Monday, April 8, 2019

Mushroom farming benefits from science

Producing mushrooms using the bottle cultivation method, each species of mushroom requires its own specific level of moisture and its own culture size. Researchers have now fine-tuned their understanding of bottle cultivation and can produce mushrooms under even more ideal circumstances, depending on the...

Enjoy the seasons with flower festivals

Irises are in full bloom near the pavilion in the Garden of Morning Calm. Peonies, hydrangeas, lilies and irises. Naming a few of them makes everyone happy, and makes them forget about their busy daily routine. Visitors to the Garden of Morning Calm in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi...

300 years of Joseon royal tombs at a glance: Seooreung

The Joseon royal tombs include the tombs of royal family members throughout the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). These tombs were listed as UNESCO World Heritage items in 2009. Joseon royal tombs are divided into two main categories: the neung (능, 陵) and the won (원,...

Royal tombs: places to reflect on history, relax

Joseon's royal tombs belong to the kings, queens and family members of the dynasty (1392-1910). As a whole, they were enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage sites in 2009. The royal tombs are divided into two categories. Tombs that belong to kings, queens and those...

New tech allows IoT to work on different platforms

Researchers have unveiled a new technology that enables devices based on different Internet of Things (IoT) platforms to interwork and to become connected to each other. The Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI) presented its new interworking technology, based on the oneM2M platform, at the oneM2M...

‘Sexual enslavement is a crime against humanity’

"In July 1941, a group of Imperial Japanese soldiers carried out a military drill with the Soviet Union as their imaginary enemy. Yoshijiro Umezu (梅津 美治郎), then commander-in-chief of the Kwangtung Army, asked the governor-general of Korea to send him some 8,000 Joseon women...

Sulwhasoo to nourish your skin

With the growing popularity of Korean soap operas and films starred in by beautiful actors and actresses, Korea-made cosmetics, too, have been gaining attention over recent years. Behind the popularity of such cosmetics is probably a belief that high-quality facial treatments can help people...

Explore Google’s Campus Seoul

Teheran Street, the boulevard that runs through Samseong-dong in southern Seoul, is the mecca for Korean and global IT companies based in Korea. Just south of there lies the new Campus Seoul, a habitat for startups opened by Google on May 8, its first...

Take a peek into ancient people’s minds

Visitors admire the 'Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva and Bokjangmul' produced in the 13th century during Goryeo times, during a press opening for the 'Devout Patrons of Buddhist Art' exhibit, at the National Museum of Korea on May 22. A special exhibition allowing a peek into the earnest...

Low-alcohol drinks offer sparkling, fruity flavors

Ssoa Wine, a low-alcohol fruit liquor, is characterized by its carbonation, which creates bubbles and adds to the mildly fruity flavor. When chilled, it becomes more delicious, with added aroma and taste. Due to its relatively high alcohol content, some people are...

Stay stylish with Unix

The above hair dryer has six power settings and creates ions that protect the hair and prevent static electricity. Cheongdam-dong and Apgujeong-dong in Gangnam-gu District are some of the most well-known fashion streets in Seoul. Hair salons lining the areas are known for...

Crab on your plate: Hansung’s Crami

One of the most popular picnic foods is gimbap, rice rolled in edible seaweed with a variety of ingredients. Among them is an essential ingredient. Without it, people would not enjoy their snack as much. It is processed crab sticks, or gematsal. Reddish, chewy and...

Skipper Kim Seung-jin returns home safely

"At many times, I just led a comfortable life, a life that is normally sought after by many ordinary people. However, I was not happy with that and I was plunged into a dilemma. I pondered whether a child could be proud of a...

Alibaba launches shopping platform in Korea

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Strategy and Finance Choi Kyung-hwan (center), Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Lee Dong-Phil (right) and Alibaba Group Chairman Jack Ma press the start buttons to celebrate the lunch of the Korean Pavilion platform...

History lives on in Bujang-ri

In 2004, a series of ancient tombs and relics were excavated in the small village of Bujang-ri, in Seosan-si, Chungcheongnam-do (South Chungcheong Province), when construction workers were inspecting the site for a new apartment complex. The ancient tombs were designed as tumuli, or barrows, a...

Symposium discusses future of National Museum of Korea

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the opening of the National Museum of Korea at its current location in Yongsan-gu District, central Seoul. The museum officially opened on the grounds of Gyeongbokgung Palace in 1945 when the modern nation gained independence. When the...

Guidebook shows various facets of Korea

When thinking about Korea, many people come up with images such as royal palaces, Hanbok and other traditional outfits, kimchi or pop music. A newly published book, however, covers wider aspects of Korea from a broader perspective. This book is "Sketches of Korea," published by...

Restaurant guidebook published in Arabic

‘Muslim-friendly Restaurants in Korea’ introduces 118 restaurants in Seoul and across Korea in five categories and includes halal certification information, all in Arabic. For many devout Muslim tourists, one of the main difficulties they experience in Korea is the food. This is because, according to...

Science reveals secrets of ancient crown

A gold crown decorated with three phoenixes was excavated in the Noseo-dong neighborhood of Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do (North Gyeongsang Province), in 1926. At the time, Swedish Crown Prince Gustav Adolf the Sixth was visiting Korea on his honeymoon. It was he who picked up a...

Miracle in a warzone

The Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs has selected the U.S. Army's retired Brigadier General J.Frank J. Dalley (1913-1990) as its Hero of the Korean War this May. On May 26, 1951, combat between U.N. forces and the Chinese People's Volunteer Army (PVA) was underway in...

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