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February 16, 2018
Improving drone performance in headwinds

Sendai, Japan (SPX) Feb 12, 2018
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? The prevalence of multi-rotor drones has increased dramatically in recent years, but in headwinds they pitch upwards unpredictably. Engineers from Tohoku University, Japan, have shown that angling the rotor blades of a quad-rotor unmanned aerial vehicles by just 20 degrees can reduce pitching by a quarter. Their work is published in the International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles. Multi-rotors have gotten much smaller since the turn of the century, and they have many u ... read more

US naval officers at Japan base removed over 'misconduct'
Tokyo (AFP) Feb 16, 2018
The US Navy said Friday it had removed three senior officers deployed in Japan for "personal misconduct," after one was reportedly found wandering the base drunk and naked. ... more
UN nuclear agency to help Japan for 2020 Olympics
Vienna (AFP) Feb 15, 2018
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced Thursday that it will help Japan in "enhancing nuclear security measures" for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. ... more
Boeing to upgrade Japanese AWACS aircraft
Washington (UPI) Feb 13, 2018
Boeing has been awarded a contract for mission computing upgrades in support of four Japanese E-767 aircraft and associated ground systems. ... more
Toshiba tips return to black as it sells chip, nuclear units
Tokyo (AFP) Feb 14, 2018
Troubled Japanese conglomerate Toshiba said on Wednesday it would swing into the black for the full fiscal year as it completes the multi-billion-dollar sale of its chip business to restore its balance sheet. ... more

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Major Xerox investor sues to block takeover by Fujifilm
New York (AFP) Feb 14, 2018
One of Xerox's biggest shareholders filed suit to challenge the US photocopier and printer maker's planned takeover by Japanese technology firm Fujifilm. ... more
Water-soluble warped nanographene
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 13, 2018
Graphene and its nano-sized little sibling, nanographene, are well known for their remarkable photoelectronic properties. However, biomedical applications are hampered by the insolubility of the mat ... more
Scientists successfully test new, safer titanium plate for bone tissue repair
Matsumoto, Japan (SPX) Feb 14, 2018
For the first time, patented titanium fiber plates developed by Japanese engineers for medical use were put to the test in an animal model. Researchers from Shinshu University found that, unli ... more
Giant lava dome confirmed in Japan's Kikai Caldera
Kobe, Japan (SPX) Feb 13, 2018
Since the Kobe Ocean Bottom Exploration Center (KOBEC) was established in 2015, the Center has carried out three survey voyages to the Kikai Caldera, south of Japan's main islands. Based on these vo ... more
Total commits further to LNG as a maritime fuel
Washington (UPI) Feb 6, 2018
French supermajor Total said Tuesday it made a deeper commitment to liquefied natural gas by chartering a refueling vessel for Europe-to-Asia trade routes. ... more
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Nissan to invest $9.5 billion in China to drive sales
Beijing (AFP) Feb 5, 2018
Japanese automaker Nissan Motor and its Chinese joint venture partner announced on Monday a $9.5 billion investment plan in China to increase annual sales by one million vehicles and boost electric car production. ... more
Is hydrogen the fuel of the future?
Cambridge UK (SPX) Feb 08, 2018
As the race to find energy sources to replace our dwindling fossil fuel supplies continues apace, hydrogen is likely to play a crucial role in the future. Japan has already announced its inten ... more
Pence: US 'ready for any eventuality' on N.Korea
Yokota Air Base, Japan (AFP) Feb 8, 2018
Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday the United States was "ready for any eventuality" with regard to North Korea and warned that "all options were on the table" to deal with Pyongyang's threats. ... more
Pence announces 'toughest' US sanctions on North Korea
Tokyo (AFP) Feb 7, 2018
Washington will soon unveil its "toughest sanctions ever" on North Korea, US Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday, adding that the Pyongyang regime would not be allowed to "hijack" the upcoming Olympics. ... more
Japan Successfully Launches World's Smallest Carrier Rocket
Tokyo (Sputnik) Feb 07, 2018
TOKYO (Sputnik) - Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on Saturday carried out a successful launch of the world's smallest carrier rocket SS-520-5, according to live broadcast by JAXA. Th ... more

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Powerful new dataset reveals patterns of global ozone pollution
Boulder CO (SPX) Feb 06, 2018
Although ozone pollution is dropping across many parts of the United States, western Europe and Japan, many people living in those countries still experience more than a dozen days every year in whi ... more
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'Oil-like' blobs hit Japan beaches after tanker sinks
Tokyo (AFP) Feb 2, 2018
"Oil-like" blobs are washing up on the beaches of several southern Japanese islands, officials said Friday, raising fears they could be from a tanker that sank in the area nearly three weeks ago. ... more
Iran prioritizes focus on sunken oil tanker
Washington (UPI) Feb 5, 2018
With pollution on the coast of Japan a concern, the Iranian government said Monday it was prioritizing its response to the sinking of the oil tanker, Sanchi. ... more
Kyocera team update progress of 480-Megawatt solar power project
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Feb 05, 2018
Kyocera Corporation, Kyudenko Corporation, and Mizuho Bank, Limited which have been jointly investigating the possibility of operating a maximum 480-megawatt (MW) solar power project on the island o ... more
2-D tin stanene without buckling: A possible topological insulator
Nagoya, Japan (SPX) Feb 02, 2018
Nagoya University-led researchers produce 2D sheets of tin atoms predicted to have exotic uses in electronics. Nagoya, Japan - Sometimes it pays to be two-dimensional. The merits of graphene, ... more
Navy issues more punishments over fatal collisions
Washington (UPI) Feb 2, 2018
Ahead of scheduled hearings for former naval officers involved in two separate Seventh Fleet crashes last year that claimed the lives of 17 sailors, Navy officials have issued additional punishments for sailors involved in the collisions. ... more
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Hong Kong police probe deadly bus accident
Hong Kong (AFP) Feb 11, 2018
A deadly Hong Kong bus crash that killed 19 and left scores more injured was under investigation Sunday, with the city's leader calling for a wide-ranging inquiry as questions surfaced over the industry's long hours and low pay. Most victims of the accident on Saturday evening, which saw a double decker flip over and smash into a lamppost, were men aged in their 50s and 60s, according to loc ... more
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+ Cape Town calls for hygiene blitz amid water crisis
+ Fukushima operator aims to double visitors by Tokyo Olympics
Last NASA Communications Satellite of its Kind Joins Fleet
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Feb 16, 2018
NASA has begun operating the last satellite of its kind in the network that provides communications and tracking services to more than 40 NASA missions, including critical, real-time communication with the International Space Station. Following its August launch and a five-month period of in-orbit testing, the third-generation Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS), referred to as TDRS-M until ... more
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Drought forces Mozambique capital to ration water
Maputo (AFP) Feb 14, 2018
Mozambique authorities on Wednesday introduced water rationing to more than a million residents in the capital Maputo due to a severe drought. The city is cutting the water supply to consumers to just 40 percent of normal levels, Casimiro Abreu, deputy director of the National Emergency Centre said in a statement. About 1.3 million people in Maputo and its surroundings are affected by th ... more
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Ultra-efficient removal of carbon monoxide using gold nanoparticles on a molecular support
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Feb 15, 2018
Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have developed a way to mount gold nanoparticles on a molecular support known as a polyoxometalate (POM). They successfully applied this to realize nearly 100% conversion of carbon monoxide (CO) over a wide temperature range, demonstrating stable performance over long periods of time. They showed how traces of water uniquely contribute to the cataly ... more
+ Scientists observe nanowires as they grow
+ Fast-spinning spheres show nanoscale systems' secrets
+ More-sensitive DNA nanowires promise better measurements of biological processes
+ On the rebound as nanoparticles self-heal
+ Optical nanoscope allows imaging of quantum dots
+ Let the good tubes roll
+ Piecework at the nano assembly line
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China to Develop Sea-Based Missile Interceptors
Beijing (XNA) Feb 09, 2018
China is planning to develop a sea-based missile defense launcher after completing a successful intercept of a ballistic missile in space from a ground-based system earlier this week, according to the South China Morning Post. "China's sea-based anti-missile system aims to defend both its territory and overseas interests, because sea-based defense systems will be set up wherever its warshi ... more
+ Lockheed awarded $523M for Patriot missiles for Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Romania
+ Beijing holds successful missile defense test
+ Saudi says Yemen rebel ballistic missile shot down
+ Lockheed tapped by Army for 10 more THAAD interceptors
+ Raytheon awarded $2.3B to support Patriot missile system
+ Test of US-Japanese missile interceptor fails again
+ Boeing awarded $6.56B for upgrades to ballistic missile defense system
Long March rockets on ambitious mission in 2018
Xichang, China (XNA) Feb 15, 2018
The Long March-3B rocket launched Monday from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province marked the seventh successful mission of the Long March rocket series since the beginning of 2018. The year 2018 will be an ambitious year for China's space program, with the largest number of Long March rocket launches. According to Cen Zheng, rocket system command ... more
+ Chinese taikonauts maintain indomitable spirit in space exploration: senior officer
+ China launches first shared education satellite
+ China's first X-ray space telescope put into service after in-orbit tests
+ China's first successful lunar laser ranging accomplished
+ Yang Liwei looks back at China's first manned space mission
+ Space agency to pick those with the right stuff
+ China to select astronauts for its space station

Researchers help robots think and plan in the abstract
Providence RI (SPX) Feb 15, 2018
Researchers from Brown University and MIT have developed a method for helping robots plan for multi-step tasks by constructing abstract representations of the world around them. Their study, published in the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, is a step toward building robots that can think and act more like people. Planning is a monumentally difficult thing for robots, largely be ... more
+ The robots will see you now
+ Integration of AI and robotics with materials sciences will lead to new clean energy technology
+ Can a cockroach teach a robot how to scurry across rugged terrain?
+ All-terrain microbot moves by tumbling over complex topography
+ Quantum algorithm could help AI think faster
+ Army researchers develop new algorithms to train robots
+ Bezos hails Alexa as Amazon profits surge
MGM China to open mega resort in Macau as high rollers return
Macau (AFP) Feb 15, 2018
MGM China is opening its new multi-billion-dollar mega resort in Macau's glitzy Cotai strip on Tuesday following multiple delays and last-minute hiccups in the government approval process. The launch of the $3.4-billion resort comes as Macau is undergoing something of a renaissance, with gaming revenues bouncing back after being hard hit by a corruption crackdown launched by China's Presiden ... more
+ China's former internet czar expelled from Communist Party
+ Mercedes apologises to China after quoting Dalai Lama
+ Publisher detained in China 'confesses', blames Sweden
+ 'Gotta find a way': Chinese rap in crisis after crackdown
+ Hong Kong schools shut over deadly flu outbreak
+ Vatican's delicate China mission runs into trouble
+ China says Swedish publisher held under criminal law

Tracking a typhoon's seismic footprint
Princeton NJ (SPX) Feb 16, 2018
Climatologists are often asked, "Is climate change making hurricanes stronger?" but they can't give a definitive answer because the global hurricane record only goes back to the dawn of the satellite era. But now, an intersection of disciplines - seismology, atmospheric sciences, and oceanography - offers an untapped data source: the continuous seismic record, which dates back to the early 20th ... more
+ ESA Cluster mission unveils the magnetosphere
+ Farewell to a Pioneering Pollution Sensor
+ Micro to macro mapping - Observing past landscapes via remote-sensing
+ Landsat 8 marks five years in orbit
+ Chinese company hitches space ride on UK satellite
+ Ozone at lower latitudes not recovering, despite ozone hole healing
+ SSTL and 21AT announce new Earth Observation data contract
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Intensive agriculture influences US regional summer climate, study finds
Boston MA (SPX) Feb 15, 2018
Scientists agree that changes in land use such as deforestation, and not just greenhouse gas emissions, can play a significant role altering the world's climate systems. Now, a new study by researchers at MIT and Dartmouth College reveals how another type of land use, intensive agriculture, can impact regional climate. The researchers show that in the last half of the 20th century, the mid ... more
+ New model for evaluating rangeland systems launches
+ Cover crops in nitrogen's circle of life
+ App delivery boom shakes up China food sector
+ Bordeaux's 'magnificent' lost vintage pushes small growers to the edge
+ Study warns of return of forgotten crop pathogen
+ Amazon unveils grocery delivery via Whole Foods chain
+ China's need to turn milk green
Kepler Scientists Discover Almost 100 New Exoplanets
Copenhagen, Denmark (SPX) Feb 16, 2018
Based on data from NASA's K2 mission an international team of scientists have just confirmed nearly 100 new exoplanets, planets located outside our solar system. This brings the total number of new exoplanets found with the K2 mission up to almost 300. The new results are to be published in the Astronomical Journal. "We started out analyzing 275 candidates of which 149 were validated as re ... more
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+ 'Oumuamua has been tumbling about the galaxy for a billion years
+ UChicago astrophysicists settle cosmic debate on magnetism of planets and stars
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+ Hubble offers first atmospheric data of exoplanets orbiting Trappist-1

China confirms first human case of H7N4 bird flu
Hong Kong (AFP) Feb 15, 2018
China has confirmed the first human case of H7N4 bird flu, prompting Hong Kong to issue a health warning for those travelling to the mainland during the busy Lunar New Year holiday. The strain was identified in a 68-year-old woman from the eastern province of Jiangsu who was admitted to hospital after falling ill on December 25 but had since recovered, according to China's National Health an ... more
+ UV light can kill airborne flu virus, study finds
+ Playing 20 Questions with Bacteria to Distinguish Harmless Organisms from Pathogens
+ Scientists report big improvements in HIV vaccine production
+ Plague outbreak in Madagascar revived dread of a killer
+ 'Mutant flu' could lead to more effective vaccine: study
+ Scientists find new clues about 'wave after wave' of germs that killed the Aztecs
+ TSRI scientists discover workings of first promising Marburg virus treatment
Cameroon's army denies alleged atrocities in restive anglophone regions
Libreville (AFP) Feb 9, 2018
The Cameroonian army on Friday denied its troops were responsible for alleged atrocities against separatists in English-speaking regions after unverified footage apparently involving soldiers was posted online. "These accusations of atrocities are dreamt up. We are victims of disinformation and fake news," army spokesman Colonel Didier Badjeck told AFP, just days after the appearance of the ... more
+ Rapid land changes forecast for East African savannahs
+ African Union head calls China spying report 'lies'
+ Nigeria to send troops to restive central states: army
+ France freezes assets of DR Congo general over civilian 'massacres'
+ Mali mayor kidnapped by armed men: family
+ Benin's threatened Pendjari National Park gets $23.5m boost
+ Suicide bomber kills four Malian soldiers
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Trump's Privatized ISS 'Not Impossible,' but Would Require 'Renegotiation'
Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 16, 2018
US President Donald Trump wants to privatize the International Space Station, looking to turn the station into an orbiting real estate venture run not by the government, but by private industry. Radio Sputnik discussed plans to privatize the space station with Frans von der Dunk, professor of space law at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. According to the Washington Post report, Trump wa ... more
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North Korean nukes 'existential threat' to US: intel chief
Washington (AFP) Feb 13, 2018
North Korea's nuclear program poses a potential "existential threat" to the United States, US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Tuesday. "The decision time is becoming ever closer in terms of how we respond to this," Coats said in remarks to the Senate Intelligence Committee. "Our goal is a peaceful settlement," he added. "We're using maximum pressure on North Korea in var ... more
+ Iran says dead environmentalist was part of CIA, Mossad spy network
+ Son of dead environmentalist in Iran says family threatened
+ US wants UN action over report on Iranian missiles to Yemen
+ UN nuclear agency to help Japan for 2020 Olympics
+ No plan for 'bloody nose' North Korea strike: US officials
+ Canada wants answers after Iran prison death
+ US island Guam stays relaxed amid North Korea nuclear standoff

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