Category: Life style

  • Tomocube’s light microscope enables realtime, 3-D observation of live cells

    Tomocube’s light microscope enables realtime, 3-D observation of live cells

    DAEJEON — A medical device startup born from an applied physics lab at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology is out to introduce a next-generation 3-D microscope that uses light to observe living cells in real time. Founded in 2015, Tomocube has developed a new holographic microscope that shoots weak laser light through […]

  • ASEAN, Korea hash over cultural cooperation

    ASEAN, Korea hash over cultural cooperation

    The ASEAN-Korea Center in Seoul held its ninth annual council meeting Thursday, hashing out issues to strengthen bilateral ties while commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. As this is the ASEAN-Korea Cultural Exchange year, events are scheduled on both sides, particularly in May and June. The discussion involving 11 high-level […]

  • Koreans begin to head home for Lunar New Year's Day

    Koreans begin to head home for Lunar New Year's Day

    An annual mass migration started in South Korea on Thursday as people headed to their hometowns for one of the country’s key traditional holidays. Seol, or Lunar New Year’s Day, falls on Saturday this year, with the official holiday period running from Friday to Monday. (Yonhap) Along with Chuseok, the equivalent of Thanksgiving in the United States, Seol […]

  • Symposium celebrates what’s gained in translation of literature

    Symposium celebrates what’s gained in translation of literature

    Marking the 10th anniversary of its founding, the Yoo Yeong Research Foundation hosted a symposium Wednesday that reflected on Korea’s progress in literary translation and honored those who have helped bridge the country and the world through cultural reinterpretation. The event held at Yonsei University bestowed the Yoo Yeong Translation Award to Uhm Il-nyeo, who […]

  • DJI eyes rapid growth with drones, robots

    DJI eyes rapid growth with drones, robots

    The Korea Herald is publishing a series of articles on the moves made by the companies and governments of South Korea, China and Japan in entering the new industry 4.0 era. This is the second installment. Shenzhen, CHINA — “This is the future of our company and something China will be really proud of,” Wang […]

  • Jeju female divers listed as UNESCO cultural heritage

    Jeju female divers listed as UNESCO cultural heritage

    Female divers of Jeju Island made it into the UNESCO’ cultural heritage list Thursday, boosting South Koreans’ hopes to preserve the traditional symbol of women’s empowerment and attract more tourists to the resort island. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on Wednesday added “haenyeo,” or sea women, to its list of Intangible Cultural […]

  • Kim Whan-ki painting sets new Korean art sale record

    Kim Whan-ki painting sets new Korean art sale record

    A painting by Korean abstract artist Kim Whan-ki (1913-1974) once again broke the record for the auction price of a Korean artwork, Sunday. Kim’s yellow-dotted oil painting “12-V-70 #172” was sold for HK$ 41.5 million (6.32 billion won) at Seoul Auction’s 20th Hong Kong sale at the Hong Kong Grand Hyatt, Sunday. It had an […]

  • Norwegian youth orchestra dazzles crowd in Korea

    Norwegian youth orchestra dazzles crowd in Korea

    Norway’s top youth orchestra — Young Strings of Norway — performed a vivacious rendition of classical pieces during its maiden tour of Korea last week. Comprised of 40 teenage talents up to the age of 19, the orchestra, directed by Barratt Due Institute of Music, has nurtured generations of prodigies since it was founded in […]

  • Korea ranks 47th in quality of life index

    Korea ranks 47th in quality of life index

    Korea ranked 47th in terms of quality of life, falling seven notches from the previous year. While it is advanced in terms of R&D and science and technology, the indexes related with labor were especially poor. The Institute for International Trade under the Korea International Trade Association (KITA) released “2016 Korea in the World,” Friday, […]

  • LG Electronics to announce earnings guidance on July 8

    LG Electronics to announce earnings guidance on July 8

    THE INVESTOR] LG Electronics is expected to announce its second-quarter earnings guidance on July 8. Local analysts estimate the company’s operating profit to stand at about 594.7 billion won (US$517 million). The Korean tech giant started releasing its quarterly earnings guidance since the first quarter this year. Analyst say that despite the lukewarm sales of […]