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New lens can see 160nm objects
May 27, 2014
A group of scientists recently developed a new lens that enables the human eye to see items that are 625 times smaller than the width of a human hair. By using this new lens, people can observe items that are down to 160 nanometers in length without applying any additional softwa...

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Causes of obesity found
May 22, 2014
A group of scientists has cracked the mystery of what causes obesity, a condition which greatly raises the risk of other health problems. The key to treating obesity is cilia, the hair-like structures on the surface of the brain's nerve cells. Researchers from the Asan Medical Ce...

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Nature You Meet in the Mountains #25
May 22, 2014
Flora & Fauna of Korea #25 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: 대벌레, Daebeolle Scientific name: Baculum elongatum Thunberg Distribution: K...

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Researchers develop microscopic gas sensor
May 21, 2014
A group of researchers has developed an electronic device that can sense toxic or radioactive materials, as well as temperature and humidity, upon attachment to the surface of a living plant or insect. Professor Park Jang-Ung of the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Te...

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Nature You Meet in the Mountains #24
May 15, 2014
Flora & Fauna of Korea #24 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: 땅강아지, Ddanggangaji Scientific name: Gryllotalpa orientalis (Burmeister) ...

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An Introduction to the Organization and Contents of the...
May 14, 2014
There is indeed no physician more eminent than Heo Jun (1539–1615) in Korean society. His major work, the Dongui Bogam is regarded not only as the most significant medical text representing Korean medicine but also as the pride of the whole country. When health-related books are ...

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Scientists get electricity from water
May 14, 2014
Researchers have developed a new technology that can produce electricity from flowing water. Professor Kim Youn Sang of Seoul National University and Managerial Researcher Kwon Soon-Hyung of the Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI) jointly developed the technology that u...

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Nature You Meet in the Mountains #23
May 08, 2014
Flora & Fauna of Korea #23Korea.net publishes a series of articles, “Nature You Meet in the Mountains,” about the peninsula’s mushrooms, insects, trees and herbs & flowers.Insects Name: 날베짱이, Nalbejjangi Scientific name: Holochlora longifissa Matsumura et Shiraki D...

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The Value of the Dongui Bogam and its Status in East As...
May 07, 2014
Historical Background In the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, East Asian Medicine developed a new logical model about medical information on the basis of Neo-confucianism. At the same period, it increased the amount of medical information by gathering data from all over East Asi...

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Embryonic stem cells cloned for first time using adult ...
May 02, 2014
Researchers have succeeded in cloning embryonic stem cells using adults' somatic cells for the first time in the world. Embryonic stem cells are pluripotent stem cells that are derived from the inner cell mass of a blastocyst and which can differentiate into any type of cell. Der...