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24/7 News Coverage About Japan
June 22, 2017
GPS NEWS
India to Make Native Navigation System Mandatory For All Aircraft



New Delhi (Sputnik) Jun 20, 2017
The Indian government will soon require all aircraft registered to fly in India to use Gagan, the country's own navigation system. The notification for this will be issued in the next few weeks and will be effective from January 2019. The availability of Gagan signal in space will bridge the gap between European Union's EGNOS and Japan's MSAS coverage areas, thereby offering seamless navigation to the aviation industry. Sources in India's Ministry of Civil Aviation told Sputnik that Gagan or ... read more

MISSILE NEWS
Raytheon receives $618 million contract for SM-2 missiles
Washington (UPI) Jun 19, 2017
Raytheon Missile Systems has received a $618 million contract for procurement of the surface-to-air Standard Missile 2, according to the Department of Defense. ... more
TRADE WARS
Japan logs surprise trade deficit in May as energy costs expand
Tokyo (AFP) June 19, 2017
Japan unexpectedly slumped back into a trade deficit for the first time in four months, as soaring energy import bills offset growth in the country's shipments abroad, government data showed Monday. ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Photopower for microlabs
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Miniaturized devices such as microsensors often require an independent, equally miniaturized power supply. Searching for suitable systems, Japanese scientists have now developed a fully integrated m ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
Japan zoo toasts birth of panda cub, snug in mum's furry hug
Tokyo (AFP) June 12, 2017
A Japanese zoo celebrated the first birth of a baby panda in five years Monday, with the tiny cub small enough to fit in the palm of a human hand. ... more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR
Japan court clears way for nuclear reactor restarts
Tokyo (AFP) June 13, 2017
A Japanese court Tuesday gave the green light to switch on two more nuclear reactors despite heavy public opposition, in the latest victory for the government's pro-atomic push. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Japan clears way for first emperor abdication in over 200 years
Tokyo (AFP) June 9, 2017
Japan's parliament passed a law Friday that clears the way for its ageing Emperor Akihito to step down, in what would be the first imperial abdication in more than two centuries. ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
NASA satellites image, measure Florida's extreme rainfall
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
New satellite images from the Global Precipitation Measurement mission offers a visualization of the extreme rainfall that has accumulated in Florida over the past week. ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Neutrino discovery: A step closer to finding CP violation
San Francisco CA (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
The different rates of neutrino and anti-neutrino oscillations recorded by an international collaboration of researchers in Japan - including from Kavli IPMU - is an important step in the search for ... more
TECH SPACE
New catalytic converter composite reduces rare earth element usage
Kumamoto, Japan (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Automobiles are facing increasingly strict emissions regulations in an effort to reduce the amount of harmful air pollutants that are released into the environment. In Japan, for example, the curren ... more
OIL AND GAS
Gazprom considering Japanese gas pipeline
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
If the economics of an agreement are constructive, Japan could eventually get its natural gas from a Russian pipeline, a Gazprom executive said. ... more


Japan holds evacuation drills as N.Korea missile fears grow

TECH SPACE
Mitsubishi Electric Completes New Satellite Component Production Facility
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jun 02, 2017
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced that it has completed construction of a facility that will double the satellite component production capacity of its Kamakura Works' Sagami Fa ... more
EARLY EARTH
Scientists unveil Japan's largest complete dinosaur skeleton
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
Scientists in Japan have discovered the island nation's largest complete dinosaur skeleton. The record-breaking, 72-million-year-old fossils were unearthed on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
German court nukes tax on power firms
Berlin (AFP) June 7, 2017
Power companies in Germany stand to gain billions in refunds from the government after the country's top court declared Wednesday that a nuclear fuel tax was illegal. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Japan workers exposed to dangerous radiation in lab
Tokyo (AFP) June 7, 2017
Japan's nuclear energy agency said Wednesday that five employees have been exposed to dangerously high levels of radiation after a bag containing plutonium broke apart during a routine inspection. ... more



FLIR awarded $17.9 million contract for Coast Guard surveillance systems
Washington (UPI) Jun 21, 2017
FLIR Surveillance has been awarded a $17.9 million for the procurement of Forward Looking Infra-red SAFIRE 380 systems for the Coast Guard, the Department of Defense announced Monday. The contract includes parts, control units, installation, software, engineering and logistical support for the systems. 19 FLIRs will be procured for the Coast Guard's HC-27J surveillance plane fleet. ... more
Lisbon (AFP) June 18, 2017
Portugal forest fire kills 24, injures 20
Batang Hari, Indonesia (AFP) June 16, 2017
As homelands devastated, Indonesian tribe turns to Islam
Paris (AFP) June 16, 2017
Europe's dilemma - how to deal with returning jihadists
Magnetic space tug could target dead satellites
Paris (ESA) Jun 21, 2017
Derelict satellites could in future be grappled and removed from key orbits around Earth with a space tug using magnetic forces. This same magnetic attraction or repulsion is also being considered as a safe method for multiple satellites to maintain close formations in space. Such satellite swarms are being considered for future astronomy or Earth-observing missions - if their relati ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 16, 2017
Study explains how jewel scarab beetles appear golden
Atlanta GA (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
New computing system takes its cues from human brain
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Northrop Grumman tests flat-panel radar
Hawaiian canoe comes home after epic round-the-world odyssey
Los Angeles (AFP) June 18, 2017
A traditional double-hulled canoe has returned to Hawaii after concluding a three-year epic journey around the globe, the first trip of its kind by such a boat. The Hokule'a vessel and its crew entered the marina at Honolulu's Magic Island peninsula on Saturday after sailing more than 40,000 nautical miles (74,000 kilometres) since its departure from the island of Oahu in 2014. Large cro ... more
Washington (AFP) June 20, 2017
Global coral bleaching may be ending, US agency says
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
A changing climate affects plankton populations
Tucson AZ (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
Amazonia's future will be jeopardized by dams
Silver atom nanoclusters could become efficient biosensors
Lund, Sweden (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
Researchers have now managed to pinpoint what happens when light is absorbed by extremely small nanoclusters of silver atoms. The results may have useful application in the development of biosensors and in imaging. By combining chemistry and nanotechnology, the research community in recent years has developed a kind of extremely small nanoclusters consisting of only a few noble metal atoms ... more
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Chemists perform surgery on nanoparticles
Chicago IL (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Superconducting nanowire memory cell, miniaturized technology
Liverpool UK (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Nanotechnology reveals hidden depths of bacterial 'machines'
Suspected N.Korea drone filmed missile defence site: Seoul
Seoul (AFP) June 13, 2017
South Korea said Tuesday a drone believed sent from North Korea had been spying on a US missile defence system before it crashed. The remains of the small drone, which was equipped with a camera, were retrieved by the South's military last week from a hillside where it had crash-landed close to the heavily-fortified inter-Korean border. The military analysed the contents of the camera's ... more
Seoul (AFP) June 9, 2017
Seoul trapped between a rock and a THAAD place; NK tests cruise missile
Seoul (AFP) June 7, 2017
S. Korea to freeze new THAAD deployment pending probe
Saint Petersburg (AFP) June 3, 2017
Russia nears deal to sell air-defence system to Turkey
China's cargo spacecraft completes second docking with space lab
Beijing (XNA) Jun 21, 2017
China's Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft completed its second docking with Tiangong-2 space lab at 2:55 p.m. Monday, after flying around the space lab. Tianzhou-1 separated from Tiangong-2 on Monday morning and remained at distance of five kilometers behind the space lab for about 90 minutes. Then, it was commanded to fly around Tiangong-2 from behind to a distance of five kilometers in f ... more
Xichang (XNA) Jun 20, 2017
New broadcasting satellite fails to enter preset orbit
Jiuquan (XNA) Jun 19, 2017
China to launch four more probes before 2021
Beijing (XNA) Jun 16, 2017
China launches remote-sensing micro-nano satellites
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
Numenta demonstrates machine intelligence algorithm for real-time anomaly detection
Redwood City CA (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
The exponential increase in the use of connected real-time sensors to surface streaming data in the age of the Internet of Things presents significant challenges and opportunities for the emerging field of streaming analytics. Detection of anomalies in streaming data, in particular, has becoming an increasingly important application across a large number of industries for critical use cases - ra ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Learning with light: New system allows optical 'deep learning'
Washington (AFP) June 14, 2017
Facebook gives bots ability to negotiate, compromise
San Francisco (AFP) June 7, 2017
Apple wants to rock the market with HomePod, faces challenges
Best foot forward: Hong Kong's military-style youth groups
Hong Kong (AFP) June 19, 2017
Gruelling foot drills and camouflage uniforms are part of life for some Hong Kongers as military-style youth groups become increasingly popular, despite the fact there is no army to join. Some follow the traditions of former British colonial forces, while others are newly invented military-flavoured boot camps designed to keep young people in shape. But as the semi-autonomous city prepar ... more
Beijing (AFP) June 20, 2017
China shames jaywalkers through facial recognition
Beijing (AFP) June 16, 2017
China executives tied to Communist Party critic convicted
Beijing (AFP) June 17, 2017
US billionaire brings Dutch painters to China's masses
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Watching cities grow
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Three million measurement points in one square kilometer: Prof. Xiaoxiang Zhu and her team have set a world record in information retrieval from satellite data. Thanks to new algorithms, the researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) succeeded in making four-dimensional point clouds of Berlin, Las Vegas, Paris and Washington, D.C. from images stacks of the TerraSAR-X radar satelli ... more
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Sofradir designs supersize near infrared detector for space observation
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Making waves with the hot electrons within Earth's radiation belts
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Bangladesh's heavy rainfall examined with NASA's IMERG
China 'backyard' pig farmers squeezed as sector scales up
Beijing (AFP) June 18, 2017
Walking through swarms of flies at his piggery on the outskirts of Beijing, Liu Jin shows off 1,500 hormone-free black hogs raised for China's growing organic meat market. Liu employs a dozen people to look after the swine that are kept in indoor sties and outdoor pens - the type of large-scale operation China hopes will one day replace the millions of "backyard" farms across the country. ... more
Paris (AFP) June 19, 2017
Climate imperils Ethiopia's coffee output
Beijing (AFP) June 21, 2017
China opens gates to US beef imports
Bordeaux (AFP) June 21, 2017
Growers at Bordeaux winefest unite against climate change
New Hunt for Earth-like Planets
London UK (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
The astronomers who discovered the nearest potentially habitable planet to our solar system are inviting the public to take part in their search for more Earth-like planets. Last year an international team of astronomers led by Dr. Guillem Anglada-Escude, of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), discovered a planet around the closest star to our Sun, Proxima Centauri. Details of the obse ... more
Washington (AFP) June 19, 2017
NASA discovers 10 new Earth-size exoplanets
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
NASA releases Kepler Survey Catalog with 100s of new exoplanet candidates
Pasadena CA (SPX) Jun 21, 2017
New branch in family tree of exoplanets discovered
Directed Energy And Next Generation Munitions - 26-28 June - Washington DC
Six experts resign from Trump HIV/AIDS panel
Washington (AFP) June 18, 2017
Six top health advisors have resigned from Donald Trump's advisory council on HIV/AIDS, complaining that the US president doesn't really care about combatting the illness. In a letter published Friday in Newsweek, Scott Schoettes said the Trump administration has "no strategy" on AIDS and that he and his five colleagues will be more effective advocating for change from the outside. Schoe ... more
Paris (AFP) June 14, 2017
Warmer climate threatens malaria spread in Ethiopia
Washington (UPI) Jun 13, 2017
Scientists fight mosquitoes, malaria with toxin-infused fungi
Paris (AFP) June 8, 2017
Cholera epidemic timeline
Clashes erupt in C. Africa a day after peace deal
Bangui, Central African Republic (AFP) June 20, 2017
Fighting broke out Tuesday in the Central African Republic, with at least one person killed and scores wounded, dashing hopes for stability the day after the signing of a ceasefire deal. "Intense shooting started at 0600. At 0930, we already had 35 wounded in hospital, mainly injuries from bullets," Mumuza Muhindo Musubaho, project coordinator for Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in the CAR tow ... more
Bamako (AFP) June 20, 2017
Mali ex-rebels reject national charter on peace deal anniversary; Dozens killedw/l
Bangui, Central African Republic (AFP) June 19, 2017
C. Africa govt inks peace deal with rebel groups
Bamako (AFP) June 17, 2017
Five Mali soldiers killed in attack on military camp
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