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Shooting stars on a midsummer night
Aug 23, 2016
A special guest has paid a visit to our heavens for the first time in a long, long while. The Perseids are a meteor shower that unfolded across the summer night skies on Aug. 12. About 150 meteors per hour streaked across the sky from about 10 p.m. until about 12:30 a.m. on A...


Korean research ship heads to North Pole
Jul 25, 2016
The Araon, a Korean icebreaker specially designed to navigate polar regions, departs Incheon Harbor on July 20 to complete a 67-day polar research mission. Korea's scientific research ship the Araon, which previously completed missions to the South Pole, set sail from Incheo...


Korea, 5 Asian countries share silkworm knowhow
Jun 20, 2016
Korea and five Asian countries have shared their knowhow and expertise in sericulture technology and have discussed measures to boost cooperation. Sericulture is the raising of silkworms for the production of raw silk. The Rural Development Administration (RDA) provided a...


Researchers develop more precise ‘DNA scissors’ technol...
Jun 15, 2016
Korean researchers have developed a new “DNA scissors" technology that can accurately cut out one sole strand of double-stranded DNA. Teams of researchers -- a research team from the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), led by the Center for Genome Editing's Director Kim Jin...


Zika test kit hits market
Jun 13, 2016
Zika IgG/IgM is a diagnosis tool that will help to quickly and easily test for Zika virus infections. A new diagnosis tool for the Zika virus has been developed that can diagnose and analyze a virus infection just as quickly and conveniently as using a pregnancy test. ...


Practice inventing on new mobile app
Apr 08, 2016
The new mobile app 'Invention City' is designed to encourage students to learn how to combine things around them in their daily lives and to come up with new inventions. If you have children and have ever felt bad when you give your children your mobile phone to play with s...


Daegu rises as nation's 'smartest city'
Apr 04, 2016
Once Daegu becomes a pilot city for the Internet of Things (IoT), residents will be able to monitor their home water, gas and electricity usage in real-time. The city of Daegu has been chosen as the pilot city to test-drive a city-wide implementation of the Internet of ...


Explore Hongdo Island in virtual reality
Apr 01, 2016
The Korea National Park Service launches a virtual reality service on March 28 that gives users a tour of the distant island of Hongdo, a small island off the coast of Geojedo Island. It is now possible to virtually explore the uninhabited island of Hongdo from the pal...


Korea wins 9th Int'l Abilympics for sixth straight time
Mar 30, 2016
After the announcement that Korea is the overall winner at the ninth International Abilympics, the national team poses for a group photo in celebration of its victory. The Korean national team brought home the winning cup at the ninth International Abilmpics, held in ...


New electrochemical device helps control blood sugar
Mar 29, 2016
A team of Korean researchers has recently developed an electrochemical device that can attach to the skin and control the body's blood sugar levels. If commercialized, this technology could help relieve the burden born by people with diabetes and by those who have to chec...