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New plant compounds become pest control
Jan 30, 2015
A team of researchers has identified plant compounds that can kill targeted pests, leaving the rest of the plant unharmed. Comprised of Dr. Oh Hyun-woo of the Korea Research Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB) and Professors Sim Sang-wun and Je Yun-ho of Seoul Nati...


Nature You Meet in the Mountains #42
Jan 28, 2015
Flora & Fauna of Korea publishes a series of articles, “Nature You Meet in the Mountains,” about the peninsula’s mushrooms, insects, trees and herbs & flowers. Insects Name: 홍보라노린재 Hongboranorinjae Scientific name: Carpocoris purpureipennis (de Geer)Distrib...


New website offers soil moisture information
Jan 26, 2015
One of the most important and essential elements in agriculture, the core of our food supply, is to have great soil. The level of moisture in the soil is a key factor that can determine the flavor and ripeness of produce, as well as the success of the year's harvest. Up until tod...


Researchers develop USB memory with crab shell extract
Jan 16, 2015
A group of researchers announced on January 12 that they have developed a new technology to make memory devices from chitosan, an element extracted from shellfish, such as crabs or shrimp. Led by Professor Lee Jang-sik, the team made a non-volatile memory device which can be used...


Researchers develop world’s most efficient solar cell
Jan 15, 2015
A group of researchers have developed a next-generation, more economical perovskite-based solar battery, thereby creating the world’s most efficient solar cell. Led by Professor Seok Sang-il of Sungkyunkwan University, the team announced on January 9 that they have successfully d...


Nature You Meet in the Mountains #41
Jan 08, 2015
Flora & Fauna of Korea publishes a series of articles, “Nature You Meet in the Mountains,” about the peninsula’s mushrooms, insects, trees and herbs & flowers. Insects Name: 큰넓적노린재 Keunneopjeoknorinjae Scientific name: Mezira scabrosa ScottDistribution: Kor...


New tech analyzes chrysanthemum DNA
Jan 06, 2015
A new technology has been created to analyze the DNA of the chrysanthemum, a protected genus of flower. The technology is expected to facilitate distinguishing original varieties from other types of chrysanthemums. According to the Korea Seed & Variety Service (KSVS) on Janua...


The life of ants at the National Institute of Ecology
Jan 06, 2015
An exhibition about ants just opened at the National Institute of Ecology (NIE) in Seocheon County, Chungcheongnam-do (South Chungcheong Province). A preliminary exhibit opened at the NIE on January 6 to introduce the "2015 Ants Special Exhibition" that will be held in April. ...


New photo book helps understand insects, spiders
Jan 05, 2015
A new photo book about insects and spiders was recently published by the Rural Development Administration. It provides basic information about each bug and any potential high-tech industrial uses the animals may have. Previously, there were books about feeding standards and the s...


Researchers develop world’s 1st brain map
Jan 02, 2015
A group of domestic researchers recently developed a "brain map" that can show the degree of risk of a cerebral infarction, the first of its kind in the world. A cerebral infarction is a type of ischemic stroke that results from a blockage in the blood vessels supplying blood to ...