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June 25, 2019
PHYSICS NEWS
Researchers find quantum gravity has no symmetry



Kashiwa, Japan (SPX) Jun 21, 2019
A new study by a pair of researchers in the US and Japan has found that, when gravity is combined with quantum mechanics, symmetry is not possible. "Many physicists believe that there must a beautiful set of laws in Nature and that one way to quantify the beauty is by symmetry. Some of the symmetries may be hidden in our world, but they should manifest themselves if we look at Nature at a more fundamental level. We showed that this expectation is wrong once we take into account the gravity," said ... read more

MARSDAILY
A Rover for Phobos and Deimos
Le Bourget, France (SPX) Jun 21, 2019
Mars has two small moons, Phobos and Deimos. These are the target of the Japanese Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) mission, which also involves international partners. Scheduled for launch in 2024. i ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Japan scrambles jets to counter Russian bombers in its airspace
Washington (UPI) Jun 21, 2019
Russian bombers violated Japanese airspace, prompting a scramble of fighter planes to escort them away, Japan's defense ministry said. ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE
Japan to test infrared sensors for early warning satellites
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 21, 2019
Japan is considering the deployment of early warning satellites designed to detect ballistic missile launches, according to a Japanese press report. Sankei Shimbun reported Wednesday the Japan ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Deep-sea fish in shallow waters of Japan not an earthquake predictor
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 20, 2019
The appearance of deep-sea fish in shallow waters along the coast of Japan doesn't predict the arrival of an earthquake, according to a new study. ... more
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DNA analysis offers insight into Japan's ancient population boom, bust
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2019
Scientists have gained new insights into the history of Japan's early residents by analyzing the Y chromosomes of modern Japanese men. The analysis allowed researchers to estimate the ancient human population living on Japan's main island some 2,500 years ago. ... more
TRADE WARS
China eyes front against protectionism at G20
Beijing (AFP) June 24, 2019
China said Monday it would seek backing for free trade and multilateralism at the G20 summit this week as it denounced protectionism while it fights a tariffs war with the United States. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Trump to meet Xi, Putin at G20 in Japan
Washington (AFP) June 25, 2019
President Donald Trump will meet an array of world leaders on the sidelines of this week's G20 summit in Japan, including China's Xi Jinping and Russia's Vladimir Putin, a US official said Monday. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Get your fax right: Bungling officials spark Japan nuclear scare
Tokyo (AFP) June 19, 2019
Bungling Japanese officials sparked a nuclear scare after a violent, late-night earthquake by ticking the wrong box on a fax form - inadvertently alerting authorities to a potential accident. ... more
TRADE WARS
US-Japan trade deal progress likely in 'months': US official
Washington (AFP) June 19, 2019
Tokyo understands Washington's desire to negotiate greater access to the Japanese market and efforts to reach a new trade agreement should bear fruit soon, a top US trade official said Wednesday. ... more
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CARBON WORLDS
A metal-free, sustainable approach to CO2 reduction
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jun 17, 2019
Researchers in Japan present an organic catalyst for carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction that is inexpensive, readily available and recyclable. As the level of catalytic activity can be tuned by the solv ... more
TRADE WARS
Trump-Xi meeting at G20 raises hope for trade truce
Washington (AFP) June 19, 2019
US President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping have agreed to meet at the G20 summit in Japan next week, raising hopes for a truce in the bruising trade war between the world's top two economies. ... more
NUKEWARS
US President Trump to visit Seoul after letters with Kim
Seoul (AFP) June 24, 2019
US President Donald Trump will visit South Korea at the weekend after the G20 summit to discuss deadlocked nuclear talks with the North with President Moon Jae-in, Seoul's presidential office said Monday. ... more
NUKEWARS
North Korea reminds China of colonial history to strengthen ties
Seoul (AFP) June 22, 2019
Pyongyang's relationship with Beijing is "invincible" because the countries both endured Japanese rule, North Korea said Saturday, the day after the Chinese President's highly symbolic visit ended. ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE
Lockheed Martin awarded $76.7M for AEGIS development, test sites
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2019
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $76.7 million contract that exercises options for the AEGIS missile system development and test sites operation and maintenance for the U.S. Navy, Missile Defense Agency, Japan, Australia, South Korea and Norway. ... more


Erdogan to use ties with Trump to defuse S-400 tensions

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U.S., Japanese military leaders address growing 'number of challenges'
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2019
The commander of U.S. Forces Japan told Japan's defense minister during their first meeting since both assumed their current roles that the two nations are facing a "greater number of challenges" in the region. ... more
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Japan quake causes minor tsunami, 16 hurt
Tokyo (AFP) June 19, 2019
A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked Japan, sparking a tsunami advisory that was later lifted with no reports Wednesday of major damage and only a handful of light injuries. ... more
NUKEWARS
Russia, China, block US effort to halt N. Korea fuel deliveries
United Nations, United States (AFP) June 19, 2019
Russia and China on Tuesday blocked an American initiative that aimed to halt fuel deliveries to North Korea, which Washington accuses of exceeding its annual ceiling for 2019, diplomatic sources said. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
Getting to zero: the Japan town trying to recycle all its waste
Kamikatsu, Japan (AFP) June 16, 2019
Plastic, paper, metal? In Japan's Kamikatsu, sorting rubbish isn't that simple. Residents face a mind-boggling 45 separate categories for their garbage as the town aims to be "zero-waste" by 2020. ... more
SPACEMART
Space agencies come together
Paris (ESA) Jun 17, 2019
On 14 June, President Hiroshi Yamakawa of JAXA was welcomed at the 282nd meeting of the ESA Council - the Agency's governing body - held at ESA's Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany. For d ... more
WATER WORLD
Palau changes ocean sanctuary plan to allow Japan fishing
Koror, Palau (AFP) June 17, 2019
The Pacific nation of Palau has amended plans to create a huge marine reserve so Japanese trawlers still have partial access to its waters. ... more
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Dogs trained to offer support to troubled US veterans
Nesconset, United States (AFP) June 16, 2019
Michael Kidd, now 84 years old, fought in the Korean War. His young German shepherd Millie helps calm him down when things start to swirl, usually at night. Harry Stolberg - a 42-year-old former Marine who served in Bosnia, Liberia and Nigeria - has a chocolate Labrador named Rocky who wakes him up from his troubled dreams. And 31-year-old Phil Davanzo - who carried the bodies of fal ... more
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+ War, depression, suicide: American veterans are finding help
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Benefits of 3-D Woven Composite Fabrics
Bally, PA (SPX) Jun 19, 2019
Three-dimensional (3-D) weaving of composite fabrics can produce complex, single-piece structures that are strong and lightweight. Compared to traditional two-dimensional (2-D) fabrics, 3-D weaving reduces weight, eliminates the delamination often experienced with 2-D fabrics, reduces crack risks, and lowers production time. 3-D fabrics also offer direct and indirect manufacturing and operationa ... more
+ Researchers see around corners to detect object shapes
+ AFRL produces lighter, thinner transparent armor
+ Enabling revolutionary nondestructive inspection capability
+ U.S. Navy orders additional Saab Sea Giraffe radar units
+ Raytheon awarded $96.6M for Silent Knight Radar system
+ ESA awards Siemens and Sonaca contract to design new additive manufacturing applications
+ Laser trick produces high-energy terahertz pulses


Looking for freshwater in all the snowy places
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jun 21, 2019
Snowflakes that cover mountains or linger under tree canopies are a vital freshwater resource for over a billion people around the world. To help determine how much freshwater is stored in snow, a team of NASA-funded researchers is creating a computer-based tool that simulates the best way to detect snow and measure its water content from space. Snow's water content, or snow water equivale ... more
+ Protecting U.S. coastal communities from sea level rise will cost $400 billion
+ Scientists map huge undersea fresh-water aquifer off US Northeast
+ Plankton species uses bioluminescence to scare off predators
+ Marshall Islanders 'sitting ducks' as sea level rises: president
+ Rock-eating shipworm found in Philippines is new species of bivalve
+ Earth's freshwater future: extremes of flood and drought
+ Palau changes ocean sanctuary plan to allow Japan fishing
Monitoring the lifecycle of tiny catalyst nanoparticles
Bochum, Germany (SPX) May 07, 2019
Nanoparticles can be used in many ways as catalysts. To be able to tailor them in such a way that they can catalyse certain reactions selectively and efficiently, researchers need to determine the properties of single particles as precisely as possible. So far, an ensemble of many nanoparticles is analysed. However, the problem of these investigations is that the contributions of different parti ... more
+ Fast and selective optical heating for functional nanomagnetic metamaterials
+ 2D gold quantum dots are atomically tunable with nanotubes
+ Harnessing microorganisms for smart microsystems
+ AD alloyed nanoantennas for temperature-feedback identification of viruses and explosives
+ Quantum optical cooling of nanoparticles
+ Researchers report new light-activated micro pump
+ Defects help nanomaterial soak up more pollutant in less time
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Japan to test infrared sensors for early warning satellites
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 21, 2019
Japan is considering the deployment of early warning satellites designed to detect ballistic missile launches, according to a Japanese press report. Sankei Shimbun reported Wednesday the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, is looking into tests of infrared sensors for early-warning satellites in 2020. The missile defense alarm system could provide advance notice of North Kor ... more
+ Turkey unafraid of US sanctions over S-400 deal: minister
+ Lockheed Martin awarded $76.7M for AEGIS development, test sites
+ Erdogan to use ties with Trump to defuse S-400 tensions
+ U.S. considers sanctions on Turkey over plans to buy Russian air defense system
+ Turkey says US ultimatum over Russian S-400 'not in spirit of alliance'
+ Syria says air defence downs Israeli missiles
+ Pentagon calls Turkey plan to buy Russian missiles 'devastating'
Luokung and Land Space to develop control system for space and ground assets
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 03, 2019
Luokung Technology Corp. has announced a strategic partnership with Land Space Technology Corporation Ltd. ("Land Space"). The two parties will work together and take advantage of respective strength on commercial space cooperation with satellite remote sensing data applications as the main target market. They will jointly develop domestic and foreign markets of products and services which ... more
+ Yaogan-33 launch fails in north China, Possible debris recovered in Laos
+ China develops new-generation rockets for upcoming missions
+ China's satellite navigation industry sees rapid development
+ China's Yuanwang-7 departs for space monitoring missions
+ China's tracking ship Yuanwang-2 starts new mission after retirement
+ China to build moon station in 'about 10 years'
+ China to enhance international space cooperation


'Robot blood' powers robotic fish in Cornell laboratory
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2019
Robot's still aren't conscious, but now they have blood, thanks to engineers at Cornell University. Scientists have developed a robotic fish powered by "robot blood." The hydraulic liquid circulatory system allows the robot to use, store and transfer energy. "In nature we see how long organisms can operate while doing sophisticated tasks. Robots can't perform similar feats for ve ... more
+ NASA's first Astrobee robot "Bumble" starts flying in space
+ I, Chatbot: Getting your news from a talkative automaton
+ Investing in Tech Concepts Aimed at Exploring Lunar Craters, Mining Asteroids
+ Army project develops agile scouting robots
+ Better together: human and robot co-workers
+ British art dealer unveils pioneering robot artist
+ Robots activated by water may be the next frontier
Two Canadian naval vessels sail through Taiwan Strait
Taipei (AFP) June 20, 2019
Two Canadian naval vessels sailed through the Taiwan Strait, Taipei's and Canada's defence ministries said, in the latest naval passage likely to irk Beijing. The ships sailed through the narrow waterway separating the Chinese mainland and Taiwan in a "freedom of navigation" operation, the Taipei ministry said in a statement issued late Wednesday, without providing any details. The next ... more
+ China 'won't allow' G20 discussion of Hong Kong
+ China's former Interpol chief pleads guilty to bribery
+ Tale of two cities: Hong Kong turmoil may boost Singapore
+ China 'harvesting' Falun Gong organs: report
+ HK leader apologises for extradition crisis, vows to stay on
+ Beijing says will 'firmly support' Hong Kong leader Lam
+ Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong leaves jail, vows to join protests


NASA helps warn of harmful algal blooms in lakes, reservoirs
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jun 24, 2019
Harmful algal blooms can cause big problems in coastal areas and lakes across the United States. When toxin-containing aquatic organisms multiply and form a bloom, it can sicken people and pets, contaminate drinking water, and force closures at boating and swimming sites. With limited resources to monitor these often-unpredictable blooms, water managers are turning to new technologies from ... more
+ TanDEM-X reveals glaciers in detail
+ Airbus built SEOSAT Ingenio is finished and ready for testing
+ Satellite observations improve earthquake monitoring, response
+ SMOS joins forces with top weather forecasting system
+ Mapping our global human footprint
+ NGO works as high seas sleuth to track illegal fishing
+ Magnetism discovered in the Earth's mantle


Qu Dongyu becomes first Chinese to head UN food agency FAO
Rome (AFP) June 23, 2019
Qu Dongyu on Sunday became the first Chinese national to be elected to head the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, clinching the post in the first round of voting. Qu, 55, a biologist by training, won 108 votes, followed by Catherine Geslain-Laneelle of France with 71 votes and Georgia's Davit Kirvalidze with 12, according to official results. "I'm very grateful to all member countr ... more
+ Tough sell: Baijiu, China's potent tipple, looks abroad
+ Demand for agricultural products pushing primates to brink of extinction
+ Heavy toll for French farms and vineyards after brutal hailstorm
+ In Germany, activists battle food waste with dumpster diving
+ Under fire over Monsanto's glyphosate, Bayer vows 'transparency'
+ Sorghum making a rebound in Europe thanks to climate change
+ Locust swarm decimates crops in Sardinia
View of the Earth in front of the Sun
Gottingen, Germany (SPX) Jun 19, 2019
An international research team led by the University of Gottingen has discovered two new Earth-like planets near one of our closest neighboring stars. "Teegarden's star" is only about 12.5 light years away from Earth and is one of the smallest known stars. It is only about 2,700C warm and about ten times lighter than the Sun. Although it is so close to us, the star wasn't discovered until ... more
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+ The formative years: giant planets vs. brown dwarfs
+ Jupiter-like exoplanets found in sweet spot in most planetary systems
+ Giant planets orbiting sun-like stars may be rare
+ Study Dramatically Narrows Search for Advanced Life in the Universe
+ Spectral Clues to Puzzling Paradox of Distant Planet


Genomic analysis reveals details of first historically recorded plague pandemic
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2019
Scientists have gained new insights into the first historically recorded plague pandemic. To better understand the early evolution of plague-causing bacterium Yersinia pestis, scientists isolated the deadly microbe from ancient human remains recovered at 21 archaeological sites in Britain, Germany, France and Spain. Researchers were able to reconstruct the genomes of eight differ ... more
+ Hong Kong to cull 4,700 pigs after second swine fever case found
+ Rocky mountain spotted fever risks examined
+ A Scent-Based Strategy for Preventing Mosquito Transmission of Disease
+ Pakistan police arrest doctor after 90 infected by HIV syringe
+ Mother detained after Chinese vaccine protest
+ Child vaccination levels falling short in large parts of Africa
+ Space-enabled mobile laboratory ready for medical emergencies
Jihadist-hit Burkina adopts tough law on covering military ops
Ouagadougou (AFP) June 21, 2019
Lawmakers in jihadist-hit Burkina Faso on Friday adopted a controversial new law providing for jail terms of up to 10 years for divulging details of military operations. The amendment bans the "publication of images of attacks against defence and security forces and the victims of terrorist crimes", as well as "attacks on the morale of troops engaged in the fight against terrorism," lawmaker ... more
+ Cameroon to prosecute 7 soldiers over 'atrocity' video
+ Suspected mastermind of Ethiopia attacks shot dead
+ Rival groups and strategies overshadow jihadist conflict in Nigeria
+ Those who oppose military are 'enemies of Algeria': army head
+ Fearful of elephant attacks, some in Botswana cheer hunting's return
+ Sudan army ruler seeks to resume talks with protest leaders
+ Gunmen kill soldier, three others in central Nigeria: police
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Hacker used $35 computer to steal restricted NASA data
Washington (AFP) June 24, 2019
A hacker used a tiny Raspberry Pi computer to infiltrate NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory network, stealing sensitive data and forcing the temporary disconnection of space-flight systems, the agency has revealed. The April 2018 attack went undetected for nearly a year, according to an audit report issued on June 18, and an investigation is still underway to find the culprit. A Raspberry ... more
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+ NASA Invests $45M in US Small Businesses for Space Tech Development
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+ Watchdog criticizes rising costs, delays of NASA's next Moon rocket
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Trump says letter from Kim wished him happy birthday
Washington (AFP) June 24, 2019
President Donald Trump said Monday that Kim Jong Un had wished him happy birthday in a letter received earlier this month amid a nuclear deadlock between the United States and North Korea. "He actually sent me birthday wishes and it was a friendly letter," Trump - who turned 74 on June 14 - told reporters in the Oval Office when questioned about the missive. His comments came a day aft ... more
+ Israel will do 'everything' to stop Iran going nuclear: Netanyahu
+ Iran plays down threat of new US sanctions
+ North Korea reminds China of colonial history to strengthen ties
+ Trump says will be Iran's 'best friend' if it renounces nuclear arms
+ Fear and frustration in Iran's capital after aborted US attack
+ Xi muscles in on Trump-Kim 'love' affair
+ Iran says 'spy drone' violated airspace in May amid US escalation
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