC Corp., a leading network industry (NI) specialist and Masterimage, the Next paradigm of display, returned to Korea after wrapping up their demonstration tour of China to introduce Korea's threedimensional (3-D) image technology.The leading NI specialist group is responsible for manufacturing the Masterimage product, along with the group's mutual investment in late June, this year.Three-dim
Free broadcasting services to handheld devices like cell phones may be offered across the country next year after testing later this year in Seoul and the surrounding Gyeonggi Province.The service, called terrestrial digital multimedia broadcasting (DMB), enables people on the road to enjoy crystal-clear video, theater-like audio and receive data via handheld devices.At an economic policy coor
Mobility Day Korea' on July 13, with a view to introducing Intel's Top-to-Bottom phone platform roadmap etc. An official at Intel Korea said that Intel remains #1 in NOR and continues to invest in Flash, adding that Flash memory technology leadership provides a competitive advantage.
The Korea Institute for Construction & Culture recently held an inauguration ceremony to welcome the first president Kim Soo-sam, who concurrently serves as vice president of Hanyang University, recently in the Renaissance Seoul. The first president has committed himself to playing a bridging role to create a new construction culture through cooperation between large conglomerates and smaller comp
Korean lawmakers look to scrap a controversial law, which will force the government to start a directory assistance service of cell phone numbers early next year.Rep. You Seung-hee of the ruling Uri Party yesterday said she will propose to other lawmakers a revision of the law next week."The regulation is problematic because cell phone numbers are very personal. Few mobile handset subscribers
The 1st Security Digital Forum was held with themes such as 'Security Systems in a Ubiquitous Age' delivered by ETRI president Yim Chu-hwan and 'Home Security Strategy' delivered by Terry Hartmann, ICAO chairman. ETRI president Yim Chu-hwan said that to construct a powerful national defense, it is desirable to construct a u-defense system.
As part of the Canon Business Solution Forum 2005 in Seoul, Lotte Canon recently held a function to herald the release of the Multifunctional Embedded Application Platform (MEAP). In addition to various solutions including MEAP as well as related software's introduction and preview and new product MEAP, Lotte Canon displayed devices such as 'iR4570, iR3570, and the iR2870 series'.
Morocco celebrates the sixth anniversary of the enthronement of His Majesty King Mohammed VI. To commemorate this occasion, Moroccan Ambassador to Korea. Jaafar Alj Hakim, said that His Majesty the King places special emphasis on forging strong partnerships and meeting challenges of productivity and competitiveness to promote positive interaction with the global economy.With the view of introduc
The Ministry of Information and Communication held an inaugural meeting at Lotte Hotel in Seoul Thursday (July 28) for the creation of the u-Work Forum, jointly composed of the industry, academy, research institutes and officialdom with the purpose of stepping up the establishment and spreading of u- Work environment in the country.The u-Work environment refers to a new mode of work circumstance
Information and Communication Minister Chin Dae-je will visit Beijing July 12-15 along with his deputies and attaches in overseas missions of the nation, to check the level of the emerging China's information and technology industry, while discussing global strategy of Korea's IT industry. On hand will be the ministry's key directors general and some 20 information and communication attaches servi
GITEX 2005*Period: Sep 25-29*Venue: Dubai World Trade Center*Exhibit scope: IT, hardware, network/telecommunication equipment, illustration, and display product.Sponsor information: *Tel: (971-4)3086083/ *Fax: (971-4)3314853Expo Comm Wireless Japan*Period: July 13-15*Exhibit scope: e-commerce, Web hosting, IP-VAN's technology trend, Nokia's WAP strategy, Bluetooth and Wireless Solution, mo
NameMrs. Monica YB JungThe Korea IT TimesSeoulDear President Jung,In Germany advanced information technology becomes more and more identified with Korea.Leading Korean products are German household items. A Samsung laptop has been named bya popular German daily as one of the ten most desirable objects of the year 2004.During its first year Korea IT Times has been engaged in a very respect
Korea is currently one of the most competitive countries in the IT industry. According to the World Competitiveness Yearbook of IMD, Korea ranked 2nd in technological infrastructure and is a leading nation in broadband subscribers, Internet users, and investment in telecommunications. In addition, the Korean government is promoting the IT industry as the driving force that will foster Korea as a h
KTFLeading the trend toward convergence in IT servicesKTF, Korea's second-largest mobile operator, named its executive vice president Cho Young-chu as next chief executive to replace outgoing president, Nam Joong-soo.Cho will lead KTF during the remainder of Nam's stint through to next March. The 49-year-old Cho, a former government bureaucrat, joined KT in 1982 and has taken key posts in KTF