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June 22, 2018
NUKEWARS
Japan halts missile drills after Trump-Kim summit: reports



Tokyo (AFP) June 21, 2018
Japan has halted evacuation drills simulating a North Korean missile attack in the wake of historic talks between Washington and Pyongyang, local media reported Thursday. Government officials did not immediately confirm the reports, but authorities in one town told AFP they were suspending a drill planned for next week on orders from Tokyo. The decision comes after US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un met last week in Singapore, with the pair signing a joint document ca ... read more

MISSILE DEFENSE
Japan says halting missile drills after Trump-Kim summit
Tokyo (AFP) June 22, 2018
Japan is suspending evacuation drills simulating a North Korean missile attack after historic talks between Washington and Pyongyang, its top government spokesman said Friday. ... more
EXO WORLDS
Study reveals simple chemical process that may have led to the origin of life on Earth
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jun 20, 2018
Research led by Kuhan Chandru and Jim Cleaves from the Earth-Life Science Institute at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, has shown that reactions of alpha-hydroxy acids, similar to the alpha-ami ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
'Drum tower' collapses at Japan's quake-hit Kumamoto Castle
Tokyo (AFP) June 21, 2018
A tower at the historic, quake-damaged Kumamoto Castle in southern Japan - one of the country's three premier castles and once a major tourist attraction - has collapsed, an official said Thursday. ... more
SOLAR DAILY
KYOCERA to participate in Japan's virtual power plant project to improve energy management
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jun 20, 2018
Kyocera has registered with the Sustainable open Innovation Initiative (SII) as a resource aggregator*1 for a new program to help control energy resources among Japanese consumers. This latest test ... more

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Moon suggests Russian gas be piped to Koreas, Japan
Seoul (AFP) June 20, 2018
New pipelines could be laid to bring Russian gas through North Korea to the South and even on to Japan following the diplomatic thaw with Pyongyang, Seoul's leader suggested Wednesday. ... more
TAIWAN NEWS
Japan airlines change 'Taiwan' to 'China Taiwan' on websites
Tokyo (AFP) June 19, 2018
Japan's two largest airlines have changed "Taiwan" to "China Taiwan" on their Chinese-language websites, officials said Tuesday, sparking an immediate protest from the self-ruled island. ... more
CARBON WORLDS
Physicists solve the mystery of vanishing particles in graphene
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Jun 20, 2018
Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and Tohoku University (Japan) have explained the puzzling phenomenon of particle-antiparticle annihilation in graphene, recognized by ... more
FARM NEWS
Japan, SKorea ban Canadian wheat imports over bioengineered plants
Ottawa (AFP) June 18, 2018
The world's sixth largest wheat producer sought to reassure trading partners on Monday that genetically modified wheat plants discovered on an Alberta farm were few and posed no food safety risks, after Japan and South Korea halted Canadian wheat imports. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Cryptocurrencies tumble after S. Korea hack
Hong Kong (AFP) June 11, 2018
Cryptocurrencies plunged in Asia on Monday after a hack on a South Korean exchange sparked fresh concerns about the safety of the digital units. ... more
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SOLAR DAILY
SoftBank plans $60-100 bn investment in solar in India: report
Tokyo (AFP) June 15, 2018
Japan's SoftBank is planning to invest between $60-100 billion in a solar power project in India, a Japanese report said Friday, as the firm looks to expand its interests into various sectors. ... more
MOON DAILY
Long suspected theory about the moon holds water
Sendai, Japan (SPX) Jun 15, 2018
A team of Japanese scientists led by Masahiro Kayama of Tohoku University's Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences, has discovered a mineral known as moganite in a lunar meteorit ... more
NUKEWARS
S. Korea holds war games to defend against Japan
Seoul (AFP) June 18, 2018
South Korea on Monday began two days of war games to practise defending the disputed Dokdo islands off its east coast - against an unlikely attack by Japan. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Toll rises to five after quake in Japan's Osaka
Tokyo (AFP) June 19, 2018
The death toll in a powerful earthquake that rocked Japan's Osaka on Monday has risen to five, with some 370 injured, officials said Tuesday, urging vigilance against landslides ahead of heavy rains. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Jilted Fujifilm sues Xerox for $1bn after aborted merger
Tokyo (AFP) June 19, 2018
Japanese technology giant Fujifilm said Tuesday it was suing US firm Xerox, seeking more than $1 billion in damages after a merger between the two firms was scrapped last month. ... more


Japan passes anti-plastic law but with no sanctions for polluters

ROCKET SCIENCE
Japan successfully tests H-IIA launch vehicle with new research satellite
Tokyo (Sputnik) Jun 14, 2018
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on Tuesday successfully tested a H-IIA Launch Vehicle with a new research satellite, according to the agency's live stream of the lift-off. The launch ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE
Girls' Rocketry Challenge team wins three awards at national model rocketry competition
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jun 13, 2018
Three school teams from the second cycle of the Girls' Rocketry Challenge (GRC), Lockheed Martin's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education program in Japan, have successful ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Solenergy designs and constructs largest self-consumption energy system in SEA
Batangas, Philippine (SPX) Jun 12, 2018
Japan Tobacco International (JTI) formally unveiled its new manufacturing plant in Batangas, Philippines this 2018. Atop its roof, a solar power system designed and installed by Solenergy Systems In ... more
CARBON WORLDS
Supramolecular complex formation: Anthracene macrocycle and C60 fullerene
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jun 11, 2018
Saturn is the second largest planet in our solar system and has a characteristic ring. Japanese researchers have now synthesized a molecular "nano-Saturn". As the scientists report in the journal An ... more
AEROSPACE
US fighter jet crashes off Japan coast
Tokyo (AFP) June 11, 2018
A US F15 fighter jet crashed off the southern coast of Japan on Monday but the pilot ejected and was rescued by Japanese forces, Tokyo's defence minister said. ... more
CARBON WORLDS
World's most efficient production of succinate from carbon dioxide
Kobe, Japan (SPX) Jun 11, 2018
Succinate is widely used as a raw ingredient for petrochemicals, and there is high demand for a way of producing succinate that is renewable and environmentally benign. A Japanese researcher has dis ... more
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Pentagon to prepare 20,000 beds for migrant children
Washington (AFP) June 21, 2018
The Pentagon will prepare to house up to 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children on military bases, a US military spokesman said Thursday. The decision follows a request from the US Department of Health and Human Services "to determine its capabilities to provide up to 20,000 temporary beds for unaccompanied alien children at DoD (Department of Defense) installations," Pentagon spokesman Jamie ... more
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+ Science of squeezed oranges may help detection of failing bridges
Futuristic data storage
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 20, 2018
The magnetisation of nanometric square material is not fixed. It moves around in a helical motion. This is caused by the electron whose degree of freedom, referred to as spin, which follows a precession motion centred on the middle of a square nano-magnet. To study the magnetisation of such material, physicists can rely on two-dimensional arrays of square nanomagnets. In a paper published ... more
+ The right chemistry, fast: employing AI and Automation to map out and make molecules
+ Game-changing finding pushes 3D-printing to the molecular limit
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NASA, NSF plunge into ocean twilight zone to explore ecosystem carbon flow
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 22, 2018
A large multidisciplinary team of scientists, equipped with advanced underwater robotics and an array of analytical instrumentation, will set sail for the northeastern Pacific Ocean this August. The team's mission for NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF) is to study the life and death of the small organisms that play a critical role in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere ... more
+ Marine reserves are essential, but increasingly stressed
+ Australia vows to compete with China funding in Pacific
+ Metron contracted for undersea unmanned vehicle payloads
+ Deep-sea marine sponges may hold key to antibiotic drug resistance
+ Large-scale study indicates novel, abundant nitrogen-fixing microbes in surface ocean
+ US property crisis looms as sea level rises, experts warn
+ Researchers locate world's first known manta ray nursery
Squeezing light at the nanoscale
Boston MA (SPX) Jun 18, 2018
Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a new technique to squeeze infrared light into ultra-confined spaces, generating an intense, nanoscale antenna that could be used to detect single biomolecules. The researchers harnessed the power of polaritons, particles that blur the distinction between light and matter. This ultra ... more
+ A new way to measure energy in microscopic machines
+ AI-based method could speed development of specialized nanoparticles
+ Researchers use magnets to move tiny DNA-based nano-devices
+ Atomically thin nanowires convert heat to electricity more efficiently
+ Change the face of nanoparticles and you'll rule chemistry
+ Novel method to fabricate nanoribbons from speeding nano droplets
+ Columbia researchers squeeze light into nanoscale devices and circuits
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Japan says halting missile drills after Trump-Kim summit
Tokyo (AFP) June 22, 2018
Japan is suspending evacuation drills simulating a North Korean missile attack after historic talks between Washington and Pyongyang, its top government spokesman said Friday. The decision comes after US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un met last week in Singapore and signed a joint document calling for the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. "Following ac ... more
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China confirms reception of data from Gaofen-6 satellite
Beijing (XNA) Jun 07, 2018
The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) confirmed that one of its institutes Monday successfully tracked and received imaging data from the newly-launched Earth observation satellite Gaofen-6. The Aerospace Information Research Institute said the Miyun station of China Remote Sensing Satellite Ground Station received the first batch of observation data from the Gaofen-6 satellite. There was ... more
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Rutgers researchers develop automated robotic device for faster blood testing
New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Jun 22, 2018
Rutgers researchers have created an automated blood drawing and testing device that provides rapid results, potentially improving the workflow in hospitals and other health-related institutions to allow health care practitioners to spend more time treating patients. A study describing the fully automated device is published online in the journal TECHNOLOGY. "This device represents th ... more
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+ A fast, low-voltage actuator for soft and wearable robotics
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China pledges $100 million in military aid to Cambodia
Phnom Penh (AFP) June 19, 2018
China has pledged around $100 million to help modernise Cambodia's military, the government said Tuesday, the latest largesse showered on the country amid a crackdown on dissent before national elections. The pledge came from visiting Defence Minister Wei Fenghe, who arrived on Saturday for talks with his Cambodian counterpart and Prime Minister Hun Sen, said defence ministry spokesman Gener ... more
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+ Hong Kong golf course row exposes city's social divide


Thailand to buy Airbus satellite as junta chief visits France
Bangkok (AFP) June 15, 2018
Thailand's junta chief will secure the purchase of a $215 million observation satellite from Airbus during his trip to France this month, a diplomatic source said Friday, as Europe re-engages with the kingdom following a chill in relations after a 2014 coup. General Prayut Chan-O-Cha, who toppled an elected government four years ago, will stop in Britain and France next week for meetings wit ... more
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China dog meat fest opens as S. Korea goes the other way
Yulin, China (AFP) June 22, 2018
As South Korea moves closer to banning dog meat, diners tuck into bowls of stewed canine in southern China, where activists are rethinking their tactics to counter a notorious festival that butchers thousands of dogs. The annual Yulin dog meat celebration opened without a hitch on Thursday, a day after a South Korean court announced it had ruled that the slaughtering of dogs for meat was ill ... more
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Hunting molecules to find new planets
Geneva, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 22, 2018
Each exoplanet revolves around a star, like the Earth around the Sun. This is why it is generally impossible to obtain images of an exoplanet, so dazzling is the light of its star. However, a team of astronomers, led by a researcher from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and member of NCCR PlanetS, had the idea of detecting certain molecules that are present in the planet's atmosphere in order to ... more
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Spot a rat? Real-time map aims to plot Paris sightings
Paris (AFP) June 11, 2018
Rats have become an increasingly common sight in Paris over the past few years, but one local official wants to make sure everyone knows just how many are being spotted daily in his corner of the French capital. Geoffroy Boulard, who heads the municipal council of the 17th Arrondissement, has set up an interactive map where residents can signal rodent sightings in real time. "It was the ... more
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Environment the loser in Gabon capital's rush for growth
Libreville (AFP) June 22, 2018
"It's an environmental disaster," said Magloir-Desire Mounganga as he strode across the soggy, spongy soil where mangroves have been ripped up for development near the Gabonese capital Libreville, threatening its fragile ecosystem. "Here the mangrove trees have been completely razed, you can even see the marks left by the bulldozer," said Mounganga, an expert from Gabon's National Agency fo ... more
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Astronaut Sally Ride's legacy of encouraging young women to embrace science and engineering
College Station TX (SPX) Jun 20, 2018
On June 18, 1983, 35 years ago, Sally Ride became the first American woman to launch into space, riding the Space Shuttle STS-7 flight with four other crew members. Only five years earlier, in 1978, she had been selected to the first class of 35 astronauts - including six women - who would fly on the Space Shuttle. Much has happened in the intervening years. During the span of three decade ... more
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Japan halts missile drills after Trump-Kim summit: reports
Tokyo (AFP) June 21, 2018
Japan has halted evacuation drills simulating a North Korean missile attack in the wake of historic talks between Washington and Pyongyang, local media reported Thursday. Government officials did not immediately confirm the reports, but authorities in one town told AFP they were suspending a drill planned for next week on orders from Tokyo. The decision comes after US President Donald Tr ... more
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