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Korea offers Afghanistan weather information
Aug 11, 2014
The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) began providing supercomputer-produced weather information to Afghanistan earlier this month. As Afghanistan recently requested weather forecast data for ten of its cities, the KMA decided to offer the information online at its websit...


Korea returns favor to Hiddink with medical treatment
Aug 07, 2014
Medical technology is gaining worldwide attention, shining under the spotlight since the 2002 World Cup. At the center is Guus Hiddink, the former soccer coach from the Netherlands who took Team Korea to a historic fourth place finish that year. To the man who instilled in us...


Two scientific breakthroughs come to light
Aug 07, 2014
Two teams of scientists have recently made two separate breakthrough discoveries in biology and physics. First, in biology, a research team led by Professor Heo Won-do of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) found that the signaling of intracellular fibr...


Nature You Meet in the Mountains #34
Aug 06, 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: 참매미 Chammaemi Scientific name: Oncotympana fuscata (Distant)Distribution: Korea, Chi...


Scientists prevent formation of biofilms in wastewater
Aug 01, 2014
A domestic research team has made a breakthrough in helping prevent “biofouling” in water treatment plants. According to the Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute (KEITI), a research team led by Professor Lee Chung-hak, a chemical engineer at Seoul National Univ...


Nature You Meet in the Mountains #33
Jul 30, 2014
Flora & Fauna of Korea #33 publishes a series of articles, “Nature You Meet in the Mountains,” about the peninsula’s mushrooms, insects, trees and herbs & flowers. Insects Name: 애매미, Aemaemi Scientific name: Meimuna opalifera (Walker) Distribution: Kor...


Scientists discovers HIV RNA restrictor enzyme
Jul 29, 2014
Commonly known as AIDS, the acquired immune deficiency syndrome is one of humanity's incurable diseases, one which take thousands of lives every year. According to statistics from the U.N.'s UNAIDS program, the number of those suffering from AIDS exceeded 35 million in 2012. A gr...


Scientists discover target protein for treating arterio...
Jul 25, 2014
Ewha Womans University researchers have discovered a protein that can disassemble cholesterol in the liver and thus suppresses hyperlipidemia, a well-known risk factor for arteriosclerosis, or the hardening of the arteries. It is expected to be used as a target protein for the de...


Researchers develop world's most efficient solar cell
Jul 21, 2014
Scientists at the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT) have developed a structure for and the manufacturing technology for a mineral and organic hybrid Perovskite solar cell, the most efficient photovoltaic cell design in the world. It is expected to pave the w...


Scientists find new cancer treatment technologies
Jul 16, 2014
A cancer patient is receiving radiation therapy. Korean researchers have received international attention as they recently developed new technologies for cancer treatment. A research team led by Dr. Hwang Sang-Gu of the Korea Institute of Radiological & Medical Sciences first...