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Korea, China to upgrade cooperation in ICT, cyber secur...
Jul 05, 2013
Korea and China agreed to build an active partnership in order to boost cooperation in 5G technology development, the next generation in mobile technology, and its market domination. To boost cooperation in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector, the two countr...


Korea to produce low-calorie rice jam
Jul 04, 2013
(Photo: iclickart)A healthier option for jam is now available, according to Korea’s Rural Development Administration (RDA). The RDA is introducing a new type of jam that contains less sugar and more fruit content. Traditionally sugar and fruit have been used in about equal propor...


Korea tops global smartphone penetration in 2012
Jul 02, 2013
Korea has the highest level of smartphone ownership in the world, an American market research group said. Korea ranked first in global smartphone penetration last year by recording 67.6 percent, the U.S.-based Strategy Analytics reported on June 25.This means 67 out of 100 p...


Korea’s agricultural technology extended to Uganda
Jul 02, 2013
Korea’s Rural Development Administration (RDA) and Uganda's National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) signed an MOU on June 25 for the launch of the Korea Project on International Agriculture (KOPIA).The memorandum signed by RDA administrator Lee Yang-ho and Secreta...


Azerbaijan to adopt Korea’s online patent system
Jun 26, 2013
Korea’s integrated information system adopted by the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) is making its way to the Republic of Azerbaijan. Following the first 2011 transfer into Mongolia, KIPOnet has been successfully launched in Azerbaijan this time, according to KIPO. Sin...


Korea-Vietnam biological material center opened in Hano...
Jun 18, 2013
Korea and Vietnam have launched a joint center for biological material research in Hanoi under the auspices of the Vietnam-based Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources (IEBR).The Korea-Vietnam Biological Material Research Center was formally opened June 13 by key figures f...


Science Ministry attends UN outer space body’s session
Jun 18, 2013
The Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning (MSIP) is taking part in the 56th session of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), which runs June 12-21 in Vienna, Austria. Fifteen agenda items are under discussion at the 56th COPUOS s...


Quarantine agency named OIE ‘reference lab’ for virus
Jun 12, 2013
The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) has designated the Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (QIA) of Korea as a reference laboratory for the Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV), meaning the agency is an official center of scientific excellence within the OIE global network...


Researchers achieve world 1st in semiconductor nanowire...
Jun 12, 2013
Professor Choi Kyoung-jin A research team from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has developed the world’s first large-scale heteroepitaxial growth Ⅲ-Ⅴ semiconductor nanowire on a silicon (Si) wafer. Funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Pla...


UN recognizes Korea’s Enterprise Architecture
May 21, 2013
Korea’s e-government systems continue to earn international acclaim in public services delivery. Korea-made Enterprise Architecture (EA) came away a winner at this year’s UN Public Service Awards. EA is a digital tool that controls and manages public projects of each government a...