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Korean champion to take on baduk machine on March 9
Feb 11, 2016
Lee Sedol, one of go's greatest players, will play five matches against Google's artificial intelligence AlphaGo program starting on March 9. Lee Sedol (이세돌, 李世乭) is a professional baduk, or go, player with a rank of 9-dan (9-단). He's considered to be one of the game's g...

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Maritime communications quickened by new digital techno...
Jan 27, 2016
The cargo and passenger ferry Santa Lucino departs Mokpo, Jeollanam-do, on its way to Jeju Island. On Jan. 21, The Ministry of Oceans & Fisheries tested newly-developed digital marine communications technologies onboard. Communicating between ships or between land an...

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Korea's greenhouse measurements found to be accurate, r...
Jan 20, 2016
One of Korea's Global Atmosphere Watch observatories on Anmyeondo Island in Chungcheongnam-do Province samples and measures the causes of climate change. Recent air quality tests and samples taken by the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) have been found to be of...

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New underwater mining technology pulls up more ore
Jan 20, 2016
Korea has discovered an effective way by which a high volume of manganese, often called the “deep sea bonanza,” can be loaded safely onto ships. This breakthrough tech is the first of its kind worldwide. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries has succeeded in pilot tests wh...

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New breeding method revives longhorn beetle
Jan 15, 2016
The Korea National Arboretum is developing a new breeding method that accelerates the metamorphic process of the longhorn beetle, reducing it to one third of the standard time. The reproduction rate of the endangered longhorn beetle, Callipogon relictus, has been sped up...

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3-D nautical maps secure safe passage
Jan 13, 2016
A new technology will allow sailors and navigators to embark on their voyage more easily and more safely. The Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Agency (KHOA), part of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, released a statement on Jan. 10 stating that it had developed a ...

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Newly developed poplar species produces anti-aging agen...
Jan 13, 2016
While regular poplars are in green (left), a new variety of poplar that produces the anti-aging agent anthocyanin grows in red year-round. A new variety of poplar that is able to produce large quantities of the anti-aging agent anthocyanin has been developed in Korea. ...

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Korea collaborates on world's intellectual property and...
Dec 28, 2015
In Papua New Guinea, where irrigation facilities are insufficient, farmers can get their water for farming through pumping underground water by pedaling bicycles. In Cambodia, whose citizens often suffer from waterborne diseases because the main sources of water are rain or reser...

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Korean battery makers stand out in global market
Dec 22, 2015
Korea-made batteries are leading the electric car lithium ion (Li-ion) battery market. A new Leaderboard Report released on Dec. 7 by Navigant Research, a global research body that provides market research, ranked LG Chem and Samsung SDI as first and third, respectively, ...

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K-ICT hardware conference held in Seoul
Dec 16, 2015
The K-ICT Equipment Industry Festival opens with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Dec. 11 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Seoul. On Dec. 11, the K-ICT Equipment Industry Festival opened in Seoul. The high-tech hardware convention, held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, was o...