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Global warming causes ants to move uphill
Dec 02, 2016
On Nov. 29, the NIFoS announced that ant habitats are gradually moving on average 4.9 meters in altitude up mountain slopes every year due to climate change. The National Institute of Forest Science (NIFoS), the national research institute under the Korea Forest Service (KFS), ...


Korea pushes forward with 'Li-Fi' development
Dec 01, 2016
These days, most people are preoccupied with maintaining a constant state of internet connection, expecting Wi-Fi in a moving subway car, a bustling cafe or a quiet library. However, wireless connection may not always be reliable, especially during periods when masses of people l...


Forest service helps restore Aral Sea
Nov 29, 2016
The Aral Sea has shrunk to one tenth of its size due to large-scale irrigation and has been turned into a huge saline desert due to salty dust. The NIFoS, the national research institute at the KFS, suggested building tree belts as a solution to the local residents’ damages. Th...


New variety of flatfish exported to China
Nov 22, 2016
A new breed of flatfish developed in Korea has been exported to China for the first time. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries announced on Nov. 10 that it has shipped around 20,000 turbot (Scophthalmus maximus), a type of flatfish, to mainland China. The breed was developed ...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...