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Free Wi-fi now offered at public areas nationwide
Jul 25, 2012
In South Korea, which counts over 8.4 million fourth-generation long-term evolution (LTE) network users and recently became the first country to pass 100 percent wireless penetration, free Wi-Fi services are now being offered at over 1,000 public areas across the country. As...

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IT brings Korea's cultural treasures closer
Jul 20, 2012
For a proper tour of Korea’s culture heritage, information is key. With new QR (Quick Response) codes and mobile information services providing quick and easy access to information on Korea’s cultural properties, learning about Korea has become easier than ever. Smartphones for s...

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Yeosu Expo, a robot extravaganza
Jun 14, 2012
Among the myriad sights awaiting visitors at Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea, one can’t-miss experience is a meet-and-greet with the Expo’s many robots. Visitors to the Marine Robot Pavilion can watch a team of robots dancing to K-pop (left) and see the 6.5-meter tall Navi (right) (photo...

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High-speed wireless network to go live at Dokdo
Jun 13, 2012
An LTE network will be in operation at Dokdo (pictured) and Ulleungdo by the end of 2012 (photo courtesy of Ulleung County). By the end of 2012, visitors to Korea’s easternmost islands of Dokdo and Ulleungdo will be able to enjoy the ocean air and coastal views without losing any...

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A glimpse of futuristic technologies at Yeosu
Jun 07, 2012
The Yeosu Expo is well under way with over 100 nations around the world busy presenting their unique cultures and technologies. A glimpse at the current status of imaging technology from around the world The Yeosu Expo brought together technologies from every corner of the globe ...

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Climate and Environment Pavilion praised by experts
Jun 05, 2012
The Climate and Environment Pavilion at Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea, one of the Expo’s most popular offerings, has received acclaim from experts for its unique and effective presentation of pressing climate issues.“The Climate and Environment Pavilion is the best and most meaningful of...

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South Korea, the Mecca of e-Sports
Jun 04, 2012
“You may not know StarCraft, but surely you must know who Lim Yo-hwan is, right?” This may at first not ring true. StarCraft is a real-time strategy video game that has captivated gamers around the world since its debut in the late 1990s. Lim, known as the Terran Emperor or BoxeR...

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Leading the way, Korea's IT transportation innovations
Jun 01, 2012
Fans dressed in red fill an intersection in Daegu for the Korea-Spain match during the 2002 FIFA World Cup (photo: Yonhap News)During the seven games of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, over 10 million Korean soccer fans flocked to the streets of Seoul for hours of enthusiastic cheering ...

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High speed-rail to speed up with HEMU 430-X
May 24, 2012
The latest development in Korea’s next-generation high-speed rail technology is set to reduce traveling time between major cities to under an hour and a half. The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs unveiled the HEMU 430-X, which reaches a top speed of 430 km/h, at C...

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Arirang 3 in space
May 19, 2012
Korea successfully launched its third multipurpose practical satellite on May 18 at 1:39 a.m. from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan."The Arirang 3 has deployed its solar panels, and begun operations in earnest, communicating with a ground station," announced the Ministry of ...