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MPEG transmission technology adopted as next generation...
Jun 08, 2015
An advanced broadcasting technology developed by Korean engineers has been adopted as the next generation digital broadcasting standard in North America and Japan. Moving Pictures Expert Group (MPEG) media transport technology is an Internet protocol (IP)-based transmissi...


Technology developed to produce cold resistant rice
Jun 05, 2015
Researchers have developed the technology to produce rice plants that are more tolerant to cold weather. A team of researchers from the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) and Yonsei University succeeded in identifying and separating the genes from an Antarctic plant t...


Honey-sweetened, dried mulberries retain shape, freshne...
May 28, 2015
A new method of making “semi-dried mulberries” has been discovered using honey and not causing any disfigurement. The Rural Development Administration recently carried out a test with mulberries, in which the frozen fruits were defrosted at room temperature and then some ...


Nature You Meet in the Mountains #46
May 26, 2015
Flora & Fauna of Korea #46 publishes a series of articles, “Nature You Meet in the Mountains,” about the peninsula’s mushrooms, insects, trees and herbs & flowers. Insects Name: 얼룩대장노린재, Stained king stinkbug Scientific name: Placosternum esakii Miy...


’Korea is faster than Manhattan in Internet speed’
May 22, 2015
“Not only is much of Seoul blanketed in free wireless Internet, but that Internet is much, much faster than what you typically get in the U.S.” The U.S. business and technology news website Business Insider reported as such in its May 17 article, “Internet speeds in Sout...


Rain scientists discuss new satellite data
May 19, 2015
Precipitation professionals gathered in Korea to verify data received from a new weather satellite launched into orbit last year. The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) hosted the seventh International Workshop for Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Ground Val...


Endangered wild plants become less rare
May 14, 2015
We are now able to preserve rare and almost extinct plant species and hand them down to future generations. The Korea National Arboretum, part of the Korea Forest Service, recently announced that it has succeeded in preserving and proliferating some 400 types of rare plants a...


Researchers find clue to prevent stem cell therapy from...
May 13, 2015
Researchers have succeeded in identifying and eliminating a substance that causes tumors, a barrier until recently to stem cell therapy. A group of researchers at Yonsei University said that neural precursor cells differentiated from embryonic stem cells and induce...


Drones show up on farms
May 07, 2015
Drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles have started appearing in the agricultural sector. Drones have recently become necessary items for filming movies, soap operas and documentaries, as it makes it easy to capture a bird's-eye view of the action. Now, the scope of their us...


3-D printing goes mainstream
Apr 30, 2015
Since it was first invented in 1984, three-dimensional printing has been constantly evolving over the years. The technology is often dubbed as, “the third Industrial Revolution,” as it has transformed the existing way things were mechanically churned out. It now allows pe...