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Nature You Meet in the Mountains #12
Feb 06, 2014
Flora & Fauna of Korea #12 Korea.net publishes a series of articles, “Nature You Meet in the Mountains,” about the peninsula’s mushrooms, insects, trees and herbs & flowers. InsectsName: 깃동잠자리 Gitdong jamjariScientific name: Sympetrum infuscatum (Selys) Distribution: Ko...

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Researchers develop new genetic analysis technique
Feb 05, 2014
Researchers have developed a new technique to analyze genetic information that uses RNA-guided engineered nuclease (RGEN) derived from the CRISPR/Cas bacterial immune system. The technology allows scientists to cut DNA sequences, including cancer-causing mutations, and rapidly an...

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Nature You Meet in the Mountains #11
Feb 03, 2014
Flora & Fauna of Korea #11 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: 고추좀잠자리 Gochujomjamjari Scientific name: Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys) Distribu...

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DNA researchers analyze secret hot taste of chilies
Jan 28, 2014
The secret of the chili pepper’s hot taste has been unveiled. The Rural Development Administration (RDA) recently announced that it has finished a complete analysis of the chili’s gene sequence using homegrown technology and has identified the “spicy” chromosome. The analysis was...

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Nature You Meet in the Mountains #10
Jan 23, 2014
Flora & Fauna of Korea #10 Korea.net publishes a series of articles, “Nature You Meet in the Mountains,” about the peninsula’s mushrooms, insects, trees and herbs & flowers. InsectsName: 나비잠자리 Nabi jamjariScientific name: Rhyothemis fuliginosa SelysDistribution: Korea, C...

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Korean ICT classroom opens in Azerbaijan
Jan 21, 2014
A Korean-built state-of-the-art classroom was opened in a high school in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, on January 14. The classroom focuses on information and communications technology (ICT) and the use of high tech in education. Among the 70-odd people present at the opening ...

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Nature You Meet in the Mountains #9
Jan 16, 2014
Flora & Fauna of Korea #9Korea.net publishes a series of articles, “Nature You Meet in the Mountains,” about the peninsula’s mushrooms, insects, trees and herbs & flowers. Insects Name: 중간밀잠자리 junggan miljamjari Scientific name: Orthetrum japonicum internum McLachlanDis...

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Grafting robot gets to work on vegetables, fruits
Jan 16, 2014
It is now possible for a robot to automatically graft vegetable and fruit plants, lifting a burden off farmers’ shoulders. For the first time ever, the Rural Development Administration (RDA) has developed and commercialized a robot that can be used to graft both cucurbitaceae fru...

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Grab useful data at Public Data Portal
Jan 16, 2014
A smartphone app called “Weather Here” (unofficial translation) provides daily and weekly weather information for the user’s current location. If people set a location of interest, the app will also provide weather information for that place. Another app, “Smart Parcel” (unoffici...

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Scientists use DNA probe to detect dysentery bacteria
Jan 15, 2014
Researchers have developed a new technology that can accurately detect bacillary dysentery-causing bacteria and count how many of them there are, for the first time in the history of food and nutritional sciences. The Rural Development Administration (RDA) announced recently it h...