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Korean youths rank 2nd in world math, physics competiti...
Aug 05, 2013
South Korean students recently ranked second in international competitions in both math and physics. A total of 528 students from 58 countries participated in the 54th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) 2013 held in Santa Marta, Colombia, which started on July 18. China wo...


Korean research team’s discovery might lead to ALS drug...
Jul 30, 2013
Korea University Professor Choi Eui-ju leads the research team (photo courtesy of the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning).A Korean research team has found a possible cause for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. They placed the bla...


App makes drawing easier on smartphones
Jul 19, 2013
Smiley face, sad face, curvy waves, thick lines, thin lines. Users can draw pictures on a smartphone with a pen. They can also erase pictures slowly by spinning the pen or rubbing the drawing with the pen. It’s not a brand-new smartphone. Every smart device can become a sketchboo...


Korea’s 119 rescue squad shares expertise with South As...
Jul 18, 2013
The National 119 Rescue Service of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is offering the Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Course aiming at sharing Korea’s advanced rescue skills with South Asian nations. A group of 14 rescue workers from eight South Asian nations -- Sri L...


Korea, Indonesia join forces to preserve mangroves
Jul 15, 2013
The Korea Forest Service (KFS) helped plant mangroves on its test plantation in Kapuk, North Jakarta, on July 4 to combat the effects of tsunamis. Mangrove forests grow where saltwater from the ocean meets freshwater from a river. The two nations are working together to increase ...


Korea, China to upgrade cooperation in ICT, cyber secur...
Jul 05, 2013
Korea and China agreed to build an active partnership in order to boost cooperation in 5G technology development, the next generation in mobile technology, and its market domination. To boost cooperation in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector, the two countr...


Korea to produce low-calorie rice jam
Jul 04, 2013
(Photo: iclickart)A healthier option for jam is now available, according to Korea’s Rural Development Administration (RDA). The RDA is introducing a new type of jam that contains less sugar and more fruit content. Traditionally sugar and fruit have been used in about equal propor...


Korea tops global smartphone penetration in 2012
Jul 02, 2013
Korea has the highest level of smartphone ownership in the world, an American market research group said. Korea ranked first in global smartphone penetration last year by recording 67.6 percent, the U.S.-based Strategy Analytics reported on June 25.This means 67 out of 100 p...


Korea’s agricultural technology extended to Uganda
Jul 02, 2013
Korea’s Rural Development Administration (RDA) and Uganda's National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) signed an MOU on June 25 for the launch of the Korea Project on International Agriculture (KOPIA).The memorandum signed by RDA administrator Lee Yang-ho and Secreta...


Azerbaijan to adopt Korea’s online patent system
Jun 26, 2013
Korea’s integrated information system adopted by the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) is making its way to the Republic of Azerbaijan. Following the first 2011 transfer into Mongolia, KIPOnet has been successfully launched in Azerbaijan this time, according to KIPO. Sin...