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Korea tops global IT competitiveness 2012: ITU
Oct 15, 2013
Korea topped the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Development Index (IDI), as compiled by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), for the third year running. The ITU ranks global ICT development and progress. Korea ranked second in 2009 when the IDI began ...

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Graphene membranes developed to deter global warming
Oct 07, 2013
Korean researchers have succeeded in developing few-layered graphene and graphene oxide membranes that can selectively transport carbon dioxide, a main cause of global warming. If the material is used for carbon capture and sequestration, considered one of the most realistic solu...

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Southeast Asian nations share seed technology in Korea
Oct 07, 2013
A group of 15 agronomy experts from across Asia have participated in a seed technology seminar at the Korea Seed and Variety Service (KSVS). The experts from nine nations -- Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam -- visited K...

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Korea, Germany seek to develop medical cooperation
Oct 02, 2013
Korea and Germany struck an agreement to strengthen mutual medical cooperation.The National Institute of Food and Drug Safety Evaluation (NIFDS), under the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, and Germany’s Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI) signed the agreement at the Osong Life Science C...

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New technologies extract fiber from bad fruit
Oct 01, 2013
Korean scientists have developed technologies to extract a high amount of fiber from fallen fruit often considered unmarketable and to use the fiber for food materials, the Rural Development Administration announced on September 24. Fruits damaged by winds or typhoons are cl...

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11 Asian nations discuss food security
Sep 16, 2013
Cassava, a woody shrub of the Euphorbiaceae family native to South America, has recently come into the spotlight as an important food resource. The root plant is known to be rich in carbohydrates and resistant to climate change. In order to discuss effective production and manage...

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Korea, Costa Rica share technological use of bioenergy
Sep 12, 2013
Korea’s forest technology has been shared with a growing number of countries recently. The Korea Forest Research Institute (KFRI) signed an MOU with Costa Rica’s Tropical Agriculture Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) and carried out a training course on forest manageme...

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Digital map allows clearer view of Korea
Sep 05, 2013
A new digital map has been developed with higher than ever resolution of the Korean Peninsula. The National Geographic Information Institute (NGII) under the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) created a digital map of Korea that was made using high-quality aer...

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Korea now draws organic transistors using ‘capillary pe...
Sep 03, 2013
A Korean research team came out with a new printing technique using a “rollerball pen” filled with conductive silver ink that permits the direct writing of organic materials onto a variety of substrates. The recently developed capillary pen (left) creates patterns such as an...

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President Park praises female scientists, engineers
Aug 30, 2013
An international conference of female scientists and engineers was held on August 22 in Seoul on the theme of women’s leadership in science and engineering and the future. Dubbed BIEN 2013 (Bio, Information, Environment/Energy and Nano Technology 2013), this conference was held t...