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New electrochemical device helps control blood sugar
Mar 29, 2016
A team of Korean researchers has recently developed an electrochemical device that can attach to the skin and control the body's blood sugar levels. If commercialized, this technology could help relieve the burden born by people with diabetes and by those who have to chec...

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Fish collagen used to regenerate skin tissue
Mar 18, 2016
A team of researchers has developed a fish collagen sponge scaffold using leftover fish skin that offers an alternative approach to healing wounds. A team of researchers has developed a new skin tissue substitute to treat wounds that uses collagen extracted from leftove...

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New breath sensor diagnoses possible illnesses
Mar 16, 2016
A team of researchers has developed a detector that uses exhaled breath to diagnose diseases such as lung cancer and diabetes. Patients can now be diagnosed without the need for any blood tests or MRI scans. The research team from the Department of Materials Science & ...

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Green town allows ecofriendly living
Mar 11, 2016
Homes are now going green, as they are relying on renewable energy sources, such as solar energy, for electricity. This is a trend whereby these homes keep a self-sufficient energy supply as a priority. The National Agency for Administrative City Construction and the Ko...

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World weather specialists convene in Seoul
Mar 09, 2016
OpenWIS in Seoul convenes from March 7 to 11. The conference is being attended by software specialists from the U.K., France, Australia, Finland and the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). Weather specialists from around the world have convened...

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Browse 45,295 Korean species in 33 volumes
Mar 07, 2016
The National Species List, published in 33 volumes by the National Institute of Biological Resources, contains scientific information on 45,295 indigenous Korean species. The catalogue covers everything from the first documented ground beetle, Coptolabus smaragnidus monilifer (le...

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Remedy springtime pollution with doraji
Feb 26, 2016
The root of the doraji flower (Platycodon grandiflorus), also known as the bellflower or balloon flower in English, is an effective natural remedy to treat pollution-related respiratory illnesses. The month of March, with its gardens of budding flowers, is just around th...

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Korea has highest smartphone ownership rate
Feb 24, 2016
According to a report published by the Pew Research Center on Feb. 22, Korea has the highest smartphone ownership rate in the world, with 88 percent of respondents saying that they own a device. "South Korea stands out as the country with the highest smartphone owners...

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Korean enterprises dive into virtual reality
Feb 23, 2016
During the Samsung Galaxy S7 presentation at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) on Feb. 21, audience members using virtual reality headsets fail to realize that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has entered the venue. (Photo: Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook profile) Experiencing a vi...

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Sea squirts emerge as good dental solution
Feb 19, 2016
When your teeth smart, you can now rely on sea squirts to help ease the pain. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries has found a solution in the gallic acid secreted from the marine invertebrate as a way to cure toothaches, a first-of-its-kind in the world. The gal...