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Park hosts panel session on science and technology strategy

President Park Geun-hye on Wednesday presided over a national science and technology strategy session to discuss future growth dynamos and ways to breathe fresh life into the country's economy.During ...

Updated : 2016.08.10 10:55

Science festival kicks off for 4-day run

A science festival showcasing the latest technology and the leading edge in science kicked off in Seoul on Thursday.Hosted by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, the annual Korea Science...

Updated : 2016.08.04 11:01

Gov't tightens regulations on embryonic stem cell registration

The government will require all registrations of embryonic stem cells to have consent forms from donors and a sample of their biological material on file to block unethical conduct in the research process, the Ministry of Health and Welfare said Friday.The new regulation, effective from th...

Updated : 2016.07.22 10:46

Korea, Switzerland to discuss science cooperation

 South Korea said Tuesday it will hold talks with Switzerland in Seoul this week on promoting bilateral cooperation in three main fields - basic science, industrial technology and life science.The fo...

Updated : 2016.07.12 10:32

Korea approves CHA University's embryonic stem cell research

South Korea has approved CHA University's embryonic stem cell research seven years after it submitted the plan, on condition that it abides by high ethical standards, the government said Monday. The M...

Updated : 2016.07.11 13:14

NASA's Juno spacecraft orbits Jupiter, ’king of solar system‘

NASA celebrated a key triumph on Tuesday as its $1.1 billion Juno spacecraft successfully slipped into orbit around Jupiter on a mission to probe the origin of the solar system.NASA‘s Jet Propulsion ...

Updated : 2016.07.06 10:23

Hello Jupiter! NASA spacecraft arrives at giant planet

PASADENA -- Braving intense radiation, a NASA spacecraft reached Jupiter on Monday after a five-year voyage to begin exploring the king of the planets.    Ground controllers at the NASA Jet Propul...

Updated : 2016.07.05 18:31

Korea succeeds in 75-ton rocket engine thrust test

South Korea has succeeded in a ground combustion test for the first- and second-stage engines of its domestic space rocket, a related agency said Thursday.The 75-ton thrust engine test was conducted "smoothly" as planned a day earlier at the Naro Space Center located in Goheung, South Jeol...

Updated : 2016.06.09 16:33

Korea plans to breed 3,000 nonhuman primates for animal tests

A state-run think tank on biotechnology said Thursday that it will breed as many as 3,000 nonhuman primates at a colony to be built by the end of next year in a bid to ensure a stable supply of the animals for the country's biomedical research.The state-run Korea Research Institute of Bios...

Updated : 2016.06.09 15:28

Approval of new homegrown drugs increased to five in 2015

Five homegrown drugs obtained the green light from local drug authorities for sale last year, health authorities said Friday, as major South Korean pharmaceutical companies expanded their spending on research and development.Health authorities approved the local release of Crystal Genomics...

Updated : 2016.05.27 10:10

S. Korea, U.S. seek to enhance cybersecurity cooperation

South Korean and U.S. officials gathered here Thursday to discuss cooperation in the cybersecurity sector as both countries are experiencing an increase in online trade.The seminar brought together about 100 government, business and academic participants from the two sides to discuss trend...

Updated : 2016.05.19 12:43

Korea, U.S. to work together on lunar exploration, satellite

South Korea and the United States have agreed to boost their partnership in the aerospace industry to a "considerable" level, a government ministry said Thursday, as the two sides are in related talks in Seoul.The allies opened the working-level meeting Wednesday, the second of its kind, t...

Updated : 2016.04.28 16:30

Hanyang University chief's work published in Nature journal

Research led by a local college president was recently published in the international weekly journal of science Nature, school officials said Thursday.It is rare for a local university leader’s work ...

Updated : 2016.04.28 16:28

Korea, U.S. sign space cooperation agreement

South Korea and the United States on Wednesday signed an agreement on space cooperation, paving the way for the allies' enhanced collaboration in the exploration of outer space.Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert signed the "Framework Agreement for...

Updated : 2016.04.27 09:48

Korea, U.S. to discuss space program this week

South Korea and the United States will have talks this week on boosting their cooperation in space exploration, a government ministry said Tuesday, as South Korea is pushing for a lunar exploration project.The two sides are scheduled to hold the three-day meeting in Seoul and Daejeon, some...

Updated : 2016.04.26 16:43