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New protein leads to potential diabetes cure
Nov 10, 2014
A domestic research team has identified a new protein that may provide opportunities for the development of new therapeutics against diabetes. The team, led by life sciences Professor Choi Jang-hyun at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), has successful...


The world of robots showcased at 2014 Robot World
Oct 28, 2014
The 2014 Robot World convention has shown off the present and future of the robotic industries, ranging from industrial robots to household machines. A wide variety of robots were on exhibit at the automaton show, held at the KINTEX convention center in Ilsan, Gyeonggi-do (Gyeong...


5G, star of ITU Plenipotentiary Conference
Oct 24, 2014
President Park Geun-hye looks at a demonstration of SK Telecom's 5G technology at the World IT Show after the opening ceremony of the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference on October 20.The star of the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference, currently taking place at the BEXCO convention center...


Nature You Meet in the Mountains #36
Oct 23, 2014
Flora & Fauna of Korea #36 publishes a series of articles, “Nature You Meet in the Mountains,” about the peninsula’s mushrooms, insects, trees and herbs & flowers. Insects Name: 끝검은말매미충, KkutgeomunmalmaemichungScientific name: Bothrogonia japonica Ishihara Dist...


Nobel laureates take on new look
Oct 21, 2014
The Nobel Prize winners stood before the camera, held on to the cardboard placard and put on a funny or mischievous face. These famous prize-winners can now be seen in a series of photographic images taken by German photographer Volker Steger in the Sketches of Science exhibition...


Adipose-derived stem cells to be used to treat hair los...
Oct 17, 2014
Researchers at Yonsei University have discovered ways to use adipose-derived stem cells to treat hair loss. According to the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, the researchers cultivated adipose-derived stem cells and injected them into mice only to find out that the s...


Korea ranks 4th at Int’l Earth Science Olympiad
Oct 14, 2014
A team of high school seniors has come in fourth place at the 8th International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO).The science event, held over eight days from September 22 to 30 in Santander, Spain, involved 82 students from 26 countries. The participants showed off their creativity ...


Software meets the humanities
Oct 13, 2014
“Create digital pictures based on historical records.” There is a new way to recreate historical events with the help of liberal arts and computer technology. Attempts to fuse the two different fields -- the humanities and software -- are on a constant rise. Images created...


Researchers develop flexible paper lithium-ion batterie...
Oct 02, 2014
Researchers are receiving the media spotlight as they have developed the first-ever flexible paper lithium-ion batteries, energy storage units that can be bent like paper and made from wood. The research was jointly conducted by Dr. Lee Sun-Young of the Korea Forest Research Inst...


Silver nanoparticle-coated air filter kills bacteria
Sep 30, 2014
Appliances installed in cars or buildings, including air conditioners and air cleansers, have filters designed to filter out airborne pollutants. The air filters, however, can themselves become a hotbed of harmful bacteria, where the deposited microorganisms can survive and multi...