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President Park praises female scientists, engineers
Aug 30, 2013
An international conference of female scientists and engineers was held on August 22 in Seoul on the theme of women’s leadership in science and engineering and the future. Dubbed BIEN 2013 (Bio, Information, Environment/Energy and Nano Technology 2013), this conference was held t...


Future of cyberspace to be discussed at Seoul Cyberspac...
Aug 29, 2013
With the 2013 Seoul Conference on Cyberspace just 50 days away to be held between October 17 and 18, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a launching ceremony of its SNS supporters group called “Cybuddy” on August 28. Cybuddy, a compound word from cyber and buddy, will provide in...


Korea’s fifth multipurpose satellite successfully launc...
Aug 28, 2013
KOMPSAT-5, a Korean-built multipurpose satellite, has been successfully launched. Launched on August 22 at around 8:39 p.m. from Yasny Launch Base in Russia, Korea’s fifth multipurpose satellite succeeded in communicating with Troll Satellite Station in Antarctica 32 minutes late...


Korea's Armadillo-T car folds in half
Aug 22, 2013
A small and light electric car that can completely fold in half that has been developed recently in Korea has caused a stir. A group of researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) on August 13 unveiled this foldable, compact electric vehicle call...


iRiver’s AK120 brings sound to new level
Aug 19, 2013
One Korean audio-player maker proved that it is second to none when it comes to playing more realistic and vivid sounds. Since its launch last May, the Astell&Kem 120 (AK120), iRiver’s MQS (mastering quality sound) portable media player, has drawn attention from audiophiles a...


Korea’s online procurement service shared with Mongolia
Aug 19, 2013
International demand has been on the rise for Korea's online procurement system.Earlier this month on August 6, some 20 Mongolian government officials paid a seven-day visit to Korea, with delegations including Chief B. Enkhjargal of Mongolia’s Government Procurement Department a...


Get bigger mulberries faster
Aug 16, 2013
A new breed of mulberry has been invented by Korea’s Rural Development Administration (RDA). The new mulberry species, named Daeshim, grows faster and bigger than previous species. Daeshim usually takes about a year from seed planting to be ready for harvest, saving as much as a ...


Wirelessly recharged electric bus rolls out
Aug 13, 2013
A new model of electric bus made its maiden voyage in Gumi, Gyeongsangbuk-do (North Gyeongsang Province) on August 6. Powered through wireless recharging, this new electric bus operates without a highly expensive system or long waiting time for recharging. The so-called OLEV (On-...


Seoul hosts 2013 Cyberspace Conference
Aug 08, 2013
Around 90 countries will gather in Seoul to discuss cyberspace issues including coping with growing cyber threats and enhancing capacity among developing nations. The Seoul Conference on Cyberspace 2013 is set to kick off its two-day run on October 17. The Seoul Conference o...


Korea, Indonesia, join forces to reduce GHG
Aug 05, 2013
Korea and Indonesia are setting their sights on a cooperative effort to make the world a more eco-friendly place to live. The Korea Forest Research Institute (KFRI) measured forest carbon accumulation rates in a tropical forest in Indonesia in cooperation with the nation’s Minist...