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Korean tech launches telemedicine in Peru
Nov 18, 2016
Remote medical checkups, developed using Korean information and communications technology (ICT), are making inroads at the National Hospital in Lima, Peru, on Nov. 16.The Ministry of Health and Welfare announced on Nov. 16 that remote medical checkups, based on ICT developed in K...

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Content, technology convergence for 'a better tomorrow'
Nov 15, 2016
Dennis Hwang, master art director for 'Pokemon Go' at Niantic, Inc., gives the keynote speech at the 2016 Next Content Conference, at the COEX exhibition center in Seoul on Nov. 15. "It has the power to change the world for the better." This is the how Dennis Hwang, who hel...

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Millet proven to have anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory ...
Nov 14, 2016
Studies show that a certain type of millet, Echinochloa frumentacea, has anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory properties. Pictured is a new variety of this millet, borajik millet (보라직), that can be harvested in just 85 days. Studies have proven that a certain type of millet, Ech...

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Korea's RV Isabu sets off on maiden voyage
Nov 03, 2016
Korea's RV Isabu sets sail for the Pacific and Indian oceans. A large-scale research ship, the RV Isabu, has raised anchor and embarked on its first ever expedition. On Nov. 2, the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries held a ceremony at the Busan Port International Passenge...

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Korean aquaculture in Sahara yields 5 tons of shrimp
Oct 31, 2016
Over five tons of shrimp have been produced at a research center in the middle of the Sahara Desert in Ouargla Province, southern Algeria. The shrimp, weighing around 20 grams each, were harvested at the Shrimp Cultivation Research Center, a facility built with funding from ...

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Translating app launched for 2018 Winter Games
Oct 17, 2016
A promotional campaign for GenieTalk, a translating app, is held in Gwanghwamun Square in downtown Seoul on Oct. 9. Second Vice Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning Choi Jae-yoo (right) offers a USB with GenieTalk on it to a young visitor. GenieTalk, an automatic interp...

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Designing Seoul's smart future
Sep 28, 2016
The Smart Mobility International Conference and Exhibition, currently underway as part of the 2016 Seoul Design Week, showcases electric cars and other state-of-the-art technology used to create a 'smarter' public transportation system for the city of Seoul. "Smart designs to...

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Dokdo ecological survey reveals 594 new species
Sep 27, 2016
Scientists have recently revealed that a total of 594 new organisms, including three species previously not found in Korea and 124 species previously not found in or around Dokdo Island, have been found to be living and thriving in the waters and around the islands of Korea's Eas...

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Content, entertainment fair opens in Gwangju
Sep 26, 2016
Visitors try out some virtual reality goggles at the 2016 Asia Content & Entertainment Fair at the Kimdaejung Convention Center in Gwangju on Sept. 22. During the fair, visitors were able to experience a variety of new media and content, including broadcasts, video...

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New technology locates untapped gold deposits
Aug 26, 2016
A researcher tests out a spectral induced polarization (SIP) machine near a gold deposit in Moisan in Haenam, Jeollanam-do Province. Developed by the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, the SIP analyzer can identify specific types of ore deposits up to depths of ...