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iRiver’s AK120 brings sound to new level
Aug 19, 2013
One Korean audio-player maker proved that it is second to none when it comes to playing more realistic and vivid sounds. Since its launch last May, the Astell&Kem 120 (AK120), iRiver’s MQS (mastering quality sound) portable media player, has drawn attention from audiophiles a...


Korea’s online procurement service shared with Mongolia
Aug 19, 2013
International demand has been on the rise for Korea's online procurement system.Earlier this month on August 6, some 20 Mongolian government officials paid a seven-day visit to Korea, with delegations including Chief B. Enkhjargal of Mongolia’s Government Procurement Department a...


Get bigger mulberries faster
Aug 16, 2013
A new breed of mulberry has been invented by Korea’s Rural Development Administration (RDA). The new mulberry species, named Daeshim, grows faster and bigger than previous species. Daeshim usually takes about a year from seed planting to be ready for harvest, saving as much as a ...


Wirelessly recharged electric bus rolls out
Aug 13, 2013
A new model of electric bus made its maiden voyage in Gumi, Gyeongsangbuk-do (North Gyeongsang Province) on August 6. Powered through wireless recharging, this new electric bus operates without a highly expensive system or long waiting time for recharging. The so-called OLEV (On-...


Seoul hosts 2013 Cyberspace Conference
Aug 08, 2013
Around 90 countries will gather in Seoul to discuss cyberspace issues including coping with growing cyber threats and enhancing capacity among developing nations. The Seoul Conference on Cyberspace 2013 is set to kick off its two-day run on October 17. The Seoul Conference o...


Korea, Indonesia, join forces to reduce GHG
Aug 05, 2013
Korea and Indonesia are setting their sights on a cooperative effort to make the world a more eco-friendly place to live. The Korea Forest Research Institute (KFRI) measured forest carbon accumulation rates in a tropical forest in Indonesia in cooperation with the nation’s Minist...


Korean youths rank 2nd in world math, physics competiti...
Aug 05, 2013
South Korean students recently ranked second in international competitions in both math and physics. A total of 528 students from 58 countries participated in the 54th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) 2013 held in Santa Marta, Colombia, which started on July 18. China wo...


Korean research team’s discovery might lead to ALS drug...
Jul 30, 2013
Korea University Professor Choi Eui-ju leads the research team (photo courtesy of the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning).A Korean research team has found a possible cause for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. They placed the bla...


App makes drawing easier on smartphones
Jul 19, 2013
Smiley face, sad face, curvy waves, thick lines, thin lines. Users can draw pictures on a smartphone with a pen. They can also erase pictures slowly by spinning the pen or rubbing the drawing with the pen. It’s not a brand-new smartphone. Every smart device can become a sketchboo...


Korea’s 119 rescue squad shares expertise with South As...
Jul 18, 2013
The National 119 Rescue Service of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is offering the Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Course aiming at sharing Korea’s advanced rescue skills with South Asian nations. A group of 14 rescue workers from eight South Asian nations -- Sri L...