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April: the month of science in Korea
Apr 13, 2012
As April is the month of science in Korea, government agencies and regional administrations including the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology are offering nearly 700 programs and events nationwide in this month. First, the 45th anniversary ceremony of Science Day will ...

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Korea extends education aid
Apr 11, 2012
The Republic of Korea is considered to be on equal footing with advanced countries in science and technology. The International Institute for Management and Development in Geneva, Switzerland (better known as IMD), ranked South Korea fifth in scientific infrastructure, 11th in pa...

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Robot-friendly Korea
Apr 09, 2012
Oh Jun-ho, professor of mechanical engineering at KAIST and HUBO research team leader, with a HUBO prototype (Photo: Yonhap News)From manufacturing and medical services to education and national defense, Korea has a robot to meet your needs. Since being identified in 2003 as one ...

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Korean mutation information available online
Apr 05, 2012
The Korea National Institutes of Health (KNIH) announced on April 2 that the content of the Korean Mutation Database (KMD) was selected as "In This Issue" for the April issue of Human Mutation, an international journal of genetics and heredity. "The KMD is a country-specific gen...

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Sejong City to have Korea's first smart school
Mar 16, 2012
An electronic message board displays real-time notifications (Photo: Gonggam Korea).Korea’s first smart school opened on March 2 in Sejong Special Autonomous City, a special administrative district in Chuncheongnam-do (South Chungcheong Province).   Hansol High School...

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LEDs and smart grids: keys to Korea's green technology
Mar 08, 2012
Korea is strong in the smart grid and LED industries. As those industries are expected to lead the world, the Korean government has spared no effort or money on the R&D and the creation of a market for those industries. The government’s support for the smart grid and LED indu...

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The icebreaker ARAON exploring the Antarctic
Feb 21, 2012
The name of the icebreaker ARAON is derived from Korean words 'Ara' for Sea and 'On' for All and represents a project to cruise around the world (photo courtesy of Korean Polar Research Institute). On Jan. 11, around 11:15 am, the RV Araon received an emergency call while at bert...

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Korea strengthens science education in Cambodia
Feb 17, 2012
In Cambodia, two new research labs have opened at the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP). The research labs are part of an institute that was created as part of an ODA project launched by Korea’s Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in partnership with Sogang Universi...

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Smart work to expand services in Korea
Jan 27, 2012
The Korea Communications Commission (KCC) announced on January 19 that it will expand smart work services to improve the working environment for women and the handicapped and to enhance the competitiveness of traditional Korean markets and small and medium-sized enterprises. ...

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Meteorite discovered in Antarctica
Jan 13, 2012
Lee Jong-ik, a researcher on the Antarctic Research Expedition, collects a meteorite which he discovered on January 12 (Korean time) in Victoria Land 200 kilometers away from the future site of the Jang Bo-go Scientific Research Base. Meteriorites, having drifted through the sola...