<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Science]]> 15 en <![CDATA[Cloudy Skies, Brief Showers Forecast for Sunday]]> Cloudy skies are forecast nationwide for Sunday while central inland areas will see bouts of rain in the afternoon. Five to 30 millimeters of rain is expected in Seoul, Gyeonggi Province, western Gangwon Province as well as Gyeongsang and the North Chungcheong Province regions. The Korea Meteorological ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 13 Jul 2019 14:09:37 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Monsoon Rain in Gangwon Province to Continue Until Friday]]> Monsoon rains are expected to continue through Friday morning in eastern parts of Gangwon Province, continuing a downpour that began Wednesday night. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, as of 11:00 a.m. on Thursday between 171 and 234 millimeters of rain were recorded in various regions ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 11 Jul 2019 16:04:48 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Research: Paris Agreement Does not Guarantee Ice Will be Left in Arctic]]> Anchor: Research by a Korean scientific institute has revealed that the Arctic’s summer sea ice may disappear even if the goals of the Paris Agreement are met. Albert Kim has this report.  Report: According to the Institute for Basic Science(IBS), a South Korean government funded research institute, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 10 Jul 2019 15:48:26 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Research Group: Radioactivity Attributable to Fukushima Disaster Circles Pacific in Only 1 Year]]> A Japanese research group has published data suggesting that radioactive contamination from Japan’s 2011 nuclear disaster had circled the Pacific Ocean within just a year of the disaster. According to the Japanese daily Mainichi Shimbun on Monday, a joint Japanese university research group said ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 09 Jul 2019 17:18:51 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Monsoon Rains Expected to Hit Nation Wednesday]]> Monsoon rains are forecast for Wednesday, even as heat wave advisories remain in effect in Seoul, Gyeonggi Province and parts of Chungcheong and Gangwon provinces. The Korea Meteorological Administration projected on Tuesday that Jeju Island and the eastern parts of Gangwon Province will begin to see rain ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 09 Jul 2019 14:36:59 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Heat Wave Advisory in Effect for Seoul-Metro Area]]> Heat wave advisories remain in effect in the central part of the Korean Peninsula as of Monday afternoon. The Korea Meteorological Administration kept the Seoul metropolitan area as well as the Gyeogggi provincial cities of Gwangmyeong, ​Incheon and Ganghwa under the advisory after it was issued Sunday ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 08 Jul 2019 15:18:34 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[190 Holes Found at Containment Buildings of Two Hanbit Reactors]]> Nearly 200 holes have been found in the containment buildings of two nuclear reactors at the Hanbit Nuclear Power Plant in southwestern Korea. According to the state-run power company Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power on Sunday, 94 openings were found in the steel structure and concrete of the containment ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 08 Jul 2019 11:29:56 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[First Heat Wave Warning of the Year Issued Friday]]> The year’s first heat wave warning was issued on Friday in Seoul as well as areas in Gyeonggi and Gangwon provinces. The Korea Meteorological Administration issued the warning at 10 a.m. as it assessed that daytime highs were likely to stay at or above 35 degrees Celsius for two or more consecutive days. ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 05 Jul 2019 13:40:29 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Heat Wave Advisories Issued for Parts of Korea]]> A heat wave advisory was issued for Seoul and other parts of Korea on Thursday. The Korea Meteorological Administration issued a heat wave advisory for western parts of Gangwon Province, inland areas of North Gyeongsang Province, the city of Daegu, Seoul and eastern parts of Gyeonggi Province. Daytime ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 04 Jul 2019 08:46:37 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Gov't on Emergency Mode with Heavy Rain Forecast This Wknd]]> The Ministry of the Interior and Safety has activated the central disaster and safety headquarters and issued a level one alert following forecasts of heavy monsoon rain in the  southern and Chungcheong provinces this weekend. The ministry is also operating on an emergency mode. On Saturday and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 29 Jun 2019 13:04:02 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Monsoon Rains Forecast Nationwide Saturday]]> Monsoon rains are reported for most parts of the country on Saturday. South Jeolla and Gyeongsang Provinces will see rain through the early hours of Sunday while precipitation will continue on Jeju Island until Sunday afternoon. For the central regions of capital Seoul and Gyeonggi and Gangwon ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 29 Jun 2019 12:46:14 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Monsoon Rains Arrive Wednesday]]> Korea’s annual summer rainy season has arrived, beginning with the southern parts of the nation. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration on Wednesday, a heavy rain warning has been issued for most of Jeju Island and ​parts of South Jeolla Province while a heavy rain advisory has been issued ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 26 Jun 2019 08:13:03 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[S. Korea's 26th Nuclear Reactor Gearing Up to Launch Service]]> South Korea’s state-run nuclear reactor operator has begun final maintenance checks on a new reactor ahead of its scheduled service launch later this year.  According to Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Corp.(KHNP), a test run of the Shin Kori 4 was suspended last Saturday for a month of maintenance. On ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 24 Jun 2019 19:03:47 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Seoul's Second Heat Wave Advisory of Year to be Issued on Tues.]]> A heat wave advisory is set to be issued for Seoul for the second time this year.  The Korea Meteorological Administration announced on Monday that the heat advisory will take effect for Seoul, parts of Gyeonggi Province, including Gwacheon and Goyang, as well as some regions in Gangwon Province, including ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 24 Jun 2019 14:12:45 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[S. Korean Researchers Improve Credibility of Fetal Down Syndrome Testing]]> A group of researchers in South Korea have developed a standard material to improve the credibility of non-invasive prenatal testing(NIPT) to determine whether a more invasive amniotic fluid test is necessary to detect fetal Down syndrome. The Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science(KRISS) said ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 18 Jun 2019 16:04:04 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Heavy Rains Pound Gangwon Province]]> Heavy rains are pounding parts of Gangwon Province on Friday and a heavy rain advisory has been issued for the region.  The Korea Meteorological Administration forecast up to 120 millimeters of rain in east Gangwon Province as well as for coastal and higher elevation areas of North Gyeongsang ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 07 Jun 2019 08:22:37 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Cooling Rains Falling Across S. Korea]]> Most parts of South Korea are seeing rain on Monday, cooling down summer-like heat experienced by many across the country in recent days.  The Korea Meteorological Administration forecast that southern coastal regions including Jeju Island will receive 30 to 80 millimeters of rain, Chungcheong and North ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 27 May 2019 08:26:04 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Ozone, Heat Wave Advisories Issued for Seoul and Other Regions]]> The Seoul Metropolitan Government issued an ozone advisory for all 25 districts in the city on Friday. The ozone level in some areas surpassed an average of zero-point-12 parts per million within a period of one hour, the point at which city officials issue an advisory. The city government has advised ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 24 May 2019 15:51:56 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Seoul Under First Heat Wave Advisory of Year]]> The Korea Meteorological Administration has issued Seoul's first heat wave advisory of the year amid hotter-than-usual temperatures. Advisories were also issued for Busan and Gwangju from 11:00 a.m. on Friday as well as areas in Gyeonggi, Gangwon, South Jeolla and South Gyeongsang Provinces.  This comes a ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 24 May 2019 14:14:32 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[OECD and 6 Countries Adopt Policy Guidelines on AI]]> Anchor: The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development(OECD) and six other countries have adopted a set of intergovernmental policy guidelines on artificial intelligence(AI). The guidelines are virtually the first international standards on the future of AI. Our Bae Joo-yon has more.  Report: ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 23 May 2019 12:16:11 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[S. Korea Ensures Sterilizing Pig Feed to Block African Swine Fever]]> Anchor: The government is going all out to prevent an outbreak of African swine fever in the country. Foreign case studies suggest livestock farms that feed food waste to pigs have a higher rate of developing the epidemic. Our Park Jong-hong has this report. Report: The government is ramping up measures to ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 22 May 2019 13:57:22 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Scientists Discover Anticarcinogenic Substances on Dokdo]]> Anchor: The South Korean government and a state-run research institute announced the recent discoveries of eco-friendly anticarcinogenic substances near the Dokdo islets in the East Sea. Choi You Sun reports. Report: A team of researchers at the state-run Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 20 May 2019 15:18:35 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Asiatic Black Bears Give Birth Again by Artificial Insemination]]> Asiatic black bears in Mount Jiri gave birth to three cubs earlier this year through artificial insemination. The Korea National Park under the Environment Ministry said on Sunday that three cubs were born in January from two of five bears artificially inseminated last June and July at a breed restoration ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 19 May 2019 13:48:25 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[S. Korea, US Agree to Jointly Develop Lunar Lander Payload]]> South Korea and the United States plan to jointly develop a payload for a lunar lander scheduled to reach the Moon in 2024 According to the Ministry of Science and ICT, a partnership to launch the project was signed on Tuesday between the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute(KASI) and the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 07 May 2019 17:06:40 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[S. Korea to Spend 300 Bln Won on Next Generation Satellites]]> South Korea will spend 300 billion won to develop three medium-sized next-generation satellites by 2025. The National Space Committee under the Ministry of Science and ICT  held a session last Friday and approved the 2019-2025 plan. The government plans to develop the first of the satellites at a cost of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 29 Apr 2019 10:07:56 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[3.8 Magnitude Quake Strikes off S. Korea's Eastern Coast]]> A three-point-eight magnitude earthquake struck off the country's eastern coast near Uljin County in North Gyeongsang Province early Monday.  The Korea Meteorological Administration said the quake occurred at 5:45 a.m. in waters 38 kilometers east-southeast of the county. The depth of the tremor is ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 22 Apr 2019 08:20:14 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Gov't Vows to Block Entrance of African Swine Fever into S. Korea]]> The government has urged the public’s cooperation to prevent African Swine Fever(ASF) from making its way into South Korea amid the fast spread of the disease in Asia.   Agriculture Minister Lee Gae-ho released a joint statement on Tuesday with related agencies, including the foreign affairs, justice, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 09 Apr 2019 12:09:01 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Rain, Cloudy Weather Expected During Weekend]]> It will be cloudy nationwide on Saturday, with rain expected to fall later in the day. Expected precipitation is around five to ten millimeters, with less than five millimeters expected in the eastern part of Gangwon and North Gyeongsang Provinces. Cloudy weather will continue through Sunday, with rain ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 06 Apr 2019 13:19:29 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[S. Korea's ICT Minister Celebrates Launch of World's First 5G Services]]> Science and ICT Minister You Young-min has celebrated South Korea’s launch of the world’s first fifth-generation(5G) commercial network services, calling it an affirmation of the country’s leading position in information and communication technologies.  In a press release Thursday, the minister ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 04 Apr 2019 18:29:01 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Gov't Launches 'Alchemist Project' to Support R&D]]> The government will invest as much as 600 billion won in research and development projects that require advanced technologies but are deemed to have little chance of success. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy on Tuesday announced the launch of the Alchemist Project, a program designed to generate ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:19:31 +0900 Science