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Scientists glimpse Einstein's gravitational waves

WASHINGTON (AFP) - In a landmark discovery for physics and astronomy, scientists said Thursday they have glimpsed the first direct evidence of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of space-time ...

Updated : 2016.02.12 13:53

Korea making headway on resolving obstacles for 2016 space

South Korea is on course to test launch its next-generation space rocket in late 2016 after it made headway in resolving a major technical obstacle that could have led to delays, the head of the country's aerospace research institute said Sunday.In a meeting with reporters at the Naro Spac...

Updated : 2016.01.31 15:25

KAI succeeds in maiden flight of new Surion medical chopper

Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd., South Korea's aircraft maker, said Monday it has successfully conducted the maiden flight of a new medical transport version of its Surion helicopter.The 20-minute test flight took place at the KAI's headquarters in Sacheon, South Gyeongsang Province, on Fr...

Updated : 2016.01.25 16:28

Korea to push moon exploration through 2020

South Korea's science ministry said Wednesday it plans to launch a lunar exploration project next year, eventually seeking to send a landing vessel by 2020.Under the first stage of the project that will run from 2016 to 2018, the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning will allocate 1...

Updated : 2015.12.30 14:29

[Herald Interview] Looking for silver lining in climate change

When it comes to curbing climate change, Norwegian scientist Jorgen Randers is a disbeliever. “I’m a pessimist because I do not think humanity will go the extra lengths to stop the earth from degene...

Updated : 2015.11.13 19:27

Curtain falls on OECD science forum in Daejeon

A global meeting of science ministers and experts closed in Daejeon on Friday after five days of intensive activities including the adoption of a declaration on inclusive and sustainable science development.Dubbed the "world science summit," the OECD Ministerial Meeting Daejeon 2015, World...

Updated : 2015.10.23 13:25

Fine dust hits peninsula for days

A layer of fine dust has blanketed the peninsula for days, raising public health concerns, officials said Thursday. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, many provinces have recorded a high level of fine dust over the past week, prompting the cities to issue alerts. North J...

Updated : 2015.10.22 20:22

Consistent policy vital for sustainable scientific development: Daejeon mayor

The Daejeon Metropolitan City said Thursday the central government should roll out a consistent and sustainable science development policy to foster the country's competitiveness in technologies."Daejeon is a home to various research labs. But there has been no groundbreaking progress due ...

Updated : 2015.10.22 15:37

Experts, citizens to discuss future of science policy

South Korea's ICT ministry said Thursday it plans to hold an open panel discussion on the final day of the ongoing global science summit to reflect on how to best incorporate this week's achievements into future policies.The Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning said citizens will ...

Updated : 2015.10.22 13:12

Science meeting organizers host side events

Organizers of the ongoing world science meeting hosted an international meeting of science museums and a handful of other events on Thursday, the eve of its closing.The International Symposium of Science Museums, organized by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, brought togeth...

Updated : 2015.10.22 11:14

OECD holds technology policy meeting

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's science committee opened a general meeting in Daejeon on Thursday to share ideas on the role of the science technology in economic and social development.At the closed-door OECD Committee for Science and Technology Policy meeting,...

Updated : 2015.10.22 08:53

Full text of Daejeon Declaration on Science, Technology, and Innovation Policies for the Global and Digital Age

The following is the full English text of the Daejeon Declaration on Science, Technology, and Innovation Policies for the Global and Digital Age, which was announced Wednesday after the two-day OECD Ministerial Meeting Daejeon 2015, World Science Forum.WE, THE MINISTERS AND REPRESENTATIVES...

Updated : 2015.10.21 16:46

Digital content to be challenge for Samsung: ex-Finnish PM

Developing digital content and providing wonderful user experiences are the next challenges for South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co., Esko Aho, a former Finnish prime minister and ex-executive vice president of Nokia, said Wednesday.Currently, Apple Inc. is seen as having an edg...

Updated : 2015.10.21 15:58

Science ministers adopt Daejeon Declaration for sustainable growth

Science ministers from member nations of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development adopted a joint declaration on Wednesday charting out a vision and guidelines for sustainable and inclusive growth through scientific development.The "Daejeon Declaration on Science, Technolo...

Updated : 2015.10.21 15:54

Scientists call for more support in 'open science'

The results of scientific research and big data should be more accessible to people at all levels to accelerate the development of science and technology, two world leading scientists said Tuesday.A staunch advocate of the so-called open science, Sergio Bertolucci, the research and computi...

Updated : 2015.10.20 16:25