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Space watchdog detects fourth solar flare
Nov 01, 2013
The National Radio Research Agency (RRA) of Korea detected a three-stage solar flare, a sudden brightening on the sun’s surface, at 6:50 a.m. KST on October 30. According to the space watchdog, this has been the fourth three-phase solar flare in five days, following three earlier...


All about robots, Robot World 2013
Oct 30, 2013
Showcasing a variety of robots from across the globe and trends in robot development, the Robot World 2013 exhibition was held from October 24 to 27 at the Kintex convention center in Ilsan, Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province). Some 450 booths set up by 150 companies from eight count...


Korea’s weather service reaches out across Asia
Oct 22, 2013
Meteorologists from three Asian nations--the Philippines, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka--are visiting Korea for a three-week training course on advanced information and communication technology (ICT) for meteorological services.The training course was designed by the Korea Internation...


First Korea-Latin America IT forum held in Seoul
Oct 18, 2013
Representatives from Latin America and the Caribbean arrived in Seoul for the first Ministerial Forum for Broadband Development in Latin America and the Caribbean on October 15. Over 70 ministers and vice-ministers from 11 countries took part in the forum, as well as representati...


Korea’s IP system arrives in Africa
Oct 16, 2013
KIPOnet, an intellectual property (IP)-management computer system designed and created by Korea’s IP office, has arrived on the African continent.A group of officials from the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) recent...


Korea tops global IT competitiveness 2012: ITU
Oct 15, 2013
Korea topped the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Development Index (IDI), as compiled by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), for the third year running. The ITU ranks global ICT development and progress. Korea ranked second in 2009 when the IDI began ...


Graphene membranes developed to deter global warming
Oct 07, 2013
Korean researchers have succeeded in developing few-layered graphene and graphene oxide membranes that can selectively transport carbon dioxide, a main cause of global warming. If the material is used for carbon capture and sequestration, considered one of the most realistic solu...


Southeast Asian nations share seed technology in Korea
Oct 07, 2013
A group of 15 agronomy experts from across Asia have participated in a seed technology seminar at the Korea Seed and Variety Service (KSVS). The experts from nine nations -- Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam -- visited K...


Korea, Germany seek to develop medical cooperation
Oct 02, 2013
Korea and Germany struck an agreement to strengthen mutual medical cooperation.The National Institute of Food and Drug Safety Evaluation (NIFDS), under the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, and Germany’s Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI) signed the agreement at the Osong Life Science C...


New technologies extract fiber from bad fruit
Oct 01, 2013
Korean scientists have developed technologies to extract a high amount of fiber from fallen fruit often considered unmarketable and to use the fiber for food materials, the Rural Development Administration announced on September 24. Fruits damaged by winds or typhoons are cl...