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Emergency app wins software competition
Dec 26, 2013
An app that instantly reports emergencies and explains to the victims how to respond has won the highest prize in the public service apps category at the Smart App Awards 2013 organized by the Korea Internet Professional Association. When encountering an emergency, such as a fire...

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Nature You Meet in the Mountains #6
Dec 26, 2013
Flora & Fauna of Korea #6Korea.net publishes a series of articles, “Nature You Meet in the Mountains,” about the peninsula’s mushrooms, insects, trees and herbs & flowers. Insects Name: 날개띠좀잠자리 (Nalgae ttijom jamjari) Scientific name: Sympetrum pedemontanum elatum (Sely...

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100 technologies chosen to lead the future
Dec 24, 2013
Picture a scene in the winter of 2020 when Kim Mi-rae, a sufferer of a chronic illness, moves into a house in a rural area for health reasons. The time it took to build the house was halved because the house was built using pre-fabricated modules, allowing her to move in earlier ...

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Nano-level ultrasound agent developed
Dec 23, 2013
Researchers at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) have developed a nano-level ultrasound scan medium which is expected to dramatically widen the scope of diseases that can be examined by ultrasound. Hyaluronic acid is 400 nanometers in diameter, much smaller tha...

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Nature You Meet in the Mountains #5
Dec 19, 2013
Flora & Fauna of Korea #5 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: 왕잠자리, Wang jamjari Scientific name: Anax parthenope julius Brauer Distribution: Kor...

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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...