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Jeju volcanic caves declared Natural Monument
Jan 06, 2017
Lava bridges are found in the Utsanjeongul Cave, part of the Volcanic Caves of the Upper Geomunoreum Lava Tube System, Natural Monument No. 552. The Volcanic Caves of the Upper Geomunoreum Lava Tube System on Jeju Island -- the lava tubes Utsanjeongul, Bukoreumgul and Daerimgul...

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Science programs for the whole family
Dec 30, 2016
A member of staff from Gwacheon National Science Museum helping a child to use the telescope to observe star at the last “Moon and Star Open Observation Event.” Gwacheon National Science Museum (GNSM) is presenting science programs for all the family throughout January 2017. ...

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Korea invests in ‘hologram’ technology
Dec 30, 2016
Korean experts and enterprises have invested heavily over the past four years in developing patent technologies in hologram, a field which has been dominated by overseas inventors. Pictured is a group of people watching a hologram of the ‘Gangnam Style’ music video by Psy. K...

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Lichen specimens donated to the Korea National Herbariu...
Dec 22, 2016
Some of the major lichen samples such as Caloplaca bogilana were donated to the Korean National Herbarium. A collection of 17,892 lichen samples was donated to the Korean National Herbarium under the Korea National Arboretum (KNA). A lichen is a composit...

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Seoul, Paris discuss future cooperation in space
Dec 19, 2016
Experts and government officials in the space sector from Korea and France discuss cooperation measures at the Korea-France Space Forum on Dec. 12 at the Shilla Hotel in Seoul. The forum was the last event to close the 2015-2016 Year of Korea-France Bilateral Exchanges. The 201...

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Korean made nuclear reactor begins operation in Jordan
Dec 12, 2016
The first Korean made nuclear reactor, the Jordan Research and Training Reactor (JRTR), began operations in Irbid, northern Jordan, on Dec 7. The national flags of Korea and Jordan fly together outside the JRTR building. The first Korean made nuclear reactor has begun operations...

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Global warming causes ants to move uphill
Dec 02, 2016
On Nov. 29, the NIFoS announced that ant habitats are gradually moving on average 4.9 meters in altitude up mountain slopes every year due to climate change. The National Institute of Forest Science (NIFoS), the national research institute under the Korea Forest Service (KFS), ...

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Korea pushes forward with 'Li-Fi' development
Dec 01, 2016
These days, most people are preoccupied with maintaining a constant state of internet connection, expecting Wi-Fi in a moving subway car, a bustling cafe or a quiet library. However, wireless connection may not always be reliable, especially during periods when masses of people l...

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Forest service helps restore Aral Sea
Nov 29, 2016
The Aral Sea has shrunk to one tenth of its size due to large-scale irrigation and has been turned into a huge saline desert due to salty dust. The NIFoS, the national research institute at the KFS, suggested building tree belts as a solution to the local residents’ damages. Th...

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New variety of flatfish exported to China
Nov 22, 2016
A new breed of flatfish developed in Korea has been exported to China for the first time. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries announced on Nov. 10 that it has shipped around 20,000 turbot (Scophthalmus maximus), a type of flatfish, to mainland China. The breed was developed ...