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Nature You Meet in the Mountains: Flora & Fauna of Kore...
Nov 28, 2013
Flora & Fauna of Korea #2 Korea.net publishes a series of articles, “Nature You Meet in the Mountains,” about the peninsula’s mushrooms, insects, trees and herbs & flowers. This week, we bring you a dragonfly, another type of evergreen, an inedible mushroom and a perennia...

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Rare bird visits Dokdo
Nov 27, 2013
A rare bird has visited Dokdo, the easternmost outpost of Korea. The Ministry of Environment recently reported that it has found on one of the Dokdo Islands a rare bird, the Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator), a type of finch. Never having appeared before in any official report,...

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Korea shares postharvest know-how
Nov 27, 2013
Korea is now sharing its know-how on how to keep tomatoes in good shape after they are picked with the release of a new technical manual. The Korean government’s Rural Development Administration (RDA) has published in ten Asian nations its “Postharvest Handling of Tomato in Asia”...

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Seoul holds int’l conference on paperless government
Nov 26, 2013
The Korean government held the u-Paperless International Conference 2013 at COEX in southern Seoul on November 22 in a step toward helping all governments around the world become paperless. Some 500 experts, both domestic and international, from government, academia and business,...

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Future of cloud computing discussed at int’l forum
Nov 26, 2013
Korea, China, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia discussed the future of cloud computing at the Asia Cloud International Forum 2013 on November 21 and 22 in Seoul. Representatives shared their cloud computing policies, strategies and future plans, and sought solutions to re...

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Science modeling website wins supercomputing award
Nov 26, 2013
A Korean advanced simulation software website has received the HPC Innovation Excellence Award at the sixth International Supercomputing Conference (SC’13) in Denver, the United States, on November 20. The website, Education-research Integration through Simulation On the Net...

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Korean research team unlocks whale DNA secrets
Nov 26, 2013
A Korean research team has presented the first ever findings on the minke whale genome. The world’s largest mammal, the whale, is assumed to have shifted its habitat from land to sea some 60 million years ago. As it did so, the mammal body had to adapt to an aquatic environment. ...

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Nature You Meet in the Mountains: Flora & Fauna of Kore...
Nov 21, 2013
Flora & Fauna of Korea #1 Korea.net publishes a series of articles, “Nature You Meet in the Mountains,” about the peninsula’s mushrooms, insects, trees and herbs & flowers. Today, we bring you a damselfly, an evergreen, an inedible mushroom and a perennial herb. Insects ...

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Silicon Valley connects Korean and US technologies
Nov 20, 2013
A conference in Silicon Valley brought together software firms from Korea and California and gave the two tech leaders a chance to expand cooperation. The Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) held the K-Tech @ Silicon Valley 2013 conference in the center of ...

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Satellite to explore origin of cosmos
Nov 15, 2013
Korea’s Science and Technology Satellite 3, or STSAT-3, will be sent into orbit from the Yasny launch facility in Russia on November 21. Its mission is to research the origin of the cosmos and how it formed and to observe the earth from afar. The satellite was transferred to Yasn...