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Endangered wild plants become less rare
May 14, 2015
We are now able to preserve rare and almost extinct plant species and hand them down to future generations. The Korea National Arboretum, part of the Korea Forest Service, recently announced that it has succeeded in preserving and proliferating some 400 types of rare plants a...


Researchers find clue to prevent stem cell therapy from...
May 13, 2015
Researchers have succeeded in identifying and eliminating a substance that causes tumors, a barrier until recently to stem cell therapy. A group of researchers at Yonsei University said that neural precursor cells differentiated from embryonic stem cells and induce...


Drones show up on farms
May 07, 2015
Drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles have started appearing in the agricultural sector. Drones have recently become necessary items for filming movies, soap operas and documentaries, as it makes it easy to capture a bird's-eye view of the action. Now, the scope of their us...


3-D printing goes mainstream
Apr 30, 2015
Since it was first invented in 1984, three-dimensional printing has been constantly evolving over the years. The technology is often dubbed as, “the third Industrial Revolution,” as it has transformed the existing way things were mechanically churned out. It now allows pe...


Nature You Meet in the Mountains #45
Apr 28, 2015
Flora & Fauna of Korea #45 publishes a series of articles, “Nature You Meet in the Mountains,” about the peninsula’s mushrooms, insects, trees and herbs & flowers. Insects Name: 대왕노린재, Great King Stinkbug Scientific name: Pentatoma parametallifera Z...

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Forefront of smart education, Sejong
Apr 24, 2015
Trends in education have caught up with the rapid development of high-speed Internet, smart devices, and software. Schools of Sejong Metropolitan Autonomous City are leading this change. Digital boards are used by Chamsaem Elementary School in Sejong. Digital boards are large s...


Islands in Korea get 'smarter'
Apr 03, 2015
The islands scattered around the Korean Peninsula are to become "smarter," as a corporation here aims to improve the Internet connections available in outlying regions. KT, one of the nation's larger telecommunications companies, recently launched a project to bring some regi...


Researchers develop encapsulated LCDs
Mar 26, 2015
Liquid crystal displays (LCDs) have been widely used for TV and laptop screens, among others, as they can show an image's color and shape quite clearly. However, a weakness is that the image on an LCD screen changes when seen from the side, not from the front, due to LCD's flowin...


Nature You Meet in the Mountains #44
Mar 25, 2015
Flora & Fauna of Korea #44 publishes a series of articles, “Nature You Meet in the Mountains,” about the peninsula’s mushrooms, insects, trees and herbs & flowers. Insects Name: 북방풀노린재, North Plant Stinkbug Scientific name: Palomena angulosa (Motschul...


Solar cells become as flexible as paper
Mar 23, 2015
A recently invented new type of organic solar cell has been designed to maintain its functions even when folded over a number of times. A new solar cell is as flexible as paper. It was created by a team at Postech led by Professor Cho Kilwon.This flexible solar cell was crea...