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All eyes on Korean-made games in San Francisco
Mar 28, 2014
Attention is turning to Korea’s video game technology.The Game Developers Conference (GDC), one of the world’s biggest video game-themed events, was held in San Francisco, California, from March 17 through 21. There, the Korean pavilion, “Creative Korea,” was crowded with visitor...


New technology developed to identify tangerine breeds
Mar 28, 2014
Researchers have developed a new technology that can identify tangerine species through DNA analysis. The new technology is expected to help discern tangerine breeds and solve intellectual property rights-related conflicts over seeds. The technology, which was developed by t...


Nature You Meet in the Mountains #17
Mar 27, 2014
Flora and 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: 섬서구메뚜기 Seomseogu maettugi Scientific name: Atractomorpha lata (Motschulsky) ...


Nature You Meet in the Mountains #16
Mar 21, 2014
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: 방아깨비 Bangakkaebi Scientific name: Acrida cinerea cinerea (Thunberg) Distribution: K...


Jeju hosts world’s 1st electric car expo
Mar 20, 2014
Jejudo Island is bustling with brand-new electric vehicles (EVs) and all the related technologies that will lead the future of green transportation. The island is currently hosting the first International Electric Vehicle EXPO, which will be held from March 15 to 21. Nearly ...


Ancient trees to be cloned
Mar 17, 2014
Ancient trees registered as natural monuments will be cloned in order to continue their lineage. The Korea Forest Research Institute (KFRI) and the Cultural Heritage Administration intend to clone zelkova, ginkgo and pine trees and preserve their DNA in special laboratories. The ...


Rare fish adds mystery to Jeju’s Yongcheon Cave
Mar 14, 2014
A rare specimen of fish has been discovered in the waters of a subterranean lake within Jeju’s Yongcheon Cave, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site and national monument. The Luciogobius Pallidus found in the Yongcheon Cave’s spring water has an 8.9% difference in its base se...


Emergency app launched in English
Mar 06, 2014
An app in English that provides useful information in urgent situations was launched on March 5. The app contains emergency contact numbers and teaches users how to do cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) developed the app to satisf...


Researchers discover dementia-causing proteins
Mar 03, 2014
Researchers have discovered new proteins that cause vascular dementia. A team of medical researchers at Konkuk University has come across proteins that cause the degeneration of neurons in the hippocampus, the area of the brain responsible for cognitive activity, and which result...


Forest healing prevents cardiovascular disease
Feb 28, 2014
Researchers have found that walking in the forest can relax one’s body and mind and, as a result, prevent cardiovascular disease. The research was jointly conducted by the Korea Forest Service along with Japanese and Finnish researchers. In a survey of cardiovascular functions in...