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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Korea leads new era of eco-friendly cars
Mar 12, 2013
With the growing international interest in environment-friendly energy, leading Korean automaker and car parts producers have recently begun the commercialization of next-generation energy cars. These firms have surprised the world, exporting fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV), a...

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Korea’s IT secures the safety of Special Olympics
Feb 05, 2013
Korean athlete Kang Hyeon-ju crosses the finish line first during the snowshoeing race on January 30 at Alpensia Resort (photo: Jeon Han). What if you get lost in a strange country whose culture, environment, and geography you don’t understand? What’s even worse -- if you have in...

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South Korea launches rocket into orbit
Jan 31, 2013
South Korea succeeded in launching a space rocket for the first time on its third attempt. Seeing eleven years of effort pay off, the Naro rocket reached a target altitude nine minutes after takeoff and placed a satellite in orbit, said the Ministry of Education, Science and Tech...