<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Science]]> 15 en <![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
<![CDATA[Typhoon Tapah Moving North, To Near Busan Late Sunday]]> This year's 17th typhoon, Tapah, is moving northward and is expected to approach the southern port city Busan by Sunday night. The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) has forecast that Tapah will travel over waters east of Jeju Island on Sunday afternoon and pass through the area between Busan ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 21 Sep 2019 14:00:50 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Typhoon Tapah Expected to Reach Waters off Busan Sunday Night]]> Typhoon Tapah, the 17th storm of the season, is expected to pass through waters off South Korea's southern port city of Busan on Sunday night. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) on Friday, Tapah is expected to reach waters off Jeju Island on Sunday afternoon before moving closer to ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 20 Sep 2019 10:12:51 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Speaker Stresses Assembly's and Govt's Roles for Hydrogen Economy]]> National Assembly Speaker Moon Hee-sang has addressed the need for the parliament to provide institutional and legislative support for the government’s hydrogen economy initiative.  Moon made the remark during the completion ceremony for a hydrogen charging station set up at the parliament house in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 10 Sep 2019 18:14:22 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Typhoon Lingling Dissipates near Vladivostok in Russia ]]> Typhoon Lingling dissipated on Sunday after causing casualties and significant property damage in South Korea with heavy rains and strong winds. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, the 13th typhoon of the season subsided on land 160 kilometers northwest of Vladivostok, Russia at around 9 ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 08 Sep 2019 13:42:50 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Typhoon Lingling Expected to Directly Hit Korean Peninsula]]> Anchor: Typhoon Lingling is approaching the Korean Peninsula, sparking concern over potential casualties and damage. The 13th storm of the season is expected to make a direct hit on the central regions of South Korea this weekend, keeping many on high alert. Moon Gwang-lip has more.  Report: Since being ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 04 Sep 2019 16:54:30 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Naver Unveils AI Call Technology for Restaurants ]]> Naver has introduced various artificial intelligence-related technologies that it developed for small business owners.  At a press conference Tuesday, the portal site operator-turned-tech giant unveiled AI Call, which enables restaurants to receive reservations from customers without human ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 27 Aug 2019 18:34:39 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Heavy Rains Expected Along S. Korea's East Coast As Typhoon Krosa Approaches]]> Strong wind and heavy rain warnings and advisories have been issued along South Korea's east coast as Typhoon Krosa is making its way north towards Japan. The Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) said as of 3 p.m. on Thursday that the medium-sized tropical storm is traveling northward from waters ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 15 Aug 2019 13:34:09 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Rain Expected in Western Part of S. Korea]]> Western parts of South Korea will see rain on Monday, with cloudy weather expected for most of the country due to the season's ninth typhoon, Lekima. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, rain will stop Monday afternoon in southern part of the peninsula and Jeju Island, but it will ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 12 Aug 2019 11:56:39 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Two More Typhoons Head North After Francisco Leaves Korean Peninsula]]> Typhoon Francisco weakened to a tropical depression and left the Korean Peninsula early Wednesday, but two more typhoons are heading north and may possibly reach South Korean waters, though their effects may be minimal. The Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) said as of 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 07 Aug 2019 15:30:43 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Typhoon Francisco To Make Landfall Tuesday Night]]> Typhoon Francisco is expected to reach Korea's southern coast on Tuesday, bringing winds and heavy rain to many parts of the country. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA), the typhoon is moving through Japan's Kyushu Island Tuesday morning and will reach South Korean waters in the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 06 Aug 2019 12:02:24 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Typhoon Francisco Forecast to Make Landfall on Korean Peninsula Tuesday Night]]> Typhoon Francisco is forecast to make landfall on the Korean Peninsula Tuesday night, bringing heavy rains and strong winds to much of the country. The Korea Meteorological Administration said on Monday that the season's eighth typhoon is expected to enter from Korea's southern coastal waters after ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 05 Aug 2019 08:58:25 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[S. Korea, Russia Share 1st-Place at International Chemistry Olympiad]]> South Korea has finished joint top at the International Chemistry Olympiad(IChO).   According to the Ministry of Science and ICT, South Korea and Russia shared top spot with four gold medals each at the 51st IChO that was held in Paris for 10 days through Tuesday. It's the first time in four years ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 30 Jul 2019 16:42:19 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[S. Korean Authorities Warn Against Flooding From Next Month's Supermoon]]> South Korean authorities have warned against possible flooding in coastal areas or being marooned on mud flats because of expected high water levels during next month's supermoon phenomenon. The state-run Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Agency said on Tuesday that the country's coastal water levels are ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 30 Jul 2019 15:48:58 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Heat Wave in Full Force following Monsoon]]> Sweltering heat has descended on the nation with the end of the monsoon season.  According to the Korea Meteorological Administration on Monday, morning temperatures of 25 degrees and 28 degrees Celsius were expected for Seoul and Gangneung, respectively, on Tuesday.   Afternoon highs were forecast ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 29 Jul 2019 13:55:53 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Monsoon Rains Expected in Most Parts of Nation]]> Most parts of the nation are expected to see monsoon rains on Sunday. The Korea Meteorological Administration forecast up to 150 millimeters of rain in Seoul, Gyeonggi and western parts of Gangwon Province and five to 60 millimeters of rain in eastern parts of Gangwon Province, southern regions and Jeju ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 28 Jul 2019 11:48:51 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Heavy Rain Warnings Issued in Seoul, Gyeonggi Province]]> Heavy rain advisories have been upgraded to warnings in the capital region as large swaths of the country are seeing torrential downpours. The Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) on Friday issued heavy rain warnings for Seoul, Incheon, Gyeonggi Province and northern Gangwon Province. Heavy rain ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 26 Jul 2019 13:17:30 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Heavy Monsoon Rains Pounding Seoul, Central Regions]]> Heavy downpours are pounding large parts of the country Friday, with heavy rain advisories and warnings issued for Seoul, Gyeonggi and Gangwon Province.  The Korean Meteorological Administration said that the seasonal rainfall is forecast to let up in southern provinces on Saturday, but will continue into ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 26 Jul 2019 08:22:32 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[3.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Sangju]]> A three-point-nine magnitude earthquake struck the southeastern city of Sangju, some 270 kilometers from Seoul, on Sunday. The Korea Meteorological Administration said that the quake occurred at 11:04 a.m., eleven kilometers north-northwest of the city in North Gyeongsang Province. It is the strongest quake ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 21 Jul 2019 11:20:41 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Typhoon Danas Forecast to Make Landfall on Korean Peninsula Saturday]]> Anchor: The fifth typhoon of the season is expected to make landfall on the Korea Peninsula Saturday after making its way north from waters near the Philippines. Typhoon Danas is forecast to bring strong winds and rain to much of the nation, particularly in the southern regions. Our Bae Joo-yon has ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:29:59 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Typhoon Warning Issued for Waters South of Jeju Island]]> The Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) on Friday morning issued a typhoon warning for waters south of Jeju Island. With Typhoon Danas traveling northward from waters off the coast of Shanghai, the KMA forecast strong winds of between ten to 20 meters per second over waters near Jeju on Friday and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 19 Jul 2019 11:15:07 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Typhoon Danas Likely to Land on Korean Peninsula Saturday]]> Typhoon Danas is expected to land on the Korean Peninsula on Saturday, bringing torrential rain to southern regions. The Korean Meteorological Administration said Friday that as of 3 a.m., the storm was passing through the seas off Taipei, Taiwan, moving northeast at a speed of 22 kilometers per ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 19 Jul 2019 09:54:14 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Torrential Rain Forecast for Jeju Island, Southern Regions Thursday ]]> Torrential rains are expected for Jeju Island and southern regions of the mainland on Thursday. The Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) said that southern regions will receive up to 250 millimeters of rainfall with as much as 30 millimeters of torrential downpour every hour between Thursday and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 18 Jul 2019 08:45:23 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Typhoon Danas to Bring Torrential Rains to Korean Peninsula]]> Torrential rains are expected to batter the Korean Peninsula as Typhoon Danas makes its way northeast from waters off the Philippines. The Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) said that as of 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, the typhoon was traveling north-northeast from waters 480 kilometers from Manila at a ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 17 Jul 2019 16:01:17 +0900 Science
<![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