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Nature You Meet in the Mountains #19
Apr 10, 2014
Flora and Fauna of Korea #19 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: 귀뚜라미, Gwiddurami Scientific name: Velarifictorus aspersus (Walker) Di...

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Researchers analyze Eurasian vulture genome
Apr 04, 2014
Researchers have succeeded in analyzing the genetic information of the Eurasian black vulture, Aegypius monachus, for the first time in the world.The team of scientists, led by the Natural Research Institute of Cultural Heritage, part of the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA)...

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Nature You Meet in the Mountains #18
Apr 03, 2014
Flora and Fauna of Korea #18 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: 방울벌레, Bangul beolle, bell cricket Scientific name: Homoeogry...

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All eyes on Korean-made games in San Francisco
Mar 28, 2014
Attention is turning to Korea’s video game technology.The Game Developers Conference (GDC), one of the world’s biggest video game-themed events, was held in San Francisco, California, from March 17 through 21. There, the Korean pavilion, “Creative Korea,” was crowded with visitor...

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New technology developed to identify tangerine breeds
Mar 28, 2014
Researchers have developed a new technology that can identify tangerine species through DNA analysis. The new technology is expected to help discern tangerine breeds and solve intellectual property rights-related conflicts over seeds. The technology, which was developed by t...

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Nature You Meet in the Mountains #17
Mar 27, 2014
Flora and Fauna of Korea #17Korea.net publishes a series of articles, “Nature You Meet in the Mountains,” about the peninsula’s mushrooms, insects, trees and herbs & flowers. Insects Name: 섬서구메뚜기 Seomseogu maettugi Scientific name: Atractomorpha lata (Motschulsky) ...

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Nature You Meet in the Mountains #16
Mar 21, 2014
Flora & Fauna of Korea #16Korea.net publishes a series of articles, “Nature You Meet in the Mountains,” about the peninsula’s mushrooms, insects, trees and herbs & flowers. Insects Name: 방아깨비 Bangakkaebi Scientific name: Acrida cinerea cinerea (Thunberg) Distribution: K...

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Jeju hosts world’s 1st electric car expo
Mar 20, 2014
Jejudo Island is bustling with brand-new electric vehicles (EVs) and all the related technologies that will lead the future of green transportation. The island is currently hosting the first International Electric Vehicle EXPO, which will be held from March 15 to 21. Nearly ...

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Ancient trees to be cloned
Mar 17, 2014
Ancient trees registered as natural monuments will be cloned in order to continue their lineage. The Korea Forest Research Institute (KFRI) and the Cultural Heritage Administration intend to clone zelkova, ginkgo and pine trees and preserve their DNA in special laboratories. The ...

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Rare fish adds mystery to Jeju’s Yongcheon Cave
Mar 14, 2014
A rare specimen of fish has been discovered in the waters of a subterranean lake within Jeju’s Yongcheon Cave, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site and national monument. The Luciogobius Pallidus found in the Yongcheon Cave’s spring water has an 8.9% difference in its base se...