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ETRI smartphone app controls parking
Dec 19, 2013
Imagine calling out to your car and having it appear in front of you within seconds. This may sound imaginary, but technology is progressing and such automation is coming close to reality. The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) recently rolled out a piec...

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Mongolia launches Korea-developed mobile broadcasting s...
Dec 17, 2013
A new mobile digital media broadcasting (T-DMB) service that was developed in Korea was recently launched in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar. The T-DMB service has become the international standard since it was developed in 2007. The Mongolian T-DMB service will begin with a...

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Nature You Meet in the Mountains #4
Dec 12, 2013
Flora & Fauna of Korea #4 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 damselfly, a pine tree, an edible mushroom and a perennial flower. Inse...

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Korean solar surface monitoring technology used around ...
Dec 11, 2013
A graphic user interface program developed by Korea’s National Radio Research Agency (RRA) to monitor activities on the solar surface is now being used around the world, including by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the United States. The Automatic Sola...

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Accessibility Centre at UN headquarters opens
Dec 10, 2013
With assistance from the Korean government, a new facility for the disabled opened for the first time at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The Accessibility Centre, opened in front of the main U.N. General Assembly Hall, provides cutting-edge devices for people wi...

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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...