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Million-year-old fossil suggests species diversity
Feb 22, 2017
Based on tiny footprint fossils found in Jinju, Gyeongsangnam-do Province, scholars presume that the Cretaceous mammal may have looked like a contemporary kangaroo rat. The trackway of a mammal from the earliest Cretaceous Period of the Mesozoic Era (145 to 66 million years ago...

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Seed potatoes developed in Korea flourish in Cambodia
Feb 21, 2017
Students from the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) harvest potatoes grown at a farm in Sen Monorom, in Mondulkiri Province, Cambodia, on Feb. 3. Some 5,400 kilograms of potatoes were produced from this batch, a product of seed potatoes engineered by a team of researchers fro...

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Korean LPG carriers support Nigerian energy exports
Feb 07, 2017
A naming ceremony for two ships ordered by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation is held at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyards in Ulsan, Korea, on Jan. 17. The two LPG carriers were named the Africa Gas and the Sahara Gas. Major Nigerian media outlets, such as the Nigerian Televi...

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Beetle research released as e-book
Feb 07, 2017
The Korea National Arboretum publishes '200 Longicorn Beetles in Forest' as an e-book on Feb. 3. The book contains information on 200 different species of beetles that are found in Korean forests. A research book covering some 200 different species of beetles found in Kore...

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Researchers discover Korean genetic roots in 7,700-year...
Feb 06, 2017
In the past, anthropologists believed that the origins of modern Koreans were found in Mongolia, to the north. This was backed by linguistic backgrounds which categorized the Korean language into the Ural Altaic group, along with Mongolian.However, with the introduction of scient...

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Wearable plasma fabric opens new research frontiers
Jan 25, 2017
A new technique developed by the Agency for Defense Development (ADD) makes it possible to knit flexible wire electrodes into wearable atmospheric pressure plasma fabrics. This fabric can then be made into gloves or blankets, depending. A new technology has been developed th...

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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...