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Visit every corner of Korea via online gov't map
Mar 20, 2015
It has now become much easier to search every virtual corner of Korea through an online map database. The National Geographic Information Institute has launched its online map service, the “Baro e map.” Baro in Korean means direct or instantaneous. The online map provides helpful...

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Smart tech developed to help you study
Mar 13, 2015
The new school year starts in March. Interest in creating the healthiest environment for studying tends to rise during this season. Over the past four years, the number of patents and registered designs for stationary- and desk-related products has shown a rapid increase. Some ...

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Herbs to overcome 'spring fatigue'
Mar 12, 2015
As March begins, spring brings the revival of all life. Ever since ancient times, people believed that the arrival of spring, Ipchun, is when frogs wake from their winter hibernation, and this period was the best season to replenish the body with fresh vegetables from new sprouts...


Nature You Meet in the Mountains #43
Mar 05, 2015
Flora & Fauna of Korea #43 publishes a series of articles, “Nature You Meet in the Mountains,” about the peninsula’s mushrooms, insects, trees and herbs & flowers. Insects Name: 북쪽비단노린재, North Silk Stinkbug Scientific name: Eurydema gebleri Kolenati D...


Climate change progressing three times faster in Korea ...
Feb 25, 2015
While many regions across the globe see signs of global warming -- including the melting of glaciers and abnormal weather -- a new assessment has predicted that climate change on the Korean Peninsula is progressing rapidly, at possibly three times faster than climate change in ot...


Genome map unveiled for first time
Feb 04, 2015
A complete genome map containing the genotype and the genome sequencing for all Koreans has been established for the first time. The Korea National Institute of Health (NIH), part of the Korea Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), unveiled the genome reference map fo...


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...