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July 25, 2017
TIME AND SPACE
Most precise measurement of the proton's mass



Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
What is the weight of a proton? Scientists from Germany and Japan have made an important step toward better understanding this fundamental constant. By means of precision measurements on a single proton, they were able to improve the precision by a factor of three and also correct the existing value. To determine the mass of a single proton more accurately, the group of physicists from the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg and RIKEN in Japan performed an important high-precisi ... read more

EXO WORLDS
New non-photosynthesizing plant species discovered on Ishigaki island, Japan
Kobe, Japan (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
A new species of non-photosynthesizing parasitic plant has been discovered on the subtropical island of Ishigaki in Okinawa, Japan and named Sciaphila sugimotoi. The research team responsible for th ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Underwater robot probes inside Fukushima reactor
Tokyo (AFP) July 21, 2017
The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant said Friday it is using an underwater robot in a renewed attempt to inspect damage suffered in a tsunami-induced meltdown. ... more
SPACEMART
ASTROSCALE Raises a Total of $25 Million in Series C Led by Private Companies
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
ASTROSCALE completed a Series C round and raised $53 million in total to date. Private companies, ANA Holdings Inc. (ANA - parent company of ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS Co., Ltd.) and OSG Corporation, join r ... more
WATER WORLD
Japanese seaweed is welcome invader on US coasts: study
Miami (AFP) July 17, 2017
A kind of Japanese seaweed that is considered an invasive species in the United States is actually serving an important role in restoring barren and vulnerable coastlines, US researchers said Monday. ... more
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WATER WORLD
World's northernmost coral reef in Japan bleached
Tokyo (AFP) July 18, 2017
Bleaching has damaged the world's northernmost coral reef in Japan, a researcher said Tuesday, the latest example of a global phenomenon scientists have attributed to high ocean temperatures. ... more
MISSILE NEWS
New anti-ship missile tipped for Japanese fighters
Washington (UPI) Jul 20, 2017
The Japanese government plans to equip its F-2 fighters from next fiscal year with a new air-to-ship missile now under development, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported on Wednesday. ... more
TECH SPACE
Japanese engineers develop headset-less VR system
Tokyo (AFP) July 18, 2017
A virtual reality "space ride" in which viewers feel as if they are flying through the air inside a giant glass ball has been developed in Japan. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Japan Abe sees devastation in flood-hit area
Tokyo (AFP) July 12, 2017
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday visited southern regions devastated by torrential rains and flooding that killed two dozen people as the toll was likely to rise. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
India holds naval exercises with US, Japan
New Delhi (AFP) July 10, 2017
India began holding naval exercises with the United States and Japan off its south coast on Monday, seeking to forge closer military ties to counter growing Chinese influence in the region. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Japan floods death toll rises to 20
Tokyo (AFP) July 9, 2017
The death toll from heavy rains and flooding in Japan's south has risen to 20, local media reported Sunday, as rescue teams continued their search for survivors. ... more


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FLOATING STEEL
U.S., Japan, India start Malabar 2017 joint naval exercises
Washington (UPI) Jul 7, 2017
The United States, Japan and India have started a week-long series of joint naval exercises involving ships and aircraft from all three nations, the U.S. Navy announced Friday. ... more
MERCURY RISING
Spacecraft unveiled for first Europe mission to Mercury
The Hague (AFP) July 6, 2017
European and Japanese scientists Thursday proudly unveiled the BepiColombo spacecraft ahead of its seven-year journey to Mercury, to explore one of the Solar System's most enigmatic planets. ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE
Could America shield Alaska from a N.Korean missile?
Washington (AFP) July 6, 2017
It is every Alaskan's nightmare: finding themselves within range of a North Korean missile. As that fear came one step closer to reality this week, America's ability to block an incoming attack is under scrutiny. ... more
MERCURY RISING
Preparing for Mercury: BepiColombo stack completes testing
Paris (ESA) Jul 07, 2017
ESA's Mercury spacecraft has passed its final test in launch configuration, the last time it will be stacked like this before being reassembled at the launch site next year. BepiColombo's two ... more



New phase change mechanism could lead to new class of chemical vapor sensors
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
An interdisciplinary team of scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) demonstrated that monolayer 2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenides (TMDs) - atomically thin semiconductors - undergo a change from semiconductor-to-metallic phase when exposed to airborne chemical vapors. The team validated optical and electronic evidence of the phase transition and how the behavior can be use ... more
Kathmandu (AFP) July 21, 2017
Cheap 3D printed prosthetics could be game changer for Nepal
Oxford UK (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
The last survivors on Earth
Debaga, Iraq (AFP) July 18, 2017
Separated by war, Iraqi children wait for parents
Breakthrough tool predicts properties of theoretical materials
Chapel Hill NC (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University have created the first general-purpose method for using machine learning to predict the properties of new metals, ceramics and other crystalline materials and to find new uses for existing materials, a discovery that could save countless hours wasted in the trial-and-error process of creating new and better materia ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 21, 2017
Cleanup Time: Russia Launches Satellite to Remove Space Junk from Orbit
Chicago IL (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Using water displacement as the 3-D shape sensor for complex objects
Santa Barbara CW (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
A plastic planet
New algorithm, metrics improve autonomous underwater vehicles' energy efficiency
Corvallis OR (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Robotics researchers have found a way for autonomous underwater vehicles to navigate strong currents with greater energy efficiency, which means the AUVs can gather data longer and better. AUVs such as underwater gliders are valuable research tools limited primarily by their energy budget - every bit of battery power wasted via inefficient trajectories cuts into the time they can spend wor ... more
University of New South Wales
A super-algae to save our seas
Boston MA (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
A 50-year Indian dry spell has reversed, with more rain to come
Fairbanks AK (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Mountain glaciers recharge vital aquifers
Nanoparticles could spur better LEDs, invisibility cloaks
Ann Arbor MI (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
In an advance that could boost the efficiency of LED lighting by 50 percent and even pave the way for invisibility cloaking devices, a team of University of Michigan researchers has developed a new technique that peppers metallic nanoparticles into semiconductors. It's the first technique that can inexpensively grow metal nanoparticles both on and below the surface of semiconductors. The p ... more
Barcelona, Spain (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
New material resembling a metal nanosponge could reduce computer energy consumption
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
How do you build a metal nanoparticle?
Pasadena CA (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Nanostructures taste the rainbow
US to test anti-missile system in Alaska
Washington (AFP) July 24, 2017
The US military is preparing to conduct another test of a missile-intercept system in Alaska, the Pentagon said Monday, amid continued tensions with North Korea over its ballistic missile program. Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis said a routine test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system had been scheduled to go ahead "soon." "These tests are done as a routin ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
Lockheed awarded $130.3 million contract for Patriot missile foreign sales
Vilnius (AFP) July 11, 2017
US deploys Patriots in Lithuania for NATO war games
Seoul (AFP) July 11, 2017
San Diego 'likely' in range of N.Korea ICBM in 2 years: US monitor
China develops sea launches to boost space commerce
Beijing (XNA) Jul 10, 2017
China has a clear plan to provide sea launches for commercial payloads to be carried by Long March rockets, according to an aerospace official. Tang Yagang, vice head of the aerospace division of the No.1 institute of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC), said that the technology is not difficult and a sea launch platform can be built based on modifying 10,000-ton ... more
Beijing (XNA) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese satellite Zhongxing-9A enters preset orbit
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese Space Program: From Setback, to Manned Flights, to the Moon
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese Rocket Fizzles Out, Puts Other Launches on Hold
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A robot that grows
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
At first glance, robots would appear to have exactly nothing in common with sweet peas or other climbing vines. Yet thanks to some innovative scientists, they now share at least one trait: the ability to extend their reach. Inspired by the growing action of plants and other living things, researchers at UC Santa Barbara and Stanford University have developed a tubular robot that - much lik ... more
Paris (ESA) Jul 20, 2017
Rovers drive through Tenerife darkness
Stanford CA (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Stanford researchers develop a new type of soft, growing robot
Bangalore, India (AFP) July 14, 2017
India's Infosys eyes artificial intelligence profits
Chinese city leadership shake-up signals Xi power play
Beijing (AFP) July 20, 2017
A sudden leadership change in one of China's biggest cities has highlighted President Xi Jinping's ambition to consolidate his grip on power at an upcoming major political gathering, analysts say. Former Xi aide Chen Miner was named Communist Party chief in Chongqing last weekend, abruptly replacing a politician who was once widely regarded as a contender for promotion to China's top politic ... more
New Delhi (AFP) July 23, 2017
Tibetan student dies after setting himself alight in India
Beijing (AFP) July 22, 2017
Chinese police guard late dissident's home, empty or not
Beijing (AFP) July 24, 2017
China anti-graft watchdog probes Politburo member
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Manmade aerosols identified as driver in shifting global rainfall patterns
Miami FL (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
In a new study, scientists found that aerosol particles released into the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels are a primary driver of changes in rainfall patterns across the globe. The results of the climate system-model simulations conducted by researchers Brian Soden and Eui-Seok Chung from the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science revealed ... more
Stevenage UK (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Airbus built Sentinel-5 Precursor satellite ready for launch
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 20, 2017
Early Airborne Results Address South Korean Air Quality
Tucson AZ (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
North American monsoon storms fewer but more extreme
French grape harvest heading to historic low
Paris (AFP) July 22, 2017
Knocked off course by a cold spring snap, French wine production from Bordeaux to Alsace has dropped dramatically this year and could hit "a historic low", according to the agriculture ministry. "At 37.6 million hectolitres (993.3 million gallons) the 2017 harvest is set to come in 17 percent lower than in 2016, and 16 percent below the average of the past five years," the ministry's statist ... more
Los Angeles (AFP) July 13, 2017
Disneyland China falls a-fowl of huge turkey leg demand
Crocodile Jaw Bridge, Kenya (AFP) July 20, 2017
Kenyan cattle herders defend 'necessary' land invasions
Sede Boqer, Israel (SPX) Jul 13, 2017
Using treated graywater for irrigation is better for arid environments
Eyes Wide Open for MASCARA Exoplanet Hunter
Garching, Germany (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
The MASCARA (Multi-site All-Sky CAmeRA) station at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile has achieved first light. This new facility will seek out transiting exoplanets as they pass in front of their bright parent stars and create a catalogue of targets for future exoplanet characterisation observations. In June 2016, ESO reached an agreement with Leiden University to site a station of MASCA ... more
Mountain View CA (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
SETI Institute-Unistellar Partnership Promises to Revolutionize Amateur Astronomy
Pasadena CA (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Holographic imaging could sample and identify living microbes in the outer solar system
Kobe, Japan (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
New non-photosynthesizing plant species discovered on Ishigaki island, Japan
Injectable AIDS drug may work 'as well' as pills
Paris (AFP) July 24, 2017
A two-drug cocktail injected every month or two may be just as effective as a daily pill at keeping the AIDS virus under control, said a study Monday that promised relief for millions. At present people have no option but to take lifelong, daily doses of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) which keeps the HIV virus under control, but does not kill it. People who forget to take their medication ... more
Paris (AFP) July 24, 2017
Swaziland halves world's highest HIV infection rate
Yaounde (AFP) July 24, 2017
Women with HIV in Cameroon still stigmatised
Paris (AFP) July 24, 2017
Candidate AIDS vaccine passes early test
Peace deal eludes Senegal's Casamance, 35 years on
Toubacouta, Senegal (AFP) July 20, 2017
In Senegal's southern Casamance region, new houses dot a landscape once dominated by abandoned ruins full of bullet holes, though the spectre of a 35-year conflict still haunts its villages. Separatist rebels of the Mouvement des Forces Democratiques de Casamance (MFDC) began fighting for independence more than three decades ago but have long ceased once frequent attacks on the Senegalese ar ... more
Nairobi (AFP) July 13, 2017
Rwandan forces killing suspects without trial: HRW
Addis Ababa (AFP) July 5, 2017
AU chair questions US stance on African peacekeeping
Bamako (AFP) July 6, 2017
3 killed in north Mali clashes as UN condemns violence
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