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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...

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Nature You Meet in the Mountains #50
Oct 22, 2015
Flora & Fauna of Korea #50 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: 장수허리노린재, Jangsuheorlnorinjae Scientific Name: Anoplocnemis dallasi Kirit...

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Research team develops world's first foldable battery
Oct 14, 2015
No, it is not a paper crane -- it is a battery. A research team led jointly by Lee Sun-young at the Korea Forest Research Institute and Lee Sang-young of the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology has developed a foldable, windable and bendable battery. Fol...

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German president pushes for 'innovation through society...
Oct 13, 2015
German President Joachim Gauck delivers his greetings during the Science and Innovation conference. German President Joachim Gauck attended the seventh Joint Korean-German Conference on Science and Innovation on Oct. 13 in Seoul, part of the official itinerary for his st...

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Goesan-gun County seeks green future with organic farmi...
Oct 01, 2015
Chungcheongbuk-do Province (North Chungcheong Province) is the nation's only landlocked province, situated inland and away from the three coasts of the Korean Peninsula. Among its neighboring counties, Goesan-gun County is nestled almost in the middle of the province and i...

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New tech allows seafood, plants to be grown at home
Sep 24, 2015
Kim Su-kyung (left), a researcher at the West Sea Fisheries Research Institute, explains how herbaceous seepweed can be grown using biofloc technology, on Sept. 23 in Incheon. A new technology allows people to raise both seafood and vegetables at their home in urban ar...

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High schoolers excel at International Earth Science Oly...
Sep 24, 2015
The Korean medalists pose for a picture at the ninth International Earth Science Olympiad in Poços de Caldas, Brazil. Korea won second place at the ninth International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO). Ninety-seven students from 25 countries competed over nine day...