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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...

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Asia's biggest tech exhibition shows off cutting-edge i...
Sep 22, 2015
A visitor tries on a pair of virtual reality goggles at the Asia Content & Entertainment Fair 2015, on Sep. 20 at the Kimdaejung Convention Center in Gwangju. The Asia Content & Entertainment Fair 2015 (ACE) closed on Sep. 20 after a four-day run in Gwangju i...

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World scientists discuss science, technology
Sep 11, 2015
The OECD Ministerial Meeting Daejeon 2015: World Science & Technology Forum is slated for Oct. 19 to 23 at venues across Daejeon. It will bring together ministers and vice ministers from OECD and ASEAN member nations, and entrepreneurs and scientists from all around the world...

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President pushes industrial investment, manufacturing s...
Aug 26, 2015
President Park Geun-hye attended a ceremony to mark the completion of a new chip factory by SK Hynix in Icheon, Gyeonggi-do Province, on Aug. 25. The chipmaker's new factory, named “M14,” was built on a site about the size of seven and a half football stadiums, covering ...

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Researchers discover hydrothermal vent, new species in ...
Aug 24, 2015
For the first time in the world, Korean researchers have discovered hydrothermal vents while exploring oceanic ridges along the bottom of the Southern Ocean, and have collected new species living around the vents. The Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) announced on Au...