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Korean research team unlocks whale DNA secrets
Nov 26, 2013
A Korean research team has presented the first ever findings on the minke whale genome. The world’s largest mammal, the whale, is assumed to have shifted its habitat from land to sea some 60 million years ago. As it did so, the mammal body had to adapt to an aquatic environment. ...


Nature You Meet in the Mountains: Flora & Fauna of Kore...
Nov 21, 2013
Flora & Fauna of Korea #1 publishes a series of articles, “Nature You Meet in the Mountains,” about the peninsula’s mushrooms, insects, trees and herbs & flowers. Today, we bring you a damselfly, an evergreen, an inedible mushroom and a perennial herb. Insects ...


Silicon Valley connects Korean and US technologies
Nov 20, 2013
A conference in Silicon Valley brought together software firms from Korea and California and gave the two tech leaders a chance to expand cooperation. The Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) held the K-Tech @ Silicon Valley 2013 conference in the center of ...


Satellite to explore origin of cosmos
Nov 15, 2013
Korea’s Science and Technology Satellite 3, or STSAT-3, will be sent into orbit from the Yasny launch facility in Russia on November 21. Its mission is to research the origin of the cosmos and how it formed and to observe the earth from afar. The satellite was transferred to Yasn...


Korea polar research team finds buried meteorite
Nov 15, 2013
A meteorite discovered by a Korean exploration team earlier this year has turned out to be a lunar meteorite, according to the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), part of the Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology (KIOST). This is the first time that Korea’s Antarc...


Forest, national park data goes online
Nov 07, 2013
There is now a new way to access information about Korea’s forests and national parks with only a few clicks of the mouse. The Korea Forest Service (KFS) has launched a new homepage that will be a clearing house for a wide variety of forest, hiking and park information. The KFS h...


Compilation of Korean moss: from Baekdu to Halla
Nov 06, 2013
Information on the Korean Peninsula’s mosses, liverworts and hornworts, collectively known as bryophytes, has been compiled in the newly published “A Field Guide to Bryophytes in Korea.” The guide book lists 302 species of bryophyte that grow in Korea and it was published on Octo...


Space watchdog detects fourth solar flare
Nov 01, 2013
The National Radio Research Agency (RRA) of Korea detected a three-stage solar flare, a sudden brightening on the sun’s surface, at 6:50 a.m. KST on October 30. According to the space watchdog, this has been the fourth three-phase solar flare in five days, following three earlier...


All about robots, Robot World 2013
Oct 30, 2013
Showcasing a variety of robots from across the globe and trends in robot development, the Robot World 2013 exhibition was held from October 24 to 27 at the Kintex convention center in Ilsan, Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province). Some 450 booths set up by 150 companies from eight count...


Korea’s weather service reaches out across Asia
Oct 22, 2013
Meteorologists from three Asian nations--the Philippines, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka--are visiting Korea for a three-week training course on advanced information and communication technology (ICT) for meteorological services.The training course was designed by the Korea Internation...