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Young Toys' transforming robot Tobot popular among kids
Jul 11, 2014
A transforming robot called "Tobot" is enjoying huge popularity among children in Korea. A three-dimensional animated series called "Tobot" is also one of the most popular TV programs here. Young Toys created the series and started manufacturing and distributing the related toys....

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Saudi hospital adopts Korean IT
Jul 09, 2014
Saudi Arabia will introduce a Korean-made hospital IT system dubbed Hospital Information Service (HIS). A local consortium comprising Seoul National University Bundang Hospital and SK Telecom recently signed a contract in which the two, over the next two years, will build a KRW 6...

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Korean firms top in smartphone patent applications
Jun 27, 2014
Korea’s two largest makers of high-tech -- Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics -- have made the most patent applications in the world in the fields of mobile phones and semiconductors, a report announced on June 23. Samsung also secured the largest number of patent application...

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Evolution of noodles: naengmyeon, bibimmyeon
Jun 24, 2014
Hot, humid summer days make everyone exhausted. So people look for special summer treats, dishes that can stimulate their lost appetite and make them feel refreshed, all while avoiding the heat. Some of the more popular summer menu items in this regard are noodle dishes that are ...

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The power of Korean builders, civil engineers
Jun 18, 2014
Hanwha Engineering & Construction (Hanwha E&C) completed the Philippine Arena in Manila, the Philippine capital, late last month. It is a multi-purpose indoor arena built across 74,000 square meters of land. Its dome alone spans 45,948 square meters. It can accommodate up...

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Moody's: Korea's economic fundamentals remain strong
Jun 16, 2014
Moody's Investors Service has given a positive review of the Korean economy. In its report, "Korea: Economic Growth Fundamentals Remain Strong, Despite Challenges," issued June 9, the bond credit rating company said the Korean economy has been on its way to a recovery since 2012....

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Yangban Gim: from side dish to snack
Jun 09, 2014
When it comes to staple side dishes on the Korean table, many people would think of kimchi. There is, however, another side dish that appears on tables as frequently as kimchi. It's seasoned gim, a type of laver, or edible seaweed. The dish, only appearing in East Asian cuisine, ...

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Korean cosmetics capture overseas markets
May 29, 2014
Not only in Myeong-dong, the famous shopping district in downtown Seoul, but also in duty free shops in the city, tourists and beauty fans are flocking to makeup shops to buy Korean cosmetics. The advertisements decorating these shops feature famous Korean actresses and K-pop sin...

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Glass containers win plaudits worldwide
May 28, 2014
Up until a few years ago, it was mostly plastic food containers that were used to store food in the refrigerator at home. Plastic food containers are cheap and light, but hygienic issues and endocrine-disrupting chemicals used to make the plastic goods raised concerns among consu...

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GDP to hit 4% growth in 2014, 2015: OECD
May 09, 2014
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) expects Korea’s economic growth to be 4.0 percent this year and 4.2 percent in 2015. This is higher than the organization's previous prediction of 3.8 percent, which the OECD announced last November. The OECD said ...