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March 26, 2017
Japan commissions second helicopter carrier

Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017
Japan has commissioned a second helicopter carrier into service for its Maritime Self-Defense Force. The Kaga, an Izumo-class ship, is about 813.6 feet long, displaces 27,000 tons when fully loaded and has a maximum speed of 30 knots. The carrier features five helipads and can carry more than 14 helicopters. It can also land and launch Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft. Japan's Asahi Shimbun reported that the Kaga was commissioned in Yokohama on Wednesday and will be based in Kure, Hiros ... read more

North Korea fails in new missile test: Seoul
Seoul (AFP) March 22, 2017
A new North Korean missile test failed on Wednesday, the South and US said, two weeks after Pyongyang launched four rockets in what it called a drill for an attack on American bases in Japan. ... more
Japan court rules government liable for Fukushima disaster
Tokyo (AFP) March 17, 2017
A Japanese court on Friday ruled for the first time that the government bears responsibility for the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and ordered it and the plant operator to pay damages, officials and news reports said. ... more
Visualizing nuclear radiation
Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Extraordinary decontamination efforts are underway in areas affected by the 2011 nuclear accidents in Japan. The creation of total radioactivity maps is essential for thorough cleanup, but the most ... more
Transparent ceramics make super-hard windows
Hamburg, Germany (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Scientists have synthesised the first transparent sample of a popular industrial ceramic at DESY. The result is a super-hard window made of cubic silicon nitride that can potentially be used under e ... more
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China overtakes Japan in S.Koreans' worst countries list
Seoul (AFP) March 21, 2017
The row between Seoul and Beijing over the deployment of a US missile defence system has seen China overtake even former coloniser Japan in the ranking of South Koreans' least favoured countries, a survey shows. ... more
Dissection of the 2015 Bonin deep earthquake
Sendai, Japan (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
Researchers at Tohoku University's Department of Geophysics, have been studying the deep earthquake which occurred on May 30, 2015, to the west of Japan's Bonin Islands. The earthquake, which ... more
CRUST adds new layer of defense against earthquakes and tsunamis
London, UK (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
The first computer model to simulate the whole chain of events triggered by offshore mega subduction earthquakes could reduce losses to life and property caused by disasters like the huge earthquake ... more
Rakuten and AirMap announce joint venture to bring unmanned traffic management platform to Japan
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
Rakuten and AirMap have announced the launch of a joint venture, Rakuten AirMap, Inc. The joint venture will provide Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) solutions to drone operators and airspace manag ... more
Operation of ancient biological clock uncovered
Utrecht, Netherlands (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
Ten years ago, researchers discovered that the biological clock in cyanobacteria consists of only three protein components: KaiA, KaiB and KaiC. These are the building blocks - the gears, springs an ... more
Half of Washington's cherry blossoms dead after cold snap
Washington (AFP) March 17, 2017
This week's bitter cold snap killed about half of Washington's beloved cherry blossoms, and the survivors are now expected to peak at the end of next week, the National Parks Service said Friday. ... more

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McLean VA (SPX) Mar 16, 2017
Earlier this week, our parent company Intelsat announced a merger with OneWeb that will transform the satellite industry. The companies announced an agreement in which Intelsat and OneWeb will merge ... more
Lockheed Martin gets $80M for Aegis foreign military sales
Washington (UPI) Mar 16, 2017
Lockheed Martin received an $80.5 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to study Aegis implementation studies for various international customers. ... more
Japan launches latest North Korea spy satellite
Tokyo (AFP) March 17, 2017
Japan launched a new spy satellite on Friday, the country's space agency said, as the region grows increasingly uneasy over North Korea's quickening missile programme. ... more
Antarctic penguin numbers double previous estimates: scientists
Sydney (AFP) March 15, 2017
Almost six million Adelie penguins are living in East Antarctica, more than double the number previously thought, scientists said Wednesday in findings that have implications for conservation. ... more

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Video game study suggests people will remain calm as the world ends
Washington (UPI) Mar 20, 2017
Many assume the world will end in chaos, a complete breakdown of the social order. The results of a new video game study suggest otherwise. Participants in a role-playing video game study engaged in acts of cooperation and assistance as their virtual world came to an end. Analysis of the virtual actions of 80,000 participants playing ArcheAge showed acts of violence were relatively rare ... more
Luxembourg (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
SES is enabling disaster response and connecting affected communities
Tokyo (AFP) March 17, 2017
Japan court rules government liable for Fukushima disaster
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) March 26, 2017
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Rare-earths become water-repellent only as they age
Basel, Switzerland (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Surfaces that have been coated with rare earth oxides develop water-repelling properties only after contact with air. Even at room temperature, chemical reactions begin with hydrocarbons in the air. In the journal Scientific Reports, researchers from the University of Basel, the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the Paul Scherrer Institute report that it is these reactions that are responsible for ... more
Berkeley CA (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
New study maps space dust in 3-D
Southampton, UK (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Molecular 'treasure maps' to help discover new materials
Raleigh NC (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Researchers use light to remotely control curvature of plastics
The foundation of aquatic life can rapidly adapt to global warming
Exeter, UK (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Important microscopic creatures which produce half of the oxygen in the atmosphere can rapidly adapt to global warming, new research suggests. Phytoplankton, which also act as an essential food supply for fish, can increase the rate at which they take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen while in warmer water temperatures, a long-running experiment shows. Monitoring of one species, a green ... more
Dehradun, India (AFP) March 21, 2017
India grants sacred rivers status of 'legal persons'
Brussels (AFP) March 26, 2017
Brexit plunges EU fishing into troubled waters
Indianapolis IN (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Study of non-rainfall water in Namib Desert reveals unexpected origins
Scientists created nanopowders for the synthesis of new aluminum alloys
Krasnoyarsk, Russia (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
The project received support from the Regional Science Foundation and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research in the competition for oriented interdisciplinary research in 2016. The results of the research were published in the journals Physics of the Solid State, Vacuum and Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism. The authors of the project say that with the help of this techno ... more
Hanover NH (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
3-D printing turns nanomachines into life-size workers
Paris, France (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Light-controlled gearbox for nanomachines
Akron OH (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
Researchers develop new method to program nanoparticle organization in polymer thin films
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Israel's David's Sling missile system to be operational in weeks
Washington (UPI) Mar 21, 2017
David's Sling, Israel's developing mid-tier missile defense system, is set to become operational within weeks, according to local media reports. Once operational, the system will be used to supplement Israel's existing Iron Dome and Arrow missile defense systems. The new platform specializes in intercepting tactical ballistic missiles, medium to long-range rockets, and cruise missiles. ... more
Jerusalem (AFP) March 20, 2017
Israel says it foiled Syrian ballistic missile threat
Tokyo (AFP) March 20, 2017
Russia takes swipe at US missile defence in South Korea
Washington (UPI) Mar 14, 2017
Raytheon developing next-gen missile defense communications
China Develops Spaceship Capable of Moon Landing
Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 13, 2017
Chinese state media is reporting that the country's space program has developed a craft capable of both landing on the moon and flying in low-Earth orbit. The new spacecraft is claimed to be able to accommodate multiple astronauts, according to spaceship engineer Zhang Bainian, who Science and Technology Daily cited as comparing the forthcoming ship to the Orion craft currently in developm ... more
Wenchang, China (XNA) Mar 13, 2017
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Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 09, 2017
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Beijing (XNA) Mar 07, 2017
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Origami-inspired Robot Can Hitch a Ride with a Rover
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 21, 2017
The next rovers to explore another planet might bring along a scout. The Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot (PUFFER) in development at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, was inspired by origami. Its lightweight design is capable of flattening itself, tucking in its wheels and crawling into places rovers can't fit. Over the past year and a half, PUFFER has been tested ... more
Sendai, Japan (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Quadruped robot exhibits spontaneous changes in step with speed
Washington (UPI) Mar 22, 2017
Kraken Sonar Systems gains funding for robotics project
Washington (AFP) March 26, 2017
Tech world debate on robots and jobs heats up
Young Chinese jet set shop at Hong Kong's Art Basel
Hong Kong (AFP) March 23, 2017
Huang Xiaoshuai and his wife last year splashed out $70,000 for a large painting of fish by Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody - part of a growing clique of young, affluent Chinese art enthusiasts building their own high-end collections. The picture now hangs in their Shanghai home and the couple, along with other mainland collectors, have flown in to attend VIP events at this week's Art Bas ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) March 21, 2017
Distraught Hong Kong villagers battle to save their homes
Hong Kong (AFP) March 26, 2017
Beijing favourite Lam wins Hong Kong leadership
Hong Kong (AFP) March 23, 2017
China watches Hong Kong vote as protests threatened
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New York NY (SPX) Nov 09, 2016
Breakthrough Listen, the 10-year, $100-million astronomical search for intelligent life beyond Earth launched in 2015 by Internet entrepreneur Yuri Milner and Stephen Hawking, has announced its first observations using the Parkes Radio Telescope in New South Wales, Australia. Parkes joins the Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West Virginia, USA, and the Automated Planet Finder (APF) at Lick Ob ... more
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Berkeley CA (SPX) Oct 25, 2016
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AI helps capture a volcano's changing lava lake
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 23, 2017
One of our planet's few exposed lava lakes is changing, and artificial intelligence is helping NASA understand how. On January 21, a fissure opened at the top of Ethiopia's Erta Ale volcano - one of the few in the world with an active lava lake in its caldera. Volcanologists sent out requests for NASA's Earth Observing 1 (EO-1) spacecraft to image the eruption, which was large enough to begin re ... more
Paris (ESA) Mar 23, 2017
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Paris (ESA) Mar 21, 2017
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Almond-crop fungicides are harmful to honey bees
Washington (UPI) Mar 21, 2017
Almond growers face a dilemma. They need to keep their almond trees fungus free, but new research shows almond-crop fungicides harm honey bees, the nut tree's chief pollinator. Lab tests at Texas A&M University show the fungicide iprodione significantly diminishes the survivability rate of western honey bees, Apis mellifera, the world's most common honey bee species. "Given that ... more
Brasilia (AFP) March 25, 2017
Brazil tainted meat: Three key markets resume imports
Wellington (AFP) March 21, 2017
New Zealand's 'green' image under threat: OECD
Brasilia (AFP) March 20, 2017
China bans Brazil meat in health scare: Brasilia
Fledgling stars try to prevent their neighbors from birthing planets
London, UK (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Newly formed stars are surrounded by a disc of dense gas and dust. This is called the protoplanetary disc, as material sticks together within it to form planets. Stars of different shapes and sizes are all born in huge star-forming regions. Scientists know that when a protoplanetary disc around a relatively small star is very close to a massive star, the larger star can evaporate parts of the pr ... more
Tallahassee FL (SPX) Mar 16, 2017
Fossil or inorganic structure? Scientists dig into early life forms
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 16, 2017
Gigantic Jupiter-type planet reveals insights into how planets evolve
Utrecht, Netherlands (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
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Thousands of monkeys are dying from yellow fever in Brazil
(UPI) Mar 22, 2017
Yellow fever, a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes, is spreading through Brazil, infecting and killing both monkeys and humans. According to the latest reports from local scientists, several thousand monkeys - most of them howler monkeys - have been killed by the virus since the outbreak began in late 2016. Significant portions of the Brazilian rainforest are without a sin ... more
Rome (AFP) March 17, 2017
UN body urges China to act as bird flu deaths spike
Paris (AFP) March 15, 2017
Scientists zoom in on AIDS virus hideout
Nairobi (AFP) March 14, 2017
700 dead as malaria 'epidemic' hits Burundi
Operations against Kony's LRA 'coming to an end': US general
Washington (AFP) March 24, 2017
The US military is wrapping up operations against the Lord's Resistance Army in central Africa, even though its leader Joseph Kony is still at large, a top US general said Friday. "This thing is coming to an end," said General Thomas Waldhauser, head of the US military's Africa Command. A self-styled mystic and prophet, Kony launched a bloody rebellion three decades ago seeking to impose ... more
Abuja (AFP) March 21, 2017
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Bamako (AFP) March 19, 2017
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Conakry (AFP) March 13, 2017
Senegal extradites Guinean soldier wanted over massacre
NASA's hybrid computer enables Raven's autonomous rendezvous capability
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
A hybrid computing system developed at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, is the enabling technology behind an ambitious experiment testing a relative navigation and autonomous docking capability known as Raven. Developed by the Satellite Servicing Projects Division, or SSPD, the carry-on luggage-sized module was launched February 19 aboard SpaceX's Dragon spacecraf ... more
Washington (AFP) March 21, 2017
Trump, NASA and a rare consensus: mission to Mars
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
COBALT Flight Demonstrations Fuse Technologies to Gain Precision Landing Results
Miami (AFP) March 24, 2017
Spacewalking French, US astronauts begin upgrade to orbiting lab
China's ZTE pleads guilty to violating US sanctions on Iran, N.Korea
Washington (AFP) March 23, 2017
Chinese telecom giant ZTE has pleaded guilty in a US court to violating US export controls by selling goods to Iran and North Korea over several years. The move is the final step in the case's resolution which the US government announced March 7 in which it slapped $1.2 billion in fines on the company, the largest criminal penalty in US history in an export control case, although there have ... more
Washington (AFP) March 23, 2017
US sees 'activity' at N. Korea nuke sites: US official
Stockholm (AFP) March 21, 2017
Swedish parliament holds first war game in 20 years
Seoul (AFP) March 22, 2017
North Korea fails in new missile test: Seoul

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