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Newly developed poplar species produces anti-aging agen...
Jan 13, 2016
While regular poplars are in green (left), a new variety of poplar that produces the anti-aging agent anthocyanin grows in red year-round. A new variety of poplar that is able to produce large quantities of the anti-aging agent anthocyanin has been developed in Korea. ...

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Korea collaborates on world's intellectual property and...
Dec 28, 2015
In Papua New Guinea, where irrigation facilities are insufficient, farmers can get their water for farming through pumping underground water by pedaling bicycles. In Cambodia, whose citizens often suffer from waterborne diseases because the main sources of water are rain or reser...

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Korean battery makers stand out in global market
Dec 22, 2015
Korea-made batteries are leading the electric car lithium ion (Li-ion) battery market. A new Leaderboard Report released on Dec. 7 by Navigant Research, a global research body that provides market research, ranked LG Chem and Samsung SDI as first and third, respectively, ...

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K-ICT hardware conference held in Seoul
Dec 16, 2015
The K-ICT Equipment Industry Festival opens with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Dec. 11 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Seoul. On Dec. 11, the K-ICT Equipment Industry Festival opened in Seoul. The high-tech hardware convention, held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, was o...

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New variety of barley developed for beer
Dec 15, 2015
Rich-flavored microbrews are growing in popularity, and a newly developed strain of barley may extend this. A recent trend among drinkers, along with flavored soju, is the growing popularity of microbrews. Building on this, there's happy news now for beer-drinkers beca...

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Korea places third at International Junior Science Olym...
Dec 14, 2015
Members of Team Korea, which came in third at the 12th International Junior Science Olympiad, pose for a photo with their medals. Korea placed third at the 12th International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO-2015). The event this year was held in Daegu from ...

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Korea develops new strain of basmati rice
Nov 11, 2015
First, they smelled it. Then they tasted a spoonful of it. Finally, they wrote down their comments on a sheet of paper. This rice-tasting was held in Suwon on Nov. 9, hosted by the National Institute of Agricultural Science (NIAS), part of the Rural Development Administrat...

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Nature You Meet in the Mountains #52
Nov 05, 2015
Flora & Fauna of Korea #52 Korea.net publishes a series of articles, “Nature You Meet in the Mountains,” about the peninsula’s mushrooms, insects, trees and herbs & flowers. Insects Name: 톱다리개미허리노린재 Topdarigaemiheorinorinjae Scientific name: Riptortus cla...

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Cooperative conservation of native plants in Central As...
Nov 05, 2015
The Korea National Arboretum has published an illustrated plant book, "Flora of the Western Tien Shan: The Chimgan Mountains," along with the Uzbekistani Institute of the Gene Pool of Plants and Animals. The book is published in Korean, English, Russian and Uzbek. An illustr...

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Nature You Meet in the Mountains #51
Oct 29, 2015
Flora & Fauna of Korea #51 Korea.net publishes a series of articles, “Nature You Meet in the Mountains,” about the peninsula’s mushrooms, insects, trees and herbs & flowers. Insects Name: 큰허리노린재 (keunheorinorinjae) Scientific name: Melypteryx fuliginosa (Uhl...