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400 Football Fields Could Fit Inside Samsung's New Semiconductor Complex

Samsung already makes the most smartphones in the world, but now the South Korean company is pushing to make the most semiconductors. Samsung just started constructing its own version of Silicon Valley, starting with $US14 billion semiconductor complex larger than 400 football fields.


Beautiful NASA Satellite Photos Reveal South Korea's Seaweed Farms

Here’s some awesome shots from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center showing the intricate puzzle of seaweed farms in South Korea. The sea fields of seaweed are grown on ropes strung along the southern coast of South Korea around Sisan Island. It makes for a beautiful image when seen from afar.


Oh God, This Horrifying Footpath Sinkhole

If you’re a person with irrational fears of urban horror stories, stay far far away from this real life video of two people falling into a sinkhole in Seoul, a mysterious and apparently growing problem in the city, thanks in part (maybe?) to supertall skyscrapers. They step off a bus — only to have the ground literally fall away. Luckily, they somehow escape with only minor injuries.


A Peek Into The Life Of South Korea's Food Porn Superstars

Thousands of South Koreans tune in daily to Muk-bang (eating broadcasts): Online live-stream channels where people eats large amounts of food on camera. Those people, called Broadcast Jockeys (BJ’s), became real celebrities that could earn up to $US9000 a month just by sharing meals with their lonely audience.


You Can Pay To Watch Strangers Eat On The Internet In South Korea

Eating alone can be lonely. That’s why so many people take meals at their desks, or watching TV. But in South Korea, single eaters are adopting an odd but kinda logical solution to remedy the lonesome eater’s blues: People are paying to see other people eat on the Internet.


This Is What Seoul And Pyongyang Look Like At Night

North Korea and South Korea are very different places. But seeing their respective capital cities, Seoul and Pyongyang, next to each other at night makes that difference more stark than ever.


Hackers Uploaded A Worm To South Korean Nuclear Plants

Here’s a scary thing that happened: South Korean authorities found evidence that a worm was recently removed from devices connected to nuclear power facilities. The news comes a little over a week after the country’s nuclear plant operator received warnings on Twitter that its network had been compromised. Thankfully, the reactor controls were not infected.


South Korea Carrying Out Security Drills Following Power Station Hack

South Korea’s nuclear power plant operator is conducting a two-day drill to test its resilience to digital attacks, following a series of posts on Twitter from a hacker claiming to have compromised power station computer networks.


Mysterious Sinkholes Are Forming Near The Site Of This Rising Supertall Skyscraper

When it’s finished in 2016, the Lotte World Tower will reach more than 550m. But unfortunately crews are encountering some problems as they near the top: Small sinkholes are forming in the neighbourhood, and a nearby lake is mysteriously emptying into… hopefully not the base of the world’s sixth tallest building.


Baseball Team Is So Bad It Had To Install Robots To Cheer Up Human Fans

The Hanwha Eagles — a South Korean baseball team famed for losing – now have robot fans to cheer them on. Absent supporters can use social media to deliver messages and show their faces on the robots’ LEDs. This has to be the saddest, most depressing thing I’ve ever seen in any sport.


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