<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Science]]> 15 en <![CDATA[Tropical Bluetail Damselfly Spotted in Paju for First Time]]> The Tropical Bluetail damselfly, common and widespread in tropical and subtropical regions, has been spotted in the northern city of Paju for the first time as the insect moves northward amid an overall warming climate. The National Institute of Biological Resources said on Tuesday that the damselfly was ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 17 May 2022 12:00:00 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Last Month was 2nd Warmest April on Record]]> Last month was the second warmest April on record for South Korea with an average temperature of 13-point-eight degrees Celsius. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) on Friday, the warmest April in the past 50 years was in 1998, which averaged 14-point-seven degrees. The average ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 06 May 2022 15:34:37 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[S. Korea to Launch Satellite with Accurate GPS in June]]> South Korea will launch its first satellite equipped with a domestically developed global positioning system(GPS) in late June. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced on Thursday that the satellite will be launched around June 22 to 23 from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 28 Apr 2022 08:49:36 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Rain to Wet Whole Nation Monday, Starting from Southern Regions]]> Much rain is in store for the nation from Monday night.  According to the Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) on Monday, rain began to hit Jeju Island and coastal areas of the southeastern South Jeolla Province between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. and expanded to affect the Jeolla regions and Chungcheong ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 25 Apr 2022 19:09:34 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Welcome Rain to Fall on Nation from Late Tuesday to Thursday]]> The unusually hot weather in the nation is set to cool, as central regions are forecast to see rain showers from late Tuesday afternoon. The Korea Meteorological Administration projected that northern parts of Gyeonggi Province and Gangwon Province will see rain from the late afternoon, while the Seoul ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 12 Apr 2022 11:21:17 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[3.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Waters Near Yeongdeok]]> An earthquake with a magnitude of three-point-four struck off the country's east coast on early Sunday. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA), the earthquake occurred in waters 23 kilometers east of Yeongdeok, North Gyeongsang Province at 2:45 a.m. The depth of the epicenter ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 10 Apr 2022 12:35:09 +0900 Science
<![CDATA['Military to Deploy Small Satellite via Solid-Fuel Rocket within 3 Years']]> The military will continue developing the nation's first homegrown solid-fuel space rocket with the objective of launching a small satellite into low Earth orbit(LEO), following its successful test-launch last week. An unnamed official from a research institute under the defense ministry said on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 04 Apr 2022 14:42:52 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[S. Korea to Develop Stealth UAVs, High-power Laser Weapons ]]> South Korea will develop key technologies for cutting-edge weapons by 2024.   The Defense Acquisition Program Administration(DAPA) held an inaugural meeting of the high-tech project management committee on Wednesday and announced the plan to develop advanced defense assets.   The meeting was attended ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 30 Mar 2022 18:23:47 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Heavy Rain, Strong Winds to Hit Southern Regions From Friday ]]> Heavy rain and strong winds are expected in the southern regions from Friday through to Saturday morning, with up to 250 millimeters of rain forecast for Jeju Island. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, heavy rain will hit the southern regions and Jeju Island from Friday evening through ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 24 Mar 2022 15:35:28 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Heavy Snow Forecast for Central Region Saturday]]> Heavy snow is expected to hit the central inland regions and mountain areas in Gangwon Province on Saturday morning.  The Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) forecast snowfall of up to five centimeters for Seoul on Saturday, with rain or snow pelting down on most of the nation. The weather ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 18 Mar 2022 19:15:46 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Report: Flowers Could Bloom in Feb. without Reduced Emissions]]> A  failure to reduce carbon emissions in the nation could result in a blooming of spring flowers as early as February in 60 years, and topple the delicate ecological balance. According to a report released by the Korea Meteorological Administration on Thursday, spring flowers will bloom about a month ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 17 Mar 2022 15:35:30 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Science Ministry to Invest in Growing Small Orbital Launch Vehicle Market]]> The government will encourage the private sector to develop small orbital launch vehicles in the new global space era, in a bid to foster a “Korean SpaceX.”     The Ministry of Science and ICT ministry announced on Wednesday its plans to invest 27-point-eight billion won from this year through 2027 ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 16 Mar 2022 15:37:15 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[High Fine Dust Levels on Saturday, Air Quality to Improve Sunday]]> Ultrafine dust particles in the air have increased nationwide amid rising temperatures. The air quality forecast center of the National Institute of Environmental Research said Saturday that fine dust density was in the "bad" category in metropolitan Seoul, Gangwon, Chungcheong, Gwangju, North Jeolla and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 26 Feb 2022 13:59:58 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Second Launch of Nuri Rocket Set for June 15]]> The second launch of South Korea's first space rocket Nuri has been slated for June 15, about a month later than initially scheduled. The science ministry on Friday held a working-level meeting on space development and set the date. The commission also figured out and implemented changes to resolve issues ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 25 Feb 2022 15:30:00 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[S. Korea Successfully Test-launches L-SAM Missile Interceptor ]]> The military has successfully test-fired a long-range surface-to-air missile(L-SAM), one of the key elements of the country’s missile defense program.   Overseen by the Agency for Defense Development(ADD), the test was conducted at a testing site in Taean, South Chungcheong Province, on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 23 Feb 2022 19:08:50 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Report: Over 56,000 Species Inhabit Korean Peninsula]]> The National Institute of Biological Resources says that over 56-thousand species of living organisms inhabit the Korean Peninsula, according to its tally in December. Reporting to the environment ministry, the institute has been cataloging biodiversity since 1996, observing vertebrates, invertebrates, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 Feb 2022 16:46:10 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[New COVID-19 Cases Top 100,000 for 2nd Day ]]> Daily COVID-19 cases have topped 100-thousand for a second day in a row. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said Saturday that 102-thousand-211 infections were reported throughout Friday, the majority of which are local transmissions.  The figure is down by some 76-hundred from the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 19 Feb 2022 10:59:41 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[3.1 Magnitude Earthquake Detected in N. Korea's N. Hamgyong Province]]> A three-point-one-magnitude earthquake was detected in North Korea's North Hamgyong Province, near the site of the regime’s nuclear tests. The Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) said the quake was felt in Kilju County at 10:35 a.m. on Friday, with the epicenter located around 40 kilometers ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 11 Feb 2022 13:29:37 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Last Minute Changes in COVID-19 At-Home Treatment System Stir Confusion]]> An abrupt change in how a high-risk COVID-19 patient will be defined, and thus qualify for monitored at-home treatment, is expected to cause confusion as the new system is set to take effect on Thursday.  A Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters briefing on Wednesday sent some mixed ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 09 Feb 2022 19:52:36 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Gov't Mulling Providing Self-test Kits to Vulnerable Groups]]> The government is considering providing COVID-19 self-test kits to vulnerable groups for free, including low-income citizens.  The Ministry of Health and Welfare said on Tuesday that it is holding working-level talks with relevant ministries to nail down the scope of beneficiaries and the size of the aid, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 08 Feb 2022 18:55:48 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[100-Ton Liquid Engine Project to Begin for 2030 Moon Landing]]> The government will initiate basic research and development for a 100-ton-thrust, liquid-fueled rocket engine as part of the nation's space project, which includes landing an unmanned spacecraft on the moon. According to the science ministry on Tuesday, the "2022 Space Challenge Project" will focus ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 08 Feb 2022 15:31:43 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[New COVID-19 Cases Soar to Over 36,000]]> Daily COVID-19 cases have surpassed 30-thousand for the first time amid the rampant spread of the omicron variant. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said Saturday that 36-thousand-362 new cases were confirmed throughout Friday, including 200 from overseas. The figure is some 89-hundred ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 05 Feb 2022 11:01:17 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Cold Weather to Sweep Nationwide over Weekend]]> Cold weather with lower than minus 10 Celsius degrees of early morning lows is expected for the Seoul metropolitan area and other central regions during the weekend.  The Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) said on Friday that the temperature will dip below minus 10 degrees for Seoul, inland parts of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 04 Feb 2022 18:53:45 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Int'l Mathematical Union Raises S. Korea's Status to Highest Group 5]]> The Korean Mathematical Society(KMS) said the International Mathematical Union(IMU) has raised South Korea’s status in the organization to its uppermost tier after highly assessing the nation’s mathematical excellence.  The KMS said Thursday that the union promoted South Korea to Group Five from Group ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 04 Feb 2022 11:26:38 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Snow Expected in Central Region through Tuesday Morning]]> Snowfall is expected to begin in the greater Seoul area from Monday night, and spread to the entire central region except for the east coast of Gangwon Province.  The Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) predicted as much as over ten centimeters of snow in the southern parts of Gyeonggi and Gangwon ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 31 Jan 2022 13:52:28 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[COVID-19 Test Sites Providing Rapid Antigen Tests from Saturday]]> Rapid antigen tests using self-test kits became available at COVID-19 test sites on Saturday. Authorities said the kits have been transported for antigen tests to be offered at 256 test sites.  Only high-risk groups can receive a PCR test. This includes people aged 60 and older, suspected ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 29 Jan 2022 12:35:53 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Isolation Time for All Arrivals Shortened to 7 Days from Feb. 4]]> Starting February 4, the isolation period for all arrivals from overseas will be reduced from the current ten to seven days. Entry restrictions on short-term foreign travelers from eleven African nations will also be lifted. The Central Disease Control Headquarters said the shorter quarantine time is in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 29 Jan 2022 10:34:55 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[New COVID-19 Cases Hit New High of 17,542]]> Daily COVID-19 cases continue to hit record levels, surpassing 17-thousand on Saturday. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said 17-thousand-542 infections were reported throughout Friday including 193 from overseas. It marks the fourth day the tally has been above ten-thousand. The ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 29 Jan 2022 10:25:19 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[KMA: 80% Chance This Spring will be Similar, Warmer than Seasonal Average]]> There's a strong possibility this spring will be warmer compared to past years, according to the weather agency.  Rolling out a three-month forecast on Monday, the Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) said overall the February, March and April months have an 80 percent chance of being similar or ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 24 Jan 2022 15:39:06 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Heavy Snow Advisory Issued for Capital Region]]> A heavy snow advisory has been issued for Seoul and the surrounding regions.  The Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) said Wednesday that a heavy snow advisory was put in place for the capital city at 9 a.m. The advisory is issued when five centimeters of snowfall or more are expected within the next ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 19 Jan 2022 10:07:46 +0900 Science