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March 17, 2018
Fossil burrows show early origins of animal behavior

Nagoya, Japan (SPX) Mar 14, 2018
Researchers led by Nagoya University discover penetrative trace fossils from the late Ediacaran of western Mongolia, revealing earlier onset of the "agronomic revolution" Nagoya, Japan - In the history of life on Earth, a dramatic and revolutionary change in the nature of the sea floor occurred in the early Cambrian (541-485 million years ago): the "agronomic revolution." This phenomenon was coupled with the diversification of marine animals that could burrow into seafloor sediments. Previou ... read more

Court orders Japan government to pay new Fukushima damages
Tokyo (AFP) March 15, 2018
A Japanese court on Thursday ordered the government to pay one million dollars in new damages over the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, ruling it should have predicted and avoided the meltdown. ... more
Scientists accurately model the action of aerosols on clouds
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Mar 14, 2018
Global climate is a tremendously complex phenomenon, and researchers are making painstaking progress, year by year, to try to develop ever more accurate models. Now, an international group including ... more
Taiwanese protesters rally for 'nuclear-free homeland'
Taipei (AFP) March 11, 2018
Hundreds gathered at an anti-nuclear rally in Taiwan on Sunday to demand the government keep its pledge to abolish the use of atomic energy by 2025. ... more
New 'HSC Viewer' allows public to access Subaru Telescope images
Washington (UPI) Mar 8, 2018
The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan has released the HSC Viewer to help the public access observations of the universe made by the Subaru Telescope and its Hyper Suprime-Cam. ... more

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Japan tsunami, nuclear tragedy remembered seven years on
Tokyo (AFP) March 11, 2018
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe led a sombre ceremony Sunday as Japan marked the seventh anniversary of a deadly earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that devastated its northeastern coast and left around 18,500 people dead or missing. ... more
'Citizen scientists' track radiation seven years after Fukushima
Koriyama, Japan (AFP) March 11, 2018
Beneath the elegant curves of the roof on the Seirinji Buddhist temple in Japan's Fukushima region hangs an unlikely adornment: a Geiger counter collecting real-time radiation readings. ... more
Trump sees 'tremendous success' in upcoming N. Korea talks
Washington (AFP) March 10, 2018
President Donald Trump predicted "tremendous success" Saturday in upcoming groundbreaking talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, adding that the reclusive state had promised not to shoot missiles in the interim. ... more
Trump says leaders of China, Japan supportive of Kim Jong Un meeting
Washington (AFP) March 10, 2018
US President Donald Trump said Saturday he has received encouragement from the leaders of China and Japan as he moves toward a sudden, high stakes summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. ... more
Allies, rivals alike hit out at Trump trade tariffs
Beijing (AFP) March 9, 2018
United States trading partners, led by Asian powerhouses China and Japan, lashed out Friday at controversial tariffs on foreign steel and aluminium signed off by President Donald Trump, as fears grew of a global trade war. ... more
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Lockheed Martin Begins Assembly of JCSAT-17 Commercial Communications Satellite
Denver CO (SPX) Mar 08, 2018
The assembly, test and launch operations (ATLO) team at Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) has started production of a new commercial satellite, JCSAT-17, that will deliver flexible, high-bandwidth communic ... more
Splitting crystals for 2-D metallic conductivity
Sendai, Japan (SPX) Mar 06, 2018
Sheets of electrons that are highly mobile in only two dimensions, known as 2D electron gas, have unique properties that can be leveraged for faster and novel electronic devices. Researchers have be ... more
'Explosive' eruptions at Japan volcano
Tokyo (AFP) March 7, 2018
Powerful eruptions at a volcano in southern Japan spewed ash thousands of metres into the air Wednesday, as authorities warned locals not to approach the mountain. ... more
Culturing cheaper stem cells
Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Mar 07, 2018
Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) can infinitely self-renew and develop into all major cell types in the body, making them important for organ repair and replacement. But culturing them in large ... more
Assessing quantum dot photoemissions
Kumamoto, Japan (SPX) Mar 06, 2018
Recent research from Kumamoto University in Japan has revealed that polyoxometalates (POMs), typically used for catalysis, electrochemistry, and photochemistry, may also be used in a technique for a ... more

Japan car giants team up to build hydrogen stations

Scientists take step toward safer batteries by trimming lithium branches
Matsumoto, Japan (SPX) Mar 01, 2018
A collaborative team of researchers from Shinshu University in Japan have found a new way to curb some of the potential dangers posed by lithium ion batteries. The team, led by Susumu Arai, a ... more
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Unprecedentedly wide and sharp dark matter map
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Mar 04, 2018
A research team of multiple institutes, including the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and University of Tokyo, released an unprecedentedly wide and sharp dark matter map based on the newl ... more
Japan's H2-A launches new spy satellite
Tokyo, Japan (Sputnik) Feb 28, 2018
Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on Tuesday successfully launched a H2-A rocket with a new reconnaissance satellite from the space center in the prefecture of Kagoshima. The rocket ... more
NASA joins international science team in exploring auroral cusp from Norway
Wallops Island VA (SPX) Feb 28, 2018
North of Norway over the Norwegian and Greenland Seas, the magnetic bubble surrounding the Earth dips inward, allowing space particles to funnel in toward the planet. NASA and United States sc ... more
Scientists discover strange new water bear species
Washington (UPI) Mar 1, 2018
Just when you thought tardigrades couldn't get any weirder, scientists discover an algae-eating water bear that lays tentacled eggs. ... more
Shedding high-power laser light on the plasma density limit
Osaka, Japan (SPX) Feb 26, 2018
The interaction of high-power laser light sources with matter has given rise to numerous applications including; fast ion acceleration; intense X-ray, gamma-ray, positron and neutron generation; and ... more
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Natural disasters can decimate insect, invertebrate populations
Washington (UPI) Mar 15, 2018
Much attention is paid to the impact of natural disasters on land and humans. Some attention is paid to larger animals. But what about the smallest creatures, insects and other invertebrates? New research suggests natural disasters can have a significant impact on the abundance and diversity of small species. When researchers surveyed insects and invertebrate populations nine mon ... more
+ Australian, Cambodian trainers die in demining accident
+ Court orders Japan government to pay new Fukushima damages
+ White House to help arm school staff: officials
+ Rise of violent Buddhist rhetoric in Asia defies stereotypes
+ 'Citizen scientists' track radiation seven years after Fukushima
+ Weather satellites aid search and rescue capabilities
+ Over 250 migrants rescued off Libya coast: navy
NASA, ATLAS to Mature Portable Space Communications Technology
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Mar 15, 2018
Portable ground antenna stations could transform NASA's space communications capabilities. With access to undeveloped regions, the mobile systems could bolster the return of spacecraft science, instrument health and other data to Earth. NASA and ATLAS Space Operations, based in Traverse City, Michigan, are collaborating to test and develop this technology. The company's compact, internet-m ... more
+ CosmoQuest releases Mappers 2.0 for crater mapping
+ Scientists Declare War on Space Radiation
+ UNH researchers find space radiation is increasingly more hazardous
+ BridgeSat and NASA Sign Space Act Agreement for Laser Communications
+ Commercial Satellite Built by Maxar Technologies' SSL Successfully Begins On-Orbit Operations, Demonstrating Leadership in New Space Economy
+ Lockheed Martin delivers first of 3 radars to Latvian military
+ InDyne to support Solid State Phased Array Radar System
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New Zealand cools on climate refugee plan
Wellington (AFP) March 16, 2018
New Zealand says it will not adopt world-first plans to allow climate change refugees without approval from the Pacific island nations the measure is intended to help. Both the ruling Labour Party and its Green coalition partner went into last year's election with a platform of allocating refugee places for islanders displaced by rising seas. The initial plans were modest, about 100 plac ... more
+ Researchers issue first-annual sea-level report cards
+ Self-driving robots collect water samples to create snapshots of ocean microbes
+ West Coast waters returning to normal but salmon catches lagging
+ Top bottled water brands contaminated with plastic particles: report
+ Mekong River dams could disrupt lives, environment
+ Bones found on South Pacific island belonged to Amelia Earhart, study concludes
+ Advanced spatial planning models could promise new era of sustainable ocean development
UCLA researchers develop a new class of two-dimensional materials
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 14, 2018
A research team led by UCLA scientists and engineers has developed a method to make new kinds of artificial "superlattices" - materials comprised of alternating layers of ultra-thin "two-dimensional" sheets, which are only one or a few atoms thick. Unlike current state-of-the art superlattices, in which alternating layers have similar atomic structures, and thus similar electronic properties, th ... more
+ Nanostructures made of previously impossible material
+ Mining hardware helps scientists gain insight into silicon nanoparticles
+ Big steps toward control of production of tiny building blocks
+ New technique allows printing of flexible, stretchable silver nanowire circuits
+ Nanomaterials: What are the environmental and health risks?
+ UT Dallas team's microscopic solution may save researchers big time
+ Researchers invent light-emitting nanoantennas
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JV will deliver Germany's NextGen ground based air defense system TLVS
Schrobenhausen, Germany (SPX) Mar 12, 2018
MBDA Deutschland and Lockheed Martin have announced a new joint venture to pursue the next generation Integrated Air and Missile Defense System, "TLVS," for the German Bundeswehr. The joint venture is expected to become the prime contractor for the new system, which is currently being negotiated with Germany's procurement office for the Bundeswehr, BAAINBw. Gregory Kee of Lockheed Martin a ... more
+ Lockheed PAC-3 missile-defense system successful in demo
+ Northrop Grumman to develop ballistic missile defense simulation models
+ Lockheed Martin Wins $80 Million Contract to Build Missile Defense Targets
+ Lockheed Martin tapped to speed up AEGIS system
+ Interceptor test underscores reliability of proves PAC-3 anti missile system
+ Will missile defense be feeble against hypersonic weapons
+ America's missile-defense system not ready for hypersonic threats
China moving ahead with plans for next-generation X-ray observatory
Washington (UPI) Mar 8, 2018
China is getting closer to a finalized design for its next-generation X-ray observatory. As reported by Science this week, scientists at China's National Space Science Center are honing in on the final iteration of their design for the X-Ray Timing and Polarimetry, eXTP, satellite. The eXTP mission team plans to complete a prototype by 2022, with a goal to launch the satellite in ... more
+ China to launch Long March-5B rocket in 2019
+ Satellite will test plan for global China led satcom network
+ China plans rocket sea-launch
+ China speeds up research, commercialization of space shuttles
+ Long March rockets on ambitious mission in 2018
+ Chinese taikonauts maintain indomitable spirit in space exploration: senior officer
+ China launches first shared education satellite

Robotic spiders and bees: The rise of bioinspired microrobots
Manchester UK (SPX) Mar 06, 2018
Jumping robot spiders and swarms of robotic bees sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but researchers at The University of Manchester are already working on such projects and aiming to lead the world in micro robotics. But what will these kinds of robots be used for and is it something we should be worried? Dr Mostafa Nabawy is the Microsystems Research Theme Leader at The University ... more
+ Tokyo Tech's six-legged robots get closer to nature
+ Novel 3-D printing method embeds sensing capabilities within robotic actuators
+ UTSA researchers want to teach computers to learn like humans
+ Modified, 3D-printable alloy shows promise for flexible electronics, soft robots
+ Researchers find algorithm for large-scale brain simulations
+ Don't want to lose a finger? Let a robot give a hand
+ Beware of replicating sexism in AI, experts warn
China dragoons viewers to make pro-Xi film a blockbuster
Shanghai (AFP) March 14, 2018
Citizens across China are being corralled into cinemas to watch a propaganda film extolling the Communist Party and Xi Jinping, as an intensifying personality cult around the 64-year-old leader hits the big screen. The mass viewings by staff from companies and government agencies have catapulted the feature-length movie, called "Amazing China" in English and released March 2, into the ranks ... more
+ Hong Kong mulls three years' jail for anthem disrespect
+ In China, an eye-roll goes viral, censors put a lid on it
+ US-backed culture centres under pressure in China
+ Britain warns of increasing Beijing pressure on Hong Kong
+ China anti-graft drive sees 100 top officials tried in five years
+ Blow for Hong Kong democrats in key elections
+ Xi's rise crushes political reform; Demands military loyalty

Scientists accurately model the action of aerosols on clouds
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Mar 14, 2018
Global climate is a tremendously complex phenomenon, and researchers are making painstaking progress, year by year, to try to develop ever more accurate models. Now, an international group including researchers from the Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS) in Japan, using the powerful K computer, have for the first time accurately calculated the effects of aerosols on clouds in a ... more
+ Full house for EDRS
+ Voyaging for the Sentinels
+ Collaboration will study desert dust's impact on climate from space
+ Study discovers South African wildfires create climate cooling
+ NASA space laser completes 2,000-mile road trip
+ Where fresh is cool in Bay of Bengal
+ New data helps explain recent fluctuations in Earth's magnetic field
International SMR and Advanced Reactor Summit 2018 - March 27-28 - Atlanta USA

Malaysia's honey hunters defy angry bees to harvest treetop treasure
Ulu Muda, Malaysia (AFP) March 13, 2018
On a moonless night deep in the Malaysian rainforest, two men perched precariously on high branches use a smoking torch to draw thousands of bees from a treetop hive, braving the angry swarm to collect their prized honey. The honey hunters, as they are known, are rag-tag groups of villagers who head to remote corners of the jungle every year in search of the rare nectar, hidden in towering t ... more
+ Harnessing the power of soil microbes for more sustainable farming
+ Ag robot speeds data collection, analyses of crops as they grow
+ Scientists engineer crops to conserve water, resist drought
+ Agricultural sustainability project reached 21 million smallholder farmers across China
+ Commercial pesticides: Not as safe as they seem
+ Land-use planning could reconcile agricultural growth with conservation of nature
+ Estimates overstated for Mongolian rangelands damaged by livestock
The search for interstellar water
Baltimore MD (SPX) Mar 12, 2018
Water is crucial for life, but how do you make water? Cooking up some H2O takes more than mixing hydrogen and oxygen. It requires the special conditions found deep within frigid molecular clouds, where dust shields against destructive ultraviolet light and aids chemical reactions. NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will peer into these cosmic reservoirs to gain new insights into the origin and ev ... more
+ JHU performs first laboratory simulation of exoplanet atmospheric chemistry
+ Yale's Expres Instrument ready to find the next Earth Analog
+ NASA's Kepler Spacecraft Nearing the End as Fuel Runs Low
+ Can Space Junk Help Us Find Aliens?
+ Study sheds light on the genetic origins of the two sexes
+ Heat shock system helps bug come back to life after drying up
+ Rare mineral discovered in plants for first time

DARPA Names Researchers Working to Halt Outbreaks in 60 Days or Less
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 27, 2018
The increasing threat of infectious diseases is intensifying the need for breakthrough technologies and capabilities to protect first responders and equip them with therapeutics that can halt the impact of infectious agents. Current approaches for recent public health emergencies due to infectious diseases have not produced effective preventive or therapeutic solutions in a relevant timescale. E ... more
+ China confirms first human case of H7N4 bird flu
+ 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
Two soldiers killed in Nigeria communal violence: army
Kano, Nigeria (AFP) March 15, 2018
At least two soldiers were killed Wednesday in renewed violence between herders and farmers in central Nigeria's Plateau state days after similar violence killed 25 in unrest linked to land, water and grazing rights. Troops were deployed to contain the fresh clashes between Fulani herders and farmers from Irigwe ethnic group in Bassa district, a military spokesman told reporters, as bloodshe ... more
+ Killing of civilians by Ethiopia troops no accident: residents
+ 18 workers abducted in DR Congo wildlife park
+ Food abundance driving conflict in Africa, not food scarcity
+ Ethiopia: Ancient land beset by long-running divisions
+ Tillerson heads to Africa, with China in his sights
+ Veolia seeks World Bank ruling in Gabon contract dispute
+ Four Mali troops killed by landmine: military sources
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A Frommer's guide to the future of interplanetary travel
Tempe AZ (SPX) Mar 16, 2018
It's 2218, and you've got some vacation time coming up. A hundred years ago this meant choices like the Bahamas, wine tasting in Napa or a drive through Italy. Back then people only had one planet to choose from. Now, you're mulling over skiing northern Mars, rafting on Saturn's largest moon, or booking a stay in a luxury hotel and spa floating above Jupiter's Great Red Spot. Helping ... more
+ NASA Awards $96 Million to U.S. Small Businesses for Tech Research, Development
+ Russia, China strike deal to jointly explore outer space
+ Astronaut Scott Kelly weighs in on the 'State of Science'
+ Knowledge matters for Year of Education on Station
+ NASA, partners seek input on standards for deep space technologies
+ Goddard licenses gear bearing tech to Bahari Energy for urban wind power
+ Keeping astronauts safe in inflatable habitats
Iran says Tillerson firing shows US 'determined' to quit nuclear deal
Tehran (AFP) March 14, 2018
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's sacking shows that Washington is set on quitting the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, Iran's deputy foreign minister said Wednesday. "The United States is determined to leave the nuclear deal, and changes at the State Department were made with that goal in mind - or at least it was one of the reasons," Abbas Araghchi said in comments carrie ... more
+ Tillerson sacking spells doom for Iran nuclear deal
+ European Parliament in 'secret' talks with N. Korea
+ S. Korea, US to scale down military drills: report
+ US diplomacy in disarray as Trump-Kim summit looms
+ Saudi warns it will pursue nuclear weapons if Iran does
+ North Korea's top diplomat in Sweden for talks
+ Chinese leader calls for 'smooth' Kim-Trump talks

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