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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...


Korea has highest smartphone ownership rate
Feb 24, 2016
According to a report published by the Pew Research Center on Feb. 22, Korea has the highest smartphone ownership rate in the world, with 88 percent of respondents saying that they own a device. "South Korea stands out as the country with the highest smartphone owners...


Korean enterprises dive into virtual reality
Feb 23, 2016
During the Samsung Galaxy S7 presentation at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) on Feb. 21, audience members using virtual reality headsets fail to realize that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has entered the venue. (Photo: Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook profile) Experiencing a vi...


Sea squirts emerge as good dental solution
Feb 19, 2016
When your teeth smart, you can now rely on sea squirts to help ease the pain. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries has found a solution in the gallic acid secreted from the marine invertebrate as a way to cure toothaches, a first-of-its-kind in the world. The gal...


3-D printed tissue comes to life
Feb 18, 2016
A joint research team from Korea and the U.S. has created live body parts using a 3-D printer. The team, made up of four Korean scientists and experts from Wake Forest University, announced on Feb. 15 that, “Ear, bone and muscle structures printed using a 3-D printer wer...


5G to enliven PyeongChang Olympics
Feb 16, 2016
Thanks to 5G communications technologies, people from around the world will be able to more realistically enjoy the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. As an athlete steps up to the launch pad or skis down the slope, TV viewers will be able to feel exactly how fast they're...


Antarctic station breaks ground on glacial research
Feb 16, 2016
Korea's Jang Bogo Antarctic Research Station, in its second year of operations, expands its research to cover Antarctica's sub-glacial lakes, geology and meteorite craters. Jang Bogo, Korea's second permanent research station in Antarctica, has been breaking ground in ...


Farming apps bring rise of 'smartfarms'
Feb 15, 2016
It has become a thing of the past to rush to a farmhouse in the middle of the night to check all the crops, as well as the temperature and humidity. All farmers have to do now is to just stay in bed and swipe across their smartphones. This is all thanks to new “smartfarm” technol...


Korean champion to take on baduk machine on March 9
Feb 11, 2016
Lee Sedol, one of go's greatest players, will play five matches against Google's artificial intelligence AlphaGo program starting on March 9. Lee Sedol (이세돌, 李世乭) is a professional baduk, or go, player with a rank of 9-dan (9-단). He's considered to be one of the game's g...