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April 22, 2019
Japan, US struggle to find crashed jet and its 'secrets'

Tokyo (AFP) April 16, 2019
One week after an F-35A stealth fighter jet crashed off the northeastern coast of Japan, US and Japanese military vessels are struggling to find the wreckage and protect its valuable "secrets." The Japanese jet vanished from the radar on April 9 over the Pacific as it was conducting a training mission with three other aircraft some 135 kilometres (85 miles) east of Misawa, northeastern Japan. A defence ministry spokesman told AFP that the remains of the jet's tail had been found but they were st ... read more

Japan's F-35As had 7 emergency landings before crash
Washington (UPI) Apr 17, 2019
In the months before Japan's first F-35A stealth fighter jets crashed in the Pacific Ocean, the country's air force made seven emergency landings of the aircraft, Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya said.   ... more
Japan turns to foreigners to decommission Fukushima plant
Tokyo (AFP) April 18, 2019
Foreign labourers with sufficient Japanese language skills will for the first time be enlisted to decommission the reactors at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant under new visa rules, the station's operator said Thursday. ... more
BMW to recall 360,000 China cars over Takata airbags
Shanghai (AFP) April 17, 2019
Germany's BMW will recall 360,000 vehicles in China as part of the worldwide effort to root out defective airbags made by now-defunct Japanese supplier Takata, regulators in Beijing said. ... more
Nuclear fuel removed from crippled Japan plant
Tokyo (AFP) April 15, 2019
The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima power plant on Monday began removing atomic fuel from inside a building housing one of the reactors that melted down in 2011. ... more
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US, Japan to open trade talks amid China deal optimism
Washington (AFP) April 15, 2019
US and Japanese negotiators are set to open the first round of trade talks on Monday, in the latest front in President Donald Trump's aggressive, multi-pronged strategy to address "chronic US trade imbalances." ... more
Ridding space of old satellites and debris
Colorado Springs (AFP) April 11, 2019
With constellations of thousands of telecommunication mini satellites expected to orbit Earth in the near future, the risk of space-debris collisions will grow. For Nobu Okada, it's an opportunity. ... more
Bridgestone Joins International Space Exploration Mission with JAXA and Toyota
Colorado Springs CO (SPX) Apr 12, 2019
Bridgestone Corporation has announced that it will take part in an international space exploration mission together with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Toyota Motor Corporation. R ... more
Wreckage of missing Japan fighter jet found, pilot missing
Tokyo (AFP) April 10, 2019
Wreckage from a Japanese F-35A stealth fighter jet has been found a day after it disappeared off the radar over the Pacific, the country's defence minister said Wednesday. ... more
Japan slams WTO ruling on S. Korea Fukushima food row
Tokyo (AFP) April 12, 2019
Japan Friday attacked an "extremely regrettable" ruling by the World Trade Organization that upheld a ban by South Korea on some seafood from Fukushima imposed after the 2011 nuclear disaster. ... more
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State Dept. approves $1.1B sale of SM-3 anti-ballistic missiles to Japan
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2019
The State Department approved the sale of anti-ballistic missiles to Japan, pending Congressional approval, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced. ... more
Wreckage of missing Japan fighter jet found, pilot missing
Tokyo (AFP) April 10, 2019
Wreckage from a Japanese F-35A stealth fighter jet has been found a day after it disappeared off the radar over the Pacific, the country's defence minister said Wednesday. ... more
Japan probe blasts asteroid, seeking clues to life's origins
Tokyo (AFP) April 5, 2019
A Japanese probe on Friday launched an explosive device at an asteroid, aiming to blast a crater in the surface and scoop up material that could shed light on how the solar system evolved. ... more
Making a dent: Japan probe prepares to blast asteroid
Tokyo (AFP) April 4, 2019
A Japanese probe began descending towards an asteroid on Thursday on a mission to blast a crater into its surface and collect material that could shed light on the solar system's evolution. ... more
Japan probe sends 'impactor' to blast asteroid
Tokyo (AFP) April 5, 2019
A Japanese probe on Friday launched an explosive device at an asteroid, aiming to blast a crater in the surface and scoop up material that could shed light on how the solar system evolved. ... more

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Copper-based alternative for next-generation electronics
Sendai, Japan (SPX) Apr 03, 2019
Japanese scientists have developed a technique to transform a copper-based substance into a material that mimics properties of precious and pricey metals, such as gold and silver. The new medium, ma ... more
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Low-loss, all-fiber system for strong and efficient coupling between distant atoms
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Apr 02, 2019
A team of scientists from Waseda University, the Japan Science and Technology Agency, and the University of Auckland developed an integrated, all-fiber coupled-cavities quantum electrodynamics (QED) ... more
Japan's Emperor Akihito ends reign marked by modernisation
Tokyo (AFP) March 31, 2019
Japan's outgoing Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko dramatically modernised the tradition-bound monarchy, bringing themselves closer to the public and boosting popular support for the household. ... more
Poetry and prayers: the daily life of Japan's emperor
Tokyo (AFP) April 4, 2019
From a ritual New Year's breakfast and Shinto prayers to receiving state visits and opening parliament, Japan's emperor has a diverse professional brief that occupies virtually every day of his year. ... more
Researchers unveil effects of dust particles on cloud properties
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Mar 27, 2019
An international team led by Japanese scientists has generated significant findings that highlight the impact of high-latitude dusts on the conversion of clouds' water droplets to ice - or glaciatio ... more
Searching for disappeared anti-matter
Munich, Germany (SPX) Mar 27, 2019
The Belle II detector got off to a successful start in Japan. Since March 25, 2019, the instrument has been measuring the first particle collisions, which are generated in the modernized SuperKEKB a ... more
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IMF approves $118.2 mn rapid credit for Mozambique
Washington (AFP) April 19, 2019
The International Monetary Fund board on Friday approved an $118.2 million credit that will be rushed out for cyclone-devastated Mozambique to help with the recovery efforts. The zero-interest, 10-year loan will help shore up the country's budget amid the reconstruction efforts after the massive damage caused last month by Cyclone Idai, the IMF said in a statement. The storm cut a path o ... more
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+ Japan slams WTO ruling on S. Korea Fukushima food row
India's ASAT 'Justified'
New Delhi (Sputnik) Apr 17, 2019
US Strategic Command chief General John E. Hyten defended India before members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, saying that the country had tested the anti-satellite missile because it needed the capability to defend itself in space. The general called for international norms of behaviour in space to curtail the dangerous debris issue. According to Indian daily The Hindu, the Pentag ... more
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The scientists are developing a technology for water purification by electric discharges
Tallinn, Estonia (SPX) Apr 17, 2019
The environment around us is becoming increasingly polluted. This includes one of our most precious natural resources - water. Clean water is essential to human survival. Due to increased pollution, water treatment methods are becoming increasingly important as well. As regards scientifically proven methods, the plasma water treatment by electrical discharge method patented from 2013 is ou ... more
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Fast and selective optical heating for functional nanomagnetic metamaterials
Usurbil, Spain (SPX) Apr 17, 2019
Compared to so-far used global heating schemes, which are slow and energy-costly, light-controlled heating, using optical degrees of freedom such as light wavelength, polarisation, and power, allows to implement local, efficient, and fast heating schemes for the use in nanomagnetic computation or to quantify collective emergent phenomena in artificial spin systems. Single-domain nanoscale ... more
+ Harnessing microorganisms for smart microsystems
+ 2D gold quantum dots are atomically tunable with nanotubes
+ AD alloyed nanoantennas for temperature-feedback identification of viruses and explosives
+ Quantum optical cooling of nanoparticles
+ Researchers report new light-activated micro pump
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NATO to use THAAD in Romania this summer
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2019
The United States will temporarily deploy its THAAD anti-missile protection system in Romania this summer, U.S. European Command said Thursday. The land-based THAAD system, which stands for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, will be used by NATO for its Ballistic Missile Defense systems while the international alliance's existing Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System goes through mainte ... more
+ Erdogan says Russian S-400s delivery could be earlier
+ State Dept. approves $1.1B sale of SM-3 anti-ballistic missiles to Japan
+ Lockheed awarded $1.1B for rocket sales to Poland, Bahrain, Romania
+ US successfully tests anti-ICBM system: statement
+ U.S. missile defense system intercepts ICBM target in test
+ Russia to respond to planned US tests of SM-3 Block II Interceptor Missile
+ Russia's Sarmat ICBM Can 'Rip Any Missile Defence System to Shreds'
China to enhance international space cooperation
Beijing (XNA) Apr 18, 2019
China will promote aerospace development, strengthen international cooperation and contribute Chinese wisdom, plans and strength in man's peaceful utilization of outer space, said an official with China National Space Administration (CNSA) on Wednesday. Zhao Jian, deputy director of the Department of System Engineering of CNSA, said at a press conference that the "Forum on Space Solutions: ... more
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+ China preparing for space station missions
+ China's lunar rover studies stones on moon's far side
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NASA 'Nose' importance of humans, robots exploring together
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Apr 17, 2019
NASA is sending humans forward to the Moon, this time to stay. Upcoming expeditions to the Moon will require making every moment of astronaut time outside the safety of the Gateway in orbit and lunar lander system on the surface count. Robotics will enable lunar crews to do more while minimizing their risk. NASA's Satellite Servicing Projects Division is teaming up with the International S ... more
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Chinese workers demand release of labour rights activists
Beijing (AFP) April 22, 2019
Some 100 Chinese workers suffering from a work-related disease have signed a petition demanding the release of three prominent activists in southern China amid a crackdown on labour activism. Wei Zhili and Ke Chengbing, editors of a labour rights news site that reported on the workers' cases, were arrested last month for "picking quarrels and provoking trouble" - a broad charge that Chinese ... more
+ Prague honours late Chinese dissident Liu with bust
+ 'Masters of our destiny': Myanmar's Wa rebels in show of force
+ 'Masters of our destiny': Myanmar's Wa rebels in show of force
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+ China defends exit ban on human rights lawyer
+ Young Chinese to be sent back to villages in Mao-style move
+ Diplomats, activists decry Chinese 'threats' at UN rights council
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DLR and the UStuttgart test transmission of EO data using laser communications
Bonn, Germany (SPX) Apr 08, 2019
Earth observation satellites play a key role in weather forecasting, climate research, monitoring of the planet's surface and the detection of forest fires. These tasks require satellites to transmit very large amounts of data to the ground for analysis. Today's radio systems are reaching their limits in this area. Optical transmission methods, however, offer the possibility of sending dat ... more
+ Greek researchers enlist EU satellite against Aegean sea litter
+ UNH researchers find unusual phenomenon in clouds triggers lightning flash
+ NASA Invites You to 'Picture Earth' for Earth Day
+ Sun, moon and sea as part of a 'seismic probe'
+ Astro-ecology: Counting orangutans using star-spotting technology
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Ancient Peruvian microbrewery, sour ale helps explain longevity of the Wari empire
Washington (UPI) Apr 19, 2019
The study of an ancient microbrewery in Peru and its supply of a sour beer has provided scientists new insights into the stability of the Wari empire. For several years, researchers have been studying the remains of a brewing site at Cerro Baúl, an ancient city in southern Peru and the political center of the Wari empire, which lasted from 600 to 1100 AD - a long time for an ancient d ... more
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Oil-eating bacteria found at the bottom of the ocean
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2019
Scientists have discovered oil-eating bacteria in the planet's deepest oceanic trench, the Mariana Trench. An international team of researchers, including scientists from Britain, China and Russia, used a submersible to collect microbial samples from the trench, which bottoms out at 6.8 miles below sea level. For reference, the peak of Mount Everest is 5.5 miles above sea level. ... more
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Mother detained after Chinese vaccine protest
Beijing (AFP) April 17, 2019
A Chinese health activist has been detained for more than a month, her husband said Wednesday, after she participated in a protest over faulty vaccines - a re-occurring issue in China. According to police documents posted online by Li Xin, his wife He Fangmei is under "criminal detention" at the Xinxiang detention centre in central Henan province. He, 33, who had said her daughter was d ... more
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Landslide in northern Malawi kills three, injures many
Lilongwe, Malawi (AFP) April 21, 2019
Three people died after a landslide hit a village in the Rumphi district in northern Malawi, with at least five still missing Sunday and many others injured and hospitalised. Rumphi police spokesperson Tupeliwe Kabwilo told AFP that incessant rains in the area led to the landslide early Saturday which washed away an entire village nestled between Mphompha Hills and Lake Malawi. Among the ... more
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US Astronauts Have 15 Minutes to Evacuate to Russian Part of ISS If NH3 Leaks
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 16, 2019
Russian Rocket and Space Corporation (RSC) Energia has developed a system to purify air at the International Space Station (ISS) in the event of ammonia (NH3) leakage due to a possible decompression of the US thermal control system. "In the event of a depressurization of the heat exchanger between the external and internal circuits... the US crew can be saved with a fairly quick evacuation ... more
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ATLAS wins project with space, missile innovation units
Traverse City MI (SPX) Apr 18, 2019
ATLAS Space Operations, Inc., a leading innovator in ground communications for the space industry, has announced an agreement to develop its LINKS platform with the Department of Defense's Defense Innovation Unit (DIU). The competitively awarded rapid prototyping program will run for 12 months, and will deliver a complete satellite communications platform tailored to the Air Force's Multi- ... more
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