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Local team develops ‘emotion reading’ sensor

A sensor that can detect and differentiate muscle movements caused by changes in emotion has been developed by a local research team.The team led by professor Lee Nae-eung of Sungkyunkwan University d...

Updated : 2015.05.04 17:42

World's largest particle collider ready to restart in 'days'

    GENEVA (AFP) -- Physicists have fixed a short-circuit at the world's largest proton smasher, making the particle-hunting machine ready for a restart "within days' time" after a two-year shutdown.A fragment of metal in one of the Large Hadron Collider's magnet circuits that had delay...

Updated : 2015.04.01 22:30

Astronauts dock with space station for 1-year mission

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) -- The capsule carrying a Russian and an American who are to spend a year away from Earth docked Saturday with the International Space Station.Mikhail Kornienko and Scott Kelly are to spend 342 days aboard the orbiting laboratory, about twice as long as a standard...

Updated : 2015.03.28 12:48

[Newsmaker] Korea deploys new science satellite

YASNY, Russia ― South Korea said Thursday it has successfully sent a new science satellite into space, its radio communication with the country’s ground station indicating that the satellite is oper...

Updated : 2015.03.26 20:38

Pan-LG heir sued for fraud

  Koo Bon-ho, an adviser to Galaxia Communications, on Monday was accused of fraud and embezzlement.  Prosecutors at the Seoul Central Prosecutors’ Office said Koo is accused of receiving more than 1 billion won ($909,000) in cash and a luxury car from a KOSDAQ-listed company executive,...

Updated : 2015.03.02 21:51

Park vows to nurture central region as hub of bioindustry

President Park Geun-hye vowed Wednesday to help nurture South Korea's central region as a hub of the bioindustry as she opened the latest innovation center.  South Korea has been pushing to set up innovation centers across the country to match local startups and venture firms to conglome...

Updated : 2015.02.04 13:12

Sony seeks to delay earnings over 'The Interview' cyberattack

TOKYO (AFP) -- Sony said Friday it was asking Japanese regulators for permission to delay its earnings release next month after a cyberattack at its Hollywood film unit compromised "a large amount of data".The Japanese firm said its US-based Sony Pictures Entertainment subsidiary will not ...

Updated : 2015.01.23 22:17

U.N. official backs N. Korea abuses despite defector's changes

TOKYO (AP) -- The United Nations' official in charge of investigating human rights violations in North Korea said Friday he stands by U.N. findings of widespread abuses there despite recent backtracking by a prominent defector on the details of his life in the North's prison system.Marzuk...

Updated : 2015.01.23 22:16

(Photo News) Evidence of Mars water

This image taken by the Mast Camera on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover just north of the “Kimberley” waypoint shows beds of sandstone inclined to the southwest toward Mount Sharp and away from the Gale...

Updated : 2014.12.09 21:36

S. Korea ranks 7th in science capability scale in 2014

South Korea ranked seventh in terms of science and technology capabilities among the members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in 2014, the country's ICT ministry said Tuesday, moving a notch up from a year earlier.The country won 12.539 points in the Comp...

Updated : 2014.12.02 13:23

Seoul set to unveil results of field study on Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

South Korea was to unveil the results of a field study on Ebola-hit Sierra Leone conducted by its advance team Wednesday as part of its plan to send medical workers there, the foreign ministry said.   The 12-member advance team has returned from Sierra Leone after completing its 10-day ...

Updated : 2014.11.26 09:05

(Photo News) Fossil find

The National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage said Monday that it had found the fossil of a Theropoda dinosaur from the early Cretaceous period (110 million to 120 million years ago) in Hadong,...

Updated : 2014.11.24 21:40

First complete dinosaur skeleton found in S. Korea

A complete skeleton of a small carnivorous dinosaur has been found in southern South Korea, the first such discovery in the country, a state think tank said Monday.   The National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage said the fossil was discovered in a Mesozoic geologic formation in ...

Updated : 2014.11.24 17:18

Jinju meteorites found to be 4.6b years old

South Korean scientists said Tuesday four meteorites discovered in the southern part of the country earlier this year are estimated to be as old as the solar system.In early March, residents in Jinju, a city some 434 kilometers south of Seoul, found the space rocks that weighed 34 kilogram...

Updated : 2014.11.18 21:36

[Weekender] Multitasking: No more than a mirage?

To members of modern society, swamped with chores and bombarded with distractions, the ability to do multiple tasks simultaneously has been touted as an essential skill. But recent research has challe...

Updated : 2014.11.14 21:42