<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Science]]> 15 en <![CDATA[Heat Waves to Continue Next Week, Rain Expected on Jeju Island]]> Heat waves are expected to continue next week, while showers are in the forecast for the southernmost Jeju Island. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA), morning lows are projected to range from 14 to 21 degrees Celsius on Monday, before daytime highs climb to 26 to 33 degrees. The ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 15 Jun 2024 14:58:55 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits North Jeolla]]> An earthquake with a magnitude of four-point-eight hit the southwestern county of Buan in North Jeolla Province on Wednesday morning.  The Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) said the earthquake occurred at 8:26 a.m., four kilometers south-southwest of Buan County, with a depth of eight ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 12 Jun 2024 08:39:46 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Gangneung Hit by Season's First Tropical Night]]> The nation saw the season’s first tropical night on Monday in the eastern coastal city of Gangneung. A tropical night refers to a night with a low of over 25 degrees Celsius from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. the following day.  According to the Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) on Tuesday, Gangneung saw ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 11 Jun 2024 09:54:12 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Southern Regions to See Rain Until Early Sunday ]]> Most of the country is seeing cloudy skies with sporadic rain. Rain showers were expected to tapered off in the Seoul metropolitan area on Saturday afternoon and in North Chungcheong and North Jeolla provinces in the evening.  Wet conditions will continue in South Jeolla Province, the Gyeongsang ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 08 Jun 2024 16:30:25 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Owner of US Firm Involved in East Sea Oil, Gas Deposit Analysis Says Project is ‘Highly Prospective’]]> The owner of the U.S.-based geoscience research company Act-Geo that participated in an analysis of possible oil and gas deposits in waters off the southeastern city of Pohang said on Friday that the project is “highly prospective.” Vitor Abreu presented the promising outlook in a press conference at ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 07 Jun 2024 11:54:03 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[NGII: Korean Peninsula Moving 3cm toward Hawaii Every Year]]> The Korean Peninsula has been observed to be moving southeast toward the U.S. island state of Hawaii by around three centimeters per year. According to the land ministry's National Geographic Information Institute(NGII) on Monday, the peninsula is moving three-point-18 centimeters annually in the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 03 Jun 2024 14:44:07 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[S. Korea's Space Agency Officially Launched Monday]]> The Korea Aerospace Administration(KASA), the country's space agency officially launched on Monday. The so-called Korean version of NASA, which is set to integrate domestic space-related policies and projects officially opened with around 100 employees, including the inaugural director of KASA, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 27 May 2024 15:35:51 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Gov't Completes Development of L-SAM Capable of Shooting Down N. Korean Missiles at Higher Altitude]]> The government has completed development of its long-range surface-to-air missile(L-SAM) system, capable of shooting down North Korean missiles at a higher altitude. According to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration(DAPA) on Saturday, the L-SAM was recently assessed as combat-suitable as it ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 25 May 2024 16:01:14 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Sunny Skies Forecast Nationwide over Weekend]]> Sunny skies are forecast nationwide on Saturday, with daytime highs over 25 degrees Celsius in most parts of the country. The sunny weather will continue throughout the weekend, with similar or higher temperatures expected for Sunday. Morning lows on Sunday are expected to be similar to Saturday, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 18 May 2024 14:30:42 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Pres. Yoon Orders Scrapping of Feasibility Studies for R&D Projects]]> President Yoon Suk Yeol has instructed government agencies to scrap feasibility studies for research and development(R&D) projects and sharply expand investment toward such projects.  Yoon issued the order on Friday during a financial strategy meeting in Sejong.  The move is regarded to be drastic, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 17 May 2024 18:55:08 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Sunday to See Clear Skies with Yellow Dust]]> Most parts of the nation are expected to see clear skies on Sunday, but yellow dust will affect the country. As of Sunday noon, fine dust levels stood at "bad" or "very bad" levels in most parts of the nation, except the southern port city of Busan. The National Institute of Environmental Research said ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 12 May 2024 13:54:09 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Ministry Raises Space Radio Disaster Alert after Magnetic Field Disturbance]]> The science ministry has raised the nation's crisis alert for space radio disaster after occurrence of the Earth's magnetic field disturbance due to solar activity. The ministry said the alert level was raised by a notch from the lowest "attention" to "caution" on the four-tier scale at 9:30 a.m. ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 11 May 2024 15:49:29 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Strong Winds and Rain Nationwide to Last until Sunday Morning]]> Rain is expected to fall across the country on Saturday, with strong winds hitting the mountains and coastal areas in Gangwon Province.  According to weather authorities on Saturday, rain will start falling from the central region and spread to most areas nationwide, to last until Sunday morning. As ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 11 May 2024 13:34:03 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Nation Set to See Rain Over the Weekend]]> The nation is set to see rain over the weekend with strong winds expected for Gangwon Province’s mountainous and coastal regions.  According to the Korea Meteorological Administration on Friday, rain will start to fall in northern parts of Gyeonggi and Gangwon provinces from Saturday morning before ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 10 May 2024 18:06:09 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Heavy Rains to Hit Nation Sunday, Monday]]> Heavy rains are forecast for the nation during the extended Children's Day holiday on Sunday and Monday. According to the Korean Meteorological Administration, heavy rains of 20 to 30 millimeters per hour are expected for parts of the nation until early Monday morning. Mountain areas on Jeju Island are ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 05 May 2024 13:27:44 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Rain Forecast for Children's Day on Sunday, 24 Times on Record in Past Century]]> It has rained in Seoul on Children's Day, which falls on May 5, a total of 24 times during the past century. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) on Saturday, precipitation of zero-point-one millimeters or more has been recorded on Children's Day 24 times between 1924 and 2023, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 04 May 2024 13:19:52 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Hot Weather Forecast for Children's Day Holiday Weekend]]> Hot weather is forecast nationwide over the Children’s Day holiday weekend. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, morning lows will stand between seven and 17 degrees Celsius nationwide on Saturday while afternoon highs will stand between 21 and 29 degrees, including 28 degrees in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 03 May 2024 18:25:50 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[SNU Professor Named 1st Chief of Korea AeroSpace Administration]]> President Yoon Suk Yeol has named Professor Yoon Young-bin of the Seoul National University(SNU) Aerospace Engineering department as the first chief of the Korea AeroSpace Administration(KASA) which will launch next month.  Director of National Policy Sung Tae-yoon unveiled the president’s selection ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 24 Apr 2024 17:54:11 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[S. Korea’s First Nanosatellite for Satellite Constellation Put into Orbit]]> South Korea's locally developed Earth observation nanosatellite has been put into orbit after being launched from a space center in New Zealand as part of Seoul’s plan to create a satellite constellation by 2027.  According to the Ministry of Science and ICT on Wednesday, the satellite, named NEONSAT-1, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 24 Apr 2024 08:41:01 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Yoon Promises 'Groundbreaking' Changes in Research and Development]]> President Yoon Suk Yeol met with scientists and engineers on Monday and vowed to dramatically change preliminary feasibility studies for research and development(R&D) projects so that research can begin promptly.   Yoon attended this year's Science and ICT Day held at the Gwacheon National Science ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 22 Apr 2024 17:13:45 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Rain Expected for Most Parts of Nation on Saturday]]> Most parts of the nation are set to see rain between Saturday and early hours Sunday.  According to the Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) on Friday, Jeju is projected to see between 30 and 80 millimeters of precipitation through Sunday, with some of its mountainous areas likely to be pounded by ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 19 Apr 2024 18:42:02 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake Hits Japan, 160 Calls Reported from S. Korea's Southern Region]]> An earthquake with a magnitude of six-point-six hit southern Japan Wednesday night, prompting reports from South Korean people who felt the tremor in the southern region.  According to local fire authorities, the 119 hotline for emergency received about 160 such calls after the quake struck off the west ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 18 Apr 2024 09:03:09 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Fine Dust to Blanket Nation on Wed.]]> The nation is set to see fine dust in all regions on Wednesday amid sunny skies and warm temperatures.  The National Institute of Environmental Research said Tuesday that fine dust levels are forecast to be “bad” on Wednesday in all parts of the nation. The institute projected such levels will ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 16 Apr 2024 18:02:01 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Rain, Strong Winds Forecast for Nation Monday]]> Rain and strong winds are forecast nationwide on Monday.  Jeju Island and coastal areas are receiving heavy rain along with strong winds on Monday morning, with heavy rain warnings issued for South Chungcheong, coastal areas in South Jeolla, Jeju and other areas. The Korea Meteorological ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Apr 2024 10:40:05 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[KMA: Overcast Skies and Dry Conditions Forecast throughout Wednesday]]> Overcast skies and dry conditions are forecast nationwide throughout Wednesday. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA), dry weather advisories aimed at preventing wildfires are in place for Seoul, Gyeonggi Province, western parts of Gangwon Province and parts of North Chungcheong ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 10 Apr 2024 13:28:03 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[S. Korea's Second Military Spy Satellite Put into Orbit]]> The country’s second military spy satellite has been put into orbit after being launched from a U.S. space center on Monday morning.  Seoul’s defense ministry said that the satellite successfully separated from the launch vehicle at 9:02 a.m. and entered the targeted orbit.  The satellite was ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 08 Apr 2024 09:47:23 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[S. Korea's Second Military Spy Satellite Launched from US Space Center]]> South Korea's second military spy satellite has been launched from a U.S. space center.  The satellite was launched from the John F. Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida, at 7:17 p.m. Sunday local time, or 8:17 a.m. Monday South Korean time on SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket. The satellite, if put ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 08 Apr 2024 08:50:26 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Sunny Skies Forecast Nationwide on Sunday]]> Sunny skies are in the forecast nationwide on Sunday. The Korean Meteorological Administration(KMA) on Saturday called for caution in prevention of fires, including wildfires, amid the drying atmosphere and strong winds. Morning lows on Sunday are expected to stay at similar levels as Saturday, ranging ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 06 Apr 2024 14:01:09 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[S. Korea to Launch 2nd Military Reconnaissance Satellite on Monday]]> South Korea is set to launch its second military reconnaissance satellite on Monday. According to the defense ministry on Friday, the satellite, part of a state project to secure the nation's autonomous spy satellite system, will be launched on SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket at 8:17 a.m. Monday, Korea ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 05 Apr 2024 14:15:46 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Air Force to Open Scientific Maintenance Training Center for KF-16]]> South Korea's Air Force is set to open a maintenance training center for the KF-16 fighter jet next month at the 20th Fighter Wing in the central South Chungcheong city of Seosan, which includes a virtual reality(VR)-based training system. The maintenance training center enables the Air Force to ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 30 Mar 2024 15:59:42 +0900 Science