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South Korean Researchers Develop “Bio-Blood-Vessels” Using 3D Printer

South Korean Researchers Develop “Bio-Blood-Vessels” Using 3D Printer

POHANG, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – A team of engineers from Pohang University of Science and Technology has successfully developed so-called “bio-blood-vessels” using material extracted from the human body as a template for 3D printing. The team found that its printed blood vessels exhibited no problems in performing their desired function when implanted. The vessels [...]

S. Korean Students Lead in Math and Science, but with Little Interest

S. Korean Students Lead in Math and Science, but with Little Interest

SEOUL, April 13 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean students outperformed on mathematics and science tests conducted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in recent years, but still lack interest in the subjects due to the cramming method of teaching, a report said Thursday. South Korean students came in fifth on the science [...]

Nearly 3 Mln Animals Used in Experiments in S. Korea in 2016

Nearly 3 Mln Animals Used in Experiments in S. Korea in 2016

SEJONG, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Nearly 3 million animals were used in experiments by universities and public and private research centers in South Korea last year, government data showed Tuesday.  A total of 2.88 million mammals, amphibians and fish were experimented on by 333 institutions in 2016, according to the data compiled by the [...]

S. Korea to Utilize ICT to Revitalize Economy

S. Korea to Utilize ICT to Revitalize Economy

SEOUL, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea announced a package of measures Wednesday to utilize information and communications technology (ICT) and science technology to revitalize the country’s economy suffering from weak exports and flagging manufacturing sector.  Under the measures discussed in a meeting presided over by Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, the [...]

Korean Students Rank High in Math, Science, Despite Low Interest and Confidence

Korean Students Rank High in Math, Science, Despite Low Interest and Confidence

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) unveiled Tuesday the TIMSS 2015, a report highlighting international study trends for mathematics and science based on 270,000 elementary and middle school students in 49 countries.  TIMSS provides a comparative analysis of educational achievements every four years after students [...]

Korea Succeeds in Producing X-Ray Free-Electron Laser

Korea Succeeds in Producing X-Ray Free-Electron Laser

SEOUL, June 30 (Korea Bizwire) – Following the United States and Japan, Korea has become the third country to successfully produce an ‘x-ray free-electron laser’ (XFEL), often referred to as the “dream light”.  According to the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, the POSTECH (Pohang University of Science and Technology) Pohang Accelerator Laboratory has succeeded [...]