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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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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 ...


Monitoring climate change from Dokdo
May 18, 2012
The easternmost islets of Dokdo have become the latest addition to Korea’s comprehensive system for observing climate change. The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Ulleungdo-Dokdo Climate Change Observation Center on May 10 in Ulleun...


High tech, green tech dazzle at Yeosu
May 17, 2012
The festivities at Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea are in full swing, and the days following last weekend’s grand opening have brought a nonstop flow of curious visitors to the newly bedecked Yeosu New Port Area. In addition to the national pavilions which display the diversity of the worl...


Explore new technology at World IT Show
May 15, 2012
Much of the cream of the crop of the IT industry worldwide has gathered in Seoul for the World IT Show, where cutting-edge IT companies from around the world show off their new technology and ideas in a variety of creative ways. Kicking off on May 15 at COEX in Seoul, the World I...


Yeosu Expo: the future of IT expos
May 11, 2012
Korea is showing off its IT infrastructure at the Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea. Various facilities and buildings at the venue make use of such technology including near field communication (NFC), geographic information system (GIS), and radio frequency identification (RFID). It is expec...


Welcoming Korea’s first mass-produced electric car
May 04, 2012
The Ministry of Environment (MOE) has announced a goal to deploy an additional 2,500 electric cars by the end of 2012. To commemorate the kickoff of this and related policy initiatives designed to encourage electric vehicle deployment throughout Korea, the MOE held a ceremony on ...