News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Science 15The latest news from home and abroad, with a close eye on Northeast Asia and the Korean Peninsula in particular en <![CDATA[S. Korea Joins European R&D Network]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=136422 South Korea has joined a European research and development network, becoming the first non-regional partner country in the world's largest R&D organization.  According to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy Wednesday, EUREKA, a publicly funded, intergovernmental network, approved South Korea's ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 23 May 2018 10:34:03 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=136422
<![CDATA[Heavy Rain Pounding Seoul, Gyeonggi Province]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=136290 Heavy rain, along with thunder and lightning, is pounding Seoul, Gyeonggi and Gangwon provinces on Thursday, with parts of the region hit by over 50 millimeters of torrential rain. As of 9:10 a.m., heavy rain warnings are in place for Seoul, Gyeonggi Province and western Gangwon Province.     Early on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 17 May 2018 09:07:45 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=136290
<![CDATA[Poor Air Quality Days Triple Amid Tighter Standards on Fine Dust ]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=135841 The number of days showing poor air quality in capital Seoul have jumped threefold since regulations on fine dust levels were tightened to match the standards of other advanced nations one month ago. According to the National Institute of Environmental Research on Saturday, ultrafine dust particles ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 28 Apr 2018 13:42:56 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=135841
<![CDATA[S. Korea Expected to See Yellow Dust from China from Wed.]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=135358 South Korea is expected to see yellow dust blow in from China starting from Wednesday afternoon.  The National Meteorological Center of China projected that ten cities and provinces, including Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, will see yellow dust between Tuesday and Friday of this week. It issued a blue ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 10 Apr 2018 10:43:53 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=135358
<![CDATA[WiFi Access to Become Available on 4,200 City Buses from Sept.]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=135289 The government and 17 local governments have decided to make WiFi access available on more than four-thousand city buses.   The Ministry of Science and ICT and 17 local governments signed an agreement on Friday on expanding the service of the high-speed, ubiquitous wireless Internet access, on city ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 06 Apr 2018 16:22:50 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=135289
<![CDATA[KMA: Fine Dust Levels High Throughout Nation]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=135281 The weather agency says all parts of the country are seeing "bad" levels of fine dust on Friday, with the dust density ranging from 36 to 75 micrograms per cubic meter. The Korea Meteorological Administration said the heavy concentration of fine dust could hit "very bad" levels which have a reading above ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 06 Apr 2018 14:25:42 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=135281
<![CDATA[KAIST President: Research Lab Won't Develop 'Killer Robots']]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=135248 South Korea's top university in scientific research says it will not conduct any research activities that counter human dignity, including autonomous weapons. KAIST President Shin Sung-chul made the remark to the Financial Times after more than 50 world-renowned artificial intelligence(AI) scientists ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:11:06 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=135248
<![CDATA[Chinese Space Station Expected to Crash to Earth Monday]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=135130 China's falling space station is expected to crash to Earth on Monday. According to the Ministry of Science and ICT and the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute on Sunday, the doomed Tiangong-1 is expected to fall to Earth between 7:26 a.m. and 3:26 p.m. Monday. The ministry pushed back the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 01 Apr 2018 13:12:42 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=135130
<![CDATA[S. Korea Issues Alert on Chinese Satellite's Reentry]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=135109 The South Korean government has issued an alert on the reentry of a Chinese satellite expected to crash to the earth within days.  The Ministry of Science and ICT said it expects the Tiangong-1 will hit the ground between 6:03 p.m. on Sunday and 2:03 p.m. on Monday.  Albeit a low possibility, South Korea ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 30 Mar 2018 16:46:41 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=135109
<![CDATA[Yellow Dust from China Expected to Impact S. Korean Skies]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=135073 After Beijing issued a yellow dust warning for the first time this year, attention is now on how much impact it will have on the Korean Peninsula, where air quality is normally affected after about a day. The South Korean and Chinese governments are divided on whether the yellow dust in Beijing will sweep ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 29 Mar 2018 16:27:01 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=135073
<![CDATA[Fine Dust Can Penetrate into the Heart and Brain]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=135031 Anchor: The harmful effects of fine dust have been widely reported in the news. However, a recently released study has found even greater cause for concern, after it revealed that ultra fine dust can have severe consequences on our hearts and brains. Our Park Jong-hong has this report. Report: The width ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 28 Mar 2018 11:41:12 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=135031
<![CDATA[S. Korea's Icebreaker Launches Antarctic Mission to Explore Ice Shelf Melting]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=134995 South Korea's icebreaker has launched an Antarctic mission to explore a melting ice shelf and study its impact on climate change and the ecosystem. The Korea Polar Research Institute(KOPRI) said that the Araon left the southern New Zealand port town of Lyttelton on Tuesday to sail for the Larsen C ice ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 27 Mar 2018 10:53:12 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=134995
<![CDATA[Fine Dust Hits S. Korea Sunday]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=134946 Fine dust has hit the nation amid warm spring weather on Sunday. The National Institute of Environmental Research forecasts that fine dust concentrations will remain at “bad” levels on Sunday in many regions, including the Seoul metropolitan area, Gangwon, Chungcheong, Jeolla and Gyeongsang and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 25 Mar 2018 13:13:05 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=134946
<![CDATA[Weather Agency Predicts April to be Warmer Than the Average Year]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=134916 The weather agency says temperatures across the country will start warming up in April. The Korea Meteorological Administration said in a three-month forecast report released Friday that temperatures from April to June will be higher than the average year. Due to the influence of migratory ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:58:50 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=134916
<![CDATA[Korean Researchers Trace Chinese Firecracker Particles to find Fine Dust Origin]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=134848 Anchor: Much of the fine dust found in Korea is suspected to come from China, a suspicion which has been continually denied by Beijing. However, local researchers have found evidence that particles from firecrackers used during Chinese New Year’s celebrations have reached the Korean Peninsula. Our Park ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:34:28 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=134848
<![CDATA[Ultrafine Dust Advisory Issued Across 11 Cities in Gyeonggi Province]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=134603 Gyeonggi Province issued an ultrafine dust advisory for eleven cities at 3 p.m. Monday as the level of microscopic particles in the air remained high. The level of ultra fine dust hit an hourly average of 94 micrograms per cubic meter in the eleven cities, including Suwon, Ansan, Anyang and Bucheon. An ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 12 Mar 2018 15:48:47 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=134603
<![CDATA[KBS Guidelines to Avoid Exposure to Yellow Dust]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=134453 KBS World Radio strives to promptly update our listeners on safety procedures during emergency situations. The following are recommended guidelines to follow to avoid exposure to yellow dust.  South Korea's weather authorities recommend you take caution during bouts of yellow dust. You are advised to stay ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 06 Mar 2018 16:41:57 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=134453
<![CDATA[Gov't Designates 12 Sites of Smart City Platform Projects]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=134324 The central government will cultivate Seoul, Jeju and ten other regional governments as the hubs of smart city platforms.  The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said on Wednesday that it has designated 12 local autonomous entities as the breeding sites for smart city platform projects for this ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 28 Feb 2018 16:47:42 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=134324
<![CDATA[KMA: No. of Days with Yellow Dust This Spring to be Similar to Average Yrs.]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=134195 The weather agency expects there will be a similar number of days with yellow dust this spring, compared to the average days posted during the past 30 years. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration's three month projection released on Friday, there will be some chilly days throughout March ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:10:08 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=134195
<![CDATA[Forsythias to Bloom First in Jeju on March 16]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=134085 The blooming of spring flowers in the nation this year is forecast to take place around the same time as the average period posted during the past 30 years.   Private meteorological firm, 153Weather, made the assessment on Monday as temperatures for late February and March are expected to stand at the same ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:30:24 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=134085
<![CDATA[Magnitude 4.6 Quake Hits Pohang]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133870 A magnitude four-point-six quake rocked the southeastern city of Pohang early Sunday. ​ ​The Korea Meteorological Administration said the quake occurred five kilometers north-northwest of the city's Buk district at 5:03 a.m. with a depth of 14 kilometers. ​ ​The weather agency said that the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 11 Feb 2018 09:46:35 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133870
<![CDATA[Seoul City Issues Ultrafine Dust Advisory]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133857 Seoul City has issued an ultrafine dust advisory as of noon Saturday. The advisory is issued when the density of fine dust in the air exceeds an average 90 micrograms per cubic meter per hour and this continues for at least two hours. Ultrafine dust levels in 25 Seoul districts averaged 99 micrograms ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 10 Feb 2018 14:31:51 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133857
<![CDATA[S. Korea to Test-Launch Homegrown Space Vehicle in October]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133727 South Korea has decided to conduct the first test-launch of its homegrown space vehicle in October. The Ministry of Science and ICT on Tuesday held a national space committee meeting and decided to test-launch a space launch vehicle at Naro Space Center in October as the performance of a 75-ton engine for ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:00:34 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133727
<![CDATA[Jeju Airport Temporarily Shut Down due to Heavy Snow]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133723 Jeju International Airport temporarily shut down on Tuesday due to heavy snow and strong winds, leaving many travelers stranded and flights canceled. The Jeju office of the Korea Airports Corporation temporarily banned the use of the airport's runways at 12:15 p.m. to have its workers shovel the snow and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:16:57 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133723
<![CDATA[2.5 Magnitude Aftershock Hits Pohang]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133721 A minor earthquake was detected in the southeastern city of Pohang on Tuesday morning.     The Korea Meteorological Administration said that the shock with a magnitude of two-point-five occurred five kilometers northwest of the city's Buk district at 9:18 a.m. with a depth of 12 kilometers. The ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:09:23 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133721
<![CDATA[Jeju Suffers Damage from Heavy Snow, Cold Weather]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133714 South Korea's Jeju Island is witnessing damage from continued heavy snow and cold weather.  The local weather agency said that as of 8 a.m. Tuesday, Mount Halla received 99-point-five centimeters of snow, while Ara district in Jeju City received about 40 centimeters of snow. Heavy snow warnings have been ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 06 Feb 2018 10:39:19 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133714
<![CDATA[Another Deep Freeze to Grip Nation ]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133660 South Korea is in for another brutal cold wave. Sunday marks the seasonal division of the "onset of spring" according to the lunar calendar.  But a deep freeze will grip the nation due to cold air blowing from the northwest. The Korea Meteorological Administration said Saturday that clear skies are ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 03 Feb 2018 14:14:50 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133660
<![CDATA[Super Blue Moon Coincides with Lunar Eclipse]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133587 The moon put on a rare cosmic show on Wednesday, when a blue moon, a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse all coincided. It was the first time in 35 years that a blue moon synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse, or blood moon as it’s called due to its red hue. The lunar eclipse started at ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 01 Feb 2018 08:32:27 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133587
<![CDATA[Cold Snap Continues on Friday, Weekend Expected to Remain Dry and Chilly]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133462 Seoul continued to record the lowest-ever temperatures this winter for the third straight day on Friday. Currently, a cold wave warning remains in place for most parts of the central region and inland areas in the southern part of the country. For other parts of the nation, a cold wave advisory has been ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 26 Jan 2018 15:54:01 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133462
<![CDATA[Wednesday Marks Coldest Day of This Winter]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133387 Freezing temperatures have gripped the nation, making Wednesday the coldest day yet this winter. Morning lows plunged to minus 16-point-three degrees Celsius in Seoul, the lowest to be posted during this year’s cold season.  As of 7 a.m. Wednesday, morning lows stood at minus 15-point-four degrees in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:10:34 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=133387