<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Science]]> 15 en <![CDATA[S. Korea Records Lowest-ever December Snowfall]]> South Korea recorded the lowest monthly snowfall for December due to relatively warm weather.   According to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) on Sunday, the amount of snowfall came to point-three centimeter last month, the lowest December figure since the weather agency began compiling ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 05 Jan 2020 14:28:05 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Level 3 Autonomous Vehicle to be Sold in S. Korea from July ]]> South Korea has adopted a set of safety standards for limited self-driving vehicles, enabling automakers to sell a vehicle with basic Level 3 self-driving technology in the local market from as early as July.   The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said on Sunday that the government has ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 05 Jan 2020 13:48:07 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[S. Korea's Air Monitoring Satellite to Depart for Feb. Launch]]> South Korea is about to send a new geostationary satellite to a launch site in South America ahead of its launch set for next month.   According to the Ministry of Science and ICT and the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, the world's first geostationary environmental monitoring satellite, the Chollian-2B, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 05 Jan 2020 12:43:58 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Suspected Flu Patients Sharply on the Rise ]]> The number of suspected influenza patients is on the rise and the public are advised to be vaccinated and be more aware of personal hygiene to prevent the flu. According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(KCDC) on Saturday, suspected flu patients came to around 50 for every one ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 04 Jan 2020 14:23:02 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Preemptive Fine Dust Reduction Measures Enforced in Seoul Metro Area]]> Preemptive fine dust reduction measures are being enforced for the first time this year in Seoul and the surrounding areas. The Metropolitan Air Quality Management Office of the Environment Ministry issued the reduction measures from 6 a.m. on Friday. Until 9 p.m. Friday in Seoul, Incheon and Gyeonggi ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 03 Jan 2020 15:52:43 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Preemptive Fine Dust Reduction Measures Enforced in Seoul Metro Area]]> Preemptive fine dust reduction measures are being enforced for the first time this year in Seoul and the surrounding areas on Friday as fine dust concentration levels are forecast to be alarmingly high. The Metropolitan Air Quality Management Office under the Environment Ministry said on Thursday that the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 03 Jan 2020 07:52:06 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Cold Wave Hits S. Korea on New Year's Eve]]> A cold wave advisory has been issued for most parts of the country on Tuesday as the mercury is expected to drop sharply on New Year's Eve. The season's first cold wave advisory was issued on Monday night as the Korea Meteorological Administration predicted the temperature will drop by more than ten degrees ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 31 Dec 2019 08:26:29 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[3.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Miryang in Southern S. Korea]]> A three-point-five magnitude earthquake struck the southern region of South Korea early on Monday. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA), the quake occurred at 12:32 a.m. at a location 15 kilometers east-northeast of Miryang City, South Gyeongsang Province. The KMA said the depth of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 30 Dec 2019 08:20:10 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Research: 2 Cups of Coffee a Day Prevent Alzheimer's Disease]]> A local study shows that people drinking at least two cups of coffee a day are less likely to suffer Alzheimer's disease.  Researchers at Seoul National University and Hallym University Dongtan Sacred Heart Hospital on Saturday unveiled their joint study on over 400 adults aged 55 to 90. Among ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 28 Dec 2019 14:40:31 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Bird Flu Strain Collected from Seoul Stream Found to Be Low Pathogenic]]> The avian influenza(AI) strain detected last week along a stream in southern Seoul has been found to be low pathogenic.   South Korea's Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs on Tuesday revealed the result of its test on the AI strain that was discovered last Thursday in wild bird ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 17 Dec 2019 17:59:17 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Capital Region, North Chungcheong Exercising Emergency Fine Dust Measures]]> Emergency fine dust reduction measures are being enforced for the first time this season in the Seoul capital region and North Chuncheong Province on Tuesday as air pollution reached alarmingly high levels. The Environment Ministry said it issued fine dust advisories for the regions from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 10 Dec 2019 08:46:04 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Cloudy Skies Saturday, Temps to Rise Sunday]]> Most parts of the country will be cloudy on Saturday. Less than one centimeter of snow is forecast in Seoul, Gyeonggi province and western Gangwon Province during the day.  Sporadic snow or rain may fall in North Chungcheong Province as well.  Areas with precipitation may see slippery or frozen ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 07 Dec 2019 14:56:00 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Temperatures Drop well below Zero as Cold Spell Grips Nation]]> The most severe cold wave so far this season gripped the nation on Friday, with cold weather advisories issued for central and southern regions.   According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, temperatures dropped below zero Friday morning across South Korea, dipping by as much as nine degrees ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 06 Dec 2019 08:33:55 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[S. Korea Begins to Deploy Unmanned Airships to Monitor Fine Dust Emissions]]> The South Korean government is replacing drones with larger and more tech-savvy unmanned airships for more efficient surveillance of fine dust emissions from industrial sites.  The Environment Ministry said on Thursday that it recently purchased two unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with emission gauges ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 05 Dec 2019 18:28:15 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Cold Wave to Hit S. Korea, Day Highs to Remain Below Freezing on Thurs. ]]> The coldest day of the season so far will hit South Korea on Thursday.  The Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) said that a cold and dry high pressure system from northern China was moving southeast and will affect South Korea until Friday.  It added that morning lows in most parts of the nation ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 04 Dec 2019 18:36:29 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Cold Wave Advisories Lifted for Central Regions]]> Cold weather advisories were issued for most central regions in the country on Tuesday as temperatures fell sharply from a day earlier. All the advisories were lifted as of 10 a.m.    The Korea Meteorological Administration forecast afternoon highs will hover around three to eleven degrees Celsius across ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 19 Nov 2019 10:00:34 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[S. Korean Researchers Advance on Nano Synthesis of Antibacterial Substances]]> A team of South Korean researchers say they have invented a mechanism on synthesizing antibacterial materials in a safer and less complicated manner.  The findings were announced Monday by a group of researchers at Yonsei University’s Mechanical Engineering Department. The said the new method uses ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 18 Nov 2019 18:39:18 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Fertilizer Plant Blamed for Unusually High Cancer Rates in S. Korean Village ]]> The South Korean government has concluded that the unusual massive contraction of cancer by people in a rural village in North Jeolla Province was caused by carcinogens from a nearby fertilizer plant.   The Ministry of Environment on Thursday confirmed an “epidemiological relationship” between the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 14 Nov 2019 17:15:31 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[S. Korea Proclaims Principles on AI Services ]]> The South Korean government has come up with guidelines on the creation and use of artificial intelligence(AI) focused on the protection of human dignity.  The basic principles of user-centered intelligence information services that was announced by the Korea Communications Commission(KCC) on Monday are ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 11 Nov 2019 17:03:02 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[S. Korean Institute and UNEP Office to Foster Talent for Environment]]> An institute under the Environment Ministry says it signed a memorandum of understanding with the UN Environment Program(UNEP) on fostering talent to tackle environmental issues. The National Institute of Environmental Human Resources Development made the announcement on Wednesday, saying it had signed an ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 06 Nov 2019 08:29:52 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Yellow Dust Storm Hits S. Korea]]> The season's first yellow dust storm is expected to hit the nation on Tuesday from southern Mongolia and northeastern China, where it originated Sunday and Monday. Fine dust advisories have been issued for Incheon and South Chungcheong Province, and dust concentrations have already risen to "very bad" ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 29 Oct 2019 08:20:56 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Moon Vows to Foster AI in S. Korea]]> President Moon Jae-in presented his vision to foster South Korea's artificial intelligence(AI) sector as a key strategic industry to lead the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Speaking at a major annual tech conference in Seoul on Monday, Moon vowed to turn South Korea into an AI powerhouse by building ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 28 Oct 2019 14:15:19 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[3.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Changnyeong in Southern S. Korea]]> A three-point-four magnitude earthquake struck the southern region of South Korea on Sunday. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA), the quake occurred at 3:37 p.m. at a location 15 kilometers south of Changnyeong county, South Gyeongsang Province. Changnyeong lies 350 kilometers ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 28 Oct 2019 08:58:24 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Samsung Releases Patch for Fingerprint Scanner Defect]]> Samsung Electronics has begun to release a software patch to address a security problem with in-screen fingerprint scanners on its Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 smartphones.  After launching related software update services on Wednesday, the South Korean tech giant issued a statement apologizing to its ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 23 Oct 2019 16:45:49 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Autonomous Cars to Operate at Incheon Int’l Airport in 2020]]> Incheon International Airport is set to become the first airport in the world to run self-driving cars starting at the second half of next year. The Incheon International Airport Corporation said on Friday it will conduct a three-month trial run during the first half of 2020, before operating two ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 18 Oct 2019 15:08:30 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[S. Korea to Hunt Wild Boars Near Inter-Korean Border to Counter Swine Fever]]> The Paju city government plans to mobilize licensed hunters this week to capture wild boars within the civilian control line(CCL) near the inter-Korean border in an effort to contain the spread of African swine fever(ASF).  The municipal government said on Monday that the Army’s first infantry division ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 14 Oct 2019 18:51:06 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[S. Korea to Chair WHO Committee, Named to Executive Board]]> South Korea has been elected to chair a World Health Organization's(WHO) regional committee and internally named to serve as a member of the WHO's Executive Board starting May 2020. The Ministry of Health and Welfare said on Wednesday South Korea began its chairing of the 37-member WHO West Pacific Regional ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 10 Oct 2019 15:42:52 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Typhoon Mitag to Make Landfall Midnight Wednesday]]> Typhoon Mitag is expected to make landfall on South Korea's southwest coast around midnight Wednesday, bringing heavy rains and strong winds to the southern regions. The Korea Meteorological Administration said on Wednesday that Mitag, the 18th storm of the season, was moving northeast at a speed of 24 ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 02 Oct 2019 09:30:44 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Typhoon Mitag Likely to Reach S. Korea Wednesday]]> Typhoon Mitag, the season's 19th typhoon, is likely to affect the Korean Peninsula around Wednesday. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, the typhoon is moving west at a speed of 18 kilometers per hour in the waters 720 kilometers east-northeast of Manila, the Philippines as of 9 ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 29 Sep 2019 12:38:08 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Typhoon Tapah Approaching S. Korea with Heavy Rains]]> Typhoon Tapah is approaching the Korean Peninsula with heavy rains and strong winds already pounding Jeju Island and southern regions. The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said on Sunday that Tapah is expected to travel over waters east of Jeju Island on Sunday afternoon and reach waters off the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 22 Sep 2019 12:23:45 +0900 Science