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South Koreans Find Remote Detection of Radioactive Materials

Professor Eunmi Choi's research team is posing for a group photo in their lab at UNIST. From left are WonJin Choi, Ashwini Sawant, Mun Seok Choe, Dongsung Kim, and Ingeun Lee. CREDIT UNIST

A South Korean study, affiliated with UNIST has introduced a method for the remote detection of hazardous radioactive substances. With the help of this newly-developed detection device, the detection of various types of radioactive materials in far flung North Korean geographies will be possible now. In their study, published in the May issue of the prestigious journal, Nature Communications, Professor ...

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Interesting Lesser Known Facts About Independence Day

As India gears up to celebrate its 69th Independence Day here are some interesting lesser know facts about Independence Day: 1) Before granting Independence it was Lord Mountbatten who pushed for the partition India into India and Pakistan. 2) Indian Muslims were well spread minority in India, initially people were quite united. Gandhi headed many movements and Muslims rallied behind ...

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NASA captures stunning images of tropical storm Nangka moving to Japan

NASA’s Aqua satellite has captured the images of Tropical Storm Nangka moving into the Sea of Japan, which has forced the evacuation of over 200,000 people and caused flooding as it made landfall. Nangka made landfall near Cape Muroto on Shikoku Island late on Thursday and was then tracked over Japan’s main Honshu island with wind gusts to (78.2 mph) 126 ...

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Smoking chambers to get clean filtered air within 30 minutes now

For smokers inside a room filled with smoke, there is a new air-cleaner filter invented by Korean scientists that can exhaust dangerous gases in a room with 80% purification, which is not possible with existing equipment. Led by Jongsoo Jurng of Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KSIT) in Seoul, the researchers invented a manganese oxide nano-catalyst, the filter can ...

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Full fossil of small dinosaur found in South Korea

One of the smallest species of dinosaur skeleton fossil was found by South Korean paleontologists in rare condition, the first such discovery of its kind in the country. The National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage in Seoul said the skeleton, which was found in a geologic formation in Hadong, some 450 km south of Seoul, belongs to a theropod and ...

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World Badminton Championship: Third round with India’s Saina, Sindhu to Take off Today

Today, Thursday August 28, 2014 third round of the World Badminton Championship at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen will see India’s champion shuttler Saina Nehwal and last year’s bronze medallist PV Sindhu play. After Parupalli Kashyap’s early exit, both Saina and Sindhu remain India’s best medal hopes in the World event as Saina, who has returned after an injury, ...

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Obama arrives in South Korea to hold summit with South Korean counterpart Park Geun-hye

US President Barack Obama arrived here Friday to hold a summit meeting with his South Korean counterpart Park Geun-hye. The presidents of the two countries will discuss issues of North Korea’s nuclear programme and the South Korea-US alliance amid rising tensions in the region. Obama began his four-nation Asian tour from Japan where he met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ...

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Pre-orders begin for iPhone 4S in Hong Kong, South Korea

Pre-orders for iPhone 4S began on Friday in Hong Kong, South Korea and 13 additional countries and the smartphone will be available from Friday, November 11. iPhone 4S is packed with features including Apple’s dual-core A5 chip for graphics; a camera with advanced optics; 1080p HD resolution video recording; and Siri, an intelligent assistant that helps you get things done ...

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