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Seeds, core of blue ocean industry and green economy
Dec 10, 2013
“Just a little seed can change the world,” said Director General Shin Hyun-kwan of Korea Seed & Variety Service (KSVS). He continued: There was crippled wheat (Anzunbaengimil in Korean) in Korea. It was short, strongly resistant to blight and produced a large crop per each un...

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Digital media festival provides innovative technologies
Dec 09, 2013
The present and future of the digital media industry were laid out at a special event, Digital Media Festival 2013. Held on December 5 and 6 at Bitmaru in Ilsan, Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province), the festival invited domestic companies to show off their advanced and innovative tec...

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UN report introduces Korean government’s cloud use
Dec 06, 2013
The Korean government’s use of cloud computing was introduced as an excellent example in a UN report. The Information Economy Report 2013, published on December 3 by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), highlighted Korea’s National Total Operating Plat...

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Nature You Meet in the Mountains: Flora & Fauna of Kore...
Dec 06, 2013
Flora & Fauna of Korea #3 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: 노란실잠자리 (noran siljamjari)Scientific name: Ceriagrion melanurum Selys Distribution: ...

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DNA barcode identifies insects
Dec 02, 2013
Korea has made a breakthrough in entomology. The nation has developed a DNA barcoding system that can identify insects using a sample of their DNA. The identification method works at any of the animal’s developmental stages, from egg and larva all the way through to pupa and imag...

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Nature You Meet in the Mountains: Flora & Fauna of Kore...
Nov 28, 2013
Flora & Fauna of Korea #2 Korea.net publishes a series of articles, “Nature You Meet in the Mountains,” about the peninsula’s mushrooms, insects, trees and herbs & flowers. This week, we bring you a dragonfly, another type of evergreen, an inedible mushroom and a perennia...

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Rare bird visits Dokdo
Nov 27, 2013
A rare bird has visited Dokdo, the easternmost outpost of Korea. The Ministry of Environment recently reported that it has found on one of the Dokdo Islands a rare bird, the Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator), a type of finch. Never having appeared before in any official report,...

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Korea shares postharvest know-how
Nov 27, 2013
Korea is now sharing its know-how on how to keep tomatoes in good shape after they are picked with the release of a new technical manual. The Korean government’s Rural Development Administration (RDA) has published in ten Asian nations its “Postharvest Handling of Tomato in Asia”...

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Seoul holds int’l conference on paperless government
Nov 26, 2013
The Korean government held the u-Paperless International Conference 2013 at COEX in southern Seoul on November 22 in a step toward helping all governments around the world become paperless. Some 500 experts, both domestic and international, from government, academia and business,...

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Future of cloud computing discussed at int’l forum
Nov 26, 2013
Korea, China, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia discussed the future of cloud computing at the Asia Cloud International Forum 2013 on November 21 and 22 in Seoul. Representatives shared their cloud computing policies, strategies and future plans, and sought solutions to re...