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Translating app launched for 2018 Winter Games
Oct 17, 2016
A promotional campaign for GenieTalk, a translating app, is held in Gwanghwamun Square in downtown Seoul on Oct. 9. Second Vice Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning Choi Jae-yoo (right) offers a USB with GenieTalk on it to a young visitor. GenieTalk, an automatic interp...


Designing Seoul's smart future
Sep 28, 2016
The Smart Mobility International Conference and Exhibition, currently underway as part of the 2016 Seoul Design Week, showcases electric cars and other state-of-the-art technology used to create a 'smarter' public transportation system for the city of Seoul. "Smart designs to...


Dokdo ecological survey reveals 594 new species
Sep 27, 2016
Scientists have recently revealed that a total of 594 new organisms, including three species previously not found in Korea and 124 species previously not found in or around Dokdo Island, have been found to be living and thriving in the waters and around the islands of Korea's Eas...


Content, entertainment fair opens in Gwangju
Sep 26, 2016
Visitors try out some virtual reality goggles at the 2016 Asia Content & Entertainment Fair at the Kimdaejung Convention Center in Gwangju on Sept. 22. During the fair, visitors were able to experience a variety of new media and content, including broadcasts, video...


New technology locates untapped gold deposits
Aug 26, 2016
A researcher tests out a spectral induced polarization (SIP) machine near a gold deposit in Moisan in Haenam, Jeollanam-do Province. Developed by the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, the SIP analyzer can identify specific types of ore deposits up to depths of ...


Shooting stars on a midsummer night
Aug 23, 2016
A special guest has paid a visit to our heavens for the first time in a long, long while. The Perseids are a meteor shower that unfolded across the summer night skies on Aug. 12. About 150 meteors per hour streaked across the sky from about 10 p.m. until about 12:30 a.m. on A...


Korean research ship heads to North Pole
Jul 25, 2016
The Araon, a Korean icebreaker specially designed to navigate polar regions, departs Incheon Harbor on July 20 to complete a 67-day polar research mission. Korea's scientific research ship the Araon, which previously completed missions to the South Pole, set sail from Incheo...


Korea, 5 Asian countries share silkworm knowhow
Jun 20, 2016
Korea and five Asian countries have shared their knowhow and expertise in sericulture technology and have discussed measures to boost cooperation. Sericulture is the raising of silkworms for the production of raw silk. The Rural Development Administration (RDA) provided a...


Researchers develop more precise ‘DNA scissors’ technol...
Jun 15, 2016
Korean researchers have developed a new “DNA scissors" technology that can accurately cut out one sole strand of double-stranded DNA. Teams of researchers -- a research team from the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), led by the Center for Genome Editing's Director Kim Jin...


Zika test kit hits market
Jun 13, 2016
Zika IgG/IgM is a diagnosis tool that will help to quickly and easily test for Zika virus infections. A new diagnosis tool for the Zika virus has been developed that can diagnose and analyze a virus infection just as quickly and conveniently as using a pregnancy test. ...