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The shifting of Korea’s mobile social media
Nov 27, 2014
Closed social networks such as Naver's Band are gaining popularity.The current population of South Korea is close to 50 million, and smartphone owners make up 74 percent of that. Among Koreans in their 20s, smartphone ownership stands at 98 percent.What are the most used apps on ...

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Lithium battery developed with faster charging speed
Nov 25, 2014
A team of researchers recently developed a new lithium battery that can be charged up to seven times faster than existing lithium batteries. The team, led by Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) Professor Lee Jinwoo, developed the new lithium battery with faster ...

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Jinju meteorites found to be 4.6 billion years old
Nov 21, 2014
At 8:04 p.m. on March 9, four rocks hit the ground from out of nowhere, landing near Jinju in the southern part of the country. The mysterious rocks garnered much attention from astronomers and geoscientists. As their estimated value was made public, the whole nation set off on a...

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Nature You Meet in the Mountains #37
Nov 21, 2014
Flora & Fauna of Korea #37 Korea.net publishes a series of articles, “Nature You Meet in the Mountains,” about the peninsula’s mushrooms, insects, trees and herbs & flowers. Insects Name: 상투벌레 Sangtubeollae Scientific name: Dictyophara patruelis (Stal) Distr...

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Environmentally friendly thermal power breaks new groun...
Nov 18, 2014
A team of researchers has recently developed an environmentally friendly way to generate thermal power using oxygen. The technology is currently in the international spotlight since it is considered highly-effective and environmentally friendly, saving costs in both development a...

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Researchers develop anti-cancer chicken feed
Nov 13, 2014
Researchers have found a way to produce chicken feed that contains anti-carcinogenic substances using by-products made from tomatoes. Scientists at the Rural Development Administration (RDA) developed ways to produce animal feed additives that contain lycopene by using over-ripen...

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Smart students invent smart mop
Nov 13, 2014
An invention created by a group of students has won the 27th Student Innovation Contest, an event held as part of the User Interface Software and Technology (UIST) Conference. Three KAIST students were selected by their fellow participants to win first place in the 27th UIST...

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New protein leads to potential diabetes cure
Nov 10, 2014
A domestic research team has identified a new protein that may provide opportunities for the development of new therapeutics against diabetes. The team, led by life sciences Professor Choi Jang-hyun at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), has successful...

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The world of robots showcased at 2014 Robot World
Oct 28, 2014
The 2014 Robot World convention has shown off the present and future of the robotic industries, ranging from industrial robots to household machines. A wide variety of robots were on exhibit at the automaton show, held at the KINTEX convention center in Ilsan, Gyeonggi-do (Gyeong...

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5G, star of ITU Plenipotentiary Conference
Oct 24, 2014
President Park Geun-hye looks at a demonstration of SK Telecom's 5G technology at the World IT Show after the opening ceremony of the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference on October 20.The star of the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference, currently taking place at the BEXCO convention center...