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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...


Fish collagen used to regenerate skin tissue
Mar 18, 2016
A team of researchers has developed a fish collagen sponge scaffold using leftover fish skin that offers an alternative approach to healing wounds. A team of researchers has developed a new skin tissue substitute to treat wounds that uses collagen extracted from leftove...


New breath sensor diagnoses possible illnesses
Mar 16, 2016
A team of researchers has developed a detector that uses exhaled breath to diagnose diseases such as lung cancer and diabetes. Patients can now be diagnosed without the need for any blood tests or MRI scans. The research team from the Department of Materials Science & ...


Green town allows ecofriendly living
Mar 11, 2016
Homes are now going green, as they are relying on renewable energy sources, such as solar energy, for electricity. This is a trend whereby these homes keep a self-sufficient energy supply as a priority. The National Agency for Administrative City Construction and the Ko...


World weather specialists convene in Seoul
Mar 09, 2016
OpenWIS in Seoul convenes from March 7 to 11. The conference is being attended by software specialists from the U.K., France, Australia, Finland and the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). Weather specialists from around the world have convened...


Browse 45,295 Korean species in 33 volumes
Mar 07, 2016
The National Species List, published in 33 volumes by the National Institute of Biological Resources, contains scientific information on 45,295 indigenous Korean species. The catalogue covers everything from the first documented ground beetle, Coptolabus smaragnidus monilifer (le...


Remedy springtime pollution with doraji
Feb 26, 2016
The root of the doraji flower (Platycodon grandiflorus), also known as the bellflower or balloon flower in English, is an effective natural remedy to treat pollution-related respiratory illnesses. The month of March, with its gardens of budding flowers, is just around th...